The weekend ice storm wouldn’t hit until Sunday morning, but you couldn’t convince Southern Lee’s women that it hadn’t come early to Cameron.

For a half, Southern Lee flirted with an upset against a Union Pines team that entered Friday night undefeated against 3A competition. Unfortunately for the Cavaliers, there were still two quarters left to play.

Union Pines didn’t get a tough loss to powerhouse Richmond get it down, as the Vikings bounced back with a big Sandhills Athletic Conference road victory on Tuesday night.

The first several days of any new year always find sports teams easing back into things, mainly due to exams, although COVID-19 remains a problem that has disrupted schedules as well.

At the start of the holiday break, the O’Neal Falcon Varsity and Middle School basketball teams traveled to take part in the BIG H.I.T. tournament at St. David’s School hosted by Elite Exposure. The event saw strong Falcon team performances across the board, and three Falcons were named to t…

Facing one of the top teams in the state Friday night, the Union Pines men proved they belonged. But they couldn’t quite take down undefeated Richmond County.

It was a night where the Union Pines men prevailed and the women did not, but there was a marked difference in the degree of difficulty component on Wednesday night in Cameron.

After sustaining their first loss of the season in the championship game of the Lee County Christmas Classic, the Union Pines men’s basketball team faced a crucial early-season Sandhills Athletic Conference road game on Tuesday evening and passed the test.

After a break of nearly two weeks for Christmas and the New Year, Union Pines wrestling returned to the mat on Tuesday evening for a tri-meet against two teams that had been on an even longer layoff.

After an eventful winter break that saw a number of local teams competing both before and after Christmas, regular-season schedules resume this week, with a number of teams hitting the hardwood or the mats starting today.

The Union Pines wrestling team competed in the Tiger Holiday Classic at Chapel Hill High School on Dec. 21-22. With 32 schools attending, the Viking wrestlers finished as the team runner-up. The top five teams in the tournament were Mooresville 175.5, Union Pines 160.5, Northwest Guilford 13…

Austin Duncan, the only player to post four rounds under par, broke the tournament record with a 10-under-par total of 278 Friday to win the 10th CCNC Amateur by three strokes.

Falcon student-athletes worked hard this week finishing off final exams and hosting home games to close the first semester. The varsity and middle school basketball teams are in action through tonight in the BIG Holiday Invitational Tournament (BIG H.I.T.) hosted by St. David’s. After this, …

A rough weekend at the Cumberland County Holiday Classic ended on a good note for both of the area teams that competed in the event.

Union Pines wrestling spent the last weekend before Christmas on the mats, competing in a dual tournament at Douglas Byrd High School on Saturday.

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Southern Lee’s men and Union Pines’ women were both invited to this year’s Cumberland County Holiday Classic, but both received a rude reception from their opponents from the home county in Thursday night’s openers.

Southern Lee’s third bowling match in school history ended like the first two, with the Cavaliers scoring a victory.

There’s the old adage about killing two birds with one stone, and then there’s what four members of the Sandhills Athletic Conference did Tuesday evening at Hoke County High School.

Union Pines basketball hit the road Tuesday night, but the change of venue didn’t affect the Vikings’ success.

Many Falcon teams took a break from competition for exam preparations and used a shortened week of practices to focus in on individual player skills, and overall athletic conditioning and movement in Falcon Strength.