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Recent Independence grad signs with Hawks Bowling NLI

Highly decorated scholastic bowler and recent Independence High School graduate, Kaci Collings, has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Collins will bring her experience on the lanes to Princess Ann, Md., for the 2015-16 campaign.

“Kaci has bowled against some of the top competition in the country and been successful doing so. She has been coached by some of the top coaches in the nation and her physical game is solid. I expect her to have an immediate impact for our team,” says Coach Kayla Bandy.

Collins bowled in travel leagues throughout her high school career and owns the league record for high series in both six and three games series. She went undefeated throughout league play, placing first in every singles event throughout her prep career. She was named Bowler of the Year by the league each year. […]

Football Season Preview: Rocky River Ravens

By Andrew Stark

Opening Act

The Ravens are replacing dynamic playmakers on both sides of the ball, but especially on defense and along both lines. Offensively, the Ravens have their usual stash of skill guys, but must get their offensive line in order in a hurray to give them time and space to operate. Defensively there are a lot of holes to fill as all 12 of the team’s top tacklers have moved on, but lots of talent is on the roster to help offset the losses.

Offense

ITyshawn Carter returns to Rocky River after beginning last season as South Meck’s starting quarterback before breaking his collarbone. Carter is a dual-threat talent and has plenty of skills to lead the Raven offense. As a freshman, Carter guided Rocky River’s JV team to the conference title, so he’s had success in the system.

Elijah Henry got a taste of varsity last year, but gained more than 3,000 yards rushing on the JV team and is a special talent. He’s joined in the backfield by Justice Styron, who was the team’s second-leading rusher last year with 431 yards. Those two will be joined by Nygle Farmer and Bryson Adams and all will get plenty of touches in the Raven run game. […]

By |August 30th, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, Good deeds, History|0 Comments

Local author fulfills lifelong aspiration

By Leah Schmalz

Edward Johnson has always dreamed of becoming an author.

Since he was young, he’s savored the act of writing, composing short stories and poems when he can.

“It was something I dreamed about ever since I was high school,” he said. “I was an avid reader and read anything, including the ingredients on the cereal box. If you gave me a choice between an essay exam and a standard fill-in-the-blanks exam, I’d choose the essay exam in a heartbeat.”

Now that he’s retired, Johnson has set his sights back on his lifelong dream and finished his first book, “Bermuda- Pathway to Terror.” Published in April by WestBow Press, a Christian self-publishing division of Thomas Nelson & Zondervan, the book already has four stars and six reviews on Amazon.  […]

By |August 21st, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, Good deeds, History, Library|0 Comments

Sunday Afternoon in the Park August 23

 

By Leah Schmalz

Head out to Mint Hill Park on Wilgrove for the 11th annual Sunday Afternoon in the Park on August 23. The event supports the town’s thriving, multifaceted art community by shining a spotlight on local artists.

“Residents and visitors should attend to peruse the variety of artists and enjoy a pleasant afternoon in the shade of large oak trees at a family friendly event,” said Commissioner Tina Ross. “We currently have over 35 vendors offering woodblock art, pottery, jewelry, mosaics, fiber arts, abstract photography, acrylic paintings and much more.”

Children and adults alike will have the opportunity to interact with the local artists and purchase handmade work.  […]

By |August 21st, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, Good deeds|0 Comments