Sarah Piteo

Piteo shines in Underclassmen all-star tournament

Independence pitcher Sarah Piteo closed out her junior season with a strong performance in the OHSFSCA Underclassmen All-Star Tournament this week.

Champion 13, Independence 3

Blue Devils bow out in regional final

Independence’s season came to an end with a 13-3 loss to defending state champion Warren Champion in a Division III regional final on Saturday.

Independence 9, Waterloo 3

Blue Devils return to regional final

Sarah Piteo hit a two-run home run and Kim Rega added a pair of doubles and a complete game to lead Independence to a 9-3 win over Waterloo in a Division III regional semifinal.

Robert Artrip

Regional track roundup

Independence placed in two events and Cardinal and Kirtland both advanced athletes into Friday’s Division III regional track championships.

Mason Crist

Blue Devils send eight to regionals

Independence advanced eight individual athletes to next week’s Division III Massillon Perry regional meet.

Kim Rega

Blue Devils blank Wellington in district final

Kim Rega doubled, hit a home run and pitched a shutout to lead Independence to a 4-0 win over Wellington in the Division III Avon Lake district championship game on Thursday.

Tyler Teare

Independence holds off Beachwood

Independence took a 10-0 lead into the fourth then had to hold off the Bison in a 10-8 non-conference win on Wednesday.

Independence 8, Elyria Catholic 2

Blue Devils advance to district final

Independence defeated Elyria Catholic, 8-2, in a district semifinal on Tuesday and will play in the championship game for the first time since 2015.

Josh Stasek

Independence’s Josh Stasek signs with JCU

Independence senior 285-pounder Josh Stasek will continue his education and wrestling career at John Carroll University.

CVC meet kicks off the postseason

Hawken swept first place at the Chagrin Valley Conference Valley Division track meet on Thursday.

Big innings lead Blue Devils to sectional title game

Independence used three four-run innings to beat Kidron Central Christian in a Division IV sectional semifinal on Wednesday, 13-7.

Ashley Caputo

Caputo powers Independence past Wickliffe

Ashley Caputo doubled and tripled to lead Independence to a 7-2 win over visiting Wickliffe on Monday.

Tim Marcinko

Blue Devils upset state-ranked Chagrin Falls

Independence spoiled Chagrin Falls’ senior night by upsetting the state-ranked Tigers on Monday, 4-2.

Sarah Piteo

Piteo’s no-no leads Independence past rival

Sarah Piteo didn’t allow a hit and knocked in two runs to lead Independence past rival Cuyahoga Heights on Saturday, 10-0.

Owen Ramm

Blue Devils power past Red Raiders

Independence recorded a season-high 17 hits on the way to a 19-8 win over visiting Harvey on Wednesday.

Kim Rega

Rega slams Independence past Tallmadge

Kim Rega hit a grand slam in the bottom of the seventh inning to lead Independence past Tallmadge on Tuesday, 10-9.

Fast start leads Independence past rival

Independence scored five first-inning runs in an 11-1 five-inning win over visiting Cuyahoga Heights on Tuesday.

Blue Devils remain undefeated in league play

Kim Rega knocked in two runs and struck out five to lead Independence to a 10-0 win over visiting Cardinal on Monday.

Independence hurdles, Kirtland distance highlight Cuyahoga Relays

Independence’s shuttle hurdle team and Kirtland’s distance medley relay squad both took home first place awards at the 62nd Annual Cuyahoga Heights Relays on Saturday.

Tyler Teare

McMahon, Teare lead Independence to win over Cardinal

Jamie McMahon struck out nine in six innings and Tyler Teare knocked in a pair of runs to lead Independence to a 7-2 win over Cardinal on Thursday.

Luke Clymer

Cardinal, Cuyahoga Heights win Potopsky titles

Cardinal’s girls and Cuyahoga Heights’ boys track teams won the 2018 Dan Potopsky Invitational on Tuesday at Independence.

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