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5 years ago (2013): Jumping at golden opportunities is second nature to Olympia pole vault star Tyler Ginger. So when the opportunity arose to accept an appointment to the Air Force Academy, Ginger didn’t hesitate, joining a long line of Flying Dragons Pole Vault Club members to move on to the NCAA Division I ranks.

15 years ago (2003): Bloomington amassed 181½ points to top Normal Community by 12 for the championship of the Class AA Normal West Regional wrestling tournament. BHS had four champions: Tyler Johnson (103 pounds), Brett Robbins (125), Mike Liniger (130) and Dustin Gordon (160).

25 years ago (1993): Mike VandeGarde was in the middle of the action in Illinois State’s 75-62 victory over Wichita State. The 6-foot-8 junior handed out a career-high and game-high seven assists, tied a career high with a game-high four steals, and handled a team-high five rebounds while registering 15 points.

50 years ago (1968): Steve Ehlers of Washburn sank two free throws to put Lincoln College ahead, 71-70, and the Lynx held on for a 75-74 victory over Canton Junior College. Ehlers and Carl Jenkins each scored 17 points for Lincoln.

From Pages Past compiled by Jeff Findley from Pantagraph files.

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