5 years ago (2012): Brooks Carey, the pitching coach for the Normal CornBelters in 2010 and 2011, was named the third manager in the team’s history. “I’ve been wanting to make the move the last couple years. I think it’s time for me,” said the 56-year-old Carey.
15 years ago (2002): Jack White of Bloomington aced the 110-yard, No. 5 hole using a pitching wedge at Prairie Vista Golf Course. Witnessing the shot were Bill Hopper, Charlie Crow and Bruce Kopaskey.
25 years ago (1992): Jodi Weir collected 13 assists and nine service points, and Keri Snyder chipped in 14 kills as Deer Creek-Mackinaw completed an undefeated Midstate Conference campaign with a win over Gridley. The victory was also the Chiefs’ 20th straight.
50 years ago (1967): Illinois State’s undefeated football Redbirds have emerged from one of their toughest games thus far in good condition. “We’re probably as healthy this week as we have been for some time,” said Coach Larry Bitcon as he assessed the 21-17 victory over Western Illinois.