5 years ago (2014): Audra Dial scored 16 points as the LeRoy High School girls basketball team emerged from a wild fourth quarter with a 48-42 victory over Blue Ridge in a semifinal of the LeRoy Class 1A Regional. Courtney Monier added 10 points for the Panthers.
15 years ago (2004): Ashlee Pistorius and Molly Mizer combined for 24 of University High School’s 25 fourth-quarter points in a 76-59 win over Olympia to earn the Olympia Class A Regional girls basketball title.
25 years ago (1994): For the first time in its 11 years in the Big 12 Conference, the Normal Community High School swimming team won the league meet. Tim Naylor led the way by winning the 100-yard freestyle and swimming a 51-second leg on the victorious 400 freestyle relay team.
50 years ago (1969): Illinois State University’s wrestling team defeated Eastern Illinois at ISU’s South Gym, 23-14. ISU’s Eric Bates, a freshman from U High, won his sixth straight bout in the 160-pound class.