Sports

Rockets drop two in Illini Prairie action

The Unity Rockets baseball team was able to get on the field for two games on back-to-back days last week, but the results were the same, as Unity lost a pair of Illini Prairie Conference games. Thursday afternoon, the Rockets went to Fairbury for a contest against the Prairie Central Hawks, and returned on the short end of a 10-0, five-inning decision.


Natalie King signs for Ripon College

Unity High School senior Natalie King signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Ripon College in Wisconsin and continue her cross-country career. King made her commitment official last Wednesday when she signed her letter in the high school media center, surrounded by her track and cross-country teammates. 


Mansell signs with Eureka College soccer

Another Unity High School senior has made a decision concerning their educational and athletic future. Kenny Mantell signed a National Letter of Intent last week to attend Eureka College in Eureka, Illinois, where he will also compete on the Red Devils’ soccer team.

Read more in the April 19 edition of the County Star.


Kaiser ties school record as Unity wins Monticello Invite

It took a couple weeks, but the Unity High School boys’ track and field team finally made it onto a track for its first outdoor meet of the season. After their first two meets at Clinton and Carterville were called off because of the weather, the Rockets went to Monticello Friday evening for the Sages’ Invitational.


Rocket Girls host Unity Invitational

The Unity High School girls’ track & field team hosted their only home meet of the season Friday evening, welcoming 21 schools to the annual Unity Invitational at the Hicks Field track. 


Unity softball goes 1-2 vs. Okaw Valley, Prairie Central, Pontiac

For the first time in almost a month, the Unity High School softball team got to play a game without stepping on a bus to get to the diamond. 


Unity boys 2017-18, a tale of 2 seasons

The 2017-18 season for the Unity boys’ basketball team might best be characterized as being in two segments. The first segment consisted of the 12 games that opened the campaign.

The Rockets won 11 of those games, and held eight of their opponents to under 40 points.


Unity team battles weather, opponents

Stop me if you’ve heard this before.
I’m pretty sure you have, but the weather is making mincemeat out of the schedules for the high school baseball and softball teams, and the Unity Rockets are no exception. Of the 10 games scheduled from the opening day of the season through the middle of this week, the Rockets have played just four games so far.


Girls’ hoops competitive despite record

The Unity High School girls’ basketball team had several things that were not in their favor during the 2017-18 season —just 10 girls in the entire program, meaning there were no junior varsity or freshman teams; only one senior on the roster; and a schedule that featured five ranked teams, three of which were also members of the Rockets’ new conference, the Illini Prairie Conference.


Unity goes 1-3 in Tennessee

The Unity High School softball team took its spring trip last week not looking for surf and sand but for a chance to play ball.


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