5 years ago (2006): Normal West softball pitcher Jenn Murray hurled a one-hit shutout, striking out 12 batters and allowing just two baserunners in an 8-0 Big 12 Conference victory over Decatur MacArthur.
15 years ago (1996): The Normal Community baseball team nearly let a nine-run lead slip away but hung on for a 12-10 victory over Normal West to clinch its third straight Intercity championship. Jason Beckman hit a two-run homer and had four RBI for the Ironmen.
25 years ago (1986): Geoff Schoonover sped to victories in the 100- and 200-meter dashes, then anchored two winning relay teams as University High won its second sraight Class A sectional track title at Clinton.
50 years ago (1961): Bloomington showed an awesome display of depth to win its fourth straight Intercity track championship. Individual laurels went to U High sprinter and hurdler Harry Menton who won three events and placed second in another.