Making our mark in any medium... the official student news of Normal Community High School

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Making our mark in any medium... the official student news of Normal Community High School

Inkspot

Making our mark in any medium... the official student news of Normal Community High School

Inkspot

The Ironmen celebrate a score in last seasons 57-22 victory over Manual. Before the Sep. 3, 2021 game, Community dedicated their football field as “Dick Tharp Field” in honor of the former Ironmen head coach.

Ironmen aren’t underdogs heading into Pekin playoff contest

Jeffery Woodard, Senior Staff Reporter Nov 4, 2022

The Ironmen will host the Pekin Dragons in the second round of the IHSA playoffs Friday, Nov. 4, after defeating the Rockton-Hononegah Indians 44-13 on Oct. 28 That was a game, Coach Jason Drengwitz...

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The Ironmen celebrate a score in last seasons 57-22 victory over Manual. Before the Sep. 3, 2021 game, Community dedicated their football field as “Dick Tharp Field” in honor of the former Ironmen head coach.

‘Win and in’: Ironmen face Rams with playoff streak on the line

Jeffery Woodard, Senior Staff Reporter Oct 21, 2022

The Ironmen are 5-3 on the season after defeating Peoria Notre Dame in overtime 19-13 on Friday, Oct. 14. Community plays host to the Peoria Manual Rams tonight. With a win, Community will extend...

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By the Numbers: Community vs. Peoria Manual [video]

Dylan Wehmeyer, Senior Staff Reporter Oct 18, 2022
Community takes on Peoria manual in Week 9 football action. See how the teams match up.
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By the Numbers: Community vs. Peoria Notre Dame [video]

Dylan Wehmeyer, Senior Staff Reporter Oct 12, 2022
Community takes on Peoria Notre Dame in Week 8 football action. See how the teams match up.
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By the Numbers: Community vs. Dohn Community [video]

Dylan Wehmeyer, Senior Staff Reporter Oct 6, 2022
Community takes on Dohn Community in Week 7 action of football -- see how the two teams compare.
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Senior Cemeron Thierry put the Ironmen up early over Bloomington, scoring on a 37-yard touchdown run on the first series of the contest. The Ironmen would win 35-7 to improve to 2-3 on the season.

Ironmen face Danville in must-win matchup

Ironmen need to win out to extend streak of 25-straight playoff appearances
Jeffery Woodard, Senior Staff Reporter Sep 30, 2022

Following a 1-3 start, Community’s 35-7 win over Bloomington on Friday kept the Ironmen’s playoff hopes alive. With the Big 12 Conference title out of reach, the Ironmen will need to win out in...

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By the Numbers: Ironmen vs. Danville [video]

Dylan Wehmeyer, Senior Staff Reporter Sep 29, 2022
See how the Ironmen match up against Week 6 football opponent Danville.
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By the Numbers: Ironmen vs. Bloomington [video]

Dylan Wehmeyer, Senior Staff Reporter Sep 22, 2022
See how the Ironmen stack up against the Bloomington Raiders in Week 5 football action.
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By the Numbers: Ironmen vs. Peoria High [video]

Dylan Wehmeyer, Senior Staff Reporter Sep 13, 2022
Check out how Normal Community matches up against Week 4 opponent the Peoria High Lions [video].
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Urbana Tigers complicate the Big 12 playoff picture

Urbana Tigers complicate the Big 12 playoff picture

Inkspot Staff, Inkspot Staff Sep 9, 2022

The IHSA postseason structure is already convoluted and confusing (an issue the Inkspot tried to clear up last season). Add in details like the fact that the Big 12 Conference has 11 schools while...

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Community won last seasons Chili Bowl, defeating Normal West  45-7.

West, Community seek to protect streaks in Chili Bowl game

Inkspot Staff, Inkspot Staff Sep 8, 2022

Community (1-1) looks to snap Normal West’s (2-0) shutout streak when the Ironmen host the Wildcats in Friday’s annual Chili Bowl game at 7 p.m. West enters the rivalry matchup outscoring opponents...

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By the Numbers: Ironmen vs. Normal West [video]

Dylan Wehmeyer, Senior Staff Reporter Sep 6, 2022
Check out how Normal Community stacks up against rival Normal West [video].
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By the Numbers: Ironmen vs. Champaign Central [video]

Dylan Wehmeyer, Senior Staff Reporter Aug 30, 2022
Take a look at how Normal Community matches up against Big 12 opponent Champaign Central [video]
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Iron-ing out the IHSA playoffs - a fans guide to the football state series

‘Iron’-ing out the IHSA playoffs – a fan’s guide to the football state series

Jonah Kramer, Sports Editor Oct 29, 2021

After closing out an undefeated regular season with a 45-7 victory over rival Normal West on Oct. 22, the Ironmen earned the third seed in the 7A State Playoffs. The team faces 30th-seed Blue Island Eisenhower...

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Ironmen clinch playoff spot with victory over Peoria; look towards Granite City

Ironmen clinch playoff spot with victory over Peoria; look towards Granite City

Eli Schneider , Senior Staff Reporter Oct 7, 2021

The Ironmen defeated the Peoria High School Lions 42-38 at Peoria Stadium on Friday, Oct. 1, securing a playoff berth and their spot atop the Big 12 conference standings.  The Big 12 conference "is...

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