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Independence, Rocky River basketball game marred by fights

The Rocky River girls basketball team defeated Independence by a score of 65-42 on February 10, but the biggest story came off the court as a series of fights postponed the boys game.
Independence coach Preston Davis said he saw one fight which took place between fans during halftime, but was surprised to learn that at least three more fights had taken place either outside the gymnasium or in the stands.

By |February 13th, 2015|Around Town, Independence High School, Rocky River High School, Sports|0 Comments

Independence wrestler finishes strong

Independence High School 120 lb. wrestler Jennifer Solares Zeledon took on East Meck’s Nebyu Assefa in the semi-final match at the SW4A Conference Tournament. She was pinned, but only in the last period at 5:24. Zeledon ended up taking third place at the tournament. The Patriots took second place as a team to Porter Ridge. […]

By |February 6th, 2015|Independence High School, Sports|0 Comments

Mint Hill’s Queen’s Grant senior wrestling standout Nic Mitchell already has one state championship to his credit, hopes to repeat next month

By Andrew Stark
Queen’s Grant High School’s Nic Mitchell has a plan to return to the top of the high school wrestling landscape, but his quest won’t end with just another state championship.
Mitchell has already reached the apex once, winning the 138-pound N.C. High School Athletic Association’s Class 2A title last season as a junior at High Point’s TW Andrews.
“It was something I will never forget,” said Mitchell, who moved to the Charlotte area this summer. “It was eye-opening because there were so many wrestlers all there for the same reason – to win a state championship – and it was great to come out on top.
“It was hectic. I got up at 6 in the morning, practicing two to three times a day, but I was so glad I did it. This year I brought the same work ethic and a level  head. It was great to win it, but that was last year and I can’t let what happened last year effect how I wrestle this year.”

By |January 29th, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, Queen's Grant, Schools|2 Comments

Mint Hill Kiwanis Club celebrates star students, supports schools

By Leah Schmalz

Each month, students at J.H. Gunn, Bain, Lebanon Road and Clear Creek elementary schools are recognized through the Terrific Kids program sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Mint Hill and the Chick-fil-A on Albemarle Road. This week, in addition to the program, Kiwanis presented each school with a check for $1,000 to purchase much-needed books.

Each teacher chooses one student they feel stood out for the month to be honored as a Terrific Kid. Teachers submit a short summary describing why the student earned the Terrific Kid title, which is read at the awards ceremony. Phrases like “ray of sunshine” and “enthusiastic learner” marked the descriptions at Clear Creek’s ceremony on Monday. The students also receive free ice cream at lunch and have their photos taken to display on a bulletin board in the school.  […]

By |January 29th, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, Good deeds, Schools|0 Comments