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.
Southern Lee's defense keyed the Cavalier football turnaround from three wins in 2013 to and 8-5 mark highlighted by a Brick City Bowl victory and reaching the second round of the state playoffs.
Malik Crawford and Robert Collins scored 20 points each as Union Pines hosted Lee County for an early-season, but key, Cape Fear Valley Conference game Thursday night.
Union Pines 69, Southern Lee 11
Both defending champs and both runners-up from last year’s tournament will be in the fields for the Yellow Jacket Holiday Basketball Classic Dec. 26, 27 and 29 at Lee County High School.
Junior point guard Shantel Bennett ran a clinic on the basketball court for Lee County Tuesday night.
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
Lee County's Jerry Pullum and Will Shoop and Southern Lee's Sergio Gardner and Ishois Times are the nominees for the Applebee's Player of the Year Award
Lee County 45, Athens Drive 39
Both Lee County varsity basketball squads continued their difficult early-season schedules at home Tuesday night. The idea, from the Yellow Jacket perspective, is to be ready for this Friday, when Cape Fear Valley action starts with a trip to Gray's Creek.
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.
WBFT-TV 46 will broadcast and Applebee's in Sanford will host the nominees for the Applebee's Player of the Year for the completed high school football season on Monday, followed by the presentation of the Applebee's Player of the Year Award live on Dec. 15.
Grace Christian 62, South Wake Sabres 55
Southern Lee 66, Western Harnett 49
Grace Christian 39, Fayetteville Academy 38 - 2OT
Chapel Hill 63, Lee County 52
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.
Western Harnett 51, Lee County 30
Lee Christian 51, Berean Baptist 47 - OT
Lee County placed six football standouts on the Cape Fear Valley Conference All-Conference Team, including four Yellow Jackets on the offensive side of the ball, as the CFVC released its gridiron honors this past weekend.
Southern Vance Raider Duals
Northwood 52, Louisburg 15
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
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.