Sammy Blanton of Bear Creek, Justin Brower of Pittsboro and Carson Whitehead of Ramseur earned black belts
Lee County had five Lady Yellow Jackets earn all-state honors and seven receive all-district spots from the North Carolina Softball Coaches Association for the 2014 season.
In its first-ever trip to the state softball finals, Jordan-Matthews trailed in all three games versus East Rutherford from Friday night to Saturday afternoon.
In a series pitting two softball teams looking for their first-ever state championships, West Region champ East Rutherford
Jordan-Matthews and East Rutherford will play for each softball program’s first state championship Friday and Saturday in a best-of-three final series at Walnut Creek Softball Complex.
Holly Clark has been perhaps the bright spot for the Jordan-Matthews Jets softball team recently, but she shared the duties a little bit Thursday night.
Jordan-Matthews sophomore Holly Clark fired a complete game and helped her own cause quite a bit as the Lady Jets (22-4) won their first-ever state semifinal softball game 4-2 at Northeastern (18-3) Tuesday evening.
Fans who wanted a prime seat for Friday evening's state tournament softball contest at Jordan-Matthews needed to show up a good half-hour before the first pitch.
Jordan-Matthews rolled to a 7-3 victory in a match-up of two conference champions at PAC-6 champion Wheatmore (18-4) in the third round of the NCHSAA 2A softball state tournament Tuesday night.
Alex Scott (LCHS) concluded his first year with the Wake Tech baseball team last week, leading the Eagles (20-21-2, 13-13) offensively, defensively and from the mound.
Grace Christian 2, Statesville Christian 1
Track and field
NCHSAA 3A State Championship
at North Carolina A&T, Greensboro
Southern Lee 7, West Craven 4
NCHSAA 3A first round
- Southern Lee 7, West Craven 4
Pinecrest 7, Ashley 6 - 9 innings
Chatham Charter School awarded its athletes of the year and its MVPs for each Knight sports squad last Thursday at the Athletic Recognition Ceremony for the middle and high school student-athletes, coaches and supporters.
NCHSAA 3A State Tournament first round
- Hunt 7, Northwood 3
With the top track and field athletes from the Cape Fear Valley, Big Eight and 3A Mid-State conferences competing in the NCHSAA 3A Mideast Regional Championships Saturday
Richmond 4, Pinecrest 2
Union Pines 5, Terry Sanford 4
Jordan-Matthews 12, Bartlett Yancey 2
Scoring the go-ahead run with two outs in the top of the seventh, North Moore (15-9) fended off Chatham Central's comeback effort for a 4-3 victory in the semifinals of the Yadkin Valley Conference East Division Tournament Wednesday night at Chatham Central.
Northwood 2, Southern Durham 1
Union Pines junior Benjamin Chrystler earned a spot into the NCHSAA 3A State Championships shooting a three-over-par 74
Cape Fear Valley Conference Tournament semifinals
Union Pines 14, Southern Lee 6