Prep Sports

Unity trio blanked at state tournament

Unity High School sent three wrestlers to the individual state finals last week, hoping to bring home the school’s first individual medal since 2014. But two Rockets were shut out, with only one wrestler moving on to the second and third days of competition.


Unity Youth Wrestling Club wins Rocket Blast

The Unity Youth Wrestling Club finished first overall at the Rocket Blast Wrestling Tournament on Feb. 18. Nearly 400 youth ages 14 and under participated in the tournament.
In the 6-and-under, 40-41-pound class, Unity’s Hunter Mudd placed fourth with 4 team points.

Read the full story in the Feb. 22 issue of The County Star.


Rockets beat Maroa 77-38

With starter JT Wheeler out for his third game of the week with a high-ankle sprain, the Unity boys’ basketball team managed to pull out a 77-38 win over Maroa-Forsyth Saturday on the road.
Jon Decker led the Rockets in scoring with 20 points, while Evan Miebach added 14 and Brady Porter tossed in eight.


Rockets fall to IVC, 73-53

The Unity boys’ basketball team’s record fell to 14-7 after a 73-53 loss to Illini Prairie Conference foe Illinois Valley Central Friday on the road.
Jared Routh led the Rockets in scoring with 15 points, while Cale Shonkwiler contributed nine.
Things went well for Unity for a while, as they led 21-11 following the first quarter.


Unity boys seeded 4th at Class 3A regional

The Unity boys’ basketball team is seeded fourth at the subsectional A of the Decatur Eisenhower Class 3A sectional.
At the Paris Class 3A regional, eighth-seed Olney East Richland will play ninth-seed Charleston at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 26. Sixth-seed Effingham will take on 11th-seed Paris at 7:30 p.m.


UJHS 7th-grade spikers seeded 1st in regional

Unity has received the top seed in the Class 7 3A regional, which will be held at St. Joseph Middle School.
The Rockets have a first-round bye and will play either the host St. Joseph Panthers or Warrensburg-Latham in the first semi-final match at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 27. St. Joseph and Warrensburg-Latham will play the first game of the regional at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 26.


Migut signs with West Point

Unity High School had a first last week as Steven Migut signed his letter of intent to play football at the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y.
In addition to West Point, Migut had considered McKendree University in Lebanon, Ill.; and Concordia University in St. Paul, Minn.


Wheeler-less Rockets fall to Pontiac, 60-48

Pontiac posted a 60-48 victory over Unity in an Illini Prairie Conference boys’ basketball game Friday at Unity.
Two minutes passed scoreless in the first period before Pontiac’s Ryan Weir got the Indians on the board. The Rockets’ Jonathan Decker answered to tie it at 2-2.

Read the full story in the Feb. 15 issue of The County Star.


Girls’ season comes to end at regional opener

The Unity High School girls’ basketball team saw its 2017-18 season come to an end Tuesday night when the Rockets lost to Urbana, 51-42, in the championship game of the Rantoul Class 3A regional tournament.
It was the Rockets’ second loss to the Tigers this season; in December Urbana won 48-31.


Season gets under way with mini-meet

The Unity High School track and field program started out its 2018 season on Feb. 7 at the University of Illinois Armory.
For the girls’ track and field team, first-place finishes came from Karsyn Battershell in the 200 meters with a time of 24.26; Lily Glanzer in the high jump with a height of 4 feet, 9 inches; and Taylor Millsap in the pole vault with a distance of 11 feet.


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