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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.
By KRISTI BATTERSHELL
For The County Star
Even as the fall sports season gets under way this week, one man will be working hard to build interest in a winter sport at Unity High School. Tom Porter, a veteran coach on the high school and college levels, was hired in June as the new wrestling coach at Unity, succeeding Bob Case, who resigned in April after 25 years as head coach.
The Unity In-House Show Choir Camp was held July 27 through Aug. 1, with a camp performance on the last day.
Tolono author Jean Rabe will sign copies of three new books from 6 to 9 p.m. July 23 at Champaign’s Barnes & Noble.
WordFire Press this month is releasing “The Cauldron,” “The Love-Haight Case Files” and “Pockets of Darkness.”
“They’re very different,” Rabe said.
Read the full story in the July 16 issue of The County Star.
The annual Tolono Fun Day Festival was held on June 26 and 27 at West Side Park in Tolono.
The Unity Rockets baseball program had four players named to postseason honor squads recently. Senior Robby Crouse was selected to the Second Team on the News-Gazette’s All-Area team, while junior Zach Gadbury and sophomores Bobby Barnard and Zach Spencer were picked to receive Honorable Mention.
The quartet was also selected to the Okaw Valley Conference’s All-Conference team.
Hall of Fame coach Tom Porter has been hired to be the new wrestling coach at Unity High School, succeeding Bob Case, who resigned in April after 25 years, the longest tenure of any wrestling coach at the school. Porter’s appointment was announced at last Wednesday’s Unit 7 school board meeting.
The Mid State Blaze 14u softball team had a rough night last Wednesday in games against Effingham and Mt. Zion. Playing in Mattoon, the Blaze lost a 9-1 decision to the Effingham Flames, then fell behind to Mt. Zion by a 12-1 count before losing 12-7.
The Unity Rebels 10u softball team has qualified for the National Softball Association’s Class B World Series, scheduled for July 20 through 26 in Hamilton County, Ind., just north of Indianapolis. The Rebels punched their ticket to the World Series by placing fourth at a tournament in Charleston.