Prep Sports

Unity volleyball works to take the next step

The Unity High School volleyball team opens its 2016 season hoping to improve upon its 2017 record from a year ago, as well as its 3-7 mark in the final year of the Okaw Valley conference. But probably the biggest goal will be one that has eluded the Rockets the past three years: winning a regional championship.


UJHS runs record to 4-1 win softball win

So far this season, it seems that the only thing to slow down the Unity Junior High School softball team has been the weather.


Soccer hopes to keep growing, maturing

The Unity High School soccer team opens its 2016 season this week with road games at Danville Schlarman on Monday and at Decatur St. Teresa on Tuesday before playing their home opener on Thursday against Oakwood.
Head coach Michel Stringer welcomed 28 players to the start of practice last week and said that number is about par for the course.


Rockets go for win No. 500 in opener at Decatur St. Teresa

The Unity Rockets football team will open its 2016 season this Friday evening in Decatur against St. Teresa.


Unity 5th-graders post shutout

The Unity JFL fifth-grade football team combined a strong offense with a stout defense to win their season opener by a score of 33-0 Saturday at Warrensburg.
“On offense, we trusted our running backs and fullbacks to step and run the ball hard, and we were very successful,” Unity coach Kyle Palmisano said.


Fall Sports Kickoff set for Friday evening

The Unity Athletic Boosters will host the annual Fall Sports Kickoff this Friday at Hicks Field. The kickoff is the first opportunity for the public to see the fall sports teams at Unity High School before their respective seasons get under way. The teams will present short demonstrations, then will be introduced on the track.


Junior high softball hurls second no-hitter of week

The 2016 season is just one week old for the Unity Junior High School softball team, but the Rockets already have two no-hitters to their credit. After Kyleigh Weller blanked Mahomet-Seymour 10-0 in the season opener on Aug.


No-hitter highlights UJHS opener

The Unity Junior High School softball team has just five home games on their schedule this season, so the Rockets made sure the fans in attendance at Monday’s season opener got something to remember.


Rockets move up to 72nd among winningest prep football programs in state of Illinois

With 10 victories last season, the Unity High School football program moved up a couple of notches among the roll call of the winningest high school football programs in the state of Illinois. According to the list compiled by historians Kev Varney and Tom Sikorski, the Rockets enter the 2016 season tied for 72nd among the top 262 prep teams in the state.


Unity Little League fundraiser to be held July 30

The Unity Little League will be holding a pancake breakfast fundraiser on Saturday, July 30, at the Applebee’s restaurant in Savoy. Serving will be from 8 until 10 a.m. The public is invited to come out and support the Unity Little League and visit with the 9- and 10-year-old district champions and hear about their amazing run.


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