Prep Sports

Two youth basketball camps coming to Unity High School

Young people wishing to learn more about the game of basketball are invited to attend one of two camps that will be held at Unity High School in the coming weeks. The Unity Rocket Youth Basketball Camp for boys will be held June 6 through 9. The camp will be conducted in three sessions.

Read the full story in the June 2 issue of The County Star.


Reed named new boys’ hoops coach at Unity

The Unit 7 school board met in special session Thursday night and approved the hiring of Matt Reed as the new boys’ head basketball coach at Unity High School.


Rockets end softball season in Sweet 16

For the first time in program history, the Unity High School softball team advanced to the Sweet Sixteen in Class 2A, only to see their path the a first-ever supersectional berth blocked by an all-too-familiar foe. St. Joseph-Ogden scored five runs in the top of the sixth inning Saturday to overcome a 3-0 deficit and win the sectional tournament hosted by the Spartans, 5-3.


Rockets place 4th at 2A state track meet

Despite being the smallest school in Class 2A, the Unity High School boys’ track and field team placed fourth at last weekend’s Illinois High School Association state meets, held at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston.


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.


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