Sports

Seventh-graders seeded second at regional

The Unity Junior High School seventh-grade volleyball team has been seeded second in the Illinois Elementary School Association’s Class 4A regional tournament hosted by Mattoon Junior High School. The Rockets, along with top-seeded Charleston, received first-round byes in the six-team regional.
The tournament begins Saturday morning with two games.


Colton Reed finishes career with 2-2 record at IHSA state tournament

Unity senior Colton Reed concluded his high school wrestling career last weekend with a 2-2 mark at the Illinois High School Association’s Class 1A Individual State Finals in Champaign.


Rockets defeat Trojans to go into regional with momentum

The Unity Rockets boys’ basketball team continued its pattern of alternating wins and losses right down to the final week of the regular season. The Rockets wrapped up the regular campaign last week by visiting Rantoul on Tuesday and hosting Maroa-Forsyth on Friday, and the results were consistent with what they have done during the second half of the season.


Track season begins at Uni Mini-Meet

Forget the groundhog. The best indicator that spring is near comes on the second Wednesday of February, when the first University High School mini track and field meet is held at the University of Illinois Armory. The “mini-meets” are series of informal, unscored meets held every other week.

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


Rockets defeat Westville, lose to STM in Unity Regional

The Unity Rockets girls’ basketball team assured itself of a winning season Monday night by downing Westville 63-25 in the first round of the Tolono Class 2A Regional Tournament, held at the Rocket Center. However, the season came to a close a couple of nights later when St. Thomas More eliminated the Rockets in the semifinals, 52-35, to advance to the championship game against St.


Rockets split shootouts against Sages, STM

With the regular season winding down to its final week, the Unity Rockets boys’ basketball team is trying to build some momentum for the regional tournament, which begins Monday night in Tuscola. However, the Rockets have some difficult tests in the final two weeks of the season, starting with last week’s home games against Monticello and St. Thomas More.


Reed returns to state finals with sectional championship

Unity senior Colton Reed will return to the Illinois High School Association’s Class 1A Individual Wrestling State Finals for the second consecutive year this weekend after winning the 182-pound weight class at the Vandalia Sectional last Saturday.


Krutsinger receives flight credentials from Parkland

Unity High School student athlete McKenzie Krutsinger recently received her flight credentials from the Parkland College Institute of Aviation at the University of Illinois.


Hinton and Reed lead five Rockets to sectionals

The Unity High School wrestling program will have five athletes traveling to Vandalia this weekend for the Illinois High School Association’s Class 1A Sectional Tournament. The Rockets placed fourth Saturday at the Argenta-Oreana Regional with a team total of 142.5 points.
Shelbyville won the team title with 220 points, followed by Auburn with 193.


Unity divides Okaw Valley road games at Maroa, SJO

Friday nights have taken on the appearance of the “Friday the 13th” movies for the Unity boys’ basketball team since the calendar turned over to 2015. After beating St. Joseph-Ogden on Friday, Jan. 9, the Rockets have lost four straight games on Fridays. By contrast, the Rockets are 3-1 on Tuesday nights.

Read the full story in the Feb. 12 issue of The County Star.


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