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Athletics at Independence serve as an integral component of the school's educational program. The function of our athletic department is to educate the students through their participation in intramural and interscholastic sports. Beyond the development of physical coordination, strength and general athletic skills, our goal is for the students to learn teamwork, sportsmanship and character-building traits inherent in sports and competition.

Independence is proud to count among its impressive list of alumni former Major League Baseball outfielder Kevin Mench, who played for four different franchises over an eight-year career, current National Football League linebacker Troy Reeder (2022 Super Bowl champs, Los Angeles Rams), 2011 Outdoor NCAA Division I Champion Juliet Bottorff (Duke cross country), 2015 NCAA Division I National Champion midfielder Laura Hurff (Syracuse field hockey), and numerous talents currently competing at the D-I level.

7th & 8th Grade Interscholastic Sports offered at Independence

These sports typically practice Tuesday through Friday. Many of these sports are also offered as intramural programs to our 5th and 6th grade students, meeting once a week during the season – generally from 3-4:30 p.m.


  • Co-ed Cross Country
  • Field Hockey
  • Boys Soccer
  • Girls Volleyball


  • Boys and Girls Basketball
  • Co-ed Indoor Track
  • Wrestling


  • Baseball
  • Boys and Girls Lacrosse
  • Girls Soccer
  • Co-ed Tennis

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