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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.


Unity girls’ track building on youthful foundation

Although the 2016 season did not end with a high finish at the state Class 2A meet, the Unity girls’ track and field team did experience some memorable moments, Including a bunch of new school records, and 145 points and a third-place finish at the Okaw Valley Conference meet, just five points behind champion Monticello.


Unity Rebels 10U sweep Monticello Magic

On a day that would have better spent sipping lemonade by the pool, or perhaps staying inside with the air conditioning, the Unity Rebels 10-and-under softball team soldiered on and played a double-header against the Monticello Magic at the Sadorus Ball Park.


Barnard, Gadbury named to All-Area Baseball Team

A pair of Unity Rockets have been named to the News-Gazette’s All-Area Baseball Team.
Junior catcher/pitcher Bobby Barnard and senior first baseman/pitcher Zach Gadbury were selected to represent Unity on the newspaper’s 27th All-Area team. Barnard was picked for the Second Team, while Gadbury received Honorable Mention.

Read the full story in the June 30 issue of The County Star.


Gateley repeats as area boys’ track Coach of the Year

For the first time since the award was started in 2012, an area coach has repeated as the News-Gazette’s All-Area Boys’ Track and Field Coach of the Year. Unity High School’s Tim Gateley is also the first multiple winner of the award.


Fun (Day) in the sun

ith a blare of fire truck sirens, the parade began its trek through Tolono on Saturday morning.
Part of the annual Tolono Fun Day festival, the parade included tractors, local politicians, horseback riders, Little League teams and, of course, lots and lots of candy being tossed to anxious children lining the street.


Asbestos removal boosts demo cost

An unforeseen expense has delayed the demolition of the former east side fire station.
Farnsworth Group Senior Project Architect Scott Burge told the board last Tuesday that contractor Meuser Construction and Excavating submitted a $1,600 change order to have a subcontractor on site to do asbestos verification when the building is coming down.


Routh, Schweighart make All-Area First Team

A pair of recent Unity High School graduates who will continue to be teammates in college have been selected to the First Team on the News-Gazette’s All-Area Girls’ Softball Team.


Shepherd included on East squad for Eastern Star All-Star game

An additional former Unity football player has been named to the roster of the East All-Stars for the Order of the Eastern Star Central Illinois All-Star Football Game that will be played this Saturday evening at Maroa-Forsyth High School.


Unity softball hopes to build on title

After three straight years of disappointment in the regional championship game, the Unity High School softball team finally broke down the door, and almost made it to the Elite Eight during the 2016 season. Coach Aimee Davis’ Rockets posted a 23-12 record, just one win shy of tying the school record for victories.


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