Greco gives Maroons a boost

Champaign Central rolls to 5-0 girls' soccer victory behind Amanda Greco's four assists

Williams, White lift Urbana

URBANA – Delia Williams won the 200 and triple jump and McKenzie White won two hurdles races as Urbana edged St. Joseph-Ogden to win Saturday's Champaign County girls' track meet. Shelby Stevenson won the pole vault for the Tigers.

SJ-O got firsts from Lauren Cessna (800), Jolee Paden (1,600), Chelsea Blaase (3,200), Rachel Ballard (long jump) and Ashley Robertson (discus).

Parkhill, Sabers roll to baseball win

GILMAN – Joe Parkhill, Dane Krone and Mack Meyer each pounded out four hits for St. Thomas More in the Sabers' 23-3 baseball win against Iroquois West on Thursday. Parkhill's four-hit effort included a home run and Parker Stewart went 3 for 4 and stole two bases for the Sabers in the five-inning contest.

All-Area Girls' Tennis Player of the Year: Katarina Marjanovic

URBANA – Katarina Marjanovic has cried for competition. She's bled for it. She's pulled her hair in frustration for it. She's better because of it.

Marjanovic, the Urbana High School tennis standout, once outlasted everyone in a situps contest at a tennis camp run by tennis instructor Mark Voss, including a couple of young professionals.

IHSA tennis preview

A look at the area state qualifiers in girls' tennis:

Chargers building steam

BLOOMINGTON – Defending sectional champion Centennial heads into postseason play with major momentum.

Urbana's Marjanovic takes Richwoods title

PEORIA — Urbana’s Katarina Marjanovic won No. 1 singles at the Peoria Richwoods Invitational on Saturday.

Marjanovic did not lose a set and dropped two games in the tournament.
The Tigers placed seventh.

Hall of Fame twins reflect on state title

CHAMPAIGN – Long before identical twins Anna and Avra Jain got their names in print, they got their hands on dozens of newspapers daily for three years.

Barely teenagers in the mid-1970s, they were News-Gazette paper carriers – "We doubled our circulation route in the few years we did the route," Anna said – with a specific target for their earnings of about a nickel per day per paper.

Big 12 tennis preview

URBANA – Junior Katarina Marjanovic, The News-Gazette's reigning Area Player of the Year, is the stalwart for Urbana's girls' tennis team.

But if her teammates continue to make the type of progress they showed last weekend, the Tigers could have a productive autumn.

Centennial's Miller, Ruedi a near-perfect pairing

CHAMPAIGN – Some things just go well together.

Bacon and eggs. Peanut butter and jelly. Kermit and Miss Piggy. Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen.

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