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Mike Minter tonight in Mint Hill

[singlepic=34,220,140,,left]One of the most beloved Carolina Panthers in history will be in Mint Hill tonight. Former defensive back Mike Minter will speak at the Mint Hill Athletic Association opening day at the sports complex on Brief Road. Minter will walk around and interact with teams at 7:30 pm during scrimmages, speak for 15 minutes at […]

By |August 25th, 2008|MHAA, Sports|0 Comments

Cross country ride bittersweet for Mint Hill man

In May, the Mint Hill Times profiled Jay Brosnan, a retired military man who lives with his wife off Lebanon Road. Brosnan was preparing for a cross country bicycle ride from Washington state to Maine over the summer, his second cross country ride since 2001. But this one did not go as smooth as his first. […]

By |August 15th, 2008|Sports|0 Comments

CMS rolls out new rules for eligibility

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools announced new rules and procedures for verifying student-athlete eligibility.

“I think we’ve moved to the next step,” said Dr. Peter Gorman, CMS superintendent. “You can never resolve something that has on-going monitoring and compliance, you’ll just continue to have to check on it.”

CMS accepted every recommendation from the 24-member committee put together to tackle the system’s eligibility issues during the last school year.

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By |August 15th, 2008|Schools, 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

Steve Smith out with concussion

The Associated Press reports Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith sat out today’s practice because of a concussion suffered in Saturday’s preseason win against the Colts.

This is not good news. See Dan Morgan and Nick Goings and what concussions have done for their careers. Coach Fox says it’s day to day on Smith. Let’s […]

By |August 11th, 2008|Sports|0 Comments