In just his seventh game as an East Carolina University Pirate, junior Akeem Richmond (SLHS) played an integral part in setting a new ECU school record for three pointers made in a game as the Pirates routed St. Andrews, 111-59.
Tyler Thomas missed the first free throw, then knocked down the second, to tie the game, 42-42, with 0:19 left in regulation for Lee County at Athens Drive Thursday night.
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.
Bryce Wilson stopped a Yellow Jacket two-point conversion with six seconds left, powering Orange (11-1) over Lee County 21-20 in the first round of the NCHSAA 3AA state playoffs Friday night.
No. 10 Southern Lee 14, No. 7 West Carteret 9
No. 6 Orange 21, No. 11 Lee County 20
3AA East playoff game
No. 11 Lee County (9-2) at No. 6 Orange (10-1) - 7:30 p.m.
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.
Southern Lee co-captains Sully Reece and Ricardo Aguilar were among six Cavaliers named to the Cape Fear Valley Conference All-Conference Team for the 2014 soccer season as the conference honors were released following the Cavaliers' state tournament run coming to a close last week.
Guilford College sophomore Reese Setzer (Lee County) has been named to the Capital One NCAA Division III Academic All-District V team, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced this past week.
NCHSAA state playoffs
First round games
Guilford sophomore Reese Setzer (Sanford/Lee County) has been named to the Capital One NCAA Div. III Academic All-District V team
Southern Lee's football team learned it could compete versus its county rival in last year's Brick City Bowl.
High school football
Southern Lee 14, Lee County 3
In the football world, from high school games on Fridays to NFL contests on Sundays, descriptions such as "heated" and "bitter" often go along with "rivalry."
Lee County (9-1, 4-1) at Southern Lee (6-4, 3-2) - 7:30 p.m.
Last season - Lee County 23, Southern Lee 9
Lee County at Southern Lee - 7:30 p.m.
Lee County's Emily Stanley, Clay Fowler and Ally Davis were recognized with First Team honors, with Stanley named the conference Player of the Year, as the Cape Fear Valley Conference's volleyball season awards were announced following the Lady Yellow Jackets' run to the state semifinals.
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.
NCHSAA 3A State Championships
Ricardo Aguilar's 21st minute goal, as he banged in a shot from short range after being the first to pounce on teammate Glenn Bonilla's deflected shot, stood up as the Cavaliers
Lee County celebrated its Senior Night on the gridiron with a 51-7 rout over Westover Friday night.
One optimistic way the Yellow Jackets and Lee County head coach Burton Cates can look at needing to bounce back from their first loss of the season is most football squads face such a test well before the 10th game of the season.
Lee County 2, Northwood 0
NCHSAA State Tournament first round
Lee County's volleyball team was 25-1 heading into its state semifinal match on Tuesday evening. The Lady Yellow Jackets played well. It was perhaps among one of the best matches they'd played this season and clearly with the most emotion of any.