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.

Round one of the county baseball rivalry went to the Yellow Jackets in a big way Tuesday night.

Two days after Lee County shut out Tri-County Conference rival Western Harnett, the Yellow Jackets made the return trip and found themselves on the receiving end.

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.

After three hard-luck losses in a row, Lee County administered a couple of beatdowns on Friday evening.

Union Pines downed Lee County in a second straight nail-biter on Friday night. After walking off on Tuesday, the Vikings had to hang on for dear life in the rematch.

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 had pummeled Triton in the conference opener for both teams earlier in the week, but the rematch in Erwin didn’t go the Yellow Jackets’ way.

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.

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Lee County’s baseball team wasn’t going to let a little rain spoil its return to action.

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.

Consistently strong performances during the 2021 women’s golf season proved to be the determining factor as Lee County claimed the Tri-County 3A Conference title this spring.