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Blue Devils notch perfect regular season

Independence closed out the regular season with a 9-1 win over visiting Cornerstone Christian Academy on Thursday. While the outcome was never in doubt, the win was significant as the Blue Devils capped their first perfect regular season in school history. “It's pretty cool,” said Independence coach Ryan MacRaild. “We were close a couple of […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

State-ranked Blue Devils top Lutheran West

In a rematch of last year’s Division III district championship game, Independence came out a bit tentative against visiting Lutheran West at Stan Skoczen Field at Alumni Stadium on Monday. The Blue Devils, who edged the Longhorns for the district title last season, 4-3, used second half goals from Sam Belitz and Christian Streibel to […]

Kunevicius scores five in win at Cardinal

MIDDLEFIELD—Independence possesses two of the most dynamic goal scorers in the Chagrin Valley Conference Valley Division. Opposing teams often focus on shutting down either Sam Belitz or Wyatt Kunevicius. On Tuesday, the Cardinal Huskies shut down Belitz but Kunevicius went on to score all five of the Blue Devils’ goals in a 5-0 win. “Cardinal […]

Belitz hat trick paces Independence to win over rival

Cuyahoga Heights did its best to shut down Independence’s dangerous offense, especially the lethal right foot of Sam Belitz. The Redskins crowded the defensive third but Belitz and the Blue Devils eventually found the net in a 6-0 win on Tuesday. “Ultimately, our possession wore them down and we created some chances off the ball […]

Kunevicius notches hat trick in win over Oberlin

Oberlin entered Thursday’s non-conference matchup at Independence without its starting goalkeeper. The Blue Devils took advantage in a 7-0 win over the visiting Phoenix. “We struck early and often,” said Independence coach Ryan MacRaild. “They had good speed and a decent attack but Tyler (Korecko) had a good game in goal and their backup keepers, […]

Independence edges Wickliffe

Sam Belitz scored two goals to lead Independence to a 2-1 win at Wickliffe on Tuesday. The Chagrin Valley Conference rivals played to a 0-0 draw in a torrential downpour during the second half then opened things up when the weather cleared in the final 40 minutes of play. “The boys really want to try […]

Boys Soccer Preview

The Independence boys’ soccer team enters the 2017 season filled with hope and supported by a blend of talent and experience that could lead to great things this fall. The Blue Devils finished the 2016 season with a 16-2-1 record, a Chagrin Valley Conference Valley Division championship and a district title. Fourth-year head coach Ryan […]



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