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Patriots make it rain on Troy

[singlepic=60,270,190,,right]The weather at the end of the Independence season opener last night resembled the Patriots offense in the first half. Both made it rain on the field as Independence beat Olympic 47-0. The Patriots only took 3 minutes 57 seconds to score their first touchdown of the season on a one-yard run by quarterback Anthony Carrothers.
“He understands the offense a lot more, he’s more patient and he stays in the pocket a lot more,” offensive lineman Ryan Thompson said. “He’s matured a lot.” […]

By |August 29th, 2008|Independence High School, Sports|0 Comments

Former Butler and Big I players return Saturday

[singlepic=51,250,170,watermark,left]Virgina Tech players Jarrett Boykin and Eddie Whitley return to the area Saturday to open the 2008 college football season. Boykin was Butler’s best receiver last year, and he was also a great all-around talent for the Bulldogs. Boykin and Whitley aren’t the only local players opening the season in Bank of America Stadium. East […]

By |August 28th, 2008|Butler High School, Independence High School, Sports|0 Comments

Patriots collect more than $1,000 for patriots

[singlepic=39,200,120,,right]Independence football players collected $1,349 to donate to the United Services Organization. The players were at seven businesses in and around Mint Hill. The players also collected disposable cameras, magazines and phone cards. The items will be presented September 26 to the USO during halftime of the Independence vs. Myers Park football game. Independence team mom Teresa Oliver, one of the collection effort organizers, said Independence has contacted Myers Park about participating in the USO collection.

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By |August 25th, 2008|Independence High School, Non-profit, Sports|0 Comments

Bulldogs, Patriots open preseason

The Butler Bulldogs and Independence Patriots scrimmaged against local high school football teams yesterday. Butler scrimmaged the Olympic Trojans at 8 am, and the Patriots faced the Charlotte Catholic Cougars at 7 pm. […]

By |August 14th, 2008|Butler High School, Independence High School, Schools, Sports|0 Comments

Butler and Independence players declared ineligible

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools said yesterday it found three players ineligible at Butler and Independence high schools.
After an investigation by CMS Law Enforcement, one Butler High School varsity football player and one Butler High basketball player were declared ineligible. The students violated a CMS residency rule by falsifying their addresses. A junior varsity football player from Independence […]

By |August 14th, 2008|Butler High School, Independence High School, Schools, Sports|1 Comment

Take a tour of Mint Hill’s 2010 public high school

What is the $53 million new Mint Hill High School going to look like? Here’s a computer animation of the Bailey High School–Mint Hill will look exactly like it when it is constructed in the Clear Creek Business Park. Both schools are set to begin in 2010. Video courtesy of CMS.