The regular monthly meeting of the Mint Hill Women’s Club will be held Monday, February 11 at 7 pm. Socializing will be at 7:30 pm. Josephine Hicks will speek, “What to do or say.” The local, award winning author and attorney has won a Gold Medal in the Independent Publisher Book Awards, which included over […]
By Kevin Baker
The Rocky River Ravens overcame adversity and defeated the Providence High School Panthers at home last Friday night 23-25. The game was the conference opener for both teams.
The Ravens offense came out flying, scoring on their first possession. Quarterback Andre Rice hit Brandon Harris from 27 yards out. Unfortunately, kicker Aaron Roman was injured while converting the point after touchdown. […]
Final Score: Independence 41 North Meck 13 (Photos by Ron Morris for The Mint Hill Times.)
Final Score: Independence 31 Hough 13
Independence head football coach Bill Geiler sounds like a lot of coaches when he says, “the goal is to win a state championship.”
In order for his Patriots to get back to the State Championship they must “get better everyday and improve on last year’s 8-3 season,” says Geiler.
Hopefully, he is right and can lead them to a state championship because this will be Geiler’s last season as coach of the Independence Patriots.
This year the team is young and includes several players from a very successful last year JV team. Three returners on offense and three returners on defense help balance out the young squad.
“One of the differences from this year’s team and last year’s team is that they are bigger, faster, stronger and have more experience.”
As a head coach, he holds a career record of 26-22 and 26-11 at Independence. Geiler has coached football for 35 years. All but one of those years has been in Charlotte. Some of the things that have kept Geiler in the game so long are his core beliefs as a coach. He feels he missed a lot time with his own children as they were growing up, but now he does not hesitate to leave the field if his family needs him. Family comes first. Geiler has assembled a strong staff at Indy that allows him to put his family before the Friday night lights if needed.
The increase in strength is due to a year-round lifting program strength coach Hal Brown put together. Brown will coach the offensive line in addition to his weight room duties. Brown as been at Independence since 2000. He has not missed any team function and was there during the 109 win streak.
Joe Evans is in his third year and is calling the shots as offensive coordinator. […]
Teenagers were caught vandalizing the Mint Hill Athletic Association fields. They agreed to community service at the fields to avoid criminal charges. Last week, another group was caught vandalizing the fields, and their parents will pay thousands of dollars for the repairs.
The MHAA fields have seen some level of vandalism the last three summers, but […]