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The girls track & field program claimed their first-ever Sectional Title Thursday, May 11 at Bloomington High School.

Record-breaking victory: Girls track & field makes history with first Sectional Title

Brady Boyd, Ruth Oliveros-Gallardo, Gianna Rawlings and Kirsten Santana
May 19, 2023

The girls track & field team captured its first Sectional Title in school history on May 11, sending 12 competitors to this weekend’s IHSA State meet. Community’s 89 points gave the Iron the edge over Edwardsville; the Tigers finished the 3A Bloomington Sectional in second with a team score...

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Avani Rai, Kellie Chen, Abby Ruebush and Dylan Wehmeyer pose on stage at the IHSA State Journalism competition. The four were joined by Marielsie Iglesias in the annual State Final at Heartland Community College.

Journalism program brings home IHSA State medalists, earns IJEA recognition

Anna Dunne, Senior Staff Reporter
May 12, 2023

Three students medaled at the IHSA Journalism State tournament on April 21 at Heartland Community College. The three individual top-six finishers matches the journalism program’s best State performance. At the competition, high schoolers showcase various real-world journalistic skills — writing,...

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Cooper Correll entered the State Tournament with an undefeated record, he went 4-2 in the meet to finish 5th in the 106-lb. weight class.

Wrestlers make history at IHSA State Tournament

Marielsie Iglesias, Senior Staff Reporter
May 12, 2023

Caden Correll’s 5th place finish at the IHSA 3A State Wrestling Tournament in February made history, as the sophomore broke the school’s single-season wins record. Correll and teammate Cole Gentsch entered the first round of the State Competition at the University of Illinois, tied atop the program...

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Why Bruha doesn’t break

Why Bruha doesn’t break

Calling a spade a spade in the game of kings
Abby Ruebush, Editor-in-Chief
May 10, 2023

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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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Five members of the journalism program qualified to compete in the 2023 IHSA Journalism State Finals. Journalism II students Avani Rai (left) and Abby Ruebush (right) return to State for the second straight year. Marielsie Iglesias (second from left) failed to advance past Sectionals last season. Journalism III student Dylan Wehmeyer (second from right) qualified for State in two events in his first Sectional Competition. [Not Pictured: Kellie Chen]

Inkspot staff sends five to IHSA Journalism State Finals

Inkspot Staff
Apr 7, 2023

When five Inkspot staff members competed in the IHSA Journalism Sectionals April 1, the student journalists went from reporting the news to making it themselves. Each of Community's five individual competitors boasted a top-three finish to secure a spot in the IHSA State Final, where they will compete...

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After winning his opening match in the State Tournament on Thursday, sophomore Caden Corrells 48 wins currently stand as the wrestling programs season-single win record.

Wrestlers compete at State Tournament with records in sight

Dylan Wehmeyer, Senior Staff Reporter
Feb 17, 2023

Three members of the boys wrestling team -- Caden Correll, Cole Gentsch and Cooper Caraway -- compete at the 3A IHSA State Wrestling Tournament in Champaign this weekend, each entered Thursday's opening round ranked among the State's top five competitors in their weight class. Seeded second in the...

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Last shot at State

Last shot at State

Senior golfer Kalen Mapugay returns to State competition after two year absence
Tyler Chapman, Senior Staff Reporter
Nov 28, 2022

At the start of his senior golf season, Kalen Mapugay set a goal for himself -- to tee off in the IHSA State Finals. It was a goal he had met before. As a freshman at the Pekin Sectional in 2019, Mapugay shot an 80 to qualify for State. But after shooting an 87 on the State Final’s opening...

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Doubles team Mayes, Sudhir looking to third trip to State next season

Doubles team Mayes, Sudhir looking to third trip to State next season

Zachary Knox-Doyle, Senior Staff Reporter
Nov 16, 2022

After back-to-back trips to the IHSA State Tennis Tournament, juniors Anna Mayes and Kruthi Sudhir are already looking forward to next season. The doubles team finished the 2022 2A State Finals as one of the top 12 teams in Illinois. Last season at State, Mayes said, the team’s goal was to...

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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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Community advanced three team members to the State Speech tournament at Feb. 12s Sectional hosted by University High School. Community took 5th as a team.

Speech qualifies three to State; Zeman steps down

Laynee Scheck, Print Editor
Mar 7, 2022

The IHSA State Speech Competition “was just mind-blowing,” according to Junior Ciara Wallace, one of Community’s three State qualifiers. Wallace, who competed in Feb. 18’s Poetry Reading preliminary round, described the State experience as “extremely competitive.” The competition at...

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