Chatham Central 42, Trinity 32
Southern Lee opened its boys basketball season with its top returning scorer, junior Noah Mellette, facing repeated "Overrated!" chanting from Western Harnett's student section.
Western Harnett rallied with a 10-1 comeback in the last two minutes to start its girls basketball season with a victory, 59-55, over Southern Lee in the opener for the Lady Eagles and Lady Cavaliers Tuesday 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.
Ishios Times lofted a short pass wide right to receiver Chad Ellis, who cut between two defenders and raced into the open field for a 56-yard touchdown play with 0:46 left
No. 10 Southern Lee 14, No. 7 West Carteret 9
No. 6 Orange 21, No. 11 Lee County 20
3A East playoff game
No. 10 Southern Lee (7-4) at No. 7 West Carteret (9-2) - 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
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.
Southern Lee's football and soccer teams are still in action this week, but basketball season for the Cavaliers and all the high school squads across North Carolina is coming up quick.
Southern Lee's soccer team had three more comebacks in it in the third round of the state tournament Wednesday night. Unfortunately for the host Cavaliers, there was no comeback possible from a golden goal.
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.
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
Southern Lee's football team scored with its first crack with the ball Friday night.
Southern Lee's earned its shot at first place in the Cape Fear Valley Conference football race in the next-to-last week of the regular season.
Southern Lee's soccer season, despite a 16-match winning streak during it and a 12-0-0 run to the Cape Fear Valley season title, was less than nine minutes from being over in the first round of the state tournament Wednesday night.