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State Champ – Dylan Moffatt

Congratulations to Dylan Moffatt on his win at the boys state s meet on Saturday in the 500 Freestyle! This is the second year in a row for Dylan winning this event. He set a new state record this year 4.27.77 and cut almost 10 seconds from his previous time in his race today. Way to go Dylan!! Dylan also received 4th place in the 200 free with a time of 1:41.12. For more highlights catch the clip on KCRG TV9 News

Dylan wasn’t the only Mustang attending the state swim meet, Mustang Will Sill also attended as a relay alternate.

Great job!

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Mustangs Qualify for Regional Duals

The Mustang Wrestling Team won Sectionals on Saturday and qualified for Regional Duals at West Liberty on Tuesday. Be sure to congraulate following wrestlers who qualified for Districts and will wrestle for a chance to go to State on Saturday in Independence:

Matthew Doyle 138

Jarret Orr 152

Cole Davis 170

Tayt Freidhof 195

Hunter Crawford 220

Drew Evans 285

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Moffatt Qualifies for State in Swimming

Congratulations to Dylan Moffatt for qualifying for the state swim meet. Dylan qualified in the following swimming events: 200 Free; 500 Free; 200 Free relay; 400 Free relay.

The Iowa High School Athletic Association Boys’ State High School Swimming Meet is scheduled for Saturday, February 10, 2018, at 12:30 PM at the University of Iowa’s Campus Recreation and Wellness Center (CRWC).

Way to go Dylan!

 

Volleyball State

Mustang Volleyball on to State!

Last night the 12th ranked Independence Mustangs beat the 7th ranked Center-Point Urbana in the Regional Finals for the right to go to state in three straight sets. The next game is Tuesday, November 7th in Cedar Rapids vs. 1st ranked Xavier at 6:00 pm. GO MUSTANGS!!

Photos by: Charlie McCardle and Matt Shannon

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Dylan Moffatt Named to Tiger Hall of Fame!

Story Update: 10/25/17: Dylan was officially inducted into the Cedar Falls Hall of Fame for his swimming accomplishments. Congratulations Dylan!

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Dylan Moffatt at the Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Pictured with his mom, Caroline Stickler

Independence’s Dylan Moffatt has been named to the Tiger Sports Hall of Fame for swimming! Dylan will be recognized at the Cedar Falls Homecoming football game on Friday, September 29 at the UNI Dome.

Congratulations Dylan! Your recognition is well deserved!

To learn more about the swimming partnership with the Cedar Falls Tigers read the original press release.

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Game Day Notes #9 vs. Benton Community

The Series:
This is the 20th meeting between these two teams.  Independence overall is 6-13, 4-6-0 at home and 2-7-0 on the road against Benton Community.  The first meeting took place on September 18th, 1987, where Benton Community won 28-6.

Coaching Records:
Justin Putz is in his 4th season as head coach of the Independence Mustangs and 5th overall.  Currently, his record at Independence is 13-16-0.  His overall coaching record is 18-21-0 in five seasons with three playoff appearances.

Head Coach is the head coach of the Benton Community Bobcats.

Next Game:
The next game for Independence will be home against Decorah.  Benton Community will host Vinton-Shellsburg.

Last Game:
The last game for Independence was a 54-14 win to Vinton-Shellsburg.  Benton Community beat Charles City 45-22.

Click here to read the full game notes.

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Game Day Notes #8 vs. Vinton-Shellsburg

The Series:
This is the 81st meeting between these two teams.  Independence overall is 45-32-3, 25-12-2 at home and 20-20-1 on the road against Vinton-Shellsburg.  The first meeting took place last season on October 20th, 1899 where Vinton-Shellsburg won 5-0.

Coaching Records:
Justin Putz is in his 4th season as head coach of the Independence Mustangs and 5th overall.  Currently, his record at Independence is 12-16-0.  His overall coaching record is 17-21-0 in five seasons with three playoff appearances.

Jim Womochil is the head coach of the Vinton-Shellsburg Vikings.

Next Game:
The next game for Independence will be away against Benton Community.  Vinton-Shellsburg will host Cedar Rapids, Xavier.

Last Game:
The last game for Independence was a 37-0 loss to Cedar Rapids Xavier.  Vinton-Shellsburg lost to Charles City 36-20.

Click here to read the full game notes.

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Game Day Notes #7 vs. Xavier

The Series:
This is the 2nd meeting between these two teams.  Independence overall is 0-1-0, 0-0-0 at home and 0-1-0 on the road against Cedar Rapids Xavier.  The first meeting took place last season on September 30th, 2016, where Cedar Rapids Xavier won 45-0.

Coaching Records:
Justin Putz is in his 4th season as head coach of the Independence Mustangs and 5th overall.  Currently, his record at Independence is 12-15-0.  His overall coaching record is 17-20-0 in five seasons with three playoff appearances.

Duane Schulte is the head coach of the Cedar Rapids Xavier Saints.

Next Game:
The next game for Independence will be home against Vinton-Shellsburg.  Cedar Rapids Xavier will host Waverly-Shell Rock

Last Game:
The last game for Independence was a victory at Charles City 47-32.  Cedar Rapids Xavier won against Decorah 21-13.

Click here to read the full game notes