This Week’s Outstanding Athletes

Local High School Sports
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Independence High School Patriots 


Jamarius Burton – The Senior Guard in the win against Myers Park scored 16 points with 11 rebounds for the double-double, while adding 5 assists, 2 blocks and 2 steals for the Patriots.

Andra McKee – The Junior contributed 13 points while hauling in 7 rebounds and 3 steals for Independence in the recent Myers Park contest.


Braylyn Milton – The outstanding Lady Patriots Freshman scored 15 points, added 4 rebounds, 4 steals, 3 deflections and 2 assists in the win over Myers Park.

Sharonda Smith – The steady and consistent Junior scored 12 points, grabbed 3 rebounds, had 3 deflections and 2 assists for the Lady Patriots.

Indoor Track and Field:

2018 Cuthbertson Polar Bear 2 Official Results: (Area High School Competition)

Women’s 55m DashJada Washington finished 2nd, time 7:36,  Men’s 300 MetersDevine Drummond 2nd place, time 36.49, Men’s 1600 MetersNicholas O’Brien-Pifer 2nd place, time 4:50.23, Women’s 1600 Meters – Samantha Brennan, 3rd, time 6:15.42, Men’s 3200 MetersNicholas O’Brien-Pifer, 2nd, time 10.57.78, Men’s 55 Meter HurdlesDevine Drummond 1st, time 7.78, Men’s 4 X 200 RelayMason Bradley, Isaiah Brown, Devine Drummond, Elijah Purando, 3rd, time 1:37.11, Women’s 4 X 200 RelayJada Washington, Jazmine Draughn, Dominque Mack, Camille Moss 2nd, time 1:49.84, Men’s Shot Put (12 lbs.)- Kaleb Baker – 40-05.00 1st place, Women’s Shot Put (4 kg) Kristina Berkley 28-07.00 1st place, Men’s Long JumpMason Bradley 18.09.00, 2nd place, Women’s Long JumpJazmine Draughn 15.03.00, 1st place, Women’s Triple Jump – Cassandra Johnson 32-04.00, 1st place.

Queens Grant High School Stallions: 

Jeremiah Murphy – The 6’5″ Sophomore Forward scored 18 points along with hauling in 13 rebounds for the double-double and added 3 assists for the Stallions in their game against Pine Lake.

Honorable Mention:  Sophomore LB Boyette contributed 12 points, pulled down 5 rebounds and added 1 steal in the Pine Lake varsity basketball contest.

Rocky River High School Ravens: 

Due to recent snow storm and CMS being closed 3 days all sports were cancelled and postponed.  All athletic competition will resume this coming week.

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