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Celeste Stewart voted player of the year for SW4A conference basketball

The Butler Lady Bulldogs were upset by West Charlotte in the semifinals of the state 4A basketball tournament in Greensboro last weekend. The loss ends the most successful run ever by a basketball team at Butler. Despite the early exit from the tournament, the Lady Bulldogs can at least take solace in having four players voted to the All SW4A Conference team, including Celeste Stewart who won player of the year. Coach Stephanie Butler was named coach of the year. On boys side, A.J. Evans was named to the All Conference team.

For Independence, Jessica Blair was named to the All Conference team. […]

By |March 9th, 2009|Butler High School, Independence High School, Sports|0 Comments

Pairings announced for N.C. high school basketball playoffs

The Butler Lady Bulldogs (26-1) will face Providence (8-14) and Independence (18-7) will travel to Berry Academy (8-16) tomorrow night in the first round of the state basketball playoffs. Both games begin at 7 pm. The Lady Bulldogs are coming off its first SW4A confernce championship  title, are ranked first in the state of North […]

By |February 23rd, 2009|Butler High School, Independence High School, Sports|0 Comments

NC results from the 2009 Special Olympics World Winter Games released

The 2009 Special Olympics World Winter Games concluded on February 13 in Boise, Idaho, ending nine days of international competition among more than 3,000 Special Olympics athletes, according to Keith L. Fishburne, Special Olympics North Carolina president/CEO.    Four athletes from North Carolina competed as members of Special Olympics Team USA.

In Figure Skating 
Caitlyn Belk of Mecklenburg County came in fifth place in singles and David Wilches, also of Mecklenburg County, came in fourth place in figure skating singles. […]

By |February 19th, 2009|Sports|0 Comments

Butler’s Nate Charest getting interest from colleges

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Nate Charest, defensive back and wide receiver for Butler, is starting to get looks from Division 1 schools. Duke, Clemson, South Carolina, NC State and East Carolina have shown interest. Illinois is also a possibility. Charest’s brother, Jacob, plays quarterback for Illinois.

By |February 16th, 2009|Butler High School, Sports|0 Comments