Sports

Regional title eludes Unity in extra-inning loss

On at least two occasions Saturday afternoon, the Unity Rockets were one out away from winning their first regional baseball championship since 1993.


Rockets win first softball regional since 2007

The Unity Rockets softball team won its first regional championship since 2007 Saturday morning when they defeated Gibson City-Melvin-Sibley 10-0 in five innings in the championship game of the Unity Class 2A Regional Tournament. The Rockets advanced to their fourth straight regional title game Wednesday by downing Champaign St. Thomas More 9-1.


Rockets win 9 events to take sectional crown

Another meet, another big victory for the Unity boys’ track and field team. Making their first appearance in a Class 2A sectional meet, the Rockets did just what they’ve done all season long, dominate the field.


Millsap places 6th at state meet

The Unity girls’ track and field team found the going tough at the Class 2A state meet last weekend in Charleston.


Rockets win 20th game in split against C-W

The Unity Rockets softball team achieved a milestone victory Saturday afternoon in the final regular-season game against Casey-Westfield.
With an 8-0 victory over the Warriors, the Rockets notched their 20th win of the season, a feat that not been accomplished by a Unity softball team since the 2013 team went 20-13.


Two wins push Rockets to 20-victory mark

As with most teams in the area recently, the rains have had an effect on high school sports, especially baseball and softball, and the Unity Rockets have not been immune to the problem. The Rockets have had to juggle the schedule quite a bit, canceling nonconference games in order to make up conference contests. Last week, Unity took their third stab at playing Okaw Valley Conference foe St.


Unity girls qualify for state in four events

ls’ track and field team competed in the Class 2A sectional meet last Wednesday at Mahomet-Seymour and placed seventh in the team standings with a total of 43 points. Okaw Valley Conference rival Monticello won the team championship with 90 points, followed by Charleston with 78, the host Mahomet-Seymour Bulldogs with 59, Urbana with 56, Mattoon with 52 and Champaign Central with 52.


Unity boys win big at Okaw, Mahomet meets

The Unity High School boys’ track and field team continued their dominance of the area track scene last week by posting two more lopsided victories at the Okaw Valley Conference meet as well as the Mahomet-Seymour Invitational.


Traxler, Frost named to All-Area wrestling team

A pair of Unity High School wrestlers have been named to the News-Gazette’s All-Area Team in recognition of their accomplishments during the 2015-16 season.


Ipsen steps down as Unity boys’ basketball coach

Unity boys’ basketball coach Bill Ipsen has resigned following six seasons at the helm of the Rocket basketball program.


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