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.

Tolono department has blood drive; encourages others

The Tolono Fire Protection District marked the 15th anniversary of the tragic events on Sept. 11, 2001, by hosting its second annual blood drive.
The department collected a total of 25 donations.
The fire protection district challenged all of the other Champaign County fire departments to provide donors to Community Blood Services.

Tolono church 30th anniversary

 It was a time of nostalgia and looking back as a Tolono church marked its 30th anniversary on Sept. 4.

Rec vehicles may be allowed on streets

Recreational off-highway vehicles soon may be allowed on Tolono streets.
The village board Tuesday discussed updating its golf cart ordinance to allow permitting for vehicles like the John Deere Gator, in addition to golf carts. All-terrain vehicles will still be prohibited from driving on village streets.

Read the full story in the Sept. 15 issue of The County Star.

UJHS cross-country opens season at St. Matthew’s Invite

The Unity Junior High School cross-country teams started their 2016 seasons on Saturday, Aug. 20, at the St. Matthew’s Invitational, held on the campus of the High School of St. Thomas More in Champaign. No team scores were available, but the young Rockets did turn in some impressive performances, especially for the first meet of the season.

Two Rocket football games to be televised this season

Unity football fans should make sure to set their VCRs, DVRs or whatever devices they use to record programs this fall, because the Rockets will be on television twice during the 2016 season.

Unity girls 2nd, boys 9th at Chrisman Cow Chip Classic

The Unity High School cross-country teams opened their season last Tuesday at the Kickapoo Kickoff Classic, hosted St. Joseph-Ogden, at Kickapoo State Park.
Well, they sort of started their season.
The girls were able to get their three-mile race into the books, but the boys’ race was called off because of rain, and no plans have been made to reschedule.

Unity wins 2 of 3 on soccer field

The Unity High School soccer team has been very busy during the first two weeks of the season, playing six matches in the first 11 days. And while the Rockets have split the first six matches right down the middle for a 3-3 record, the good news is those three victories surpass the total number of wins for the entire 2015 season.

Unity spikers place 4th at Casey-Westfield tourney

ring which the Unity volleyball team won two matches, the Rockets hit some bumps in the road during nonconference matches at Mahomet-Seymour and at home against Tuscola last week. Unity was swept in two sets by the Bulldogs on Tuesday night, then dropped a three-set decision to Tuscola on Thursday. Saturday, the Rockets headed south to play in the Casey-Westfield tournament.

Rockets hit the road this week to play at Macomb

The Unity Rockets, fresh off their first victory of the season last week against Monmouth-Roseville, will embark on their longest road trip of the season this Friday when they go to Macomb to face the Bombers in a nonconference game.

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