Prep Sports

Unity basketball moves up to Class 3A in 2017-18 season

By the thinnest of margins, the Unity High School basketball programs will compete in Class 3A when postseason play comes around in February and March 2018. The Illinois High School Association announced classifications for schools engaged in sports and activities sanctioned by the IHSA last week.

Four from Unity named to All-Area squad in girls’ track and field

A quartet of athletes from Unity High School’s girls’ track and field program have been named to the News-Gazette’s All-Area Team for the 2017 outdoor season. Graduating senior Nicole Bagwell, junior Taylor Millsap and sophomore Jordan Harmon were all named to the All-Area First Team, while senior Leah Buhr received Honorable Mention recognition.

Spikes tie with Bulldogs

The Central State Spikes 12U team took on the Mahomet-Seymour Bulldogs last Wednesday night at Hartman Park in Pesotum. The game ended in a 4-4 tie.

Unity winter sports review, Athletes of the Year named

The County Star’s review of the 2016-17 school year’s athletic teams at Unity High School continues with a look at the winter sports -- boys’ basketball, girls’ basketball and wrestling.

4 from Unity vie for state bass fishing championship

Unity High School will be represented by two teams at the Illinois High School Association’s bass fishing championships this Wednesday and Thursday at Carlyle Lake in southern Illinois.

Terven, Thorson and Traxler to play in Eastern Star football game June 24

For those of you just itching to watch some football, three recent graduates of Unity High School will help feed your fix later this month. Jacob Terven, Sam Thorson and Toby Traxler will represent the Rockets in the annual Order of the Eastern Star All-Star Football Game on Saturday, June 24, at Walter Boyd Field at Maroa-Forsyth High School.

Registration under way for 2017 Rocket Soccer Camp

The 2017 Rocket Soccer Camp will be held July 24 through 27 at the Unity High School soccer field, located behind Unity Junior High School.
The camp will be conducted in three sessions. The first session will be for boys and girls who will be entering grades nine through 12 and will be held from 8 until 10 a.m.

Read the full story in the June 1 issue The County Star.

Rocket Volleyball Camp scheduled for June 19 through 22

Unity High School head volleyball coach Kylie McCulley has announced that the Rocket Volleyball Camp will be held June 19 through 22.

Eureka’s big innings enough to down Unity in sectional

It took a year to do it, but the Eureka Hornets finally defeated the Unity Rockets in the semifinals of a Class 2A sectional tournament. Last year, Unity edged the Hornets 6-5 in the semifinals of the St. Joseph-Ogden Sectional. Last Tuesday, Eureka got a measure of revenge, defeating the Rockets 7-1 at the Maroa-Forsyth Sectional, held at the Forsyth Village Park.

Migut sets school record in 300 hurdles at state meet

The Unity Rockets tied for 22nd place Saturday at the Class 2A state track and field meet, held at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston. The Rockets ended the weekend with a total of 13 points to tie with Rochelle for 22nd place in their second year in Class 2A.

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