Sports

Unity 11/12s advance in district tournament

At the Unity All-Stars’ game vs. Urbana on July 7 at the District 2 11/12-year old baseball tournament at Bottenfield School in Champaign, Unity’s Nolan Remole pitched four innings, and gave up no runs on two hits, with four strikeouts and two walks.  Unity won 5-3 over Urbana, their second victory of the tournament.


Wheeler to attend Olney Central College

The third all-time leading scorer in Unity High School history has made his decision as to where he will continue his academic and athletic careers. J.T. Wheeler, a May, 2018 Unity graduate, announced on Twitter Sunday that he will be attending Olney Central College this fall.


Three from Unity make All-Star team at EIU camp

At the Eastern Illinois University soccer camp in June, Unity players shined.

Out of 70 high school players from all over the region at the summer camp, Unity usually sends 8 to 12 players, said EIU soccer coach Ricardo Lara.  “The  camp is very competitive. Individuals show up from up to three hours away.”


Unity 9/10 All-Stars end tourney run

The Unity Little League 9/10-year old All-Star baseball team saw its tournament trail come to an end last week at the district tourney in Tuscola. Monday evening, July 9, Unity dropped a winner’s bracket contest to Champaign East, considered by many to be the best team in the tournament, by a score of 4-2.


Results of June 29 Tolono Twlight Trek

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Migut named Athlete of the Year on All-Area boys’ track team

The honors keep rolling in for Steven Migut. The May graduate of Unity High School and All-State quarterback in football added another accolade to his collection when he was named the Athlete of the Year on the All-Area boys’ track and field team, selected by the News-Gazette. 


Unity All-Stars to begin tourney play July 5 and 6

The Unity Little League All-Stars will enter postseason play on Thursday, July 5, and Friday, July 6, with district tournaments getting under way in Tuscola and Champaign.

The 9-/10-year-old All-Stars will go to Tuscola for their district tournament and will play their first game at 8 p.m. on Friday, July 6, against the Champaign West All-Stars. 


Trio of ex-Rockets complete careers at Lincoln Land College

Three former Unity High School student-athletes have completed their eligibility at Lincoln Land Community College in Springfield. Volleyball player Brea Cunningham and softball players Gracie Schweighart and Madison Routh each competed two years for the Loggers after graduating from Unity in the spring of 2016.


Unity girls’ program has bright future ahead

The Unity High School girls’ track and field team had a competitive season in 2018, placing third in the inaugural Illini Prairie Conference meet, and at the Glenwood Invitational, as well as coming in fourth at the Monticello Invitational.


Knudsen, Dubson named Illini Prairie All-Conference

A pair of rising juniors at Unity High School have been named to the first All-Conference softball team by the Illini Prairie Conference. Infielders Elyce Knudsen and Kyleigh Dubson were selected to the IPC’s Honorable Mention All-Conference list on the basis of their performances during the 2018 season.


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