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5 years ago (2013): Illinois State men’s basketball coach Dan Muller announced that MiKyle McIntosh, a 6-foot-7, 230-pound forward from Canada, has signed a national letter of intent with the Redbirds.

15 years ago (2003): University High won its second straight girls Class A sectional track title at Monticello. The Pioneers moved into position to defend their state 800 relay title by winning in 1:48.4 on the baton work of Tonya Brown, Chelsea Zeschke, Daniesha Julious and Nicole Neal.

25 years ago (1993): Former Illinois State golfer D.A Weibring shot a 1-under par 69 to tie for second place in the Byron Nelson Classic at Irving, Texas, for his best finish on the PGA Tour so far this year. His four-round total of 271 was one stroke behind winner Scott Simpson.

50 years ago (1968): Left-hander Dale Freehill’s two-hit pitching and a dropped fly ball which brought in three runs earned Melvin-Sibley’s Rams the championship of the Octavia District Baseball Tournament. Melvin-Sibley now advances to the Bloomington Regional.

From Pages Past compiled by Jeff Findley from Pantagraph files.

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