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
Lee County won the Cape Fear Valley Conference boys golf tournament title Monday afternoon in a storm-shortened nine-hole tournament at The Country Club of Whispering Pines.
Lee County and Union Pines shared the team victories as Lee County hosted the Vikings and county rival Southern Lee in the last Cape Fear Valley regular-season meet Thursday ahead of the CFVC Championships next week.
Apex 13, Southern Lee 8
Lee Christian 12, Neuse Christian 4
Maxx Taylor's line-drive hit into left field scored Marcos Collazo from third base with two outs in the bottom of the seventh to give Southern Lee a 2-1 victory over rival Western Harnett in a rainy semifinal game in the Chatlee Easter Invitational Friday night at Cavalier Stadium.
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.