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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

Close Independence High School to save money? Probably not.

First it was the threat to split Mint Hill into several different high schools in the redistricting for the new Rocky River High School. This time, CMS is talking about closing Independence High School and moving the students to Rocky River. WBTV is reporting there is not enough support on the Board of Education to […]

By |March 29th, 2010|Independence High School, Rocky River High School, Schools|6 Comments