Sports

Rockets’ JV posts 3rd win of season

The Unity junior varsity football team played less than a half against St. Joseph-Ogden Monday night before weather forced the cancellation of the rest of the game, but it was more than enough time for the Rockets to post a 39-6 win over the Spartans, their third win without a loss this season.


UJHS falls to Mattoon in regional semis

The Unity Junior High School baseball team won its first 10 games of the 2017 season and received the top seed in the Class 2A regional tournament hosted by Charleston.
Unfortunately, the season took a downward turn over the final weekend of the regular season when the Rockets lost at Maroa-Forsyth, 9-7, on Saturday, Sept. 9, for their first loss of the season.


Unity girls win Parkside Invite

The Unity Junior High School girls’ cross-country team made a major statement recently, winning the Parkside Invitational at Normal on Saturday, Sept. 9.


UJHS advances to first state tournament

For the first time in the history of the program, the Unity Junior High School softball team will play in a state tournament this weekend.
The Rockets wrapped up their first berth in the Elite Eight last Saturday with a 3-2 victory over Bridgeport Red Hill in the Illinois Elementary School Association’s Class AA sectional tournament at Paris High School.


JFL Rockets swept by Decatur Catholic, split with Monticello

The regular season is coming to a close for the Unity Junior Football League teams.
The Young Rockets played their final home games last Saturday against Monticello and will conclude their 2017 campaigns with three straight road trips to Shelbyville, Maroa-Forsyth and Clinton.


Unity begins conference play vs. STM and Rantoul

The Unity High School soccer team, off to one of its best starts in recent history, stumbled in shutout losses to Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin and St. Thomas More. The Rockets dropped a 3-0 decision to the B-H/R-A Blue Devils on Saturday, Sept. 9, at Rossville, then opened Illini Prairie Conference action at home against the STM Sabers on Tuesday, Sept. 12.


Harmon 1st, Woodard 2nd at Tuscola Classic

The Unity High School girls’ cross-country won its fourth team championship in as many meets, and junior Jordan Harmon won her third individual title of the season last Saturday at the 40th Tuscola Classic.


Spikers go on a roll heading into conference play

After an up-and-down start to the season, the Unity High School volleyball team has been playing better recently before the start of Illini Prairie Conference play. After going 2-3 and placing fourth at the Casey-Westfield tournament over Labor Day weekend, the Rockets have reeled off seven straight victories to boost their record to 11-5.


Rockets get ready for first-ever meeting with Olympia Spartans

This Friday night, the Unity Rockets will take on the Olympia High School Spartans in an Illini Prairie Conference football game at Olympia, which is located near the town of  Stanford, southwest of the twin cities of Bloomington and Normal.


It’s a celebration: Unity blanks SJO 41-0 to go 4-0

It wasn’t playing over the public address system, but in somebody’s head, Kool & the Gang’s “Celebration” was playing at Hicks Field last Friday night following the Unity-St. Joseph-Ogden high school football game. After all, for Unity fans at least, there was plenty to celebrate.


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