5 years ago (2014): Ashland Eckhart had 18 service points to help Lexington grab a 25-12, 25-4 Heart of Illinois Conference victory over host Ridgeview. Gabby Freed added nine kills and 10 digs for the Minutemen. Bailee Johnson had six digs for Ridgeview.
15 years ago (2004): Illinois State scored first, outplayed Minnesota in the first quarter and outgained the Golden Gophers in the opening half before the home team used two 80-yard touchdown plays in the third quarter to pull away for a 37-21 victory before a Metrodome crowd of 34,006 at Minneapolis.
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25 years ago (1994): Doug Gillis threw a five-inning one-hit shutout, and Jeff Findley and Todd Davis each hit home runs in the Bloomington Hearts’ 11-0 consolation bracket victory over the Baltimore (Md.) Truckers at the ASA National Fastpitch Tournament at Palm Springs, Calif.
50 years ago (1969): Former Illinois State basketball star George Terry is rejoining the Redbirds as an assistant coach. Terry will assist Dale Cruse and also will have scouting and recruiting duties, it was announced by head coach Jim Collie.