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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 »

Football Midseason Report

Football Midseason Report

Matthews-Mint Hill football always produces state title contenders, and this year that holds especially true with Butler, Independence and Rocky River all in the midst of outstanding seasons. At the… Read more »

Q&A: Quantavious McGill and AJ Peal

Q&A: Quantavious McGill and AJ Peal

The start to Independence’s football season could hardly be more different from where this team was a year ago. Last year, with 29 seniors including several players currently lining Division… Read more »

The Natural: Billiard is on cue

The Natural: Billiard is on cue

Growing up, Sarah Billiard always thought her athletic success would come on the basketball court. Three years ago, Billiard had already began making a name for herself on the AAU… Read more »

Jett attack

Jett attack

Rocky River coach Jason Fowler has built the Raven football program from the ground up in his five seasons at the helm. He’s turned the team that went winless in… Read more »

Title defenders

Title defenders

If there were any questions surrounding the Butler Bulldogs’ 2014 football season, most of them were coming from the defensive side of the ball. On offense, the Bulldogs boast North… Read more »

Masters of defense

Masters of defense

At Independence, this season is a case of getting back to the basics. In his second season, coach Joe Evans has continued to install a no-nonsense accountability-driven approach to Patriot… Read more »

Total Transformation: Big Man on Campus Jaire Alexander

Total Transformation: Big Man on Campus Jaire Alexander

Jaire Alexander had all the right ingredients to be one of the best wide receivers in the state when he arrived at Rocky River. He has blazing speed, is a… Read more »

Game Previews: Aug. 20 – 26

Game Previews: Aug. 20 – 26

Richmond County at Rocky River Game time: Friday, Aug. 22, 7:30 p.m. 2013 records: Richmond County was 9-4, Rocky River was 11-3 Last meeting: Richmond County won, 37-13, on Aug…. Read more »