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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.

From Pages Past compiled by Jeff Findley from Pantagraph files.

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