Independence basketball

COLUMN: As COVID restrictions loosen, a return to normalcy goes beyond the masks

HUNTERSVILLE – This year’s playoffs feel a lot more normal for the North Meck girls. After a regular-season conference championship, the 12-seed Vikings were back at home for the first round, and in a traditional time slot prior to the boys’ contest. “It’s definitely a blessing,” North coach Jennifer Baker said. “It helps your kids get focused and set to […]

2019 East Lincoln Winter Jam team previews

DENVER – The East Lincoln Winter Jam returns Friday, Dec. 27, as East hosts teams from across the Charlotte area in this annual holiday tournament. Last season A.L. Brown won the boys bracket, as Butler claimed the girls championship. Here’s a breakdown and Day 1 schedule of this year’s field: Boys Friday, Dec. 27 (all in new/east gym) 1 p.m. […]