Independence ejection free in 2007-2008

The NCHSAA released its list of ejection-free athletic programs for the 2007-2008 school year, and Independence High was one of 125 member schools to achieve the status. The Patriots are joined by East Meck as the only two teams in the Southwestern 4A conference to go the whole year without an ejection. Every ejection-free program will be recognized during the next two weeks at the NCHSAA’s regional meetings. The association meets today in Charlotte. The highest number of ejection-free programs is 202 during 2006-2007.

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Bulldogs stuff Cardinals

[singlepic=143,320,240,,left]Butler football got off to a rough start Friday as Berry scored on a 72-yard touchdown pass to freshman Germone Hopper on the second play of the game. The Bulldogs quickly settled down, however, and cruised to a convincing win.

Eight Bulldogs scored touchdowns on the evening. By the second half, coach Mike Newsome played second and third stringers the rest of the game.The win makes Butler 3-0 for the season, setting up a showdown next Friday against West Charlotte.

BUTLER 66

BERRY 12

(Photos by mark sward)

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Butler volleyball undefeated

[singlepic=125,320,240,,right]Butler football is not the only team perfect in 2008. The volleyball team is 8-0, including wins against Providence and Myers Park, two traditional volleyball powerhouses. Read the full story by Don Nicholas in this week’s Mint Hill Times. The Lady Bulldogs’ next home match is September 16 vs. Independence.

Back left: Megan Smith, Kendra Stowe, Ashley Radar, Moriah Bellissimo, Bethany Liebner, Laura Icenhour, Summer Higdon. Middle: Hayley Calkin, Ashley Aspenwall, Nakia McDonald and Kristen Muth. Front: Laura Craig and Sara Miller.

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Butler survives Vance

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PHOTO: swardpics.com

The Bulldogs got off to a slow start, but thanks to a stingy defense, outlasted the Cougars tonight 31-13 at Vance. In a light drizzle most of the game, Markel Moore rushed 15 times for 102 yards and a touchdown and sophomore Jawaun Edwards ran for 40 yards and two TDs.

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Softball champs honored at halftime

The 2007-08 Butler state softball champs were honored Friday at halftime of the North Meck football game. The state title is the third in a row for the Lady Bulldogs, and they won more than 50 games in a row. It’s the best run ever for a high school fast pitch softball team.

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Bulldogs blast North Meck

There’s a lot of new faces on the 2008 Butler Bulldogs team. The talent, however, has never been better. [singlepic=59,260,180,,right] Running back Markel Moore and the rest of the Bulldogs were fast and physical against North Meck. PHOTO: swardpics.com

Butler 49 North Meck 7

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