5 years ago (2006): In a game suspended by rain from the previous day, Bloomington made a first-inning run stand up for a 1-0 softball victory over Normal Community. BHS pitcher Stephanie Butler (11-6) got the win on a four-hitter.
15 years ago (1996): Mike Lockhart’s victory in the triple jump pushed University High over the top in the Dunlap Class A Boys Sectional, giving the Pioneers their first sectional title since 1992.
25 years ago (1986): Bloomington senior Melissa Straza won the Class AA state championship in the 1,600-meter run with a time of 4 minutes, 58.77 seconds despite a strong wind, giving her five state distance titles during her high school career.
50 years ago (1961): Armington shortstop Bill Gaddis had two hits and scored two runs to support Owen Dudley’s four-hit pitching for a 3-1 victory over LeRoy in the Bloomington Regional baseball semifinals.