Both Grace Christian varsity basketball squads avenged defeats to their respective Lee Christian rivals Thursday night on the Crusader home court.
As 2015 starts its reign and we say good bye to 2014, I’d like to take a moment to reflect back on the headline grabbing stories from this past year.
Dalton Brown (Northwood) was one of 15 Campbell football players to receive All-Pioneer Football League honors for his performance this past season on the gridiron.
After making a name for himself by leading the nation in rebounding last year at the junior college level playing for Wake Tech, Josh Mellete (Southern Lee)
One Lee Christian victory went past the wire, the second varsity win was in well in Falcon control a little into the third quarter, but in both Lee Christian flipped the basketball balance of power in its rivalry versus nearby neighbor Grace Christian Friday night.
Southern Lee 75, Gray's Creek 64 - OT
Anna Murr (Grace Christian) is quickly making a name for herself at Truett-McConnell College.
Girls basketball - Lee County 60, Gray's Creek 38
Boys basketball - Gray's Creek 58, Lee County 33
Grace Christian 58, Wake Christian 22
Jarrod Spears (Harnett Central) was one of the eight Lenoir-Rhyne football players who were selected last week for the 2014 NCAA Division II Daktronics All-Super Region 2 team.
Alexis Ross reached a big milestone for any basketball player Friday night in Grace Christian's 66-52 victory over visiting New Life Home School.
Grace Christian 62, South Wake Sabres 55
Grace Christian 39, Fayetteville Academy 38 - 2OT
Olivia Sturdivant (Lee County) and the Kennesaw State University women’s soccer team were presented the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Team Academic Award last week for the fourth year in a row and the fifth time in six years.
Lee Christian 51, Berean Baptist 47 - OT
Tristan Johnson (Lee County) continues to make a name for himself in the semi-pro Central Carolina Football League as the cornerback for the Carolina Hawks
Union Pines 58, North Moore 43
Grace Christian 40, Burlington Christian 29
Dequan Swann (Lee County) had one reception in North Carolina A&T’s 34-0 victory over Savannah State, but the one he had was a good one as the junior tight end reeled in a 17-yard crossing route for the Aggies’ first score of the day and Swann’s first touchdown of the season.
Grace Christian 40, Trinity Academy 38
High school basketball season will tip off in Lee County tonight as Grace Christian holds its traditional season-opening Sanford Shootout tournament with quadruple-headers tonight and tomorrow.
Lee County at Southern Lee - 7:30 p.m.
3A East - No. 5 Hunt (19-3) at No. 4 Southern Lee (18-1-3) - 7 p.m.
Grace Christian's soccer squad finished its season in a national event and on a high note, finishing as the national runner-up in the top division of the National Association of Christian Athletics Tournament last week.
Michael Reives (Southern Lee) took advantage of a new starting position on the Averett defense to lead the Cougars (2-6, 1-5) to their first USA South Conference victory of the season, a 31-21 upset of Methodist.