Former Southern Lee basketball standout Josh Mellette earned All American honors this week as part of leading Wake Tech Community College to the NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association) Div. II national semifinals this season.
Southern Lee hit the ball just fine in its 9-1 victory over North Moore on the first night of the 2014 Chatlee Easter Invitational Thursday night.
Anytime basketball players from Southern Lee and Lee County match up, it's competitive. That goes during spring break. It goes if it's about six months before the next high school season tips off.
Southern Lee and Union Pines will be co-hosts for the 2014 Chatlee Easter Invitational baseball tournament today through Saturday.
Chatham Central 8, Faith Christian 0
Gray's Creek 3, Southern Lee 1 - 8 innings
Union Pines 6, Lee County 1
Akeem Richmond (SLHS) proved he has what it takes to compete with the best three ball shooters in the nation as the senior guard from East Carolina finished third in the 2014 State Farm College Slam Dunk and 3-Point Championships in Moody Coliseum in Dallas last Thursday.
Southern Lee's boys' track team scored victories of all types on its home track Thursday afternoon.
Northwood 10, Cardinal Gibbons 9
Southern Lee cruised to its sixth straight win on the baseball diamond Friday night. Unlike an 11-10 Southern Lee victory over Douglas Byrd in early March, the Cavs (11-3, 6-1)
Southern Lee 3, Richmond 2
Sisters Laurynn and Kasslynn Ansted combined for three Southern Lee goals in the first half and the Lady Cavaliers, in spite of falling behind twice in the early minutes against Gray's Creek (7-4, 4-3), earned a key victory in the Cape Fear Valley standings with a 4-2 result at home Wednesday night.
Southern Lee took round one of the county baseball rivalry, and the first-ever Cape Fear Valley Conference meeting between the Cavaliers and Lee County, with Christian Wenger's one-hitter leading a 7-0 victory Tuesday night at Lee County.
Lee County 314, Union Pines 323, Southern Lee 324, Terry Sanford 336, Gray's Creek 379, Westover and Douglas Byrd no score
Wells Fargo and the NCHSAA announced the Wells Fargo Conference Cup standings through the 2013-14 winter sports seasons last week.
Monday, March 31
Southeast Raleigh at Harnett Central - 4 p.m.
Union Pines at North Moore - 7 p.m.
Lee County at Westover - 7 p.m.
Purnell Swett at Pinecrest - 7 p.m.
Union Pines 6, Gray's Creek 0
Southern Lee's comeback on its baseball diamond late Friday night, so late the Cavs were down by six runs with one out remaining, left Cavalier head coach David Miller at a loss to explain it.
Jordan-Matthews 2, Graham 0
Southern Lee scored in pairs, which is good in basketball, but exceptional in soccer, Wednesday evening versus county-rival Lee County.
Southern Lee 12, Westover 2
Southern Lee 9, Western Harnett 2
The Cavaliers (6-3, 3-1 Cape Fear Valley)
Union Pines 2, Southern Lee 1
Chatham Central senior Zack Burke and Lee County senior Dewaun McEachin were selected first-team all-district, with Burke being honored as the District 8 Player of the Year by the North Carolina Basketball Coaches Association as the NCBCA announced its postseason teams last week.