Baseball

UJHS falls to Mattoon in regional semis

The Unity Junior High School baseball team won its first 10 games of the 2017 season and received the top seed in the Class 2A regional tournament hosted by Charleston.
Unfortunately, the season took a downward turn over the final weekend of the regular season when the Rockets lost at Maroa-Forsyth, 9-7, on Saturday, Sept. 9, for their first loss of the season.


UJHS baseball, softball both undefeated

As their regular season wind down in the next two weeks, the Unity Junior High School softball and baseball teams are on their way to accomplishing something that may not have been done in the history of the two programs at the school.


No-hitter highlights opening week for UJHS baseball

The Unity Junior High School baseball team got its 2017 under way in grand style, defeating Paxton-Buckley-Loda 2-1 in eight innings and St. Joseph 3-1 last week.
On Monday, Aug. 14, the Rockets hosted the PBL Panthers at Rocket Field. After two scoreless innings, Unity got a leadoff double to start the home half of the third.


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.


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