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The Unity High School boys’ track and field team opened its outdoor season last Tuesday afternoon with a meet at Clinton. Although no team scores were kept, the Rockets had an outstanding day, compiling 28 top-four finishes in the meet. Unity took first place in eight of the 17 events, racked up seven second-place finishes, seven thirds and six fourths.
The Unity High School baseball team lost its first game of the season Saturday against Carbondale, but not before the Rockets had compiled a season-opening streak of 11 straight wins.
The Unity Rockets softball team started the 2014 season with six consecutive victories but has found the going a little tougher in the past week or so. Aside from dealing with games called off because of the weather, the Rockets of coach Kelley Wedel have run into some tough competition, and the result has been a five-game losing streak.
After about a month and a half of indoor competition, the Unity girls’ track and field team made its outdoor debut last Tuesday in a meet at Clinton. The transition from indoor to outdoor apparently agreed with the Rockets, as the Unity girls took first place in six events and had 13 other top-four finishes in the unscored meet.
The Unity High School softball team missed over a week of action because of the weather, but the Rockets continued their winning ways, defeating Champaign Central, 10-0, on Tuesday, and Fisher, 7-3, in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday before suffering their first loss of the season in the nightcap against the Bunnies by a score of 6-3.
The Unity Rocket baseball team continued its winning ways last week, posting four victories to raise its record to 8-0 to start the season. Monday afternoon, the Rockets scored a run in the bottom of the sixth inning to break a 1-1 tie and defeat Bismarck-Henning, 2-1. Tuesday, it was on to Fisher, where the Rockets rode the two-hit pitching of Robby Crouse to a 3-0 win over the Bunnies.
Junior right-hander Taylor White pitched a complete game two-hitter and drove in a pair of runs as the Unity Rockets defeated Westville, 4-1, Saturday in a nonconference baseball game at Rocket Field. White pitched no-hit ball through six innings before giving up a pair of hits and the Tigers’ only run in the top of the seventh inning to notch his first victory of the season.
The Unity High School girls’ track and field team closed out its indoor season with a pair of meets at Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington. Monday, the Rockets competed in the Clinton Girls Last Chance Meet, a final opportunity to qualify for the Illinois Top Times Meet, regarded as the unofficial state indoor meet.
igh School Boys track and field team traveled to Bloomington to participate in the Illinois Top Times indoor meet. The meet is generally regarded as the state meet for indoor track and field in Illinois, and the Rockets qualified for seven events.
For the third time in four games during the young 2014 season, the Unity Rockets softball team scored in double figures and won by more than a 10-run margin when they defeated Champaign Centennial, 14-3, Friday at Centennial. Unlike the victories over Arcola and Paris, Friday’s game went the full seven innings because the Rockets did not achieve their 10-run advantage until the final inning.