All-tournament team

Larson Makes All-Tournament Team

Independence Mustang Madison Larson made the Volleyball State Tournament All-Tournament team. Way to go Madison! Congratulations!

Mustang Volleyball team

Mustangs Advance to State Tournament

Congratulations to the Mustang Volleyball team on their win over Marion to advance to the state tournament!

The girls will now be facing 4th ranked Dubuque Wahlert in first round action next Tuesday, November 6th in Cedar Rapids at the U.S. Cellular Center. The match is scheduled to start at 6:00 pm.
Time to invade Cedar Rapids again Mustang fans!!

Spectator Advance Ticket Sales

Tickets to the IGHSAU State Volleyball Tournament at U.S. Cellular Center will be available in advance through Ticketmaster.

Tickets are available starting Monday, October 22 at 10:00 am through Ticketmaster.com and charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000 for $12 inclusive of all online fees.  Through Ticketmaster, volleyball fans will have the ability to purchase their tickets in advance and have them securely delivered via email to print at home, or through mobile delivery to their phones.  Mail and UPS delivery options will not be made available.

General Admission tickets will still be available at the U.S. Cellular Center Box Office for $10 throughout the week.

Week 9 Game Day Notes vs. Decorah

The Series:
This is the 26th meeting between these two teams.  Independence overall is 1-24-0, 1-11-0 at home and 0-12-0 on the road against Decorah.  The first meeting took place on October 27th, 1933, in Independence where the Vikings won 21-6..

Coaching Records:
Justin Putz is in his 5th season as head coach of the Independence Mustangs and 6th overall.  Currently, his record at Independence is 19-20-0. His overall coaching record is 24-25-0 in six seasons with three playoff appearances.

Pat Trewin is the head coach of the Decorah Vikings.

Next Game:
This is the end of the regular season for both teams.  It will either be the end of the season, or they will have a 1st Round Playoff game.

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Mustangs Named for All-Conference Volleyball Teams

Below is the list for the WEST Division All WaMaC Volleyball Team

* Unanimous Selection (1st team only)

1st Team:                                                      

  • *Madison Larson –  12 – Independence
  • *Holly Cooksley – 12 – Independence
  • Sydney Hearn – 12 – Independence
  • Delaney McSweeney – 12 – Center Point-Urbana
  • *Morgan Husmann – 12 – Center Point-Urbana
  • *Shauntina Williams – 12 – Clear Creek-Amana
  • Grace Martensen – 12 – Benton Community
  • Karly Berkland – 12 – Williamsburg

 

2nd Team:                                                     

  • Allie Jo Zieser – 11 – Independence
  • Mackenzie Hupke – 12 – Independence
  • Emily Kono – 11 – Center Point-Urbana
  • Callyn Fox – 12 – Center Point-Urbana
  • Grace Embretson – 9 – Benton Community
  • Abby Brunssen – 11 – Benton Community
  • Becca Steffen – 12 – Vinton-Shellsburg
  • Madison Rohach – 12 – South Tama

 

  • WaMaC Recognition:
    Sam Rabe – 12 – Benton Community
  • Kayla Lambe – 11 – Benton Community
  • Peyton Kriegel – 11 – Center Point-Urbana
  • Rylee Clark – 12 – Center Point-Urbana
  • Cheyaenne Bunch – 11 – Clear Creek-Amana
  • Jordan Neely – 12 – Clear Creek-Amana
  • Abby Davis – 12 – Independence
  • Reese Martin – 10 – Independence
  • Taylor Spies – 12 – Vinton-Shellsburg
  • Raelyn Murray – 11 – Vinton-Shellsburg
  • Stacey Slaven – 12 – South Tama
  • Katelyn Campbell – 12 – South Tama
  • Taylor Busch – 11 – Williamsburg
  • Talia McAtee – 12 – Williamsburg

 

West Standings:

  • Independence                      6-0      32-6
  • Center Point-Urbana           5-1      27-12
  • Clear Creek-Amana            4-2      25-14
  • Benton Community             3-3      22-17
  • Williamsburg                         2-4      18-16
  • Vinton-Shellsburg               1-5      15-21
  • South Tama                          0-6      12-29

 

West Divisional Player of the Year:

Madison Larson – 12 – Independence

7th grade football team photo

7th Grade Football Finishes with a Solid Season

2018 7th Grade Football Finishes with a Solid Season ~ 5 WINS & 1 Loss 

INDEE’s “A Team” went 5 & 1 this season, outscoring opponents 142 to 68.  Their only loss was to West Delaware 14 to 22 in week #4.  5 Different players scored either a TD or PAT in the “A Games” for the Mustangs.  INDEE adapted schemes to fit their personnel while also installing the High School “no huddle” style offense.  Our strength became our diversity on offense with 5 or 7 kids who were willing to become offensive lineman and take pride in their efforts in these positions.  This allowed the team to place playmaking kids in positions to be successful.  For example, in our win over South Tama we had 28 offensive plays, 14 pass, 14 run, with 8 different players who caught or carried the ball on our way to scoring 36 points.  This type of balanced attack is rarely seen at the Junior High level and was a staple for INDEE this season.  The 7th Grade Mustangs were Coached by Bob Beatty and Chad Beatty.

“A Team” Results:

  • INDEE 28 Benton Community 0
  • INDEE 26 Mt. Vernon 12
  • INDEE 16 Vinton-Shellsburg 6
  • INDEE 14 West Delaware 22
  • INDEE 36 South Tama 16
  • INDEE 22 Dyersville Beckman 12

 

7th Grade “B Team” compiled a 3 and 2 overall record this season and 4 different players scored either a TD or PAT for the Mustangs “B squad”.

“B Team Results”:

  • INDEE 12 Benton Comm. 6
  • INDEE 0 Mt. Vernon 14
  • INDEE 8 Vinton-Shellsburg 0
  • INDEE 0 West Delaware 28
  • INDEE 12 South Tama 0

 

7th grade football team photo

7th Grade Football Team Roster:

  • Front Row (L to R): #94 Adam Fish, #20 Chase Kiler, #10 Luke Johnson, #2 Jake Beatty, #3 Kaden Kremer, #4 Cameron Wilson, #16 Carter Fangman
  • 2nd Row (L to R): #51 Will Wheelock, #21 Phillip Eschweiler, #32 Ayden Wall, #95 Blake Gates, #97 Andrew Ratchford, #43 Conner Rawlins, #25 Trey Weber, #46 Myles Reidy, #6 Colin Stoner, #23 Josh Beatty
  • 3rd Row (L to R): #71 Logan Robinson, #70 Kyle Williams, #62 Billy Gallaher, #31 Zach Sidles, #53 Brady McDonald, #5 Drew Beatty, #45 Carson Cameron, #64 Shawn Hemsath, #52 Hunter McBride
  • 4th Row (L to R): Asst. Coach Chad Beatty, Head Coach Bob Beatty
  • Not Pictured:#35 Cooper Vandermolen, Manager, Teegan Cross

*** Photo Credit ~ Wilson Photography

Football player with football

Week 8 Game Day Notes vs. Waverly-Shell Rock

The Series:
This is the 63rd meeting between these two teams.  Independence overall is 16-41-5, 9-19-3 at home and 7-22-2 on the road against Waverly-Shell Rock.  The first meeting took place on October 18th, 1913, in Waverly-Shell Rock where the Go-Hawks won.

Coaching Records:
Justin Putz is in his 5th season as head coach of the Independence Mustangs and 6th overall.  Currently, his record at Independence is 19-19-0. His overall coaching record is 24-24-0 in six seasons with three playoff appearances.

Mark Hubbard is the head coach of the Waverly-Shell Rock Go-Hawks.

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Week 8 Honorary Captain

Tonight’s Honorary Captains are the coaches of the Independence Junior High Football Teams.  These coaches work with our Junior High football players to help teach them fundamentals and prepare them for their next level of football.  This season, the 7th Grade team finish 5-1 with wins over Benton Community, Mount Vernon, Vinton-Shellsburg, South Tama County, and Dyersville Beckman.  The 8th Grade team also finished 4-1-1 with wins over those same teams along with a tie against Dyersville-Beckman. The 7th Grade team is coached by Bob Beatty and Chad Beatty, while the 8th Grade team is coached by Michael Doyle, Jason Penner, and Brian Reidy.  Please welcome to Lyle Leinbaugh Field, our Honorary Captains, the Independence Junior High Football Coaching Staff!

football game

Week 7 Game Day Notes vs. Charles City

The Series:
This is the 11th meeting between these two teams.  Independence overall is 4-6-0, 1-4-0 at home and 3-2-0 on the road against Charles City.  The first meeting took place on September 13th, 2002, in Charles City where the Mustangs won 19-6.

Coaching Records:
Justin Putz is in his 5th season as head coach of the Independence Mustangs and 6th overall.  Currently, his record at Independence is 18-19-0. His overall coaching record is 23-24-0 in six seasons with three playoff appearances.

Darren Bohlen is the head coach of the Charles City Comets.

Next Game: Independence will host Waverly-Shell Rock for week 7 on Parent/Senior Night, while Charles City travels to West Delaware.

Last Game: Independence defeated Waterloo East 52-12 in the 105th Homecoming Football Game, while Charles City lost to Decorah 49-38.

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