Former East Carolina standout Akeem Richmond participated in a pre-draft workout for the Houston Rockets on Wednesday.
Southern Lee seniors Cullen Boyette and Christian Wenger were named to the Cape Fear Valley Conference's All-Conference First Team by the league's seven coaches capping a season in which the Cavaliers tied their program record with 20 wins in a season and reached the third round of the NCHSAA 3A State Tournament for the second time in three seasons.
Seven Lee County softball players, led by Chandler Patterson, Caroline Wilson and Whitney Sanford on the first team, made the Cape Fear Valley's All-Conference Team as the conference honors were released last week.
Sanford’s Jonathan McCurry is one step, a big step without doubt, from playing in the U.S. Open Championship in three weeks at Pinehurst.
Southern Lee's baseball team survived and advanced through two long road trips, at West Craven and at Northern Nash, in the first two rounds of the NCHSAA 3A State Tournament last week.
Alex Scott (LCHS) concluded his first year with the Wake Tech baseball team last week, leading the Eagles (20-21-2, 13-13) offensively, defensively and from the mound.
Southern Lee's had little trouble putting runs on the board through most of its 19 baseball victories leading up to Saturday afternoon's state playoff game at Northern Nash.
Track and field
NCHSAA 3A State Championship
at North Carolina A&T, Greensboro
Southern Lee 7, West Craven 4
NCHSAA 3A first round
- Southern Lee 7, West Craven 4
With the top track and field athletes from the Cape Fear Valley, Big Eight and 3A Mid-State conferences competing in the NCHSAA 3A Mideast Regional Championships Saturday
Northwood 2, Southern Durham 1
Union Pines rallied from an early 5-0 hole, then exploded for an eight-run sixth inning to take command and go on to a 14-6 win over Southern Lee in the Cape Fear Valley Conference Tournament semifinals Tuesday evening at Southern Lee.
Union Pines junior Benjamin Chrystler earned a spot into the NCHSAA 3A State Championships shooting a three-over-par 74
Cape Fear Valley Conference Tournament semifinals
Union Pines 14, Southern Lee 6
Southern Lee 5, Westover 3
Grace Christian 10, Wayne Christian 4
It wasn't as large a comeback as what Southern Lee handed Terry Sanford the first time the two squads met this baseball season, but the host Bulldogs (18-5, 11-1) got the tying run in the sixth inning and won 4-3 in eight innings to defeat the Cavaliers (17-7, 9-3) in a regular-season finale for the Cape Fear Valley Conference season championship Saturday afternoon.
Track and field
Cape Fear Valley Conference Championships
Southern Lee won its regular-season home finale, and took its second victory versus county rival Lee County, 7-0 Friday night.
Grace Christian 15, Neuse Christian 0
Grace Christian 14, Cape Fear Christian 3
Southern Lee completed a regular-season sweep versus county rival Lee County on the baseball diamond Thursday evening while the Lady Yellow Jackets swept the Brick City softball season series.
A season's efforts, really about five years of work for most of the players, has paid off for the Brick City Volleyball Club's 17's Blaze team.
Southern Lee 4, Union Pines 3