The MHAA Soccer Team United won the North Carolina Powerade State Games last summer in Mooresville. That win made the team eligible to play in the State Games of America this summer in Lincoln, Nebraska. This is an opportunity of a lifetime for these 15 young men coached by Dino Silva. The boys on this […]
By Andrew Stark
Since 1972, the Mint Hill Athletic Association has been providing kids in the area a chance to play recreational sports and offering all of the benefits that go with teambuilding, competition and good sportsmanship.
This year the association has added boys and girls tennis and wants to add lacrosse at some point in the future, but must first overcome the biggest issue the association faces, which is space.
The association uses the fields at Independence High School, Northeast Middle and Mint Hill Park on Hwy. 218, but is still having to turn away kids in its biggest sports. […]
By Andrew Stark
The Town of Mint Hill seems to always be working on the next big project, and to Town Manager Brian Welch, those are well defined and clearly laid out in terms of sidewalks and rectangles.
Welch said the first priority has been continuing the ongoing sidewalk construction operation, which he sees as the Board of Commissioner’s No. 1 priority.
“At this point in time I don’t view it as this or that sidewalk project, I view it as these guys are making a commitment to build them and we’re going to hammer it out,” Welch said. “I didn’t take a measurement of how much sidewalk we had in this town before they told me to build more, but we’ve built a lot of sidewalks in the past couple of years and I’ve got a feeling this board will continue with that.” […]
By Leah Schmalz
With growing concern over concussions among sports players, it only makes sense that parents exercise a degree of caution when considering which sport their children will play. To address these concerns, Mint Hill Athletic Association offers Pop Warner football, a program that stresses safety above winning.
A national program, Pop Warner is tuned into ways to prevent concussions among young players. “The statistic [from the program] that I think is surprising to people as far as concussions is it’s safer than soccer up until the age of 15,” said Dennis DiCarlo, commissioner for the Mint Hill Pop Warner football program. “They keep the ages and weights really confined.” […]