5 years ago (2013): Bloomington High School graduate Alli Kirk has been named assistant volleyball coach at NAIA school Coastal Georgia by head coach Jeff Huebner. Kirk was a student assistant coach at Oakland University in Rochester, Mich., where she was formerly a standout player.
15 years ago (2003): Former Illinois State assistant football coach John Bond was named the recipient of the All-American Football Foundation’s Mike Campbell Top Assistant Coach Award. Bond is currently an assistant at Army under former ISU head coach Todd Berry.
25 years ago (1993): Tom Kearfott shot a 2-under-par 70 to post the top score at Ironwood Golf Course in the qualifying round of the Bloomington-Normal Match Play Tournament. Kearfott finished ahead of four-time Match Play champion Mike Milligan, who was second at 72.
50 years ago (1968): Diminutive Mike Milligan charged from a six-stroke deficit after the first round with a blazing three-under-par 32 on the back nine for an even-par 70 and the championship of the Bloomington-Normal Jaycee Junior Golf Tournament at Highland Park Golf Course.