5 years ago (2012): Senior Bethany Steffes won the 50-yard freestyle and the 100 freestyle and swam a leg on the winning 200 medley and 200 freestyle relays to lead Normal Community’s girls swim team to the Big 12 Conference championship.
15 years ago (2002): Illinois State senior forward Annie Wayland scored with 1 minute, 2 seconds left in regulation to tie the match and neither team scored in two overtime periods as the Redbirds tied Illinois in women’s soccer at Adelaide Street Field in Normal.
25 years ago (1992): Led by Sara Davenport’s 14 kills, Clinton defeated Central Catholic in the Class A Heyworth Regional volleyball tournament. Clinton, which improved to 17-11, also received 19 assists from Denise Short and 12 service points from Carrie Tedrick.
50 years ago (1967): Halfback Dave Gerdes scored three touchdowns and Minonk-Dana-Rutland ripped Gridley, 32-7, as it won its fifth Midstate Conference football championship in six years. It was the Mohawks’ 19th straight league victory.