5 years ago (2014): Rebekah Ehresman of El Paso-Gridley was among four scholarship winners announced by the State Farm Holiday Classic Basketball Tournament. Each of the winners receives $1,000 to go directly to the college of their choice for tuition costs.
15 years ago (2004): Senior point guard Taren O’Brien received the Jill Hutchison Coach’s Award for leadership and performance for Illinois State women’s basketball. O’Brien led the Redbirds in assists with 134, tied for second in scoring with an 11.4 average and was second in steals with 69.
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25 years ago (1994): Jaime Alvarez threw a four-hitter to lead Central Catholic’s baseball team past Olympia, 9-1. Alvarez allowed no earned runs while pushing his record to 2-2.
50 years ago (1969): Illinois Wesleyan University’s golf team split a double dual at the Indian Bluffs Golf Course, defeating North Central 15-3 before losing to Augustana, 11½ -4½. Bill Farrar managed the only double victory for the Titans.