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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The Iron dance team performs during halftime of a home basketball game. This season the team add performances during Communitys home football games to their schedule for the first time.

New coach, new challenges for Iron dance team

Christian Hofmann and Ava Yokley Jan 10, 2023

A coaching change means new challenges for the Iron dance team as they attempt to sustain last season's success.  After placing 26th in the 3A IHSA State Dance Competition in January 2021--the team's...

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Community swim wins second straight Sectional, advances 7 to State

Community swim wins second straight Sectional, advances 7 to State

Inkspot Staff, Inkspot Staff Nov 9, 2022

Seven members of Community's girls swimming and diving team will race in the IHSA State competition in Westmont after the team won the Normal West Sectional on Saturday, Nov. 5.   Community took...

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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.

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 boys cross country season came to an end at Sectionals. The team finished outside of the top seven and were unable to advance to the State meet.

Boys X/C season ends at Sectionals

Dylan Wehmeyer, Senior Staff Reporter Nov 2, 2022

The boys cross country season came to an end at the Normal Sectional on Oct. 29 after the team finished 14th. With 393 points, Community trailed Oswego High School, the last of the seven teams to qualify...

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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...

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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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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 Hofmann 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 23, 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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