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.
To say that twins Allegra and Max Hogan have left their mark on Lee County High School athletics would be an understatement. After completing their final spring seasons as seniors this year, the duo has combined to earn 28 athletic letters during their four years of high school — 15 by Allegra and 13 by Max.
Lee County senior Brian Stryffeler will be an offensive lineman for Wingate University in a few months, but he's got one more chance to take the gridiron in his high school career.
NCHSAA 1A first round
- North Moore 15, Union Academy 7
- South Stokes 3, Chatham Central 2
Lee County’s baseball finale, and the last time a Yellow Jacket squad will host a Tri-Nine contest for the foreseeable future, ended with Tri-Nine champ Fuquay-Varina topping the Yellow Jackets 9-6, keeping Lee County from keeping its season going for at least one more game, Tuesday afternoon.
Northwood 8, Granville Central 1
The Chargers (19-5, 15-0) completed a perfect Carolina 12 season with a win at home Friday night.
Southern Lee 12, Westover 2
The No. 2-seeded Cavaliers (20-5) rolled past No. 7 Westover (0-18) in the first round of the Cape Fear Valley Conference Tournament at Southern Lee Thursday night.
Overhills 4, Southern Lee 3 - OT
Grace Christian 4, Community Christian 3 - OT
* Carolina Christian Tournament semifinal
Lee County 11, Athens Drive 8
The Lady Yellow Jackets avenged a 10-9 loss to Athens Drive at home earlier this season with a victory in Raleigh Wednesday evening.
Gray's Creek 5, Southern Lee 3
Jordan-Matthews 13, Eastern Randolph 4 - Mid-State semifinal
Grace Christian 17, Northwood Temple 0
Montgomery Kirby threw a five-inning no-hitter as the Crusaders (12-7) rolled through the quarterfinals of the Carolina Christian Conference Tournament at home Tuesday afternoon.
Lee County finished third and Lee County's Matthew Spartz and Luke Dickens won individual championships at the State Hunter Safety Tournament at the Millstone 4-H Center in Richmond County on Saturday.
A pair of Lee County golfers, sophomore Sam Bradley and freshman Walter Brinker qualified for the NCHSAA 4A Mideast Regional Tournament by carding matching 77s on Monday in the Tri-Nine Conference Championship at MacGregor Downs Country Club in Cary.
Grace Christian 7, Neuse Christian 0
Freshman Torie Boyte scored a hat trick leading the Lady Crusaders (9-8-2, 6-2-0) to a Carolina Christian Conference win at Neuse Christian Friday afternoon.
Southern Lee scored twice in the first 18 minutes and that was enough, barely, for the Lady Cavaliers to beat county rival Lee County 2-1 in the first leg of the Brick City rivalry on the soccer pitch Friday night at Cavalier Stadium.
Southern Lee 7, Apex 6
The Cavaliers (18-4) edged Apex (8-10) in the last non-conference game of Southern Lee's regular season Thursday night. The Cavaliers set a new program record for wins in a season.
Lee County 11, Cary 9
Lee County (8-11, 5-7) moved into a tie for fifth place in the Tri-Nine Conference with its third straight win Wednesday night in Cary.
Southern Lee 13, Douglas Byrd 0
Southern Lee (17-4, 9-1) completed a regular season sweep of Douglas Byrd
Southern Lee 13, Douglas Byrd 0
A large, enthusiastic crowd greeted the ACC Barnstorming Tour's stop at Lee County High School Monday night.
Duke's Mason Plumlee, North Carolina's Dexter Strickland, North Carolina State's Scott Wood and Wake Forest's C.J. Harris
Monday, April 22
Lee Christian at Cape Fear Christian - 4 p.m.
Friendship Christian at Grace Christian - 5 p.m.
Triton at Cleveland - 6 p.m.
Lee County and Southern Lee combined for another successful fundraiser and memorial for former Lady Jacket student and athlete Priscilla Anne Edwards Saturday at Lee County's softball field.
Taking two of the three doubles matches to make the difference, Lee County claimed a season sweep of county rival Southern Lee, by a narrow 5-4 score, as the Yellow Jackets and Cavaliers played their regular-season finales Thursday afternoon at Southern Lee.
Cary 9, Lee County 7
The Lady Yellow Jackets fought back multiple times, including with a three-run rally to make a 7-7 tie through five innings, but Cary (5-10, 4-8) took the lead for good in the sixth inning