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The Unity High School volleyball team certainly gave the fans in attendance at their opening match of the season a reason to come back in the future.
The Unity Rockets will attempt to pick up their first victory of the season Friday night when they host the Monmouth-Roseville Titans at 7 p.m. at Hicks Field. This is the third year in a row the Rockets and Titans have met on the gridiron, with Unity winning the first two contests.
The first meeting was in 2014, also during Week 2, with Unity winning 42-16.
The Unity boys’ and girls’ cross-country teams will be doing something this season that no other Unity athletic team has ever done, and that is to defend a state championship. The boys’ track and field team won a Class 1A state title in 2015, but the Rockets were moved up to Class 2A in 2016 and were unable to defend their crown.
The Unity High School soccer team opened their season with a bang last Monday afternoon, as six different Rockets scored goals in a 6-0 victory at Danville Schlarman.
Even though his Unity Rocket football team was shut out, 27-0, at Decatur St. Teresa in its first game of the season, head coach Scott Hamilton knows that it was just the first game, and there’s still plenty of football left.
The Unity High School volleyball team opens its 2016 season hoping to improve upon its 2017 record from a year ago, as well as its 3-7 mark in the final year of the Okaw Valley conference. But probably the biggest goal will be one that has eluded the Rockets the past three years: winning a regional championship.
So far this season, it seems that the only thing to slow down the Unity Junior High School softball team has been the weather.
The Unity High School soccer team opens its 2016 season this week with road games at Danville Schlarman on Monday and at Decatur St. Teresa on Tuesday before playing their home opener on Thursday against Oakwood.
Head coach Michel Stringer welcomed 28 players to the start of practice last week and said that number is about par for the course.
The Unity Rockets football team will open its 2016 season this Friday evening in Decatur against St. Teresa.
The ninth annual Run4Raley 5K run, 1-mile walk and Kids Mito Dash event was held on Friday night, with a new course through the streets of Philo. There were silent auction items and a raffle for a television. Proceeds from the event benefited the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation and Hope4Aubree.