With Brooke Strickland’s 20 points leading four Lady Crusaders in double-figure scoring, Grace Christian cruised to a 66-26 win at city rival, and starting Friday night, Carolina Christian Conference rival, Lee Christian.
Campbell University opened Pioneer Football League play with its first victory of the season, downing Valparaiso 34-24 in front of a sellout crowd at Barker-Lane Stadium in Buies Creek.
Southern Lee 5, Gray's Creek 3
On Tuesday, Grace Christian's soccer team survived overtime, scoring three goals in the extra 20 minutes, for a 5-2 win in its new conference at O'Neal.
Grace Christian 5, O'Neal 2 - OT
Reese Setzer (Lee County) and C.J. Hobbs (Western Harnett) helped Guilford improve to 3-0, the Quakers' best start on the gridiron since 2007, as they defeated Southern Virginia 35-27.
Grace Christian 7, Cary Christian 2
Lee County 2, Terry Sanford 0
Lee County d. Southern Lee 25-16, 25-27, 25-20, 25-18
Grace Christian's soccer team stayed within striking distance of undefeated Fayetteville Academy for 72 minutes of play Friday evening.
Lee County 8, Union Pines 1
Southern Lee d. Westover 25-12, 25-17, 25-11
Union Pines 33, Providence Grove 30
Grace Christian 4, St. David's 2
Lee County went 4-0 and successfully defended its county volleyball championship Saturday at the fourth playing of the Lee Christian All-County Volleyball Tournament. The Lady Yellow Jackets (11-0, 3-0 Cape Fear Valley) topped the host Lady Falcons in the final match 25-10, 25-23.
Lee Christian d. O'Neal 18-25, 17-25, 25-17, 25-17, 15-7
Grace Christian 5, Burlington Christian 0
Lee County (3-0) won the Black and Gold Classic at UNC Pembroke Saturday.
Monday, Aug. 25
Lee County at Leesville Road - 6 p.m.
Grace Christian's soccer team already got its new head coach, Rick Frampton, off to an excellent start by winning three straight matches to claim the Greenfield Cup last weekend in Wilson.
Grace Christian ended the last prep boys soccer season with a title. The Crusaders opened this new season with another one.
Grace Christian made it two wins in two nights starting the soccer season with a 4-0 victory, pulling away from a 1-0 halftime edge, against Greenfield School in the Greenfield Cup Friday night.
Jose Leonidez scored what proved to be the game-winning goal in the 58th minute giving Grace Christian's boys soccer team a 2-1 victory against Kerr-Vance Academy on Thursday in the season-opening Greenfield Cup.
Even for state champs, one sports season to another always means some degree of change.
Isaac Kruger has helped Grace Christian’s soccer program to one state championship, this past fall, and two state runner-up seasons. He’s also been a Crusader basketball, golf and baseball player.
Grace Christian senior Anna Murr, the Crusader and Lee County all-time leading scorer in girls or boys basketball, will continue her basketball career in college as she signed with Truett-McConnell College on Tuesday.