Alan Patton

Wheeler to attend Olney Central College

The third all-time leading scorer in Unity High School history has made his decision as to where he will continue his academic and athletic careers. J.T. Wheeler, a May, 2018 Unity graduate, announced on Twitter Sunday that he will be attending Olney Central College this fall.

Unity 9/10 All-Stars end tourney run

The Unity Little League 9/10-year old All-Star baseball team saw its tournament trail come to an end last week at the district tourney in Tuscola. Monday evening, July 9, Unity dropped a winner’s bracket contest to Champaign East, considered by many to be the best team in the tournament, by a score of 4-2.

Unity All-Stars win tourney openers

By Alan Patton

Unity boys’ track sets 3 records, ties 1 more

The County Star’s review of the 2018 Unity High School spring sports season concludes this week with a look at the boys’ track and field team. Coach Tim Gateley’s crew won their first four invitational meets of the season before tying Eureka for the team title at the Mahomet-Seymour Invitational, the final meet of the regular season.

Migut named Athlete of the Year on All-Area boys’ track team

The honors keep rolling in for Steven Migut. The May graduate of Unity High School and All-State quarterback in football added another accolade to his collection when he was named the Athlete of the Year on the All-Area boys’ track and field team, selected by the News-Gazette. 

Unity All-Stars to begin tourney play July 5 and 6

The Unity Little League All-Stars will enter postseason play on Thursday, July 5, and Friday, July 6, with district tournaments getting under way in Tuscola and Champaign.

The 9-/10-year-old All-Stars will go to Tuscola for their district tournament and will play their first game at 8 p.m. on Friday, July 6, against the Champaign West All-Stars. 

Trio of ex-Rockets complete careers at Lincoln Land College

Three former Unity High School student-athletes have completed their eligibility at Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield. Volleyball player Brea Cunningham and softball players Gracie Schweighart and Madison Routh each competed two years for the Loggers after graduating from Unity in the spring of 2016.

Unity girls’ program has bright future ahead

The Unity High School girls’ track and field team had a competitive season in 2018, placing third in the inaugural Illini Prairie Conference meet, and at the Glenwood Invitational, as well as coming in fourth at the Monticello Invitational.

Knudsen, Dubson named Illini Prairie All-Conference

A pair of rising juniors at Unity High School have been named to the first All-Conference softball team by the Illini Prairie Conference. Infielders Elyce Knudsen and Kyleigh Dubson were selected to the IPC’s Honorable Mention All-Conference list on the basis of their performances during the 2018 season.

Rocket baseball lands three on All-Area team

Three members of the 2018 Unity High School baseball team have been named to the News-Gazette’s All-Area Team for the season which concluded recently.

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