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Softball Player of the Year: Lizzy Birch

Softball Player of the Year: Lizzy Birch

With all Independence’s Lizzy Birch has accomplished on the softball field, it may appear like the sport just comes naturally to her.  But this year, despite another smashing individual season… Read more »

Girls Soccer Player of the Year: Alina McCue

Girls Soccer Player of the Year: Alina McCue

As an eighth grader in an injury-shortened season, Covenant Day forward Alina McCue led the Lions to a winning record while pacing the team in goals scored, points and assists…. Read more »

Girls Lacrosse Player of the Year: Hallie West

Girls Lacrosse Player of the Year: Hallie West

Still in its infancy as a third-year program, the Independence girls lacrosse team took major strides in 2014, finishing in the top half of one of the state’s toughest conferences,… Read more »

Boys Lacrosse  Player of the Year: Zach Hutchko

Boys Lacrosse Player of the Year: Zach Hutchko

The Butler boys lacrosse team has had a tough hill to climb in its 12 years of existence as the players have searched for relevancy in one of the state’s… Read more »

Boys Tennis Player of the Year: Davis Riggins

Boys Tennis Player of the Year: Davis Riggins

The Covenant Day boys tennis team had their finest season in school history last year, going 17-0 before falling in the N.C. Independent Schools Athletic Association’s Class 3A semifinals. But… Read more »

2014 Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year: Sun-Sará Williams

2014 Girls Track and Field Athlete of the Year: Sun-Sará Williams

As a freshman on the Independence track and field team last season, Sun-Sará Williams showed she wasn’t to be taken lightly. Williams finished third in the Southwestern 4A conference meet… Read more »

Bright Beginnings

Bright Beginnings

Jonathan Brightwell made a name for himself last season with a fourth-place tie in the Southwestern 4A conference golf tournament. He followed up his breakout performance by leading Independence to… Read more »

The Best of the Best

The Best of the Best

Sports Editor Andrew Stark is taking his annual look back on the season that was in Matthews and Mint Hill sports this week and ranks his top 10 games or… Read more »

Q&A with new Butler boys basketball coach Myron Lowery

Q&A with new Butler boys basketball coach Myron Lowery

Q: What are you most excited about being at Butler? A: I’m excited for a new start at a great school with a great basketball program. I think this can… Read more »

A New Tradition

A New Tradition

The resurgence of the Independence baseball team has come full circle for second-year coach Daniel Cooke. As a player, Cooke was a junior on the 2004 Patriot team that played… Read more »

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