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5 years ago (2013): Josh Wallick posted a 51-0 season record for Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley/Fisher wrestling team that captured the Class 1A state championship. For his efforts, he was named the Pantagraph Area Wrestler of the Year.

15 years ago (2003): Illinois Wesleyan rallied around grieving teammate Chris Silagi after the death of his father and, buoyed by their support, the senior from Oswego helped the Titans get past Blackburn, 79-59, in the first round of the NCAA Division III playoffs at Shirk Center.

25 years ago (1993): Lisa Noble and Cathy Arnold scored 22 of Gibson City’s 29 fourth-quarter point as the Greyhounds rallied for a 61-51 victory over Stockton and third place in the Class A girls state basketball tournament. Gibson City finished 30-2 for the season.

50 years ago (1968): Lincoln, paced by the record-setting performance of Steve Baker, defeated Chicago Heights, 67-57, for the State Grade School Lightweight Basketball championship. Baker tallied 32 points in the title contest and 120 for four games in the tournament, breaking the old record of 115.

From Pages Past compiled by Jeff Findley from Pantagraph files.

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