North Carolina junior forward/center Armando Bacot has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week, while Duke forward Paolo Banchero earned Freshman of the Week in the ACC’s weekly men’s basketball honors for Jan. 17.

The 2022 portion of the winter sports season at O’Neal School is off to a flying start, as the Lady Falcons have taken the No. 1 spot in the NCISAA 2A power rankings on MaxPreps, and Falcon swimmers continue to qualify for the state meet.

A number of Southern Lee wrestlers were in action on Friday and Saturday, when the Cavaliers joined 17 other teams from around the area for the DASH Classic at Fuquay-Varina High School.

An exciting evening of basketball between cross-town rivals Lee County and Southern Lee came to a disappointing ending, or should we say postponement, at halftime on Tuesday night.

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Senior cornerback Jay Shaw and freshman wide receiver Keontez Lewis both announced their transfers to UW on Tuesday. Shaw has played in 43 college games, while Lewis saw action in 11 games last year. 

The weekend ice storm wouldn’t hit until Sunday morning, but you couldn’t convince Southern Lee’s women that it hadn’t come early to Cameron.

For a half, Southern Lee flirted with an upset against a Union Pines team that entered Friday night undefeated against 3A competition. Unfortunately for the Cavaliers, there were still two quarters left to play.

Lee County made an 85-mile road trip on Saturday morning and played for the second time in less than 24 hours.