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Butler practices in dawg days of summer

Prospective Bulldogs took over two practice fields Tuesday morning preparing for the upcoming football season.Assistant coaches led players through various position drills while head coach Mike Newsome looked-in at each station. Newsome also advised some of the younger players about their position.

Butler had two water fountains to counter the effects of the early morning heat.

The […]

By |August 5th, 2008|Butler High School, Schools, Sports|0 Comments

Ryan Houston looks lean and mean at UNC

Last year, former Butler Bulldog Ryan Houston entered UNC weighing a whopping 273 pounds–as a running back! He netted 145 yards and scored one TD playing a back-up role for the 2007 Heels. This season, Scout.com reports, he’s at 240 pounds and looks like a new man. He’s listed at No. 2 on the Tar […]

By |August 5th, 2008|Butler High School, Sports|0 Comments

Patriots get down to business

The Independence Patriots want to forget the sting of last year’s three-loss season. Coaches led kids through position drills and 7-on-7 drills on a warm, humid Monday morning as they head back to work for the upcoming season.

Don’t worry though. These kids aren’t running laps in the August heat, they are running to get some […]

By |August 4th, 2008|Independence High School, Schools, Sports|0 Comments

Steve Smith suspended. (Bad!)

The Panthers announced today Steve Smith will have to sit out the first two games of the season for punching Ken Lucas at Friday’s practice. He will also not get paychecks for those first two games.

Smith is the best player on the Panthers. Wouldn’t it have been better to just fine a few grand, then […]

By |August 2nd, 2008|Sports|0 Comments

Former Big I standout denied enrollment

The Rock Hill Herald reports today former Independence High School football player Dominique Walker was denied enrollment into South Pointe High School in S.C. Walker, who was (unfairly) hit with a 14 game suspension for ineligibility at the Big I last season, can’t play in S.C. as a result.

DeVonte Holloman, the all-world safety who is […]

By |August 1st, 2008|Independence High School, Schools, Sports|0 Comments

The angry Steve Smith returns. (Good!)

Steve Smith’s temper has flared up again. Smith, the Panthers’ No. 1 receiver, was involved in a fist fight with cornerback Ken Lucas. The Associated Press reported Lucas was carted off the field with an ice pack over his left eye.

Smith was charged with assault in 2002 after he punched Anthony Bright during a film […]

By |August 1st, 2008|Sports|0 Comments