Former Lee County High School women’s basketball standout Amoria Neal-Tysor has led Mercer University to the NCAA Tournament in each of the past two seasons.

Both Lee County and Southern Lee got their 2022-23 wrestling seasons under way before Thanksgiving, each school competing in a multi-team tournament prior to the holiday. Southern will be competing again today in the Jim Key Invitational at Riverside High School in Durham.

Lee County junior running back BJ Brown had a season for the ages this fall. Despite missing one game due to injury and part of another, he ran for 2,139 yards this season for a Yellow Jacket team that needed every bit of his success as it navigated through an 8-4 season.

A number of local athletes signed national letters of intent over the last few days, as a signing period opened in which high schoolers could declare their intentions of playing at the next level.

Both Lee County High School basketball teams ran into the proverbial double whammy last winter.

Fans of Lee County basketball can get an early look at the Yellow Jackets Monday evening, when the men’s and women’s teams will each make their 2022-23 season debut with a home scrimmage against nearby Seaforth High School.

Lee County had to go the distance last Friday night to prevail in a road playoff game, falling behind five times against host Currituck County before making two defensive stops late in the game for a 41-38 victory.

Another banner season of Lee County men’s soccer came to an end on Monday night, as the No. 9-ranked Yellow Jackets fell 2-0 in a third-round state playoff match to the state’s top-ranked 3A team, First Flight.

Three local volleyball players representing Lee County and Southern Lee were named to the All-Sandhills Athletic Conference volleyball team during the coaches’ meeting at the end of the regular season.

Five of the seven teams in the Sandhills Athletic Conference qualified for the NCHSAA state football playoffs this season, an impressive figure in a season when the consensus was that the conference was in a down year competitively.

For the first 40 minutes of Friday night’s opening round of the NCHSAA 3A state playoffs, Currituck Stadium in Barco was the site of an old-fashioned slugfest, with both teams tearing up the turf via a punishing ground game.

There haven’t been many 3A teams better than Lee County over the past two seasons. The Jackets own back-to-back outright conference titles in a league that includes teams of a higher classification, and teams that are traditionally strong. Last year, Lee went all the way to the East Regional…

It’s been a while since Lee County has found itself in the position it’s in tonight. The Yellow Jackets have made the state playoffs for 10 consecutive seasons, but have almost always played their first game at home.

Two members of the Lee County women’s golf team qualified for the NCHSAA 3A state golf championships on Oct. 24 and 25 at the Longleaf Golf and Family Club in Southern Pines.

After one round of postseason play, the two local teams are the only ones carrying the banner of the Sandhills Athletic Conference in men’s soccer.

Officially, the thunder started rolling in at about 8:15 p.m. Monday night, and caused a suspension in the first round NCHSAA 3A state playoff match between Lee County and Fike at Paul Gay Stadium.