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.
Pinecrest 58, Lee County 40
Lee Christian's boys basketball team won the Carolina Christian Holiday Basketball Tournament while the Lady Falcons finished second in the tournament Monday and Tuesday at Carolina Christian.
Lee Christian 46, Fayetteville Street Christian 28
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.
Anna Murr (Grace Christian) is quickly making a name for herself at Truett-McConnell College.
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.
Lee Christian's girls basketball team got its conference season off to a winning start, topping visiting Cape Fear Christian 29-22, Tuesday night.
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
In a meeting of nearby Falcons, the Lee Christian Lady Falcons got out to a quick start and never looked back for a 51-4 win over the O'Neal Lady Falcons Thursday night at Lee Christian.
Lee Christian 61, Chatham Charter 47
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.
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.
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.
NCISAA State Championships
Southern Lee 5, Union Pines 0
Cape Fear Valley Conference Tournament semifinals
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.
Lee Christian's middle school soccer team won the Triangle Middle School Conference season championship and the TMSC Tournament championship with an undefeated, 14-0-1, record for the season.