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5 years ago (2004): Harland Kilborn finished the last round of his 25-year career as head coach of the Illinois State men's golf team in the Mission Inn Collegiate Classic at Orlando, Fla. Kilborn's Redbirds topped the leaderboard all weekend, only to fall five strokes back from first-place Winthrop and finish fourth on the final day.

15 years ago (1994): Third baseman Brian Martie, the first Bloomington Hearts player to hit .400 for a season, was named the team's most valuable player at its season-ending awards banquet. Martie hit .406 for the Hearts, who won the state title and tied for 13th in the ASA National Tournament in Palm Springs, Calif.

25 years ago (1984): Dan Ghormley, athletic director at Illinois State since 1982, submitted his resignation, effective June 30, 1985. Ghormley, 42, said he plans to pursue other employment opportunities.

50 years ago (1959): Washington's pony line delivered the mail as the Panthers wrote finis to Normal Community's 11-game winning streak, 35-27. Washington drove 68 yards for a touchdown and a 27-27 tie with 5:57 remaining and tackle Glenn Wagner, who didn't miss all night, booted the go-ahead point.


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