A new school year set to begin

You probably wouldn’t notice by looking at a calendar (or a thermometer), but summer is almost over, at least as far as sports are concerned. Summer youth leagues, camps and travel teams have just about wrapped up their schedules, and tryouts and practices for fall sports will begin shortly, or have already started.

Unity Minor Division All-Stars ousted at 9-/10-year-old tourney

The Unity Little League Minor Division All-Star baseball team faced an uphill climb at the

Unity eliminated at 11-/12-year-old district tourney

A young Unity All-Star team found the going difficult at the District No. 2 11-/12-year-old Little League Baseball tournament in Tuscola last week. The Unity squad lost its first two games and was eliminated from the tournament on Saturday after losing to Paris on Friday night, 27-4, in four innings, and dropping a 10-6 decision to the host squad from Tuscola the following morning.

Unity still alive at 9-/10-year-old district tournament

Although they lost a game in the winner’s bracket, the Unity Minor Division All-Stars are still in the hunt at the Little League District No. 2 9-/10-year-old tournament, being held at Taylorville. Unity won its first-round game in dramatic, walk-off fashion, edging Tuscola 16-15 with a run in the bottom of the sixth inning.

UJHS baseball tryouts set for July 31, Aug. 1

Unity Junior High School will hold tryouts for the baseball team on Monday, July 31, and Tuesday, Aug. 1. Tryouts will be conducted both days from 9 to 11 at the Rocket Baseball Field at Unity High School.

Read the full story in the July 13 issue of The County Star.

Tee Ball Fun Day

The Tolono Park District hosted a Tee Ball Fun Day Picnic on June 17.

Philo takes second place in Major Division baseball

The Philo Major Division baseball team recently concluded its season by finishing second in their league tournament. Philo lost to Tuscola Rotary 4-0 in the tournament championship game, played at Tuscola. The loss was Philo’s second at the hands of Tuscola Rotary, and only their second loss in a season that ended with a 16-2-1 record.

Spencer, Fisher, Barnard make All-Area All-Okaw squads

The members of the 2017 Unity High School baseball team have been named to the News-Gazette’s All-Area Team, which was announced in Sunday’s editions. Graduating senior Zach Spencer was named to the Second Team, while fellow grad Bobby Barnard was picked to receive Special Mention, and incoming senior Jon Fisher was selected to receive Honorable Mention.

Central State Spikes announce tryouts for 2018 baseball season

The Central State Spikes youth baseball program has announced dates and times for tryouts for the program’s 2018 travel teams.

Unity All-Star rosters announced

The rosters for the Unity Little League All-Star teams that will be competing in district tournament play this week have been announced. Each team consists of 11 players and three coaches.

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