Thanks to Cullen MacDonagh, the story of the 2020-21 high school sports season is not over in Lee County.
National Sports News
In a typical season, Lee County and Southern Lee would now be getting ready for their first-round state playoff opponent. But as we all know, 2020-21 was no typical school year, or season, for anyone.
The 2021 tennis season came to an anticlimactic end on Thursday, as Southern Lee closed out the season with an 8-1 win over shorthanded Lee County on the Southern tennis courts.
For the past four years, Lily Bennett was fixture in the lineup for the Lee County soccer team, sometimes on the front line and sometimes on the last line of defense, depending on what the Yellow Jackets needed at the time.
The college baseball season is over for all but a handful of teams, but a lot of people don’t realize that baseball doesn’t end for many collegiate players each June. Many players take every available opportunity to continue playing and improve their skills.
Lee County and Harnett Central battled to a split decision in a Tri-County Conference track meet held last week on the Yellow Jackets’ track. Lee’s men won their half of the meet 97-41, but the visiting Trojans won the women’s meet by a 91-16 margin.
Six Lee County seniors were recognized on Senior Day as Tri-County Conference leader Union Pines came to town on Tuesday evening. The teams agreed to play a singles-only doubleheader, with each team getting players into the singles lineup who normally didn’t get a chance to play.
Clarice Atkins, a three-year member of the Lee County women’s tennis team, took the next step in her competitive career last Friday, when she signed to continue her career with Agnes Scott College.
Lee County sustained its second straight one-run loss on Tuesday evening, falling to Tri-County Conference rival Union Pines 4-3 on a walkoff hit by the Vikings in the bottom of the seventh inning.
Lee County wanted to head into Tri-County baseball play on a positive note. The big bats of Carson and Dylan Kelly and the pitching arm of Thomas Frazer made sure they did.
Two local golfers are on their way to the NCAA Division II Atlantic/East Super Regional this week after a strong season for Fayetteville State University that earned them an invitation to postseason play.