Hamilton gets 200th win

No one said playing the game would be easy, especially on homecoming night. On a brisk, cool night, the 1-5 Rantoul Eagles took on the 5-1 Unity Rockets. It would not be an easy match-up for the Eagles as the Rockets looked to bring home another win.

Read the full story in the Oct. 16 issue of The County Star.

Reed to begin tenure as Unity boys’ hoops coach Friday night

A new chapter in Unity boys’ basketball will begin Friday night when the Rockets host the Chrisman Cardinals at the Rocket Center. Matt Reed will begin his tenure as head coach of the Rockets after being hired last spring to replace Bill Ipsen, who resigned after posting a 95-68 record in six seasons at the helm.

Rocket 8th-graders looking for consistency

The Unity Junior High School eighth-grade boys’ basketball team is nearing the midway point of its 2016-17 season and so far has managed to play above .500 ball, going 6-5 at this point.
The young Rockets have been striving to be consistent but so far have not won or lost more than two games in a row.
Unity started their season with a round-robin tournament at Mahomet-Seymour.

Unity girls down LeRoy 67-43 in home opener

The Unity Rockets raised their record to 4-1 for the young season by defeating the LeRoy Panthers 67-43 in the home opening girls’ basketball game at the Rocket Center.
Trailing by four points at the end of the first period, Unity outscored the Panthers 15-2 in the second quarter to take a lead they would continue to increase in the second half.

Park flagpole dedicated

There was a dedication of a new flagpole at on Veterans Day at East Side Park in Tolono.
Veterans of Tolono group members Jim Cook, Bill Kirby and the late Al Mohr initiated the idea to do something at East Side Park. Cook and Veterans of Tolono group members George Henderson and Jim Compton followed through with it.

Read the full story in the Nov. 24 issue of The County Star.

Historians give war perspective

Sky Perez of Savoy is currently serving with the Army Reserves in Kuwait.
So when his wife, Erika, heard that the Tolono library was going to be welcoming two living historians in Civil War period dress to talk about the meaning of Veterans Day and the country’s history, she decided to take her kids, Millie, 6, and Walter, 3.

Services retained for police station

The village board voted Tuesday to retain Chicago-based Ice Miller as the bond counsel and Bloomington-based law firm Jacob & Klein for legal services as plans move forward on a new police station.

New housing prompts questions

Unit 7 school district Superintendent Andy Larson said he has been receiving “a lot of calls” about development going on in the Fieldstone subdivision south of Airport Road.

Eagle Scout service project improves park

Kendal Hewing, a member of Boy Scout Troop 66, led a landscaping project at East Side Park, and in so doing completed the final requirement needed to earn the Eagle Scout rank.
For his project, Kendal Hewing, 18, decided to landscape the park’s entrance and around the park district’s building. He also built an entrance sign during a work day on Nov. 5.

Rockets, Panthers to meet again in quarterfinal game

The Unity Rockets are back on the road this weekend when they play their quarterfinal round game at Virden against the North Mac Panthers at 2 p.m. on Saturday. It will be the second straight year the Rockets and the Panthers have met in postseason play.
Last year, Unity defeated North Mac 55-20 at Hicks Field in Tolono, in the second round.

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