5 years ago (2012): Kyle Bochek tallied a goal and two assists to lead the Bloomington Blaze to a 7-5 victory over the Missouri Mavericks in preseason Central Hockey League action. Travis Granbois added three assists and David Gilbert had two for the Blaze.

15 years ago (2002): Bloomington’s girls tennis team captured six of the nine divisions in the Big 12 Conference Tournament to win the title for the fifth consecutive year. “This is what we expected,” BHS coach Ed Rozboril said. “We were seeded No. 1 in seven of the nine divisions and won six.”

25 years ago (1992): Illinois State redshirt freshman linebacker Chris Stevens has been named the Gateway Conference’s defensive player of the week. Stevens was credited with 17 tackles in the Redbirds 34-10 loss at Youngstown State, including 11 that were unassisted.

50 years ago (1967): Roanoke-Benson defeated University High and Normal Community in a triangular cross country meet at Fairview Park. The Rockets finished with 31 points to 49 for Normal and 50 for U High. Doug Warlow of U High captured individual honors. Pete Bennett of Normal finished second.

From Pages Past compiled by Jeff Findley from Pantagraph files.


Assistant Sports Editor for The Pantagraph.

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