Wrestling

Rockets sweep Benton Duals for 2nd straight year

For the second consecutive year, the Unity Rockets wrestling team won all seven of its matches at the Benton Duals in southern Illinois.


Unity opens season with 4-2 record in dual meets

The Unity High School wrestling team has competed in six dual matches during the first two weeks of the season and has a record of 4-2, with the two losses coming to larger schools like Danville and Champaign Centennial.


Two from Unity sign letters of intent to continue careers

A pair of Unity High School seniors have made decisions to continue their academic and athletic careers at the collegiate level. Jake Frost and Christian Chandler signed National Letters of Intent Friday with NCAA Division lll schools, with Frost signing with the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, and Chandler inking a Letter of Intent with Millikin University in Decatur.


Unity under new leadership

The Unity Rockets open their 2017-18 wrestling season this Saturday when they travel to Dwight for a triangular meet against Hoopeston Area and the host Trojans. Leading the Rockets this season will be head coach Logan Patton, who comes to Unity after four years as head coach at Hoopeston Area.


Unity basketball moves up to Class 3A in 2017-18 season

By the thinnest of margins, the Unity High School basketball programs will compete in Class 3A when postseason play comes around in February and March 2018. The Illinois High School Association announced classifications for schools engaged in sports and activities sanctioned by the IHSA last week.


Unity winter sports review, Athletes of the Year named

The County Star’s review of the 2016-17 school year’s athletic teams at Unity High School continues with a look at the winter sports -- boys’ basketball, girls’ basketball and wrestling.


Unity wrestling sends 4 to state finals

No one knows for sure how long it has been, but for the first time in a long time Unity High School will have multiple representatives at the Illinois High School Association’s Individual State Wrestling Finals this weekend at the University of Illinois’ State Farm Center.


Wrestlers send eight to sectional

The Unity High School wrestling team had a very productive day at the Class 1A regional tournament last Saturday at Argenta. The Rockets finished third in the team standings with 166 points, trailing only team champion Auburn’s 202 points and runner-up Monticello’s 176.


Wilson, Frost take firsts as Unity places fifth at Hawk Classic

The Unity Rockets placed wrestlers in the top four in six weight classes Saturday at the Rockets placed fifth at the 32nd Annual Hawk Classic, hosted by Prairie Central High School in Fairbury. As a team, Unity placed fifth in the field of 15 teams, recording 122 points.
The host Prairie Central Hawks won the team title with 220.5 points, followed by Clifton Central with 176.


Unity Invite wrestling postponed

Saturday’s Unity Invitational wrestling tournament was called off due to the hazardous weather conditions that hit the area over the weekend. As of Monday, attempts were being made to reschedule the meet for this Friday at the Rocket Center, however there has been no definite announcement on those attempts as this story goes to press.


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