5 years ago (2006): Todd Mitchell’s 135 total led Crestwicke Country Club to the championship of the Interclub Golf Tournament. Mitchell had a final round 69 at the ISU Golf Course to go with his 66 at Ironwood Golf Course.
15 years ago (1996): Illinois State’s across-the-board success was rewarded again when the Redbirds earned the Missouri Valley Conference’s All-Sports Award for the 12th time since ISU joined the conference in 1982.
25 years ago (1986): Normal Community belted four home runs in the third inning including three in successive times at bat by Brad James, John Hayek and Dan Sulaski to thump Rantoul 18-8 in the Class AA Bloomington Regional. Brad Dorneden also homered in the inning.
50 years ago (1961): Left-hander Larry Schultz pitched Decatur Eisenhower to a 1-0 victory over Bloomington in the Champaign Sectional baseball tournament. BHS ace Bob Spahn suffered his first loss after eight victories despite giving up just three hits and one unearned run.