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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Ironmen maroon Moline in Sectional Semis, advance to Sectional Finals

Ironmen maroon Moline in Sectional Semis, advance to Sectional Finals

Jonah Kramer, Sports Editor Mar 1, 2022

The Ironmen (33-1) boys basketball team advanced to the Sectional Finals with a decisive 61-44 victory over the Moline Maroons (28-5) on March 1.  The Ironmen used defense to generate offense early...

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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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Athlete of the Week: Zach Cleveland

Athlete of the Week: Zach Cleveland

Jonah Kramer, Sports Editor Feb 21, 2022

Cleveland is a three year starter for the Ironmen, earning First Team All-Big 12 honors as a sophomore and a junior. Last season, Cleveland helped the Ironmen win the Big 12 Conference Tournament, averaging...

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Alum Trevor Seibring took to social media after the game to congratulate Dwinal on breaking his record, which had stood for a decade.

‘This is our house’

Community beats West, Dwinal sets charge record
Eli Benson, Staff Reporter Feb 9, 2022

“This is our house” rang through Community’s student section as the Ironmen walked off the court on Friday, Jan. 28 at Normal West, completing the season sweep of the Wildcats with a 53-45 victory. The...

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No fly zone; Ironmen defense strong in Holiday Classic Championship victory

No fly zone; Ironmen defense strong in Holiday Classic Championship victory

Jonah Kramer, Sports Editor Dec 31, 2021

The Ironmen are State Farm Holiday Classic champions after earning their fourth win in as many days with a 40-38 victory over the East St. Louis Flyers. After the third quarter ended with the Ironmen...

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Ironmen headed to championship after holding off late rally from Wheaton Warrenville; Lady Iron split two games, finish seventh

Ironmen headed to championship after holding off late rally from Wheaton Warrenville; Lady Iron split two games, finish seventh

Jonah Kramer, Sports Editor Dec 30, 2021

After a 10-0 run put the Ironmen up 39-25 midway through the fourth quarter, a trip to the State Farm Holiday Classic Large School Boys’ championship game seemed set in stone.  The Wheaton Warrenville...

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Boys advance, girls fall in State Farm Holiday Classic Hoops Tournament

Boys advance, girls fall in State Farm Holiday Classic Hoops Tournament

Stay tuned for more coverage of Normal Community basketball at the State Farm Holiday Classic
Jonah Kramer, Sports Editor Dec 29, 2021

The first seeded Community boys basketball team, 12-1, defeated the Chicago North Lawndale Phoenix 68-48, advancing to the semifinals of the State Farm Holiday Classic Tournament. While getting out...

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Cleveland led the Ironmen with 17 points in a 67-60 upset victory over Rock Island.

Ironmen upset sixth-ranked Rock Island

Jonah Kramer, Sports Editor Dec 14, 2021

The Community boys basketball team beat the previously undefeated Rock Island Rocks 67-60 at home on Tuesday night.  The Ironmen used a balanced scoring attack to jump out to early leads of 22-7 after...

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Along with teammate Trey Redd, Zach Cleveland has been starting since he was a sophomore, and after averaging a double-double last season, Clevelands skill and experience will be vital to Communitys success this year

Cleveland, Redd to lead experienced Ironmen basketball team

Jonah Kramer, Sports Editor Nov 22, 2021

After finishing last season with an eight-game win streak, the Normal Community boys basketball team looks to carry that momentum into the 2021-22 season.  The Ironmen, led by 23-year coach Mr. Dave...

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Sports briefs: Week of Nov. 15

Sports briefs: Week of Nov. 15

Girls Swimming Kenna Malinowski (9), Nina Osborne (11), Meghan Kilcoin (11), and Larissa Harr (12) finished their season at the single-class IHSA State Swimming and Diving meet on Nov. 12-13 at the FMC...

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Zach Cleveland (22) and Jacob Janssen (21) attempt to block a shot in a game against Central Catholic earlier this season.  Strong interior defense helped the Ironmen hold Peoria High 11 points below their season average.

Cleveland propels Ironmen to victory over Peoria High; Strong weekend fuels 3 game win streak

Jonah Kramer, Sports Editor Mar 2, 2021

Junior Zachary Cleveland’s 25 points led the Ironmen to a 56-43 victory over the Peoria High Lions 5-5 (4-4) on Tuesday, Feb. 23. The win continued Normal Community’s dominance over the Lions, as the...

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