This Weeks’s Outstanding Athletes

Local High School Sports Action.
Share this:

Independence High School Patriots 


Ty Clawson – The senior linebacker for the Patriots had another consistent game on defense for Independence against the Butler Bulldogs in a conference game loss. He had many solo tackles and assists.


C Van Than – The junior standout midfielder scored two goals in overtime against East Mecklenburg in the Patriots recent 5-4 conference loss.  These two goals give the schools all time single season scoring record holder 27 goals on the season with more games remaining to be played.


Parker Melting – The one member women’s golf team at Independence continues to shine as she won the SW4A Conference Player of the Year.  Parker shot a 72 score to lead all honors for the Conference.  This is her second time receiving this award as she won it as a Sophomore.  The senior is highly ranked in the state among the top high school women’s golfers.

Queens Grant High School Stallions


Mario Portillo – The Junior midfielder has scored 12 goals on the season.  He slammed two goals against Union Academy recently in a big win for QGHS.  Mario has been injured for the majority of the month and has bounced back strong for the Stallions.  He also scored two goals recently in a shoot out conference game loss.

Honorable Mention –  The QGHS Soccer team has outscored their opponents over the past two weeks 31-7.  The Stallions have been on a hot streak and lost only one game in a shoot-out being outscored on penalty kicks 4-2.

Rocky River High School Ravens


Jylon Sharpe – The talented junior middle linebacker for the Ravens had another strong game for the Rocky River defense in a very tough loss to conference competitor East Mecklenburg.  He accumulated many solo tackles and assists in the game.

Honorable Mention – Offensive and defensive line play of the Ravens against the Eagles was very noteworthy.

Share this:

Previous articleCharlotte Independence lose 1-0 to Charleston in key game
Next articlePick Your Own Pumpkins!
Ed Berti
Ed is retired and remains active as a freelance writer, local journalist and independent contractor. He is engaged in print and electronic media writing stories covering business, sports, hometown news and veteran's affairs including articles of interest to various media outlets. Ed is a graduate of Wagner College where he earned an MBA and holds a BBA from Pace University.
Ed can be reached at, and