Tuesday, Feb. 17
Big Eight Conference Tournament first round
NCHSAA 3A Swinning and Diving Championships
NCHSAA 3A Mideast Regional Championships
It wasn't as easy as on Cavalier Court, in fact it went down to the last 6.9 seconds, but Southern Lee completed a regular-season sweep in the Brick City boys basketball rivalry with a 63-58 victory at Lee County Thursday night.
NCHSAA 3A State Championships
at Triangle Aquatic Center, Cary
Union Pines 59, Gray's Creek 31
Chandler Patterson (Lee County) made a name for herself at Lee County High School for demolishing softballs. This earned her the all-time Yellow Jacket home run title, the Tri-9 conference home run title and three all-state selections while playing for Lee.
Mitchell 42, Chatham Central 30
Southern Lee celebrated its Senior Night on Cavalier Court by handing Westover's boys basketball team its first Cape Fear Valley Conference loss of the season.
NCHSAA 3A Central Regional Championships
Saturday at Greensboro Aquatic Center
Whether the Cavaliers were motivated by revenge, are peaking at the right time of season, or some of both, Southern Lee's boys basketball team blitzed out to a 21-point lead by the end of the first quarter and went on to a 70-38 win at Union Pines Tuesday night.
NCHSAA Dual Team state tournaments
National Signing Day will take place on Wednesday as thousands of high school football players across the nation will make their intent for where they will play their collegiate gridiron athletics next season official.
Cape Fear Valley Conference Tournament
Southern Lee needed overtime to beat Gray's Creek the first time the Cavaliers and Bears met. About six weeks later, the Cavaliers rolled to an easy 77-47 win and got to empty their bench with more than a quarter to play.
Union Pines 71, Douglas Byrd 6
Southern Lee 77, Gray's Creek 47
Lee County ended the conference portion of the swim season with its first team victory of the season and Southern Lee senior Eli Brightbill won the Cape Fear Valley Conference's boys' Swimmer of the Year honor Tuesday night in the CFVC's championship meet at Campbell University's Johnson Natatorium.
Prior to last week, Truett-McConnell had enjoyed only three wins in 17 games this season and was currently riding a seven-game losing streak.
Southern Lee 49, Douglas Byrd 30
Akeem Richmond is working hard on and off the court to pick up the pace as a rookie in professional basketball.
Southern Lee senior Briana Holcomb will continue her volleyball career at the college level as she signed to attend and play at Sandhills Community College last Friday.
Southern Lee's basketball squad doesn't have a lot of height, but the Cavaliers have a lot of guards. Head coach Gaston Collins often has four guards on the floor and even the Cavs who don't play guard, have the quickness and athleticism of guards.