Right above: Lee’s Nathan Jones makes a return in a No. 4 singles match that went all the way to a tiebreaker during Monday’s match with Union Pines. Right below: Lee’s Jack Stanford and Union Pines’ Jackson Carmichael get ready to leave the court after completing the No. 2 singles match Mon…

If you are a college baseball coach scouting for prospects, following Lee County around is going to be a fine place to be for the next week. After Saturday, they may have a new name to add to their shopping list.

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Lee County played Wednesday night’s non-conference game at Western Harnett under very poor lighting conditions, so much so that one umpire confused light bouncing off a camera lens with a flash bulb going off in the dark.

Lee County soccer bookended the weekend with road victories on Friday and Monday, downing Hoke 5-0 in a conference game and then coming back after the break with a 9-1 rout of Western Harnett on Monday.

Lee County and Union Pines squared off in an early-season Sandhills Athletic Conference match Tuesday night that took 100 minutes to decide a winner.

Union Pines played three men’s tennis matches in two days this week, sweeping a doubleheader from Hoke County on Tuesday before falling to Richmond on Wednesday for the Vikings’ first conference setback.

Lee County came within an out of starting the season off 7-0, but an error in the top of the seventh inning allowed two runs to score with two out and lifted visiting Cape Fear to a 6-5 victory Thursday night at Norman T. Oldham Field.

After a six-day break, Lee County baseball was back in action Tuesday night, and the host Hoke Bucks couldn’t get the newly-minted No. 9 team in the 3A East out of town soon enough.

Sometimes a baseball team gets to the park on a given day and they just don’t have their best game.

After Tuesday night’s victory in the Yellow Jackets’ Sandhills Athletic Conference opener, Lee County needs to play just one more game to qualify for the MaxPreps rankings when they come out for the first time.

Lee County soccer had to punch above its weight again on Monday night, and the Lady Jackets proved equal to the task in their second match this season against a 4A foe.

Lee County improved as its first match went along, even in defeat. The Lady Jackets’ second outing was much more fruitful.

Lee County’s baseball team ended its first week of the 2023 season with 19 innings played. Eighteen of them ended with a zero in the opposing team’s run column.

Lee County began its 2023 softball season Wednesday night with a tough assignment, facing a Chatham Central team coming off a 15-4 season. The Lady Bears appeared to pick up right where they left off last year, and rolled to a 13-0 victory.

Lee County’s women’s soccer team was caught on its back foot early on in Wednesday’s season opener, which saw 4A Cleveland come down from Johnston County and visit the Lady Jackets.

Union Pines tennis has to replace three starters from last year’s team that won the 3A half of the Sandhills Athletic Conference, but the Vikings still opened the season with a 7-2 win over Lee County on Tuesday.

No matter how her final season of Mercer University women’s basketball ends, Amoria Neal-Tysor has made her mark.