Sports

Philo to have summer league sign-ups

 Philo Park Association is having its 2017 Summer League sign-ups for girls’ and boys’ T-ball and up from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25; from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 1; and from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 4.
All sign-ups will be held at the Philo Township Hall, 106 S. Harrison St.


Unity opens track season at University of Illinois Armory mini-meet

In a sign that’s just as reliable as the groundhog, the Unity High School track and field teams heralded the impending arrival of spring by participating in their first “mini-meet” at the University of Illinois Armory last Wednesday evening.


Unity wrestling sends 4 to state finals

No one knows for sure how long it has been, but for the first time in a long time Unity High School will have multiple representatives at the Illinois High School Association’s Individual State Wrestling Finals this weekend at the University of Illinois’ State Farm Center.


Unity beats Maroa, falls to Monticello in girls’ regional

The Unity High School girls’ basketball team saw its 2016-17 season come to a close last Thursday night when the Rockets lost to Monticello, 55-15, in the championship game of the Argenta-Oreana Class 2A Regional Tournament. It was the Rockets’ third loss to the Sages this season, all by margins of 35-plus points.


Wheeler scores 1,000th point in Rockets’ win over STM

The atmosphere at last Friday night’s Unity-St. Thomas More boys’ basketball game reminded many in attendance of the “good old days” of high school basketball.


Wrestlers send eight to sectional

The Unity High School wrestling team had a very productive day at the Class 1A regional tournament last Saturday at Argenta. The Rockets finished third in the team standings with 166 points, trailing only team champion Auburn’s 202 points and runner-up Monticello’s 176.


Unity girls lose 2 of 3 in regular season’s last week

The Unity High School girls’ basketball team got ready for the postseason last week by playing three games, two against Okaw Valley Conference foes Rantoul and St. Thomas More, and the third against Urbana High School.


Rockets fall to SJO, edge Prairie Central in 2 OTs

The Unity Rockets boys’ basketball team had almost a week between games last week, then played on back-to-back-nights on Friday and Saturday. After playing a make-up game at Monticello on Saturday, Jan. 28, the Rockets had no games scheduled until a Friday night contest at St. Joseph-Ogden on Friday, followed by a non-conference match-up at home against Prairie Central.


UJHS boys swept by Monticello, split with PBL

The Unity Junior High School boys’ basketball team played its first games in 2017 last Thursday at Monticello, but the results resembled a New Year’s resolution gone bad.
The seventh-graders lost to the Sages 45-9, and the eighth-graders fell 43-33.
In the seventh-grade game, Monticello held Unity to just two points in the first half.


Wilson, Frost take firsts as Unity places fifth at Hawk Classic

The Unity Rockets placed wrestlers in the top four in six weight classes Saturday at the Rockets placed fifth at the 32nd Annual Hawk Classic, hosted by Prairie Central High School in Fairbury. As a team, Unity placed fifth in the field of 15 teams, recording 122 points.
The host Prairie Central Hawks won the team title with 220.5 points, followed by Clifton Central with 176.


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