5 years ago (2014): Mahomet-Seymour High School senior Christian Romine has given a verbal commitment to play basketball at the University of Texas-El Paso. The 6-foot-10 center averaged 10.4 points and 7.0 rebounds per game as a junior, earning honorable mention honors in the Corn Belt Conference.
15 years ago (2004): Normal Community held Mattoon, the state’s ninth-ranked Class 5A football team, to 98 yards of total offense and earned an impressive 42-0 victory. Jake Hopper completed 10 of 14 passes for 114 yards and three touchdowns while Cody Troutman was the leading receiver with four catches for 54 yards.
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25 years ago (1994): Rebecca Dady, University High’s powerful middle hitter, pounded 66 tournament kills as the Pioneers won each of their five matches in two games to win their own eight-team invitational volleyball tournament.
50 years ago (1969): Danvers pitcher Jim McAllister drove in four runs with four singles as he led Danvers past Stanford-Minier, 11-9, in a nonconference game at Stanford. Alan Graff clouted a home run for the losers.