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MH Chargers lead national all star team to victory

After finishing their season with a second consecutive American Youth Football National Championship, the Youth Football Club of Mint Hill Chargers were recognized again on a National Level by having six players selected to participate in the Under Armour All American game.  The players selected were: Josh Glisson (#22), Riley Ferguson (#4), Malachi Hanes (#80), Sean Wiggins (#41), Spencer Kendall (#44) and Uriah Lemay (#21).  These players were chosen to participate on the AYF East squad.  In addition to the players being selected, YFCMH Head Coach Mike Fairfax was also selected to serve as a coach on the East team. […]

By |January 12th, 2009|Butler High School, Sports|4 Comments

Butler fourth in SW4A Wachovia Cup standings

[singlepic=189,320,240,,right]Butler is fourth in the Southwestern 4-A Wachovia Cup standings and Independence is eight for the fall. Myers Park holds the top spot in the league thanks to conference championships in women’s tennis, men’s soccer, and men’s and women’s cross country. Providence is in second in the conference after runner-up finishes in women’s tennis and women’s cross country. Conference Standings: Myers Park 48, Providence 40, Ardrey Kell 36, Butler 33.5, Weddington 33, South Mecklenburg 26, East Mecklenburg 15, Independence 13.5. […]

By |January 6th, 2009|Butler High School, Independence High School, Sports|0 Comments

Rhynes chooses Marshall U.

Independence wide receiver Michael Rhynes will play next year with Marshall University. Rhynes chose Marshall over Duke, North Carolina and Tennessee and joins former Patriot T.J. Drakeford on the team. Although he was hampered by injuries this past season, Rhynes is a steal for the Herd. At 6-foot-5 and 202 pounds, Rhynes runs a 4.6-second […]

By |December 22nd, 2008|Butler High School, Independence High School, Sports|0 Comments

Independence dismantles Butler 49-7

It took 15 seconds for Independence to take the lead in Friday’s game against Butler. Lawrence Martin[singlepic=383,320,240,,right] ran the opening kickoff back for six points and kicker Robbie Ward added an extra point for a 7-0 score. Butler would not get closer the rest of the game as the Patriots overwhelmed the Bulldogs 49-7.

“I was a little surprised because Butler came out a little flat and Lawrence’s touchdown return stuck it to them a bit,” Knotts said after the game.

Martin finished with six catches for 95 yards and one touchdown to go with his kickoff return for a touchdown. He also had a 72 yard touchdown pass called back because of penalty on the Patriots’ first play from scrimmage.

“He’s made big plays for us all year,” said Knotts. “When he gets the ball in his hands he can do special things. He’s electric when he gets it.”

Photos by Mark Sward


By |December 1st, 2008|Butler High School, Independence High School, Sports|0 Comments