Unity Little League fundraiser to be held July 30

The Unity Little League will be holding a pancake breakfast fundraiser on Saturday, July 30, at the Applebee’s restaurant in Savoy. Serving will be from 8 until 10 a.m. The public is invited to come out and support the Unity Little League and visit with the 9- and 10-year-old district champions and hear about their amazing run.

Unity Major League All-Stars go 1-2 in district tournament

The Unity Major League All-Stars won their first game in the Little League Baseball District 2 tournament for 11- and 12-year-olds at Champaign but ran into some tough competition, losing their next two contests and being eliminated from the tournament. Unity defeated the team representing the Red Bland Little League in Taylorville 4-2 in their first game on Saturday, July 9.

Unity Minor League All-Stars win district tourney, advance to sectional

For the first time in 10 years, a Unity Little League All-Star baseball team advanced to a sectional tournament when the Minor League All-Stars won the District 2 tourney for 9- and 10-year-olds at Paris.
Unity had won its first three games in the double-elimination tournament and had to win one game out of two against the host Paris team to win the district.

Philo Dark Knights wins minors league championship

The Philo 1 Dark Knights team won their 9-/10-age minors Little League championship last Saturday, June 25, in Tuscola.
The league was made up of 16 teams from Tolono, Philo, Sidney, St. Joseph, Tuscola and Shiloh areas.
The Dark Knights played the Tolono 3 team and beat them 6-0 in a six-inning championship game.

Read the full story in the July 7 issue of The County Star.

Unity Athletes of the Year, 2015-16

The 2015-16 school year brought several pieces of new hardware for the trophy cases at Unity High School. Two more state championship trophies to join the one that was won by boys’ track in May 2015. A fifth runner-up trophy from the football team. And the first regional championship by the softball team since 2007.

Read the full story in the July 7 issue of The County Star.

Barnard, Gadbury named to All-Area Baseball Team

A pair of Unity Rockets have been named to the News-Gazette’s All-Area Baseball Team.
Junior catcher/pitcher Bobby Barnard and senior first baseman/pitcher Zach Gadbury were selected to represent Unity on the newspaper’s 27th All-Area team. Barnard was picked for the Second Team, while Gadbury received Honorable Mention.

Read the full story in the June 30 issue of The County Star.

Rockets ready to take next step

The Unity Rocket baseball team registered its third consecutive 20-win season in 2016 and came within a pitch of winning its first regional championship since 1993, and only its second in school history.

Regional title eludes Unity in extra-inning loss

On at least two occasions Saturday afternoon, the Unity Rockets were one out away from winning their first regional baseball championship since 1993.

Two wins push Rockets to 20-victory mark

As with most teams in the area recently, the rains have had an effect on high school sports, especially baseball and softball, and the Unity Rockets have not been immune to the problem. The Rockets have had to juggle the schedule quite a bit, canceling nonconference games in order to make up conference contests. Last week, Unity took their third stab at playing Okaw Valley Conference foe St.

Unity High School to host Spring Baseball Camp

The Unity High School baseball program will host a Spring Baseball Camp on Saturday and Sunday, April 23 and 24, at Rocket Field on the campus of Unity High School. The camp will be held from 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday, April 23, and from 1 until 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 24.

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