5 years ago (2013): Central Catholic graduate Ben Heaton of Augustana has been named the CCIW Pitcher of the Week. Heaton, a senior from Heyworth, started Augustana’s 6-0 victory against Brandeis, allowing seven hits while striking out six and issuing just one walk in seven innings.
15 years ago (2003): Seventh-seeded Olympia led nearly the entire way and shocked No. 1-seeded Central Catholic, 64-55, in a Class A Olympia Regional semifinal basketball game. Rush Olson scored a team-high 20 points for Olympia, which only five days earlier was plodding along with a 4-20 record.
25 years ago (1993): With no time showing on the clock in the second overtime, Jesse Johns sank two free throws to give third-seeded Clinton a 63-62 victory over the top-seeded hosts in the championship game of the Class A DeLand-Weldon Regional.
50 years ago (1968): The arrival of 6-foot-4 Dave Reeves into the starting lineup for Illinois Wesleyan’s basketball team also heralded the debut of Coach Dennis Bridges’ one-guard offense. Reeves, a transfer from Southeast Missouri, has scored 91 points in five games since becoming a starter.