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The schedule may have said that the Unity volleyball team had a light schedule last week, but in reality, the last three days of the week were fairly busy.
For the third consecutive year, Unity High School will have representation at an Illinois High School Association boys’ regional golf tournament. But unlike the past two years, only one Rocket will be among the field in the Class 2A regional, which will be held at the Prairie Vista Golf Course in Bloomington.
The Unity cross-country teams had some of their best showings of the season last Thursday afternoon at the Robinson Invitational. The girls had the overall individual winner and came away with the team title, while the boys posted their best finish of the campaign by placing sixth. The girls won their second team championship of the season, outpointing Mattoon, 38-68 to claim the victory.
The Unity Rockets took one step closer to playoff eligibility while handing St. Thomas More its first loss of the season Friday night at Henneman Field in Champaign. The Rockets fought through a steady rain to defeat the Sabers 26-12 in an Okaw Valley Conference football game.
The regular season is coming down to the final week for the Unity High School soccer team, and the Rockets are searching for ways to snap an eight-match losing streak. Last Tuesday, Unity played Arthur-Lovington/Atwood-Hammond in the first round of the St. Teresa tournament in Decatur, and the Knights edged the Rockets, 1-0.
The Unity High School volleyball team has been playing its best ball of the season lately, winning eight straight matches, including going 5-0 to win the championship of the Decatur Lutheran Tournament. Last week, the Rockets opened Okaw Valley Conference play by hosting Monticello on Tuesday night, followed by a road contest Thursday at St. Thomas More in Champaign.
The Unity High School cross-country teams competed in the annual Spartan Classic through the streets of St. Joseph Saturday, with the girls taking second place to the host Spartans, and the boys placing 11th.
The Unity Rockets bounced back from their Okaw Valley Conference-opening loss to Monticello and defeated Bridgeport Red Hill 49-7 in a non-conference football game Saturday afternoon at a sun-baked Hicks Field.
The Unity High School volleyball team overcame a bit of a “mini-slump” last week by winning six consecutive matches after losing to Mahomet-Seymour and Tuscola the previous week. In their only match during the week, the Rockets swept the Clinton Maroons by scores of 25-11 and 25-18.
For the third meet in a row this season, the Unity High School girls’ cross-country team has finished second to St. Joseph-Ogden in the team standings of an invitational meet.