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5 years ago (2013): Freshman Jack Landwehr allowed only one hit in four innings of relief work as the Illinois State baseball team defeated Fairfield 4-2 at the RussMatt Central Florida Invitational Tournament at Chain of Lakes Park in Winter Haven, Fla.

15 years ago (2003): Nearly 1,100 athletes and 362 coaches will converge on Bloomington-Normal this weekend for the Special Olympics Illinois Basketball Tournament at Illinois State’s Horton Field House and Illinois Wesleyan’s Shirk Center.

25 years ago (1993): Morton upped its record to 24-4 by beating Bloomington, 51-49, in the semifinals of the Class AA Lincoln Sectional. The star of the game was Morton's 6-foot-9 sophomore J.R. Koch, who had 18 points, 15 rebounds and four blocked shots.

50 years ago (1968): The Food Circus team of the Ladies Majors League rolled a 2,613 actual for a 2,907 handicap score and swept into second place in the Women’s City Bowling Tournament team competition at Savidge Bros. Lanes. Rosie Turpin had a 595 actual to lead the team’s effort.

From Pages Past compiled by Jeff Findley from Pantagraph files.

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