Prep Sports

St. Thomas’ Dallas runs at state meet

Cecily Dallas, an eighth-grade student at St. Thomas School in Philo, competed in the Illinois Elementary School Association’s Class 1A girls’ state cross-country meet last Saturday.
The meet, which brought 232 runners to Maxwell Park in Normal for the Class 1A girls alone, was the culmination of the 2017 season for  oth male and female runners in three classes from around Illinois.


Unity JFL ends season with split at Clinton

The Unity Junior Football League teams closed out their 2017 seasons at Clinton on Saturday, Oct. 7. In the first game, Clinton shut out the Rockets’ fifth- and sixth-graders by a score of 34-0. However, the seventh- and eighth-grade squad wrapped up their season on a positive note with a 30-13 win over the young Maroons.

Read the full story in the Oct. 19 issue of The County Star.


Unity set to play at Bloomington Central Catholic Friday

The 8-0 Unity Rockets will close out their 2017 regular season this Friday evening at 7 p.m. at Bloomington Central Catholic (7-1) in a game that will determine the first football champion of the Illini Prairie Conference. The Rockets currently stand alone in first place in the conference standings with their unblemished 8-0 mark.


UJHS girls win state title

The Unity Junior High School girls’ cross-country team won their third Illinois Elementary School Association state championship Saturday, capturing the Class 2A title at Maxwell Park in Normal. The Rockets finished with a team score of 98 points to top the field of 28 teams and 239 runners.
Leading the way for the Rockets was the one-two punch of Angelle and Danica Wrobel.


UJHS girls’ hoops making up for late start

In many places, basketball season is still some time away. Sure, the pros start their season this week, and college teams have begun preparations for their 2017-18 campaigns. But for junior high school girls, the schedule got under way a month ago and will run through mid-November, followed by the post-season tournaments.

Read the full story in the Oct. 19 issue of The County Star.


Rockets go 3-2 at Plano tournament

The regular season is coming down to the final two matches for the Unity Rockets volleyball team, but the Rockets maintained a busy schedule during the next-to-last-week of the campaign, with a pair of Illini Prairie Conference matches, as well as their last invitational tournament before the regional gets underway next week.


Unity girls 2nd, boys 13th at Patriot invitational

The Unity High School cross-country teams competed in perhaps their biggest meets of the season last Saturday at the Patriot Invitational, hosted by Peoria Heights High School.


Unity falls to Judah Christian in 3 OT in regional

During the second half of the season, the Unity High School soccer teams won several close matches on their way to a 10-5-2 regular season record.
Included in that win total were overtime victories over St. Joseph-Ogden and Monticello. But last Wednesday, that overtime magic ran out for the Rockets when they lost to Judah Christian 3-2 on penalty kicks in the third overtime period.


Miebach passes for record 436 yards in win

The Unity Rockets set up a conference championship showdown with Bloomington Central Catholic, and junior quarterback Evan Miebach broke two school records for passing yards in a game as the Rockets defeated Rantoul 56-28 Friday night at Hicks Field in Tolono.


Unity beats Monticello in 3 OTs to gain 10th win

The Unity High School soccer team wrapped up its 2017 regular season in dramatic fashion last Tuesday afternoon when the Rockets defeated Monticello 9-8 in three overtimes on the Sages’ home turf.


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