5 years ago (2016): Protecting a two-run lead in the sixth inning against top-ranked Downers Grove South, which loaded the bases with no outs, Normal West pitcher Reganne Camp struck out the next two hitters, got an inning-ending groundout and the Wildcats went on to a 3-1 victory, advancing to the Class 4A State Tournament final.
15 years ago (2006): Ryan Miller birdied four of six holes in a back-nine stretch to fire an even-par 72 and earn medalist honors in qualifying for the Bloomington-Normal Match Play Tournament on a cold, windy and rainy day at The Den at Fox Creek Golf Course.
25 years ago (1996): All-State sparkplug/shortstop Lori Greiner of Morton and left fielder Erin Huber of Pontiac, the game’s Most Valuable Player, led the Area to a 7-5 victory over the Intercity in a rain-shortened Pantagraph High School All-Star Softball Game.
50 years ago (1971): Freshman hurdler Adeola Aboyade-Cole of Lagos, Nigeria, will represent Illinois State University in the National Collegiate Track and Field Championships at Seattle, Wash. Aboyade-Cole has equaled or bettered the NCAA’s qualifying time of 14 seconds for the 120-yard high hurdles on four occasions this spring.
From Pages Past compiled by Jeff Findley from Pantagraph files.