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

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

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

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

Anna Dunne, Libby Price, and Christian Hoffman Sep 21, 2022

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...

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Reigning Pork and Pigskin champions the A-Train, Communitys porkchop sandwich concessions trailer, advance to the competitions Savory 16 round.

Pork and Pigskin competition: A-Train advances to 2nd round

Inkspot Staff, Inkspot Staff Sep 20, 2022

Community's A-Train concessions advanced to the second round of the 2nd annual Pork and Pigskin competition, a partnership between the IHSA and the Illinois Pork Producers Association (IPPA) to determine...

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Ironmen look to exorcize Blue Devils in IHSA Sectional Final

Ironmen look to exorcize Blue Devils in IHSA Sectional Final

Eli Schneider, Senior Staff Reporter Mar 4, 2022

Community (33-1) takes on three-seed Quincy Blue Devils (27-5) in the IHSA Sectional Final on Friday, March 4 at Collinsville High School, following Tuesday’s Sectional Semifinal win over the Moline...

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Ironmen to face Bradley-Bourbonnais, Freeman in Regional Championship

Ironmen to face Bradley-Bourbonnais, Freeman in Regional Championship

Ironmen advance to the IHSA Regional Final, tip-off against Bradley-Bourbonnais at home
Eli Schneider , Dylan Wehmeyer, and Jonah Kramer Feb 25, 2022

After a 35 point victory over the Pekin Dragons, Community (31-1) faces three-seed and Southwest Suburban Conference Champion Bradley-Bourbonnais (23-7) in the Regional Championship at 7 p.m. tonight. In...

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Normal Community tipped off postseason play versus Pekin High School Wednesday night. The Ironmen defeated the Dragons 60-25 at home.

Ironmen slay Dragons in Regional Semis

Community control early, never let go on the way to a 35-point win over Pekin
Eli Schneider, Senior Staff Reporter Feb 24, 2022
“​​[It] was really important to come out strong on all cylinders… everyone was ready to play.”
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Cleveland led the Ironmen with 17 points in a 67-60 upset victory over Rock Island.

Ironmen face Pekin Dragons in Regional Semis

Eli Schneider, Senior Staff Reporter Feb 23, 2022

The Ironmen basketball team is set to host Pekin High School (7-16) in the IHSA Regional Semifinals Wednesday at 6 p.m. Community defeated the Dragons Dec. 7 by a 25-point margin at Pekin. Community...

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Dance team earns highest 3A State finish in school history

Dance team earns highest 3A State finish in school history

Jonah Kramer, Sports Editor Feb 11, 2022

 The Normal Community dance team’s 26th place finish at the IHSA State Dance Competition on Jan. 28 was the program’s best State finish since transitioning to the 3A division in 2016. On Jan....

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Normal Communitys dance team returns to the State competition after finishing 8th in their Sectional last season.

Dance team qualifies for State competition

Anna Hawkins, Staff Writer Jan 28, 2022

The varsity dance team performs in the IHSA 3A State competition preliminary round tonight, taking the stage at Grossinger Motors Arena at 6:30 p.m.  With six teams advancing to the State competition...

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Volleyball faces Edwardsville Tigers in Sectional final; By the Numbers match preview

Dylan Wehmeyer, Senior Staff Reporter Nov 3, 2021

The last time Community's Lady Iron met the Edwardsville Tigers in post-season play was Nov. 3, 2016. Five years ago to the day, Community defeated Edwardsville in two sets to win the Sectional Final. Community...

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By the Numbers: Football vs. Jacobs High School Golden Eagles (Algonquin)

Dylan Wehmeyer, Senior Staff Reporter Nov 3, 2021
Community will face the Jacobs Golden Eagles in round 2 of the IHSA playoffs on the road. See how the two teams match up.
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Pickett (left) seen grilling A-Trains signature pork chops at Communitys opening playoff game vs. Blue Island Eisenhower on Friday, Oct. 29.

“A-Train” on track in IHSA Pork and Pigskin competition

Eli Schneider , Senior Staff Reporter Nov 1, 2021

The A-Train, Community’s pork chop sandwich concession at Friday night football games, advanced to the IHSA’s inaugural Pork and Pigskin Final Four.  The 79 school competition, a partnership between...

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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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Governor J.B. Pritzker reacts to the IHSAs decision to go forward with high school basketball seasons in a press conference on October 28.

IHSA opposes Pritzker’s plan to start high school basketball in Illinois; No Unit 5 decision yet

Jonah Kramer, Sports Editor Nov 9, 2020

The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) is moving ahead with plans for both a boys and girls high school basketball season, a decision that goes against the guidance of Governor J.B. Pritzker and the...

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IHSA remains hopeful for return of spring sports seasons

IHSA remains hopeful for return of spring sports seasons

Olivia Plangger and Mantra Dave Apr 6, 2020

In response to Governor JB Pritzker extending the ‘shelter in place’ order until April 30, the IHSA has announced that they are hopeful a shortened spring sports season will remain possible.  “We...

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