Sports

Unity soccer falls to ALAH, Fisher/GCMS

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.


Rockets split with Sages, Sabers to open Okaw slate

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.


Unity girls second, boys 11th at Spartan Classic

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.


Rockets rebound with 49-7 win over Red Hill

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.


Unity spikers win Decatur Lutheran tournament

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.


Unity girls second, boys seventh at PBL Invitational

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.


Rockets, Sages renew rivalry Saturday night

At 7:30 p.m. this Saturday evening, Unity and Monticello will play their final football game as Okaw Valley Conference rivals at Monticello.


Rockets shut out Macomb in 55-0 blowout

It was all Unity in Macomb on Friday night, as the Rockets handed the Bombers their worst loss of the 2016 season by a score of 55-0.
“We prepared for this like a playoff game,” Unity head coach Scott Hamilton said. “Our kids handled the road trip and were ready to play."

(story courtesy of The McDonough County Voice)


UJHS cross-country opens season at St. Matthew’s Invite

The Unity Junior High School cross-country teams started their 2016 seasons on Saturday, Aug. 20, at the St. Matthew’s Invitational, held on the campus of the High School of St. Thomas More in Champaign. No team scores were available, but the young Rockets did turn in some impressive performances, especially for the first meet of the season.


Two Rocket football games to be televised this season

Unity football fans should make sure to set their VCRs, DVRs or whatever devices they use to record programs this fall, because the Rockets will be on television twice during the 2016 season.


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