It wasn’t part of any grand plan, but three of the four 3A teams in the Sandhills Conference played last Friday night, with projected front-runners Lee and Scotland making an early statement.

Every tennis team in the area was back in action on Thursday. Two days after Lee and Southern Lee faced off against each other for the first time this fall, they played other Sandhills Conference foes with a split decision.

Lee County’s first-ever game in the Sandhills 3A/4A Conference started out just like the Yellow Jackets’ final non-conference game the previous week.

Conference play begins this Friday night for Lee County and Union Pines, and the first-ever game for the Yellow Jackets and Vikings in their new league finds the two teams trending in different directions.

This year has been an odd one for local women’s tennis teams, who played an abbreviated late-spring season and then returned to the court again when the new school year began, just a few months later.

Lee County knew what to expect when it paid a visit to Fuquay-Varina on Friday night. The Bengals are good, and they’re physical, and to beat them on their home turf, the Yellow Jackets would have to hold the line and take the fight back to them.

Southern Lee will be unable to play its scheduled Friday night football game with Fairmont due to players testing postive for the virus that causes COVID-19, it was announced Wednesday evening.

With COVID-19 having reared its ugly head at Southern Lee this week, Friday night football in Lee County will be focused on an important non-conference game for MaxPreps’ second-ranked 3A team in the East.

If Lee County had a bad taste in its mouth after last week’s loss, Friday night in Creedmoor brought redemption.

Southern Lee comes into the third week of the 2021 fall football season with a short week of preparation. The Cavaliers will take on South Johnston tonight in Four Oaks. Meanwhile, Lee County also hits the road this week, but will play on Friday night at South Granville.

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Southern Lee comes into the third week of the 2021 fall football season with a short week of preparation. The Cavaliers will take on South Johnston tonight in Four Oaks. Meanwhile, Lee County also hits the road this week, but will play on Friday night at South Granville.

After five away matches, Lee County soccer finally had its first home soccer match of the 2021 fall season on Thursday evening, but it was not a happy homecoming.

Glenn High School is ranked as high as No. 4 among the state’s 4A teams in the various polls that different media outlets release.

The middle of the week has been a busy one for Lee County volleyball, as the Yellow Jackets have played matches on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of each of their first two weeks of action.

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The second week of the high school football season has already seen scheduling issues come to Lee county. While both the Yellow Jackets and the Cavaliers thankfully have had no issues with COVID-19 or other matters, week two finds Lee County swapping opponents due to problems at another school.

Longtime conference rivals Lee County and Union Pines hooked up Tuesday evening for their first meeting as members of the Sandhills Athletic Conference, and the Lady Vikings came out victorious in a clean sweep of the six singles and three doubles matches.

On Tuesday night, Lee County became the latest North Carolina high school football team to make a schedule change.

It was already 26-0 early in the second quarter on Friday evening when Lee County’s season opener was suspended due to bad weather.