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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 […]

By |October 22nd, 2010|Butler High School, Independence High School, Sports|0 Comments

Flashback: Watch Independence’s playoff game against Harding in 1987

Want to see a heck of a game from November 13, 1987? Harding beat Independence in the state 4A playoffs that year 34-32  at Memorial Stadium. At the beginning of the video, see the starting rosters–several names stand out for Independence including running back Mario Grier who later played the New England Patriots. Also, the coach […]

By |August 31st, 2010|Independence High School|0 Comments

Mint Hill Junior Legion loses Saturday, knocked out of playoffs

It has been a great season for the American Legion Teams in Mint Hill. The Junior team was just one win away from going to the state tournament in Cary until Belmont beat them 10-4 Saturday.

For 40 years, the Mint Hill Team was known as “Newell” because of their association with the Newell VFW. This […]

By |July 12th, 2010|Butler High School, Independence High School, Sports|0 Comments

Former Indy safety to transfer to Colorado

Makiri Pugh, former standout at Independence, told University of Georgia coaches after spring practices he is transferring to the University of Colorado. According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Pugh didn’t feel like he was going to get enough playing time under head coach Mark Richt. Apparently, Pugh was disappointed when the UGA coaches didn’t help […]

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