5 years ago (2014): Despite shooting 25.9 percent from the field, Heyworth High School took advantage of a resilient defense, stellar rebounding and clutch play from Hayden Boyd to rally for a 57-51 victory over Sesser-Valier in a Class 1A State Tournament semifinal at Carver Arena in Peoria.
15 years ago (2004): Illinois State golfer Samantha Richdale shot a third-round 74 to claim the title of the St. Croix Collegiate Classic at Carambola Golf Club in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. Overall, the Redbirds finished fourth behind Southern Methodist, Baylor and Texas Tech.
25 years ago (1994): Dave Darnall, in his final season Eureka College men’s basketball coach, saw his team sink 16 3-point shots in an 83-67 victory over tournament host Northwest Nazarene in the semifinals of the NAIA Division II National Tournament at Nampa, Idaho.
50 years ago (1969): Normal Community posted their third victory of the season over Pontiac, 57-44, to win the University High School Sectional Basketball Tournament before a sectional record crowd of 5,519. Bob Oliver was the big guy for NCHS, topping all scorers with 20 points.