Supreme Court to hear Provena tax exemption case

The Illinois Supreme Court today agreed to hear Provena Covenant Medical Center's appeal of a 4th District Appellate Court decision that removed the Urbana hospital's property tax exemption.


Marjanovic leads state tennis parade

URBANA – Urbana's Katarina Marjanovic defeated Kankakee's Charisma King 6-0, 6-4 in the championship singles match to advance to next weekend's state tennis finals.

Marjanovic, a junior, entered the Urbana Sectional with a 12-1 record and won all four of her matches Saturday.

Stewart, Lacine shine

CHAMPAIGN – Tatum Stewart and Mary Lacine won two events and Champaign Central swept the relays as the Maroons defeated Normal West 117-66 on Wednesday in prep swimming and diving.

Strang sharp in win

CHAMPAIGN – Shelby Strang had 12 kills for Champaign Central in its 25-23, 25-17 win against Danville on Tuesday night in Big 12 Conference action.

Tigers cap unbeaten Big 12 run

URBANA – Tim Parks and Ben King each scored in the first half, and teammates Manu Spooner and Yoneton Stifanos both scored in the second half to help Urbana collect a 4-0 win against Bloomington on Tuesday and clinch the outright Big 12 Conference title.

Gooch, Rockets second at tourney

MOUNT ZION – Dani Gooch had 16 assists for Unity in a 25-18, 13-25, 12-15 loss to Mattoon in the championship match of the Mount Zion tournament.

Highlights: Boyce shines

CHAMPAIGN – Urbana University High's Lisa Boyce won the 50-yard freestyle and 100 free as the Illineks finished third at Saturday's Champaign Central Invitational.

"It went pretty well," Boyce said. "I got to 52 seconds again in the 100 free, where I hadn't been since the first week of the season."

Judah Christian shuts out Unity

SAVOY – Alex Berry had a goal and an assist as host Judah Christian beat Unity 4-0 in boys' soccer Thursday.

Machesky, Illineks ace foe

A look around Tuesday night's area volleyball scene:

Sabers' Murphy takes top honors

A look around Tuesday night's area prep scene: