Unity 8th-grade girls preparing for postseason play

The Unity Junior High School eighth-grade girls’ basketball team found itself two weeks behind before they even started their season, due to the success of the school’s softball team.

Herrin eliminates Unity from playoffs, 33-18

The Herrin Tigers used a punishing ground game behind an offensive line that outweighed Unity’s front four by almost 30 pounds per man, on their way to a 33-18 victory over the Rockets in a Class 4A second-round playoff game Saturday at the Harrison-Bruce Sports Complex in Herrin.

Unity girls win 2nd state championship

For the second time since 2015, the Unity High School girls’ cross-country team has captured the Class 1A state championship. Saturday morning at Detweiller Park in Peoria, the Rockets won the title with a team score of 108 points, just two points better that their archrivals, the St. Joseph-Ogden Spartans, who scored 110 points.

UJHS 7th-grade girls improve to 9-4 on the hardwood

The junior high school girls’ basketball season is heading into its final weeks, and Unity’s seventh-grade girls have been in a stretch with several games in a short period of time.

Rockets fall to Mahomet-Seymour in regional

The Unity High School volleyball team ended its 2017 season the same way they had played most of their games — from behind.

Rockets open playoff run with emotional victory over Pontiac

The Unity Rockets football team knew they were up for a challenge last week, preparing for their first-round Class 4A playoff game against the Pontiac Indians. The Rockets had defeated Pontiac 38-14 during the second week of the season.

Unity goes south to meet Herrin Tigers in 2nd round

Those optimists that thought the Unity Rockets would beat Pontiac in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs would have been right if they had made signs for the next round saying, “Beat The Tigers.” They would have been on point no matter who won, because the Rockets would face either the Paris Tigers or the Herrin Tigers in the second round.

Woodward, Unity girls advance to state cross-country meet

On a less-than-pleasant day at the Macoupin County Fairgrounds, the Unity High School cross-country teams competed at the Carlinville Class 1A Sectional Meet, with aspirations of advancing to the state meet this Saturday in Peoria.

St. Thomas’ Dallas runs at state meet

Cecily Dallas, an eighth-grade student at St. Thomas School in Philo, competed in the Illinois Elementary School Association’s Class 1A girls’ state cross-country meet last Saturday.
The meet, which brought 232 runners to Maxwell Park in Normal for the Class 1A girls alone, was the culmination of the 2017 season for  oth male and female runners in three classes from around Illinois.

Unity JFL ends season with split at Clinton

The Unity Junior Football League teams closed out their 2017 seasons at Clinton on Saturday, Oct. 7. In the first game, Clinton shut out the Rockets’ fifth- and sixth-graders by a score of 34-0. However, the seventh- and eighth-grade squad wrapped up their season on a positive note with a 30-13 win over the young Maroons.

Read the full story in the Oct. 19 issue of The County Star.

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