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A gallery of images from Champaign Central's 13-0 victory over Southeast during the Charlie Due Invitational at McKinley Field on Saturday, April 6, 2013.
Continuing with their weather-enforced, weekends-only schedule, the Unity High School baseball team hosted the Marshall Lions in a non-conference double header Saturday at Rocket Field. The Rockets stretched their season-opening win streak to six games with an 8-6 victory in the first game of the twin bill, but Marshall salvaged the split by taking the nightcap by a score of 10-7.
Please forgive Unity baseball coach Tom Kimball if he wants to only play games on the weekends. Over the first two weeks of the season, Kimball’s Rockets have had three weekday games called off because of the cold and/or bad weather. Schedule a game on a Friday or a Saturday, though, and the Rockets are perfect.
The Unity High School baseball team braved some less-than-ideal weather conditions last weekend to open their 2013 season. After Thursday’s opener against Salt Fork was called off by inclement weather, the Rockets tried again Friday by hosting LeRoy in a non-conference contest. Unity scored a pair of runs in the first inning and made it stand up as the Rockets edged the Panthers, 2-1.
The Unity High School baseball team will have a new skipper at the helm for the start of the 2013 season. Tom Kimball takes over as head coach of the Rocket diamondmen after serving four years as assistant to Dan Cunningham.
Philo Ball Park Association
2013 season signups are set for the following dates:
• 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23
• 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27
• 9-11 a.m. Saturday, March 2
All signups will be at the Philo Township Hall, 104 S. Harrison St., Philo.
For more information, e-mail Tom Billman at firstname.lastname@example.org or Steve Sappenfield at email@example.com.
In last Wednesday’s Sangamon Valley Conference meeting, the applications from Dwight, Monticello and Unity were voted on. After a majority of the three to three-and-a-half-hour meeting, neither of the schools received the required six votes necessary to join the SVC.
The new head coach for Unity’s baseball team is not all that new at all. Tom Kimball, previously an assistant to Dan Cunningham, has been hired to take over the Unity baseball program.
Everything in the Okaw Valley Conference is up in the air right now. Exactly what will happen with the conference is anyone’s guess at this point, but it is known that as many as seven teams are considering defecting and forming a new conference.
The first thing you notice about Summer Negli is her size.
She does not look like most other seven year old girls. Though she has not been diagnosed with any specific disability, Summer suffers from a lack of muscle development, which has left her very undersized for her age.