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Independence drops two to Vance

Although both Patriot varsity teams dropped contests at Vance on Tuesday night, both coaches are optimistic as they head into conference play Friday night.

The Indy boys were trailing by 21 at halftime, but a third quarter rally cut the Vance lead to single digits.  Head Coach Preston Davis said he made a challenge to his players during the intermission.

“I told them they weren’t playing with enough energy, and they were playing weak.  I really had no fight out of them.  I told them they needed to step up and show some fight.”

Davis sees some aspects of the game that the Patriots need to improve.

“We can’t give teams more opportunities than they already get.  We definitely have to work on taking better care of the basketball and avoiding turnovers.”
Boys: Vance 76 Independence 54
Girls: Vance 38 Independence 33
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By |December 9th, 2010|Independence High School, Sports|0 Comments

Independence teacher is awarded grant

Independence High School English teacher, Liz Carriker, was awarded a $2,000 grant from Union Power to improve student writing through a program entitled “Express Yourself.”
Carriker is a graduate of Independence High School having grown up in Mint Hill.  She is in her 11th year teaching at Independence H.S.  She graduated from UNCC and has been working […]

By |November 23rd, 2010|Independence High School, Schools|0 Comments

Local student athletes sign Letters of Intent

Five athletes from Butler and one from Independence signed letters of intent to play sports on the collegiate level next year. Butler hosted a signing day ceremony in its auditorium last Wednesday. Four Bulldogs signed for basketball and one for softball: Anthony Stitt signed with College of Charleston where he will play basketball for Coach […]

By |November 16th, 2010|Butler High School, Independence High School, Sports|2 Comments

4AA Football seedings released, but no Independence

It’s almost not right to see the 4AA playoff seedings without Independence. But thanks to school reassignment in 2010, Indy was left with an undersized and inexperienced team that fought hard, but continually came up short. Against Butler Friday night, the Patriots suffered their worst loss in more than 10 years, a 61-6 drubbing.

Butler on the other hand seems poised to repeat as state champs despite the loss of key players at quarterback and running back. They are big, they are fast and have a a coaching staff that has proven they can win big games.

Watch for the preview of Butler’s first round match up in this week’s Mint Hill Times.

2010 STATE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF PAIRINGS […]

By |November 8th, 2010|Butler High School, Independence High School, Sports|0 Comments