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Three Blue Devils earn all-league honors

BURTON—Three Independence runners earned all-conference honors with strong finishes at the 2017 Chagrin Valley Conference Cross Country Meet at the Kent State University Geauga County Campus on Saturday. Freshman Makenna McGhee and sophomore Emily Skoczen both earned first team honors while freshman P.J. Oschmann was named to the second team. McGhee finished sixth in the […]

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 […]

McGhee finishes fifth at Cardinal Invitational

MIDDLEFIELD—Cardinal’s cross country course is known as one of the faster tracks in the area but the heat took its toll on the runners at the 2017 Cardinal Invitational on Saturday. That didn’t stop Independence freshman Makenna McGhee from finishing fifth with a time of 20:06. “It was really hot today, so it was good […]

Blue Devils set season bests at Tiffin

The key to a successful cross country season is show improvement from one meet to the next and so far the Independence Blue Devils are off to a great start this fall. Eight out of the 10 Blue Devils who competed at the Tiffin Cross Country Carnival on Saturday set a new season-best time. “It […]

Blue Devils trim times at Avon Lake

Independence’s cross country teams took the trail at the 40th Annual Avon Lake Earlybird Invitational at Lorain County Community College on Saturday and turned in a strong performance with all nine runners who competed last week at Berkshire improving their times. Freshman Makenna McGhee led the Blue Devils with a sixth place finish in the […]

Youth served at Independence

For the first time in nearly a decade, the only Polman associated with the Independence cross country team is head coach Craig Polman. Not only are the Blue Devils lacking a Polman on the roster, they’re short on upperclassmen as well. “It’s very different this year,” Coach Polman said. “Last year we had frontrunners on […]

Independence High School Boys Varsity Cross Country finishes 6th place

Saturday, October 15, 2016 2:00 PM Place 6 Points 0 Meet Recap The boys cross country team competed at the CVC Valley Division Championships today held at Perry YMCA. Tyler Polman won the race with a time of 15:51.8 The Blue Devils will run in the OHSAA District Meet next Saturday, October 22nd at Medina […]

Independence Boys Middle School Cross Country finishes 3rd place

Saturday, October 1, 2016 10:00 AM Place 3 Points 69 Meet Recap The Middle School Cross Country teams competed in the Chagrin Valley Conference Championship Meet this morning hosted by Orange Middle School. The boys team had a third place team finish. The Blue Devils had three runners finish in the top ten: Colin Patton […]

Independence High School Boys Varsity Cross Country finishes 13th place

Saturday, September 24, 2016 10:00 AM Place 13 Points 0 Meet Recap Tyler Polman sets a new course record at the Cardinal Invitational with a time of 15:43.56 Opponents School Place Points Independence High School 13 0

Independence Boys Middle School Cross Country finishes 3rd place

Saturday, September 24, 2016 11:00 AM Place 3 Points 80 Meet Recap The middle school boys finished 3rd among 10 teams at the Cardinal Invitational. Collin Patton finished 2nd overall with a time of 11:17. Opponents School Place Points Independence High School 3 80



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