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Charlotte 49ers provide skills to Mint Hill players

The Mint Hill Athletic Association has partnered with the University of North Carolina at Charlotte to provide skill sessions and summer camps for young soccer players. Keenan Harward, known to MHAA players and parents at Coach K, is the soccer coordinator and a UNCC alumnus. He contacted the Charlotte soccer team for a partnership last […]

By |June 14th, 2012|Around Town, Good deeds, MHAA|0 Comments

Independence softball ready for playoffs

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Coach Ken Orsilio has a lot to be proud of this year when it comes to his Independence girl’s softball team. The squad has a record of 16-2 overall and 13-1 in the conference with its last regular season game this past Monday night against longtime rival Butler High School, which they won 10-0.
As they end the year in conference play and head into playoff territory, Coach Orsilio has high hopes for the team and his two brightest stars, Erin Standley and Katie Pearsall. The two have played together for years now, and their chemistry and experience playing together has really uplifted the team this year. […]

By |May 4th, 2012|Featured Posts, Independence High School, Sports|0 Comments

Indy Lacrosse fundraiser

The Independence HS Lacrosse program will have a fundraiser on Thursday, April 26 at Pizza and Beyond Express in Mint Hill. A portion of the day’s receipts will help grow the 2012-2013 athletic program. Stop by to dine-in, carry out or call for delivery 980-207-2690. The restaurant is open 11:30 am to 9 pm and […]

By |April 27th, 2012|Around Town, Independence High School, Schools, Sports|0 Comments

NY Port Authority World Trade Center flag flew in Mint Hill

The Charlotte Fire Department’s baseball team played the New York Port Authority last week at Rocky River High School. The two teams are both in their first year.
Civil service baseball teams have been around a long time, and the Charlotte FD team is the first official team since 1958. Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department also has […]

By |April 19th, 2012|Around Town, Featured Posts, Good deeds, Sports|0 Comments

Local business supports car consumers, wrestling team

Independence High School’s wrestling team and Manchester Automotive and Tire are teaming up for Car Care Awareness Month. The wrestling team will provide car washes while Manchester offers free vehicle check-ups from 9 am to 1 pm, Saturday, April 21.
Manchester will provide a checklist for vehicles, inspecting lights, fluids, tires, and more.
“Free inspection is something we just try to give back to the community,” says owner Ken Manchester. “It’s the simple things. [For example] nobody really checks the air in their tires anymore.”

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By |April 19th, 2012|Good deeds, Independence High School, Sports|0 Comments

Two sisters and a love of Lacrosse

Mint Hill is home to two talented, high-scoring lacrosse players–and they’re sisters. Austin and Cassie Brown have been playing sports their whole lives. You may have seen them at the Mint Hill Athletic Association fields. But basketball, baseball, and field hockey did not catch them like lacrosse did.
Introduced to lacrosse by their aunt, Austin and Cassie have been playing the sport since middle school. Both girls are on the Providence Day varsity team and are two of the top scorers, accounting for 56 percent of the team’s goals.
They have been practicing together since they were young, which has proven to be very beneficial.
“Most of my assists are with [my sister],” said Cassie.
“I can throw passes to Cassie that I know no one else can catch,” added Austin.
The Providence Day team is ranked fourth in the state.

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By |April 19th, 2012|Featured Posts, Sports|0 Comments