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The day after football star Cole Coleman announced his commitment to Elon University via twitter, he wore clothes featuring his future school from head to toe. Coleman will continue his education in the field of communications. 
(Photo courtesy of Chelsea Dinkenor)

Elon University welcomes Cole Coleman

Cole Coleman, a football star for Leesville Road, committed to Elon University on September 27. After lots of careful consideration, he accepted his full scholarship…




On September 22, Leesville faced Cardinal Gibbons, in a not so close game. The game took place on Gibbons’ newly renovated astroturf field.  (Photo courtesy of twitter user @leesvillefb)

Gibbons Dominates Leesville Football

On September 22, Leesville traveled to face the Cardinal Gibbons Crusaders for their first round of conference play. Leesville had notable plays and fought until…


East Carolina fans file into Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium before kickoff against the Virginia Tech Hokies on September 16, 2017. The Pirates lost the game 64-17. (Photo courtesy of Matt Wiener)

My First ECU Football Game

Greenville, North Carolina, was the destination of a 90-minute drive from Raleigh. I stepped back onto the East Carolina University campus for the first time…


The T-shirt pictured above has last years Cap-8 team’s logos printed on the back. After some changes, three schools have left the conference and two different schools have filled their place. (Photo courtesy of Hannah Comeskey)

Cap-8 becomes “Cap-7”

  In years past, Leesville’s athletic conference has involved the same eight schools. Over the summer the Wake County Athletic Association met to discuss a…





The 2017 NFL Season is underway, and players (from left to right) Julio Jones, Drew Brees and Le’Veon Bell are ready to compete. The 32 teams in the NFL will be fighting for 12 playoff spots over the 17 week long season. (Photo courtesy of Matt Wiener)

2017 NFL Season Begins

On September 7, 2017, the National Football League (NFL), had the first game of the newest 17 week season. The defending Super Bowl Champions, the…


The expectations for this coming season is set high by Russ Frazier, basketball coach. Men’s basketball athletes have been preparing themselves for tryouts and the upcoming basketball season. (Photo Courtesy of Kyla Stone-Houze)

Upcoming Men’s Basketball Tryouts

Basketball tryouts start in November. The school year has just started but that means nothing for our fall athletes. This includes the many sportsmen who…




















The men’s and women’s varsity cross country team run at the regional meet. After running a strong race, the men’s team placed fourth and the women’s team placed third.

Cross Country Season Overview

As cross country season comes to a close, no one can deny the incredible progress the men’s and women’s cross country teams have made since…



A typical swim meet consists of 11 events-- eight individual and three relay. The four competitive swimming stroke are freestyle, backstroke, butterfly, and breaststroke.(Photo Courtesy of Mariana Herrera Caro)

Swimming to Victory

  On November 16, 2016 the Leesville Road High School Women’s Swim Team traveled to their first meet. Sanderson was the host of the meet,…






Basketball players listen to Coach Daniels during tryouts.They wait for him to give the agenda for practice on first day of tryouts. (Photo courtesy of Kyla Stone-Houze)

Students Tryout for Basketball Teams

  Tryouts for men’s and women’s basketball started Monday, October 31.  At 2:30 p.m., tryouts for women’s basketball went first in the main and auxiliary…