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Although the 2016 season did not end with a high finish at the state Class 2A meet, the Unity girls’ track and field team did experience some memorable moments, Including a bunch of new school records, and 145 points and a third-place finish at the Okaw Valley Conference meet, just five points behind champion Monticello.
On a day that would have better spent sipping lemonade by the pool, or perhaps staying inside with the air conditioning, the Unity Rebels 10-and-under softball team soldiered on and played a double-header against the Monticello Magic at the Sadorus Ball Park.
A pair of Unity Rockets have been named to the News-Gazette’s All-Area Baseball Team.
Junior catcher/pitcher Bobby Barnard and senior first baseman/pitcher Zach Gadbury were selected to represent Unity on the newspaper’s 27th All-Area team. Barnard was picked for the Second Team, while Gadbury received Honorable Mention.
Read the full story in the June 30 issue of The County Star.
For the first time since the award was started in 2012, an area coach has repeated as the News-Gazette’s All-Area Boys’ Track and Field Coach of the Year. Unity High School’s Tim Gateley is also the first multiple winner of the award.
A pair of recent Unity High School graduates who will continue to be teammates in college have been selected to the First Team on the News-Gazette’s All-Area Girls’ Softball Team.
The Unity Rebels 10-and-under girls’ softball team took on a pair of familiar opponents last Wednesday in league play at Witt Park in Sidney.
An additional former Unity football player has been named to the roster of the East All-Stars for the Order of the Eastern Star Central Illinois All-Star Football Game that will be played this Saturday evening at Maroa-Forsyth High School.
After three straight years of disappointment in the regional championship game, the Unity High School softball team finally broke down the door, and almost made it to the Elite Eight during the 2016 season. Coach Aimee Davis’ Rockets posted a 23-12 record, just one win shy of tying the school record for victories.
Two more May graduates from Unity High School have been selected to participate in an all-star football game this month.
The Unity Rebels 10U girls’ softball team played a pair of double-headers last week and came away with three victories in four games. In league play Wednesday night at Witt Park in Sidney, the Rebels lost their first game to the Blaze by a score of 11-2 but rebounded to defeat the Diamonds 15-0.
Sunday afternoon, the Rebels beat Blue Ice 10-6, then blanked the Oly Fire from Olympia, 6-0.