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Bulldogs get their bite back

Bulldogs get their bite back

The Butler girls basketball team has a rich tradition of excellence since the school opened in 1997, but what the Bulldogs achieved last season takes the proud program back to… Read more »

Challenge Accepted

Challenge Accepted

Five years ago the tide shifted in the Butler and Independence football rivalry. The Patriots had won eight of the first nine meetings in the series, but in 2009 the… Read more »

Return to Glory

Return to Glory

The majority of the players on Independence’s roster were younger than 10 years old the last time the Patriots won a state championship, and none of them were in high… Read more »

Sports Shorts: Nov. 5 to 11, 2014

Sports Shorts: Nov. 5 to 11, 2014

Charlotte Christian’s Brian Chaffin presented Under Armour All-American jersey On Oct. 30, Charlotte Christian offensive lineman Brian Chaffin received his jersey for the 2015 Under Armour All-American Game, which he… Read more »

Providence’s hopes dashed in volleyball final

Providence’s hopes dashed in volleyball final

The Providence volleyball team had its storybook season end in heartbreak with a 3-1 loss to Rose in the N.C. High School Athletic Association’s Class 4A championship at Raleigh’s Reynolds… Read more »

Jalen in the Middle

Jalen in the Middle

For the better part of three years, Butler’s Jalen Cousar has patrolled the Bulldogs defensive front, making plays on the interior and giving opposing coordinators reason for concern. At more… Read more »

Sports Shorts: Oct. 22 to 28

Sports Shorts: Oct. 22 to 28

Covenant Day volleyball enters state tournament on hot streak The Covenant Day volleyball team entered this week’s N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association championship riding a three-game win streak and with… Read more »

Sharing the wealth

Sharing the wealth

This season marks the returning of glory for the Independence football team, a program that was the envy of high school teams around the country in the not-so-distant past when… Read more »

Lining Up

Lining Up

The mark of any great Butler football team has always been a smothering defense coupled with the Bulldogs ability to put points on the scoreboard in bunches. Using that formula,… Read more »

Dream Catchers

Dream Catchers

The fortunes of the Independence tennis program began to turn last season when the doubles’ tandem of Ali Kinard and Griffin Basden did something no Patriot girls tennis players had… Read more »