5 years ago (2014): Illinois Wesleyan’s Kenny Wienckowski was named the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin men’s Golfer of the Week. Wienckowski, a junior, finished third out of 89 players at the 17-team Augustana Invitational. He carded a 146 (72-74) as the Titans placed second.
15 years ago (2004): Fieldcrest’s Sarah Breyne struck out the first 13 hitters she faced and finished with a perfect game as the Knights defeated Tri-Point, 10-0, in six innings at Minonk. Christa Conroy had three hits and four RBIs for Fieldcrest.
25 years ago (1994): Lincoln senior Chad White overcame strong wind to blast the Pantagraph area all-time record in the 400-meter dash with an Urbana Open record of 48.0 seconds.
50 years ago (1969): Junior Mike Cottone struck out eight of the first nine batters he faced and pitched University High School to a 2-1 victory over Washington in a Corn Belt Conference baseball game. Cottone struck out 10 to outduel Washington pitcher Gary Bowe, who allowed three hits. Neither pitcher game up an earned run.