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Ali Ince capped her senior cross country season with a third straight State appearance. Junior Joey Yaros made his debut after setting a school record at Sectionals.
Photo Courtesy of: Mr. Jeff Christopherson

Track star Ali Ince closes cross country career at IHSA State Finals, Joey Yaros makes State debut

Brayden Blackwell, Senior Staff Reporter
Nov 13, 2023

Three-time IHSA State cross country qualifier Ali Ince (’24) and Joey Yaros (’25) closed out the season with appearances at the 3A State Finals in Peoria Nov. 4.  Ince finished her senior State race in 19:16.00, less than five seconds off her pace the year prior (19:10.62). Battling an illness...

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Photo Illustration: Brad Bovenkerk

Ali Ince, Joey Yaros secure spots at IHSA 3A State Cross Country meet with historic performances

Ali Ince and Joey Yaros advance to Saturday’s IHSA 3A State Cross Country meet at Peoria’s Detweiller Park after historic Sectional performances on Oct. 28. Joey Yaros advances to his first State meet after a recorded setting performance at IHSA 3A Granite City Sectional. Yaros posted a time...

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The girls track & field team pose for a photo after winning programs third straight Big 12 Conference title at Champaign Central High School May 5.

Girls track & field: Big 12 Champs for 3rd straight season

The girls track and field team secured its third consecutive Big 12 Conference championship title on May 5. Community ended the conference meet with 131 points, a 37-point lead over hosts Champaign Central High School. The win was a team effort for the Iron. Junior Jazmin West won the 100-meter...

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The boys track and field team avenged its second place finish to the West Wildcats last season, defeating the defending champs by three points to claim Communitys first Intercity title in over a decade.

Intercity champs: Girls win third straight crosstown title; Boys secure first win in over a decade

Community’s boys and girls track and field teams can both boast the title “Intercity champs” after winning the annual crosstown competition at Bloomington High School on April 25.   Girls Track & Field The girls team, led by Ali Ince, defended their title for the third consecutive...

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Iron girls basketball season ends in Sectional Finals loss: Season recap

Iron girls basketball season ends in Sectional Finals loss: Season recap

Jeffery Woodard, Senior Staff Reporter
Apr 26, 2023

For the second year in a row, the girls basketball team’s postseason run came to an end with a loss in the IHSA Sectional Finals.  Community fell 60-42 to the O’Fallon Panthers on Feb. 23, extending the Iron’s Sectional Title drought to 18 years.  O’Fallon, led by Illinois State commit...

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Ali Ince lead the field during the first lap of the 800 meter race at the Arcadia Invite with a split of 1:00.396. 
MacKenzie Browne ultimately would edge Ince out for first-place at the elite high school meet.

Ali Ince reaches half-mile milestone in Arcadia

Abby Ruebush, Editor-in-Chief
Apr 20, 2023

Ali Ince bested her personal record in the 800 meter at the Arcadia Invite on Apr. 8, shaving .81 seconds off of her previous PR.  The meet is one of the nation’s most competitive high school track and field competitions, hosting elite athletes from across the country.  Over the last 56 years,...

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Gianna Rawlings led Community in scoring over United Township, sinking five 3s. 
Rawlings is averaging two 3s a game this season.

Girls basketball takes on O’Fallon in 4A Sectional Finals

Inkspot Staff
Feb 23, 2023

Community's girls basketball team looks to extend its historic 31-3 run tonight when the Iron take on the O'Fallon Panthers (30-4) in the 4A Sectional Finals. The Iron look to claim the program's first Sectional Title since 2005 when the team tips off at O'Fallon at 7 p.m. The Panthers are undefeated...

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Senior Sophia advances the ball up court in the season opener win over U-High.
Feeney averages 7.1 points per game, and leads the Iron in assists (18), steals (20) and deflections (20).

Girls basketball: Undefeated Iron face unbeaten Washington

Jeffery Woodard, Senior Staff Reporter
Dec 15, 2022

Community’s girls basketball team’s undefeated season is on the line as they face an unbeaten Washington Panthers squad at home Thursday, Dec. 15. When Community tip-offs against Washington (9-0) in non-conference play, they look to extend a 14-game regular season winning streak that dates back...

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Coach Dave Feeney addresses the Iron team during Monday, Nov. 14s season opener against U-High.

Girls basketball starts season with a win, hopes of building on last year’s success [season preview]

Inkspot Staff and Brady Boyd
Nov 16, 2022

Community’s girls basketball team opened the 2022-23 season with the goal of building on last year’s success, a goal they took a step toward with Monday’s 54-27 win over the U-High Pioneers in Intercity play. Last season, the Iron went undefeated in the Intercity Tournament on the way to a 27-7...

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The 2022 girls cross country team finished 27th as a team at the 3A IHSA State meet, the teams first appearance in eight seasons.

Girls X/C team finishes 27th at State

Dylan Wehmeyer, Senior Staff Reporter
Nov 10, 2022

The girls cross country team placed 27th at the IHSA 3A State meet on Saturday, Nov. 5 at Peoria’s Detweiller Park. While the race conditions were unlike any the girls had experienced all season -- a muddy, rainy, windy day -- junior Abigail Ziemer and her six teammates were mentally prepared for...

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Ali Ince leads the field at the start of the Normal Community Sectional. Ince would finish 14th overall as Communitys first runner across the finish line at Maxwell Park.

Girls X/C team returns to race at State

Dylan Wehmeyer, Senior Staff Reporter
Nov 2, 2022

The girls cross country team qualified for Saturday’s IHSA 3A State meet after finishing among the top seven teams at the Normal Sectional on Oct. 29.  Racing on their home course, the Iron finished 6th in the 18-team race with 178 points, 115 points behind Sectional Champions Minooka.  Ali...

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Ali Ince leads the field early in the Randy Sharer Intercity Meet on Sep. 22. 
Communitys girls would finish 2nd in Intercity behind West.

Girls X/C wins Big 12 Conference meet; Boys team takes 2nd

Marielsie Iglesias, Senior Staff Reporter
Oct 22, 2022

The girls cross country team won the Big 12 Conference title Saturday, Oct. 15, at Peoria’s Detweiller Park, finishing 10 points ahead of the Normal West Wildcats. Community’s boys placed 2nd in the championship meet, finishing behind Peoria Notre Dame’s team and ahead of West by a one-point margin. After...

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Cross country teams take 2nd at Intercity

Cross country teams take 2nd at Intercity

For the second straight year, Community’s boys and girls varsity cross country teams finished 2nd at the Intercity meet at Maxwell Park, Thursday, Sep. 22.   Girls Varsity  Normal West won the girl’s race, with the Wildcats finishing 7 points ahead of Community. Four Community runners...

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Lady Iron cross country head into Intercity meet with 2 team wins

Lady Iron cross country head into Intercity meet with 2 team wins

The Lady Iron cross country team head into Thursday’s Intercity meet with two team victories in their first three meets of the season.  Community took 1st at the NCHS Co-Ed Open Sep. 2, beating Olympia by 21 points in the opening meet of the season.  Ali Ince (’24), Abigail Zeimer (’24)...

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Race to the record books [video]

Ali Ince's run at history
Anna Dunne, Drew Farmer and Avani Rai
May 23, 2022

Heading into the 2022 IHSA State Track and Field meet, Ali Ince had already achieved her share of accolades. Ince added two more State titles Saturday, May 21 -- taking first in the 800 and 400 -- before anchoring the Lady Iron's 3rd place 4x400 relay team. Check out the Inkspot's feature story...

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