This Week’s Outstanding Athletes

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Independence Patriots


Raja Milton – The senior leads the team hitting at a .405 pace, with an OBP .551, OPS 1.010, including 2 doubles, 11 walks, 10 RBI’s, and scored 14 runs.

Noah Howie – The senior in all 16 games is batting .370 with 17 hits, 5 doubles, 11 RBI’s, 18 runs scored, OBP .500, OPS .978.  Defensively, on 71 chances he has 65 put outs, and 4 errors for a .944 fielding percentage primarily behind the dish.

Bryson Jusko –  He is hitting .389, has an OBP .522, OPS, .966 with 14 hits, 2 doubles, 3 RBI’s, 8 base on balls, and 12 runs scored.


Kayla Douglas – The senior top hurler pitches 7 complete innings to take a win over Porter Ridge 7-3.  She allowed 8 hits and 3 earned runs while striking out 5 Pirates.  Douglas also went 3-3 with 2 RBI’s.

Maya Douglas – The sophomore standout went 2-4 including two extra base hits a double and home run to lead the Patriots offensively with 3 RBI’s.  Maya is hitting a tam leading .541 with 2 home runs and 19 RBI’s on the season.

Mallory Shaver – The power hitting sophomore went 2-4 on the day.  She drilled a double in the gap and picked up 2 RBI’s for the Patriots in their win over the Pirates.  Shaver is hitting .526 with 5 doubles and 3 triples with 14 RBI”s on the season.

Jaylin Adkins – The junior contributed going 2-2 with two solid singles and scored a run in the game for the lady Patriots.

Brianna Grant –  The senior has a batting average of .478 with 11 RBI’s, 2 doubles and a home run in 10 games played this season.


Annaliese Shelley – The senior midfielder scored a goal and an assist for 3 points against the Vikings. Then she scored another goal to lead her team to another 2-1 victory over East Mecklenburg.  She has 28 goals and 6 assists this season.

Hannah McClain – The senior contributed a key goal and an assist for 3 points over the Vikings from North Mecklenburg in the 2-1 Patriots win.

Tamia Burgess – The freshman goalkeeper in 12 games, 960 minutes defending the net  has accumulated 44 saves, has one clean sheet, has allowed 15 goals, and has 6 wins against 4 losses.

Queens Grant Stallions


Nick Kuebler – The big junior went 7-7 with a home run, triple, three doubles including 8 RBI’s in a doubleheader against Bradford Preparatory this past week.  On the season he leads the Stallions with .525 batting average, 13 runs, 20 RBI’s, 7 doubles, 2 triples, and a home run.

Spencer Smith – The Stallions lead-off hitter is batting a cool .435 with an OBP .491 with 20 runs scored and 8 RBI”s.  He has 10 doubles, 10 stolen bases, and 5 walks.

Jacob Beard – Lefty went 5-7 against Bradford Prep with a double.  He is batting .429,  OBP .588, scored 15 runs, 11 RBI’s, 4 doubles, 1 triple, 10 walks, and 10 stolen bases on the season.

Andy Duran and Alwin Duran – The junior and freshman brother combination have been productive.  Andy an All-State selection in 2018, is currently hitting .341 with some hard luck, his OBP .426, 15 runs, 18 RBI’s, 5 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run.  While Alwin is batting .486, OBP .548, 12 runs scored, 23 RBI’s, 2 doubles, 2 triples, 2 home runs.

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