Prep Sports

Spikes Red win 6 of 7 to finish season 21-9-2

The Central State Spikes Red 16-and-under baseball team closed its 2014 season on a high note, winning six of its final seven games to end the summer campaign with a record of 21 victories, nine losses and a pair of ties. The recent hot streak snapped a four-game losing streak suffered by the Spikes over the July 4 weekend.


Central State Spikes to hold tryouts Sunday

The Central State Spikes baseball program will hold tryouts for all age groups for the 2015 season this Sunday, Aug. 3, at the Unity High School baseball field. Tryouts for the 10U, 11U and 12U teams will be held from noon until 1:30 p.m. Tryouts for the 13U and 14U squads will be held from 1:45 until 3:15 p.m.

Read the full story in the July 31 issue of The County Star.


Tryouts for Midstate Blaze softball announced

Tryouts for the Midstate Blaze softball teams will be held the next two Sundays at West Side Park in Tolono. Tryouts for the 10U, 12U and 14U teams will be conducted starting at 1 p.m. this Sunday, Aug. 3. The 10U tryouts will be held from 1 until 2:30 p.m.

Read the full story in the July 31 issue of The County Star.


Midstate Blaze goes 3-2 at 10U World Series

The Tolono-based Midstate Blaze 10U softball team closed out its 2013-14 season last Thursday by finishing with a 3-2 record at the National Softball Association’s Class B North/North Central World Series in Northwest Indiana.


Unity finishes with 1-2 mark in 9-/10-year-old District tourney play

The Unity 9- and 10-year-old All-Star team ended its tournament season with a 1-2 record at the Little League Baseball District 2 Tournament held in Champaign. Unity’s first-round opponent, Champaign West, used a six-run second inning to power their way to a 12-3 win on Monday, July 7. Two days later, Unity prevailed in a 15-12 slugfest over Champaign East Blue in a loser’s bracket game.


Maroa-Forsyth leaving new Okay Valley Conference

The Unity football team will host Maroa-Forysth on Sept. 26 to take on the Trojans for their homecoming game.
Unity will travel to Maroa-Forsyth in 2015.
After that, the two football teams may not play each other again.

Read the full story in the July 24 issue of The County Star.


Midstate Blaze 10U’s begin World Series play Tuesday

The Tolono-based Midstate Blaze 10-and-under softball team headed for Northwest Indiana earlier this week to play in the National Softball Association’s Class B 10U North/Central World Series, joining a field of 39 teams from Illinois, Indiana and Michigan in the quest for a championship.


Unity 11- and 12-year-olds go 2-2 at district tourney

The Unity 11- and 12-year-old All-Stars were eliminated from Little League District Tournament play on Wednesday, July 9, when they were defeated by Champaign East 13-3 in Champaign.
The Unity All-Stars finished the double-elimination tournament with a record of 2-2, picking up victories over Villa Grove and St. Joseph in between losses to Champaign East.


Wedel steps down as Unity softball coach

Unity High School head softball coach Kelley Wedel has submitted her resignation after two seasons in the position.


Spikes 16U Red drops three in Springfield tourney

After sweeping through the Gold Rings Nationals tournament in O’Fallon, Ill., the final weekend of June, the Central State Spikes 16-and-under Red team was bound to come back to earth, and they did.


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