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
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