5 years ago (2013): Pat Sodemann scored 16 of his career-high 20 points in the first half to propel Illinois Wesleyan to an 82-65 CCIW victory over Carthage. The 22nd-ranked Titans advanced to 12-3 overall and are alone atop the CCIW at 4-0.
15 years ago (2003): The Illinois State women’s gymnastics team opened the 2003 season with a win over Wisconsin-La Crosse. Denise Houda of ISU won the overall title and also took first place in the beam, vault and floor events.
25 years ago (1993): Steve Czirjak scored 18 points, Steve Kuehl 16, Mark Aubrey 13 and Dave Kunka 12 as Illinois Wesleyan’s men’s basketball team downed Wheaton, 99-94. It was the Titans’ 15th straight victory over Wheaton.
50 years ago (1968): Poised in the clutch, Normal Community’s basketball squad remained tied for the Corn Belt Conference lead with a 62-59 victory over University High. Ted Neuman and Bob Oliver each sank two free throws in the final 19 seconds to assure the NCHS triumph.