Prep Sports

Unity girls split decisions with Urbana, Arcola

The Unity High School girls’ basketball team had a nine-day break between their Nov. 28 game at Cissna Park and the Dec. 7 game at Urbana High School.


Rockets sweep Benton Duals for 2nd straight year

For the second consecutive year, the Unity Rockets wrestling team won all seven of its matches at the Benton Duals in southern Illinois.


Rockets post wins over Marshall, Arcola to go to 3-0

The Unity Rockets boys’ basketball team returned to the hardwood last week for a pair of nonconference games against Marshall and Arcola and came away with a pair of victories to raise their record to 3-0 for the young season. Tuesday night, the Rockets won their home opener, using a barrage on nine three-point baskets and a 35-point game from senior J.T.


More postseason honors roll in for Unity fall sports

The fall sports postseason awards continue to come in for Unity High School student-athletes. More honors have been announced for members of the Rockets’ volleyball, football and girls’ cross-country teams.

Read the full story in the Dec. 14 issue of The County Star.


UJHS eighth-grade girls fall in overtime at state

The Unity Junior High School eighth-grade girls’ basketball capped off a memorable fall sports season last weekend at the Illinois Elementary School Association’s Class 8-3A state tournament at Germantown Hills.


UJHS 8th-grade girls win regional title with win over St. Joseph

The top-seeded Unity Junior High School eighth-grade girls’ basketball team swept its way to a regional championship last week at St. Joseph, defeating Oakwood 36-15 in the semifinals on Tuesday, Nov. 28, then beating the host St. Joseph Panthers 25-16 in the championship game on Thursday, Nov. 30.


Unity 7th-grade girls fall to Havana at state tourney

The Unity Junior High School seventh-grade girls’ basketball team advanced to the state tournament for the sixth time in school history last week after defeating Maroa-Forsyth 40-21 in the Class 7-3A sectional championship Wednesday night at the Rocket Center.


Charleston’s steal, layup lead Unity girls to victory at Cissna Park

Unity junior Abbie Charleston’s steal and layup in the final seconds of overtime sparked the
Rockets to 49-48 non-conference victory at Cissna Park last Tuesday night, giving the Rockets their fifth victory in seven games so far this season, as well as a big road win over a program that is a perennial powerhouse in Class 1A girls’ basketball.


Unity opens season with 4-2 record in dual meets

The Unity High School wrestling team has competed in six dual matches during the first two weeks of the season and has a record of 4-2, with the two losses coming to larger schools like Danville and Champaign Centennial.


Two from Unity sign letters of intent to continue careers

A pair of Unity High School seniors have made decisions to continue their academic and athletic careers at the collegiate level. Jake Frost and Christian Chandler signed National Letters of Intent Friday with NCAA Division lll schools, with Frost signing with the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, and Chandler inking a Letter of Intent with Millikin University in Decatur.


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