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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.


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

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