Two Butler golfers in top 30 at state tournament

The Butler golf team from left: Savannah Moore, Logan Garman, Samantha Wallace, Megan Quintero, Amanda Ligon, Abby Ayers. Coach Barry Eberhardt is in the back row. Photo by Jamie Jamison.

Two Butler golfers had good showings on the first day of the North Carolina state tournament in Pinehurst yesterday. Logan Garman shot an 83, good for 21st place, and Samantha Wallace fired an 86 that tied her for 29th place. The girls tee off today on Pinehurst No. 1 Course for the final round. The team is coached by Barry Eberhardt. Butler’s team didn’t qualify for the tournament, but here’s the results so far: Continue reading

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Butler and Independence volleyball teams start playoffs tomorrow

Butler (15-9) will head to Winston Salem to play Mount Tabor (24-3) and Independence (10-13) will travel to Lake Norman (25-2) tomorrow in the first round of the CLASS 4-A WEST volleyball playoffs.

Both teams have respectable records, but other teams and matches in the playoffs illustrate just how incomprehensible the requirements are to get into the postseason. For example, Mooresville (11-8) will have to travel (!!) to Sun Valley (4-16) for their first round game. Even worse, Hopewell is 26-3 and is one of the best teams in the state. What is their reward? They have to travel to Indian Trail Porter Ridge (8-16) for their first round match.

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Former Butler principal is now suspended without pay

Former Butler High School Principal Teresa Hopkins is now officially suspended without pay. She was originally suspended in July, but with pay.  Despite the tenuous-sounding term “suspension,” she is not expected to return to the school. CMS will not say why Hopkins was suspended. However, her suspension comes on the heels of former women’s basketball coach Stephanie Butler being removed for recruiting violations, and the suspension of former quarterback Christian LeMay.

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Watch Butler highlights from Saturday’s win over Richmond County

No doubt that the Butler Bulldogs are poised to repeat as state champions this season. The offense is not scoring at-will like they did last season, but the defense is the best in the state. Here are highlights of their 21-7 win over Richmond County Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Charlotte. This week, the Bulldogs head up to Lenoir to take on Hibriten High School, and powerhouse in the the 3A ranks. Read more about last week’s Butler win and a preview of this week’s game in the Mint Hill Times on newsstands Thursday.

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Christian LeMay era ends at Butler

[singlepic id=138 w=320 h=240 float=center]The Butler Bulldogs will be without its much heralded quarterback this season. Stacy LeMay, father of Christian, sent a press release to media organizations Monday night declaring their intentions of foregoing his senior season and instead concentrating on attending the University of Georgia. LeMay will be schooled privately and will work with trainers to get ready to compete for the starting QB job at Georgia. Read Stacy LeMay’s press release after the break. Continue reading

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Former Butler QB Charest transfers to Catawba

Jacob rewrote the record books while at Butler.

After a couple of years at the University of Illinois, Jacob Charest is coming closer to home. The former Butler star and highly recruited quarterback announced he was transferring from the Illini to Catawba College in Salisbury. He’ll join his younger brother Nate who begins his freshman year at Catawba. Jacob probably won’t start at QB this year, but when he does, and gets a chance to hook up with wide receiver Nate, The two will have a potent combination that could have them challenging for at least a conference title.

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