5 years ago (2013): Wade Crone’s third-quarter field goal provided the only score of the game as the semipro Twin City Dawgs claimed a 3-0 victory over the Sangamon County Seminoles in Royal Football League play. The Dawgs finish the regular season at 8-1-1 and claimed a No. 1 seed for the playoffs.
15 years ago (2003): Thirty-three teams from throughout the Midwest will compete in the Powerhouse Invitational soccer tournament this weekend at various Bloomington-Normal sites. The economic impact on the Twin Cities is expected to be in excess of $70,000.
25 years ago (1993): Lincoln survived a four-error inning and scored the winning run on a bases-loaded walk to Kyle Jones in a 4-3 victory over host Fairview Heights in the opening round of the American Legion State Baseball Tournament. Winning pitcher Fred Plese hurled the complete game and allowed no earned runs.
50 years ago (1968): The GMC Trucks swept a doubleheader from Peoria Pow-Wow, 1-0 and 2-1, behind the relief pitching of Myron Kumler. Kumler, who relieved in both contests, drove in the winning run in the first game with a triple that scored Jim Collins in the eighth inning.