5 years ago (2012): Seniors Jasmine McDowell, Bailey Nichol and Logan Walling led University High past Olympia 25-19, 25-15 in girls volleyball. Nichol had 10 digs and 15 assists, while McDowell scored 13 kills. Walling had 1.5 blocks.

15 years ago (2002): Kari Turner took first in the 200-yard individual medley and the 500 freestyle to spark Normal Unit 5 to a 95-91 victory over Champaign Central in girls swimming action.

25 years ago (1992): Junior halfback Andy Phead scored two first-half touchdowns and LeRoy took advantage of an abundance of Gibson City penalties and fumbles to register a 24-6 victory in a key Sangamon Valley Conference game at Gibson City.

50 years ago (1967): Bloomington’s cross country team earned one victory in a rugged double-dual meet with Ottawa and Streator. The Purple Raiders edged Streator, 27-28, but lost to Ottawa 20-39. Jim Bowers was Bloomington’s top placer with a fourth.

From Pages Past compiled by Jeff Findley from Pantagraph files.

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