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.

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Rockets close out seasons on winning notes

The Unity Junior High School volleyball teams wrapped up their regular seasons last week and gave themselves some momentum heading into regional tournament play by winning two of their final three matches.

Unity falls under barrage of treys by VG/Heritage

Tuesday, Feb. 24, was not a good day if you happened to be one of the top two seeds at the Tuscola Class 2A Regional boys’ basketball tournament. First, the top-seeded Tuscola Warriors fell to the fourth-seed Westville Tigers, 46-39, in the first semi-final contest of the night.

Unity seeded fourth at eighth-grade regional

The Unity Junior High School eighth-grade volleyball team was seeded fourth in their regional tournament, which begins Saturday in Effingham. The Rockets, 10-10 in the regular season, will face fifth-seed Charleston in their postseason opener at 10 a.m. Saturday morning. Saturday’s winner will move on to the semi-finals against Mattoon, the top seed in the regional, at 4:30 p.m.

Unity tops state in seven events indoors

The names of Unity High School track and field athletes are liberally sprinkled throughout the listings of the top performances in the state of Illinois, according to the website The website features a leaderboard that lists the best times and distances in Class 1A during the indoor track season, and Rockets are No. 1 in seven events, as of Monday.

Unity takes eight firsts at Mini-Meet No. 2

The Unity boys’ and girls’ track teams racked up eight first-place finishes at last Wednesday’s “mini-meet” held at the University of Illinois Armory.

Area's a cappella singers strut their stuff

Unity High School hosted the ninth annual All Out A Cappella benefit concert on Feb. 21. The Unity Music Boosters sponsor the event, and all proceeds go toward enhancing music in Unit 7 schools.

Seventh-graders seeded second at regional

The Unity Junior High School seventh-grade volleyball team has been seeded second in the Illinois Elementary School Association’s Class 4A regional tournament hosted by Mattoon Junior High School. The Rockets, along with top-seeded Charleston, received first-round byes in the six-team regional.
The tournament begins Saturday morning with two games.

Colton Reed finishes career with 2-2 record at IHSA state tournament

Unity senior Colton Reed concluded his high school wrestling career last weekend with a 2-2 mark at the Illinois High School Association’s Class 1A Individual State Finals in Champaign.

Rockets defeat Trojans to go into regional with momentum

The Unity Rockets boys’ basketball team continued its pattern of alternating wins and losses right down to the final week of the regular season. The Rockets wrapped up the regular campaign last week by visiting Rantoul on Tuesday and hosting Maroa-Forsyth on Friday, and the results were consistent with what they have done during the second half of the season.

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