The Southern Lee Cavaliers overcame some bumps with a solid defensive effort and near-sparkling quarterback play from a sophomore in his first high school football game to defeat the Western Harnett Eagles 21-6 Friday night.
Southern Lee 21, Western Harnett 6
Jordan-Matthews 1, Eastern Randolph 0
Western Harnett (4-8, 2-3 Two Rivers last season) at Southern Lee (3-8, 2-4 Cape Fear Valley) - 7:30 p.m.
Richmond's volleyball team spoiled a perfect start to Southern Lee's first week with Alyson Cochran as its new head coach Thursday evening on Cavalier Court.
Southern Lee d. Northwood 25-20, 26-24, 27-25
Southern Lee and Fuquay-Varina played the last 45 minutes of their soccer match nine aside and the visiting Bengals, with Collin Morrison's successful penalty kick in the 29th minute holding up as the difference, topped the Cavaliers (0-1, 0-0) in their season opening match 2-1 Tuesday night at Cavalier Stadium.
Southern Lee d. Chatham Central 25-20, 25-16, 20-25, 25-17
A week before hosting Western Harnett to kick off the regular season, Southern Lee hosted Hoke County for a scrimmage Friday evening. If being ready for the games to count was all about intensity and speed, the Cavaliers and Bucks are both set to go.
A pair of head coaches entering their second seasons with their high school football squads were pleased, energized even, following what they saw at the rain-shortened Harnett County Jamboree Tuesday evening at Triton High School.
Afternoon storms around the area forced Southern Lee's first official football practice indoors Friday.
Southern Lee student Eli Brightbill is a five-year veteran of open water swimming. Earlier this month, Brightbill won the gold medal in his division, men's 17-18-year-olds, and finished fourth place overall in the 5K race at the Georgia State Games.
Eli Brightbill, a rising senior at Southern Lee High School, won the gold medal in his division at the 2014 Georgia State Games 5K Open Water Swimming Championships on July 12 on Georgia's Lake Allatoona.
The Sanford Spinners needed one more win to clinch a division title Thursday in a regular season-ending doubleheader at crosstown rival Southern Lee.
Southern Lee head baseball coach David Miller has led Cavalier baseball for four years. Miller counts the three seniors - Christian Wenger, Ethan Helsman and Cullen Boyette
Lee County High golf standout Walter Brinker had no problem around his home course Thursday as talented young golfers from all over the state visited Sanford Golf Course for a stop by the Tarheel Youth Golf Association for one of the TYGA's one-day tournament summer events.
The Sanford Spinners won their third straight game and improved to 8-1 in their Central Carolina Scholastic Summer League season with a 4-1 win over Southern Lee Monday night at Lee County High School.
Southern Lee rising senior Garrett Wilson works at his craft on the football field year-round. It's a job which is very skilled and technical, but often overlooked, at least from the stands.
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.