Local Sports: Parks & Recreation

Jul. 31, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Dixie World Series on deck in Carthage

Hillcrest Park will be the site for determining two Dixie Softball World Series champions beginning Aug. 8.

Jul. 25, 2015 @ 05:02 AM

Take 5: Parks, rec programs cater to range of interests

This week, we Take 5 with Brandi Phillips, the recreation programmer for the Lee County Parks & Recreation Department.

Jul. 24, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

West Chatham reaches Dixie state final

West Chatham remained undefeated and reached the championship game of the North Carolina Dixie Youth Baseball O-Zone State Tournament

Jul. 24, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Getting the “next level” perspective

Basketball players from Southern Lee, Lee County and Chatham Central, along with area middle schools, learned from someone who’s known what it takes to get to the next level, the collegiate level, for the last 25-plus years at the Next Level Camp Tuesday night.


Jul. 23, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Chatham, Lee teams vying for Dixie state title

Dixie all-star baseball squads from West Chatham and Lee County are still alive in the final four of the 2015 N.C. Dixie Youth Baseball O-Zone (11-12 year old division) State Tournament four days into the tournament.

Jul. 21, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Lee County starts Dixie state tourney 2-0

Lee County’s all-star squad is off to a 2-0 start in the North Carolina Dixie Youth Baseball O-Zone (11-12 year-old) State Tournament being played at Freedom Park in Eden.

Jul. 19, 2015 @ 05:05 AM

Summer of hoops

Four weeks of basketball fundamentals concluded with players getting the full-speed opportunity to show what they’ve learned in front of coaches, counselors and parents at the Back 2 Basics Basketball Camp.

Jun. 11, 2015 @ 04:08 PM

Summer hoops camp keeps rising

The Back 2 Basics Basketball Camp is entering its fourth year and the camp keeps growing.

Mar. 01, 2015 @ 05:01 AM

Silver Stars win season and tournament titles

The Silver Stars won the girls 9-12 year-old season and tournament championships in the Lee County Parks and Recreation's girls basketball league last week.

Jan. 31, 2015 @ 05:00 AM

Sign-ups on deck for Deep River Northview baseball, softball

Sign-ups are underway for the spring season for Cal Ripken baseball and softball sponsored by the Deep River Northview Optimist Club. 2015 is the 11th year DRNVO has been sanctioned by Cal Ripken Baseball.

Jan. 15, 2015 @ 04:52 AM

Sports briefs: Lee County and Dixie baseball, softball teaming up

Lee County Parks and Recreation and Dixie Youth Baseball and Softball are forming a new partnership beginning this spring.

Oct. 30, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

Sports briefs: 2Ball Competition coming up at Hales Center

Lee County Parks and Recreation is holding a free 2Ball Competition for boys and girls ages 9-14 from 6-8 p.m. Nox. 12 at the Hales Center (the old Armory, 147 McIver St. in Sanford).

Oct. 01, 2014 @ 04:57 AM

Lee County Eagles romp to 32-0 win

The Lee County Parks and Recreation Eagles defeated the Spring Lake Lions 32-0 Saturday morning in Sanford.

Jul. 31, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Sports briefs: Fall ball getting set at Deep River Northview

Registration for the fall baseball/softball season is underway at Deep River Northview Optimist Park.

Jul. 30, 2014 @ 03:49 PM

Lee County wins state all-star title

Lee County's 14U all-star softball team won the SWAC (Statewide Athletics Committee) state championship last Saturday-Sunday at the SWAC 14U State Tournament in Williamston.

Jul. 19, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Eleven Bar East Ranch Saddle Series rides on

Sanford's Eleven Bar East Ranch invites cattle ropers and the general public to come beat the heat and be a part of fast, exciting action in the ranch's Parker Arena Saturday evening with a Saddle Series Round Robin roping event with sign up at 5 p.m. and roping beginning at 6 p.m.

May. 31, 2014 @ 06:10 PM

Listen up

Apr. 20, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Broadway youth baseball, softball sign-ups continue

Broadway Optimist Club baseball and softball, for the 13-17 year-old leagues, is ongoing now to May 1.

Apr. 10, 2014 @ 09:14 PM

Bulldogs, Vikings split CFVC tennis titles

Terry Sanford's Kiran Patel and the Union Pines' team of Ben Williams and Dylan Dinkins won the conference individual championships, both in sound fashion in their respective finals, Thursday afternoon on the final day of the Cape Fear Valley Conference Tournament hosted by Lee County.

Mar. 30, 2014 @ 04:54 AM

Sandhills Golf Talk teeing up 10th year

Sandhills Golf Talk will hit the local airways the Thursday of The Masters, April 10, for the 10th consecutive year as the Sandhills area top golf talk radio show. The show will air each Thursday from 7-9 p.m. on WFJA 105.5 FM.

Mar. 20, 2014 @ 05:02 AM

Lee County all-stars play in state championship

The girls 9-10-year-old Lee County All-Star basketball team participated in the Statewide Athletics Committee (SWAC) 10-and-under girls state championship tournament last weekend.

Jan. 31, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

Youth baseball and softball season coming up

Lee County Parks and Recreation is holding registration for its youth baseball and softball leagues now through Feb. 21 at the Parks and Recreation Office, 2303 Tramway Road in Sanford.

Jan. 30, 2014 @ 04:56 AM

Sports briefs: Tough Day golf tournament is Saturday at Sanford Golf Course

Sanford Municipal Golf Course will host its annual 2-Man Superball Tough Day Tournament on Saturday with a shotgun start at 10 a.m.

Jan. 17, 2014 @ 04:58 AM

Sports briefs: Deep River Northview baseball, softball coming up

Registration for Deep River Northview Optimist Club's spring baseball and softball seasons is underway. Players can sign up online through the drnvobaseball.com website or at the ballpark in the Field 1 concession building (the field nearest the highway) on the following dates: