Sports

Traxler, Frost named to All-Area wrestling team

A pair of Unity High School wrestlers have been named to the News-Gazette’s All-Area Team in recognition of their accomplishments during the 2015-16 season.


Ipsen steps down as Unity boys’ basketball coach

Unity boys’ basketball coach Bill Ipsen has resigned following six seasons at the helm of the Rocket basketball program.


Unity High School to host Spring Baseball Camp

The Unity High School baseball program will host a Spring Baseball Camp on Saturday and Sunday, April 23 and 24, at Rocket Field on the campus of Unity High School. The camp will be held from 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday, April 23, and from 1 until 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 24.


Unity softball wins Okaw Valley opener

The Unity High School softball team began its Okaw Valley Conference schedule last week, playing the Sabers of St. Thomas More on Tuesday afternoon. Before visiting STM on Tuesday, the Rockets hosted a former Okaw member, the St. Teresa Bulldogs on Monday afternoon at Tolono. Unity scored 14 runs in the bottom of the first inning on its way to a 25-0 drubbing of the Bulldogs.


Rockets open outdoor season with strong showing at Clinton

The Unity High School track and field teams began their outdoor seasons last Tuesday with a five-team meet at Clinton High School. And although team scores were not recorded, the Rockets did very well against a field that included Argenta-Oreana, LeRoy, Ridgeview and the host Maroons.


Rockets take 2 of 3 on southern Illinois swing

The Unity Rockets baseball team was busy last week, playing five games, including three during a weekend road trip to the southern part of the state. The Rockets began the week on Monday afternoon with an 11-0, six-inning victory over St. Teresa in Decatur. The next day, Unity opened Okaw Valley Conference play at home against Maroa-Forsyth.


Seven Rockets named to All-Area teams in basketball

A total of seven Unity Rockets have been named to the News-Gazette’s All-Area teams in boys’ and girls’ basketball. In addition, a pair of girls’ basketball players have earned All-Conference recognition by the Okaw Valley Conference.
Senior Breanne Cunningham received Special Mention to the All-Area girls’ team.

Read the full story in the April 7 issue of The County Star.


Rockets sweep Marshall during 3-0 week

The Unity Rockets baseball team returned to the friendly confines of the state of Illinois after its spring trip to Tennessee, and although a pair of games were called off because of the weather, the Rockets won all three contests they were able to get in, defeating Fisher 4-0 and taking a pair from the Marshall Lions by scores of 9-1 and 12-1.


Duncan’s perfecto highlights busy week for Rockets

The past two weeks have been feast or famine for the Unity softball team, as far as playing games is concerned. In the week leading up to Easter Sunday, the Rockets played eight games, including six contests in two days during their spring trip to Chattanooga, Tenn.


Lots of experience returns for Unity girls’ hoops

The 2015-16 basketball season was probably not one that will be committed to the memory banks as far as the Unity Rockets girls are concerned.


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