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Nicks final game as a Tar Heel?

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Hakeem Nicks, former Independence standout and current junior at UNC, caught eight passes for 217 yards in the Meineke Bowl in Charlotte Saturday. The Heels lost the game to West Virginia, but Nicks, who is contemplating entering the NFL draft next season, surely wowed pro scouts. He holds UNC records for career receiving yards and […]

By |December 30th, 2008|Independence High School, Sports|0 Comments

Independence student wins Pride Stepping Stone Award

Independence High senior Timothy Johnson won the Pride Stepping Stone Award, which[singlepic=491,320,240,,right] includes a $5,000 scholarship and recognition at the 17th Annual Lowe’s Pride Awards. The Stepping Stone Award honors a Mecklenburg County high school senior who is active in the Architecture, Construction, and Engineering (ACE) program at West Charlotte, Myers Park or Independence high schools. Seniors must have a grade-point average of at least a 3.0 and plans to pursue a four-year college degree. […]

By |December 29th, 2008|Independence High School|0 Comments

Independence students raise money for bears

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Independence High School is giving Teddy bears to hospitalized children. The students and staff of Independence are buying Teddy bears to give to children in the hospital on Valentine’s Day. The Student Council is sponsoring a “Build a Heart” campaign and is collecting money to purchase stuffed Teddy bears for children in the hospital […]

By |December 22nd, 2008|Good deeds, Independence High School|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

‘Big I’ Key Club visits Lawyers Glen

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Independence Key Club members visited Lawyers Glen Retirement Center Saturday to help the seniors decorate trees and wrap packages. The seniors treated the Key Club to pizza for their help. The Independence Key Club has more than 70 members and is sponsored by the Mint Hill Kiwanis Club. In the photo: Left to right: […]

By |December 8th, 2008|Independence High School, Non-profit|0 Comments

Patriots stunned; Fall to Raiders 30-22

Independence’s magical run of eight consecutive seasons playing in the state championship game is over.  All streaks are made to be broken, but not like this.  The Patriots were dismantled by a Richmond option[singlepic=407,320,240,,right] attack and could not overcome their own mistakes and mental lapses as they were defeated 30-22 Friday.

A banner hanging on the Raiders sideline read “Go Big..”.  Like the banner read, Independence was missing from some of the game and was never able to take control.  Richmond never trailed and confused the Patriots all night before a packed house.

The Patriots went for an early fourth down play from the Raiders three yard line and were stuffed, coming away with no points. After a three and out for Richmond, a punt was fumbled by Kyle Gregg and Richmond started controlling the clock and the game. PHOTO ROGER HARDING rahpix.com […]

By |December 6th, 2008|Independence High School, Sports|0 Comments