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A gallery of images from the Illinois vs. Purdue baseball game at Illinois Field on Saturday, April 13, 2013.
A gallery of images from the Urbana High School Track and Field Open on Saturday, April 13, 2013.
A gallery of images from Champaign Central's 13-0 victory over Southeast during the Charlie Due Invitational at McKinley Field on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Like many of the area’s spring sports teams, the Unity High School softball team has had little opportunity to get out on the field for meaningful amounts of time for practice or for games. After games against St.
Continuing with their weather-enforced, weekends-only schedule, the Unity High School baseball team hosted the Marshall Lions in a non-conference double header Saturday at Rocket Field. The Rockets stretched their season-opening win streak to six games with an 8-6 victory in the first game of the twin bill, but Marshall salvaged the split by taking the nightcap by a score of 10-7.
A quartet of Unity High School basketball players were named to the Okaw Valley Conference’s All-Conference teams for the 2012-13 season. Senior guard Kennedy Hartman was named to the OVC’s All-Conference Second Team, and sophomore guard Rebecca Maxwell received Honorable Mention.
Please forgive Unity baseball coach Tom Kimball if he wants to only play games on the weekends. Over the first two weeks of the season, Kimball’s Rockets have had three weekday games called off because of the cold and/or bad weather. Schedule a game on a Friday or a Saturday, though, and the Rockets are perfect.
The Unity High School boys and girls track teams concluded their indoor seasons Friday by participating in the Illinois Top Times meet at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington.
Read the full story in the March 28 issue of The County Star.
The recent rash of winter-like weather just before the start of spring has caused the local high school baseball and softball teams to stay inside as they prepare for the start of the 2013 season.
Like many “spring” sports, the Unity High School softball team has been at the mercy of the weather during the first two weeks of the season. But when they’ve been able to get on the diamond, coach Kelly Wedel’s Rockets have posted a 3-0 record. The Rockets had their first three games called off because of bad weather.