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Ferguson named MHA Volunteer of Month


Whether he’s teaching an art class, taking a photograph, producing a video, or volunteering at Mint Hill Arts, Larry Ferguson does the job well.  That’s why he was recently named Mint Hill Arts Volunteer of the Month for August and why fellow members and volunteers have showered him with accolades.

“If you need a teacher for abstract art or photography, he is the man to call. Need ideas, talk to Larry,” says Sandra Smith. “He also has stories that are amazing!  MHA has benefitted from his ability to work with a shoestring budget on many occasions. His loyalty to the organization is unmatched. Larry has been an ambassador for MHA, bringing in many new members and encouraging his college and high school senior students to volunteer and participate in our programs.” […]

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Rocky River faces Garringer


By Andrew Stark

Who: Garinger (0-6) at Rocky River (1-5)

When: 7 p.m.

Last Meeting: Rocky River won, 45-6, on October 2, 2014

Key Players: Rocky River: quarterback Tyshawn Carter, running backs Elijah Henry, Justice Styron and Nygle Farmer, receiver/defensive back Kendall Lewis, receiver Johari Alexander, lineman Bryson Adams, defensive back Tyrell Robinson, linebacker Larry Blanton; Garinger; running back/defensive back Jorden Freeman, defensive back Jalen Grudy, quarterback Matt Douglas, receivers Jorge Fundora and Isaiah Black, linebackers Lance Gibbs and Delvin Clement, linemen Jackie Jones and Marquel Coleman, running back Derrick Yoko

The Keys: The Ravens badly need a win, and in the always-tough Southwestern 4A Garinger is as close to a sure bet as there is.

The Wildcats were carved up last week and offer little resistance on either side of the ball, so the Ravens should be able to get an easy win this week.

Rocky River:  The Ravens got in a big hole last week and only a late touchdown made the 24-10 loss to Myers Park look respectable.  […]

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Independence v. Porter Ridge


By Andrew Stark

Who: Independence (3-3) at Porter Ridge (0-5)

When: 7 pm

Last Meeting: Independence won, 42-7, on October 2, 2014

Key Players: Independence: quarterback Christian McPhail, running back Quantavious McGill, cornerback/receivers Elijah Small and Cedric Stone, linebackers Tylon Clawson, Jerome Cochran and Rob Casanova, defensive ends Christian Colon and Kima Bell; Porter Ridge: receivers Devon Irizarry and Jordan Crowell, running back Mason Mills, defensive back Cole Johnson and Mayimona Joel Lutuango, quarterback Tate Dill, linebackers Jared Wheatley, Zach Rutledge and Chase Welch, lineman Nick Chiaravalloti

The Keys: Independence is coming off its most complete win of the season in a 19-0 beating of East Meck, a team which entered the match-up on a high note after getting its biggest win in years over Providence.

The Pirates have taken a nose dive since 2013 when they were co-conference champions, losing 14 of its past 16 games. This year they played Sun Valley tough, but have been blown out in each of the previous two weeks, so are desperate to make a move. […]

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Patriots take down East Meck 19-0

By Ron Morris

Last Friday night at Independence High School the Patriots opened  Southwestern 4A Conference play with a 19-0 win over the East  Mecklenburg Eagles.

Just before the first half kick off the rain also found its way to Indy’s homefield creating a steady downpour for the duration of the contest. Both teamshandled the conditions very well without any turn overs.

The Patriots scored all of its points in the first half while the defense held the Eagles scoreless. With 8:19 left in the first quarter Indy’s Cederick Stone returned an East Meck punt 92 yards for the score putting Indy up 6-0.

Senior running back Quantavious McGill added another first quarter score atthe 3:17 mark with a 4 yard run making the score 12-0 at the end of the first quarter. Indy got its final touchdown at the 9:19 mark in the second quarter when quarterback Christian McPhail found Duane Perking in the end zone for a 16 yard touchdown pass. Caleb Ritch kicked the point after making the score 19-0. […]

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