5 years ago (2002): Bloomington High School junior David Marquardt holed three birdies on the back nine en route to a 1-under-par 71 and a one-shot lead entering the final round of the boys 16-17 age division in the inaugural Country Youth Classic at The Den at Fox Creek Golf Course.
15 years ago (1992): Steve King, a former baseball standout at Normal Community High School and Illinois Wesleyan University, is leading the Bloomington Hearts major fastpitch softball team with a .375 batting average, eight home runs and six triples. He also has driven in 26 runs for the 36-6 Hearts.
25 years ago (1982): Mitchell Turnbull of Bloomington earned his second championship in as many days by winning the 12-and-under age division at the Livingston Area Tennis Club McDonald's Open at Pontiac. He defeated Geneva's Paul Garvin, 6-3, 6-4.
50 years ago (1957): Morgan Evans, a former Bloomington city champion, shot a par 72 for a 36-hole total of 145 to take medalist honors in the Illinois Amateur Golf Championship at Savoy Golf Course. Evans' total was three shots better than that of his nearest challenger.
Compiled by Roger Cushman From Pantagraph files