Prep Sports

St. Thomas 6th-graders tourney champs

The St. Thomas sixth-grade basketball team traveled to Sullivan Dec. 9 and left as champions of the David Elzy Memorial Tournament.
In game one, defense was the key. St. Thomas held the Tuscola fifth-grade squad to just 19 points, in winning the game 36-19.


7th grade regional pairings announced

Postseason play will start Saturday for the Unity Junior High School seventh-grade boys’ basketball team.


Rockets drop game to Bloomington CC

On Friday, the Unity High School boys basketball team experienced something it has almost no history of this season: A loss.
The team dropped its contest to Illini Prairie Conference foe Bloomington Central Catholic 94-54 at Cvengros Gym.


Rocket girls fall to St. Thomas More

Elyce Knudsen and Hannah Rutledge each tallied nine points for the Rockets, but it wasn’t enough as Unity fell to St. Thomas More by a score of 48-28 Monday night.
The Sabers got out ahead of the Rockets, tallying 13 points to Unity’s eight in the first period and never looked back. By halftime, St. Thomas More led 29-16.


UJHS boys’ basketball prepares for regionals

Postseason play will begin later this month for the Unity Junior High School boys’ basketball teams, and seventh-grade coach Kyle Messman and eighth-grade coach Tom Kimball are hoping their squads can find some magic when they head into their respective regional tournaments.


Lack of offense hurts Rockets

The Unity High School girls’ basketball team has been having difficulty finding the bottom of the basket during its recent seven-game losing streak. Since the streak began on Dec. 27 in a loss to Springfield Southeast at the Decatur Eisenhower Holiday Tournament, the Rockets have scored less than 40 points in four games, including the last three contests.


Unity boys grind out 10th victory at SJO Shootout

The Unity Rockets boys’ basketball team returned from its holiday break Saturday by competing in the Christie Clinic Shootout at St. Joseph-Ogden High School. The Rockets’ opponent at SJO were the Panthers of Paxton-Buckley-Loda, and although the game was ugly from time to time, Unity came away with a 45-35 victory, their 10th win of the season against just one loss.


Rockets wrestlers go 6-4

The Unity High School wrestling team had its busiest weekend of the season Friday and Saturday when the Rockets competed in the New Year’s Challenge Duals, hosted by St. Thomas More at the Danville Civic Center. Unity wrestled ten matches over the two days and won six of the bouts, going 4-1 on Friday and 2-3 on Saturday.


Unity blanked at Eisenhower

The Unity Rockets girls’ basketball team knew they were going to be in for a rough week at the inaugural Eisenhower Holiday Tournament in Decatur.


Rockets to play in Christie Clinic Shootout at SJO

The Unity High School boys’ basketball team will kick off the 2018 portion of their schedule by competing in the Christie Clinic Shootout at St. Joseph-Ogden High School, which will be held on Saturday, Jan. 6, at the St. Joseph-Ogden Gym.


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