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.
Jarrod Spears (Harnett Central) led Lenoir-Rhyne on the ground with a career-best day, rushing for 195 yards, as the Bears remained undefeated rolling over Mars Hill 45-17.
Grace Christian won it's first-ever Triangle Middle School Conference volleyball tournament championship earlier this month to finish a 16-2 overall season.
NCISAA State Championships
Cape Fear Valley Conference Tournament semifinals
Grace Christian's had already earned a championship season in its first soccer season as a NCISAA 2A program
Ben Grossfuss (Lee County) has been named the Lynchburg College “Athlete of the Week” as the sophomore forward scored the Hornets game winner in their 1-0 victory over Virginia Wesleyan.
A season after winning the NCISAA 1A state championship, Grace Christian's boys soccer team is the No. 3 seed for this fall's NCISAA 2A State Tournament.
After a rocky non-conference start, Campbell (3-3, 3-0) has hit its stride as the Fighting Camels remained undefeated in the Pioneer Football League, picking up their third straight victory downing Butler 28-9 Saturday in Buies Creek.
Cape Fear Valley Conference Tournament
Grace Christian's soccer team clinched its conference crown on Tuesday with a win over O'Neal, then finished an perfect Eastern Plains Independent Conference season with a 3-2 victory at Grace Christian of Raleigh Thursday afternoon.
Grace Christian’s soccer team clinched the Eastern Plains Independent Conference season championship in its debut season in the EPIC with a 3-1 victory against visiting O’Neal Tuesday afternoon.
Ben Grossfuss (Lee County) sealed the victory, scoring his third goal of the season in the 77th minute of the match, as Lynchburg (6-4, 3-1) won the battle of the Hornets, blanking Shenandoah 4-0.
Grace Christian of Sanford 5, Grace Christian of Raleigh 0