Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Emmett Stralka

Six Blue Devils are headed to state

Six Independence athletes earned a shot at a state title when they finished among the top four at the Division III Massillon Perry regional on Friday.
Madison Stepanik

Stepanik earns state berth

Independence's Madison Stepanik placed second in the shot put at the Division III regional meet and earned a state berth in the process.
John Eisenmann

Independence sweeps district titles

CUYAHOGA HEIGHTS—History was made on Friday as Independence’s girls’ track team claimed its first district championship and the boys’ team won its first team title since the 2001 season. The Blue Devils won seven individual...
Madison Stepanik

Stepanik wins district title

Independence senior Madison Stepanik opened the district meet with a win in the shot put that helped the Blue Devils to first place.
Independence 6, Rittman 2

Big inning leads Independence to sectional win over Rittman

Independence scored four runs in the fourth inning and went on to beat Rittman, 6-2, in a sectional semifinal on Tuesday.
Northwestern 2, Independence 0

Independence bats quiet in district loss

WELLINGTON—Independence’s bat were quiet in a 2-0 loss to Northwestern in a Division III district semifinal at Wellington Community Park on Tuesday.
Natalie George

Independence earns rivalry split

Independence played small ball and great defense in a 5-2 come from behind victory over rival Cuyahoga Heights on Friday.
Independence Track

Independence sweeps Metro Division team titles

Independence recorded a clean sweep of the boys’ and girls’ team titles at the 2021 Chagrin Valley Conference Metro Division track and field championships at Cuyahoga Heights on Tuesday and Thursday.
Independence Softball

Pallini homer sparks Blue Devils to sectional title

Independence shook off a sloppy start and cruised to a 9-2 win over visiting Chippewa in a Division III sectional semifinal on Thursday.
Independence Baseball

Blue Devils close out league play with win over Trinity

Independence avoided a letdown game following two key conference wins this week by closing out league play with a 9-4 win over visiting Trinity on Wednesday.
Ashton Lerz

Blue Devils lock down conference title

Independence completed the season sweep of Beachwood on Tuesday with an 8-0 win that locked down the CVC Metro Division title.
Casey McGhee

McGhee does it all as Independence tops Beachwood

Independence's Casey McGhee pitched eight scoreless innings and hit the walk-off single to beat Beachwood on Monday, 1-0.
Ashton Lerz

Independence blanks Trinity

Independence pitchers showed no signs of rust in a 7-0 win at Trinity on Thursday.
Alyssa Pallini

Independence edges Berkshire on Senior Night

Berkshire did its best to spoil Independence’s Senior Night festivities but the Blue Devils held on for a 5-4 victory in a Chagrin Valley Conference crossover game on Thursday.
Independence Track

Independence claims title at Cuyahoga Heights Relays

Strong performances from several athletes coupled with quality depth led the Independence girls’ track team to first place at the Cuyahoga Heights Relays on Saturday.
Laylah Ruscin

Ohio Varsity Athletes of the Week

Several athletes from area schools have been named the Ohio Varsity Athletes of the Week for the weeks ending April 25.
Rory Corrigan

Independence outslugs Wickliffe

Independence pounded out 15 hits in a 19-8 win over visiting Wickliffe in a key Chagrin Valley Conference Metro Division game on Wednesday.
Skylar Leichliter

Blue Devils win seven events at Potopsky Invitational

Led by junior Skylar Leichliter, Independence athletes won seven individual events on the way to a second-place finish in both the boys’ and girls’ competitions at the 2021 Dan Potopsky Invitational on Tuesday.
Independence 3, NDCL 1

Late runs lead Independence to win at NDCL

Tiffani Niro and Sophie George both hit RBI singles to lead Independence to a 3-1 nonconference victory at Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin on Saturday.
Skylar Leichliter

Leichliter, Stepanik pace Blue Devils at Trinity

Independence’s Skylar Leighliter and Madison Stepanik both set new personal records in placing in multiple events at the Trinity Invitational on Saturday.
Casey McGhee

Blue Devils squeeze out win over Bulldogs

Independence executed a squeeze bunt to score the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning of a 5-4 win over visiting Garfield Heights on Friday.