Sports

Pair of players sign letters of intent

Two Unity soccer standouts who are graduating this spring will have the chance to continue to be teammates this fall as they both signed letters of intent last Thursday to play at Olivet Nazarene University.
Their team won second place in the Sangamon Valley Conference Tournament in 2011. And the team participated in photos for the book “Soccer: Steps to Success” by Joseph Luxbacher.


Struggles continue for Rocket softball

The hits just keep on coming for the Unity High School softball team. More accurately, the hits aren’t coming for the Rockets, but they certainly are for the opposition.


Rocket girls take sixth at Unity Invitational

The Unity High School girls’ track team hosted the annual Unity Girls Invitational Thursday evening at Hicks Field, and placed sixth in the 16-team field. The Rockets scored 57 points in the meet, while Okaw Valley Conference rivals St. Teresa, Central A&M and Sullivan/Okaw Valley took the top three spots. St.


Unity boys tie for eighth at Monticello Invitational

The Unity High School boys’ track and field team competed in its second outdoor meet of the season Friday as the Rockets ventured into Piatt County for the Monticello Invitational. The Rockets tied for eighth place in the 12-team field, their 11 points matching the total for Gibson City/Melvin-Sibley.


Rockets post 2 shutouts during 3-1 week

The Unity Rocket baseball team won three of the four games they played last week, shutting out the opposition in two of those contests. After a couple days of rain and cold weather forced the postponement of one game and pushed another back a day, the Rockets finally got on the field Wednesday at Meridian, and Unity rode the arm of Jordan Fisher to a 5-0 victory over the Hawks.


Rockets take 8 firsts at Clinton meet

The Unity High School boys’ track and field team opened its outdoor season last Tuesday afternoon with a meet at Clinton. Although no team scores were kept, the Rockets had an outstanding day, compiling 28 top-four finishes in the meet. Unity took first place in eight of the 17 events, racked up seven second-place finishes, seven thirds and six fourths.


Rockets go 2-1 on southern swing

The Unity High School baseball team lost its first game of the season Saturday against Carbondale, but not before the Rockets had compiled a season-opening streak of 11 straight wins.


Rockets hit rough patch during streak

The Unity Rockets softball team started the 2014 season with six consecutive victories but has found the going a little tougher in the past week or so. Aside from dealing with games called off because of the weather, the Rockets of coach Kelley Wedel have run into some tough competition, and the result has been a five-game losing streak.


Girls post 6 firsts in outdoor opener

After about a month and a half of indoor competition, the Unity girls’ track and field team made its outdoor debut last Tuesday in a meet at Clinton. The transition from indoor to outdoor apparently agreed with the Rockets, as the Unity girls took first place in six events and had 13 other top-four finishes in the unscored meet.


Rockets beat Central, split with Fisher

The Unity High School softball team missed over a week of action because of the weather, but the Rockets continued their winning ways, defeating Champaign Central, 10-0, on Tuesday, and Fisher, 7-3, in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday before suffering their first loss of the season in the nightcap against the Bunnies by a score of 6-3.


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