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Independence has a big night in sweeping Geneva

Independence honored its seniors on Thursday by sweeping visiting Geneva, 25-15, 25-23, 25-13. The victory secured a fifth straight Chagrin Valley Conference Chagrin Division title and also marked the 100th win of head coach Megan Osysko’s five-year tenure. “I am so proud of the team and the program for taking now five straight conference championships,” […]

Blue Devils win second straight district title

After finishing second at the Division II state tournament last fall, the Independence girls’ golf team set its sights on winning the state title this season. The Blue Devils will get their chance after shooting a 345 to win their second straight district title at Tam O’Shanter Golf Course in Canton on Tuesday. Laurel finished […]

Streak ends but Blue Devils clinch league title

Independence’s streak of 11 consecutive shutouts came to an end in Tuesday’s 6-1 win at Beachwood, leaving the Blue Devils in third place in Ohio High School Athletic Association history for consecutive clean sheets. The disappointment of allowing a goal for the first time in 12 games was lessened when the Blue Devils realized their […]

Blue Devils post fast times at Gilmour

Four out of six Independence girls posted personal records at the Gilmour Academy Paul Primeau Invitational on Friday. “It was surprising,” said Independence coach Craig Polman. “The girls, across the board, our team and the girls from the other teams, ran pretty fast times for this course. I don't know why the girls' times were […]

Blue Devils shut out Wellington

Independence’s historic season continued with a 3-0 win at Wellington on Saturday. The Blue Devils, ranked fourth in the latest Division III state coaches’ poll, recorded their 11th straight shutout of the season to move into third place all-time in Ohio High School Athletic Association history for consecutive shutouts in a single season. “Wellington has […]

Momentum swing leads Kirtland to win over Independence

KIRTLAND—A high school football game is 48 minutes long and includes over 100 offensive snaps, but the outcome of many games can be traced back to a single second or snap. That was the case in Kirtland’s 35-7 win over visiting Independence at Rogers Field on Friday. Trailing 8-7 with 50 seconds left in the […]

Blue Devils cruise past Tigers

Independence is ranked fourth in the Ohio Volleyball Coaches’ Association Division III state poll, but the Blue Devils are playing as if they’re not satisfied with three teams slotted ahead of them. A 25-9, 25-14, 25-19 win at Chagrin Falls improved Independence’s record to 17-1 overall and 11-0 in the Chagrin Valley Conference Chagrin Division. […]

Blue Devils punch ticket to districts

Independence’s boys’ golf team is peaking at the time. The Blue Devils have played some of their best golf of the fall in the final weeks of the regular season and that carried over into Wednesday’s Division III sectional tournament at Pine Hills Golf Course where they finished third overall to earn a spot at […]

Blue Devils record ninth straight shutout

State-ranked Independence continued its historic run on Tuesday with an 8-0 win over visiting Berkshire on the turf of Stan Skoczen Stadium at Alumni Field. The Blue Devils, ranked fourth in Division III in the latest state coaches’ poll, recorded their ninth consecutive shutout, moving them into a tie for fourth in Ohio High School […]

Blue Devils win third straight sectional title

Independence kicked off the postseason on Tuesday by winning its third straight Division II sectional title at Punderson Golf Course. The Blue Devils, the defending Division II state runners-up, carded a 347, 15 strokes better than second place Laurel. “We were seven shots better than last year, which is good considering how hot it was,” […]

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