The Sanford Herald

Field Day of fun set for Saturday at VFW Post

A Lee County Field Day is planned Saturday at the Stanley McLeod Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5631. Veternation Inc., a nonprofit that provides help for veterans and others in need, is sponsoring the event, from 1-4 p.m., that will include fun, games and food for all ages. Thank you...

Exiting mayor, council members get an emotional send-off

Strong, determined, servant, energy, passion and friend. These are just a few words that were used by city council members and staff to describe three city leaders on their last day in office. The Aug. 2 city council meeting was the last for Mayor Chet Mann, and council members Chas Post and Samuel Gaskins.
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Hitting the nets

Above: From left, Kambell Beasley, Evie Eller and Yareli Mendoza Lopez working on a hitting drill in practice. All three are returning players from last season. Southern Lee women’s tennis waited until Tuesday to begin official practice for the 2022 fall season, as the team needed to clear paperwork issues with some of its players. The Lady Cavaliers finished third in the Sandhills Athletic Conference last year, losing only to the conference’s top 3A and 4A teams, Union Pines and Pinecrest, and expect to have another solid season in ‘22.

Local teams plan preseason scrimmages

Local volleyball fans can get an early look at both Lee County and Southern Lee volleyball next Saturday, Aug. 13, when both teams will be present at an eight-team scrimmage being hosted by the Yellow Jackets. Lee and Southern will be joined by Sandhills Athletic Conference rival Richmond County and...

A Cavalier Attitude

After an opening day filled with paperwork issues for several players, Southern Lee soccer was out in force on the practice field Tuesday evening. The Cavaliers, who have been one of the area’s top teams for a number of years, extended their streak of seasons earning championship hardware last fall when they stunned higher-seeded Pinecrest and Lee in the SAC tournament, then won a state playoff game as well.