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Patriots up to old ways; crush Hopewell 56-12

Ben Martin
The Mint Hill Times
Anthony Carrothers and the Independence offense were effective as usual Friday night. The Patriots also took advantage of several Hopewell turnovers and costly penalties.

Hopewell fumbled the ball in three straight possessions in the second half which led to three straight touchdowns by Independence.

“I thought the defense played with a lot of intensity and really got after it,” said head coach Tom Knotts. “We wanted to play more assignment football than what we played against Mallard Creek. We didn’t play our assignments last week but we did tonight.”

Carrothers finished the night with 289 yards and three touchdowns on 16-24 passing.

“He’s a special special player, he’s grown up a lot,” said Knotts. “He throws it on the money.”
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By |August 28th, 2009|Independence High School, Sports|28 Comments

Matthews releases statement on Mint Hill high school boundaries

The Town of Matthews released a statement today in support of CMS’s Tuesday vote to postpone the decision on the boundaries for the new Mint Hill high school.

“We have been hearing from people that the plans were never on the CMS Web site and there had not been an opportunity to fully discuss the impacts […]

By |June 12th, 2009|Butler High School, Independence High School, Schools|14 Comments

Independence High School to receive stimulus funds for new cafeteria equipment

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will receive $122,137.34 to replace cafeteria equipment at three high schools, including Independence High School. The money will come through the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) (also called federal stimulus funding).
CMS applied for the ARRA grant in May; the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board […]

By |June 10th, 2009|Independence High School|0 Comments

Vote on boundaries for new Mint Hill high school delayed

The CMS Board of Education voted tonight 4-3 to delay a final vote until August 11. An earlier vote for the Mint Hill-Reedy Creek school boundary map was voted down 4-2 by the board. At Larger member Trent Merchant proposed delaying the vote, but other board members did not know what will change in the […]

By |June 10th, 2009|Butler High School, Independence High School, Schools|0 Comments