Sports

5 from Unity on World Series champion

Five students from Unity Junior High School wrapped up their summer by participating in the NSA Class B 12U softball World Series in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Shelbee Taylor, Grace Renfrow, Bailey Rice, Ally England and Kaitlyn Schweighart were members of the Villa Grove Elite 12u team that won the Class B Eastern World Series last week.


A new school year set to begin

You probably wouldn’t notice by looking at a calendar (or a thermometer), but summer is almost over, at least as far as sports are concerned. Summer youth leagues, camps and travel teams have just about wrapped up their schedules, and tryouts and practices for fall sports will begin shortly, or have already started.


Pair from Unity to play in national tourney

A pair of Unity High School seniors will be participating this weekend in a national fast-pitch softball tournament in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Haleigh Loschen and Chasey Edenburn will be playing for the Charleston Power in the Triple Crown Sports East Coast Summer Nationals, which begins Wednesday morning and continues through Sunday.


Unity Minor Division All-Stars ousted at 9-/10-year-old tourney

The Unity Little League Minor Division All-Star baseball team faced an uphill climb at the


Unity eliminated at 11-/12-year-old district tourney

A young Unity All-Star team found the going difficult at the District No. 2 11-/12-year-old Little League Baseball tournament in Tuscola last week. The Unity squad lost its first two games and was eliminated from the tournament on Saturday after losing to Paris on Friday night, 27-4, in four innings, and dropping a 10-6 decision to the host squad from Tuscola the following morning.


Unity still alive at 9-/10-year-old district tournament

Although they lost a game in the winner’s bracket, the Unity Minor Division All-Stars are still in the hunt at the Little League District No. 2 9-/10-year-old tournament, being held at Taylorville. Unity won its first-round game in dramatic, walk-off fashion, edging Tuscola 16-15 with a run in the bottom of the sixth inning.


UJHS baseball tryouts set for July 31, Aug. 1

Unity Junior High School will hold tryouts for the baseball team on Monday, July 31, and Tuesday, Aug. 1. Tryouts will be conducted both days from 9 to 11 at the Rocket Baseball Field at Unity High School.

Read the full story in the July 13 issue of The County Star.


Tee Ball Fun Day

The Tolono Park District hosted a Tee Ball Fun Day Picnic on June 17.


IHSA releases 2017 football schedules

For many, the release of the upcoming season’s high school football schedules may not carry the same level of excitement as the delivery of the new phone books in the movie, “The Jerk.” But for some, seeing the new schedules means the beginning of a new gridiron season is that much closer to beginning.


Philo takes second place in Major Division baseball

The Philo Major Division baseball team recently concluded its season by finishing second in their league tournament. Philo lost to Tuscola Rotary 4-0 in the tournament championship game, played at Tuscola. The loss was Philo’s second at the hands of Tuscola Rotary, and only their second loss in a season that ended with a 16-2-1 record.


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