Prep Sports

Unity softball: Close but not quite

The Unity High School softball team got off to a slow start to its 2018 season, primarily due to the weather.

Spring Athletes of the Year

The County Star concludes its look back at the 2017-18 athletic year by naming its Athletes of the Year for the Spring sports season, which includes boys’ and girls’ track and field, softball and baseball.

Unity baseball looks toward the future

The Unity High School baseball team struggled to get on the field during the early weeks of the 2018 season, and many times fought to get off the field, defensively, as the season went on.

The County Star's picks for Unity winter athletes of the year

Girls’ basketball:  Elyce Knudsen

Alan Patton's picks for Unity's best athletes of the year

With the end of one school year and the start of the next approaching sooner than many of us would like, it’s time to take a look at some of the best Unity had to offer in the athletic arena during the 2017-18 high school sports year, starting with the fall sports: football, volleyball, soccer, and boys’ and girls’ cross-country.

2017-2018 Unity Sports in Review

Another school year has gone by the boards, and Unity High School sports results are in the books. For those who may have missed some of the outcomes, here’s a rundown of how each Rocket team fared this past year.

Boys’ Cross-Country

Wheeler selected for IBCA All-Star game

May 2018 Unity High School graduate J.T. Wheeler has been chosen to play in the Illinos Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Games this Saturday at Pontiac High School.

Migut sets two school marks at N-G, sectional meets

Unity High School senior (now officially a graduate) Steven Migut is doing his best to make the last two weeks of his prep athletic career memorable. Migut set two school records last week at the News-Gazette’s Honor Roll Meet Monday in Urbana, and at the Class 2A sectional, held at Rantoul. With just the 2A state meet left before he leaves for the U.S.

Unity’s baseball season ends in regional semi-finals

The Unity Rockets baseball team ended its regular season by breaking an eight-game losing streak, defeating Villa Grove/Heritage, 11-5 on May 12. Two days later, on May 14, theRockets had to return to Don Stampini Field in Broadlands for a return match, this time in thefirst round of the Class 2A St. Joseph Regional Tournament.

Millsap 7th in pole vault at state meet

Unity High School’s Taylor Millsap finished seventh in the pole vault Saturday at the Illinois High School Association’s Class 2A Girls’ State Track and Field Meet, continuing a string of six consecutive years in which a Rocket pole vaulter has scored at the state meet.

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