5 years ago (2010): Illinois Wesleyan’s Kathryn Haynes and Mike Firth were named College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin swimmers of the week. Haynes earned three season-best times, and Firth earned a lifetime best in the 200-yard freestyle in a dual meet against Principia.
15 years ago (2000): Olympia senior wrestler David Tackett, ranked No. 1 in the state in Class A at 140, broke Josh Slager’s school record of 111 career victories. Tackett also suffered his first loss of the season, a 5-2 setback against Bloomington’s Casey Roddis in the Morton Invitational.
25 years ago (1990): After trailing by nine points late in the third quarter, Pontiac rallied behind the clutch play of Chris Adams, Mark Weber and Mike Lucas to earn a 70-66 overtime victory over University High School before a near-capacity crowd at the U High gymnasium.
50 years ago (1965): Keith Springer, with 19 points and 14 rebounds, led Bellflower past McLean-Waynesville, 53-44, in a Kickapoo Conference tilt on the winner's court. In addition to Springer, Gerry Sprau displayed his talents with 14 points and 16 rebounds.