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Hayden Reed, freshman, prepares to serve against Broughton High School. The young team will have to play to their best potential if they want to have a successful season. (Photo courtesy of Josh England)

Men’s Tennis Season Underway

The Men’s Tennis Team has high hopes for this season, and with a deep and skilled roster, looks to improve from last season’s woes. The…



Alex Hunter right, and Coach Russ Frazier, left, pose with Hunter’s award. Hunter, a junior, has been the starting point guard for the Pride since his freshman year. Photo Courtesy: Russ Frazier

Alex Hunter Named Co-Player of the Year

The conference awards were announced following the Cap-8 men’s basketball championship on Friday, February 19. Leesville’s own Alex Hunter, junior, was named co-CAP-8 Player of…


Kendall always shows immense motivation in everything he does. Even when he was on crutches, he still continued to compete in competitions. (Photo courtesy of Dodie York.)

A spotlight on Kendall York

Kendall York, a junior at Leesville Road High School, is just like any other boy. He goes to school, does his homework, hangs out with…



The women’s soccer team moves a goal in order to set up for the next drill. They are finally able to get a tryout in on a grass field instead of a concrete one.

Spring Sports Are Underway

On Tuesday, February 16 tryouts for spring sports finally began. Tryouts were supposed to begin on Monday, but were postponed due to inclimate weather. February…



The Leesville Road High School Baseball logo painted by Leesville graduates: Michael Austin, Katie Harris, Shelby Rae, and Mason Flynn. Leesville is known for their strong Varsity Baseball team, making it to the third round of the playoffs last year.

Baseball is in the air

The Leesville Road Baseball team held tryouts for its Varsity and Junior Varsity teams February 16 through the 19. Although the weather for the week…


This is the Triangle Aquatic Center, an enclosed swim facility.  This is where the Leesville Swim and Dive team holds their meets.

Swim and Dive team makes States

The Leesville Road Swim and Dive team had a very successful season, making it to the NCHSAA State Championship. Before either the boys or girls…


Kelly Funderburk, right, dribbles down the floor. The Pride will begin the state playoffs with a home game on Tuesday at 6:00. Photo Courtesy: High School OT

Lady Pride reach Cap-8 title

The Lady Pride are headed to the Cap-8 championship for the first time in a several years following their 54-44 win over Heritage. The Pride…



The upcoming season has girls working hard at the voluntary workouts. Running is intense, but everyone is up to the challenge.

Leesville Women’s Soccer Preview

Leesville women’s soccer is starting its 2016 season. Compared to last year, there are more girls trying out. The team’s 2015 season had about 45…



Will Sandy, sophomore, and Bryson Smith, senior, avid Panthers fans, are shown wearing their Panthers gear. The Panthers will play in the Super Bowl on February 7.  Photo Credit: Baldwin Bell

Something to Cheer About

The recent success of the Carolina Panthers are a topic of interest among Carolinians, including students and staff at Leesville Road High School. The Panthers’…


The Leesville swim team has been preparing since November for Cap 8. The girls team, coming off a win at Cap 8, now have regionals to conquer.

Leesville Swim Makes a Splash

Leesville High School’s 2015-2016 girl’s swim team blew the other Cap 8 teams out of the water on January 30th. The girls team added another…


The Leesville wrestling team ended their regular season on January 27. They now have their sights set on postseason play and of course bringing home the state championship.

What About the Wrestling Team?

The 2015-2016 LRHS Wrestling team has enjoyed yet another great season. With a record of 36-4, the Pride were able to finish second in the…





Will Countie prepares for the start of the race. Photo courtesy of Alexa Garbarino.

Pride Goes Swimming

With their alarm clocks blaring as early as 4:15 in the morning, the swim team prepares for another early morning practice. The team meets at…




Eric Jones, in LRHS green, slams Heritage wrestler back to the ground to prevent an escape. Jones then repositions his body in order to prepare for an attempt at a pin.

Pride Wrestling Is Back

Leesville’s 2015-16 Wrestling season has begun. On Wednesday, December 2, the team took on its first conference match of the season. The Pride hosted Heritage…



Since his arrivial at Leesville, basketball games have become must see events. It hasn't hurt that Frazier has achieved considerable success each year.

The Evolution of Loonieville

Leesville Road head coach Russ Frazier is in his fourth year at Leesville. He grew up in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina as the son of…



The boys line up a couple minutes before each game and await the starting line up to be announced. The nerves before big games like Milbrook are extremely evident at this point. (Photo Courtesy of The Mycenaean.)

Men’s Soccer Wins CAP-8

The Leesville Road men’s varsity soccer team finished their season with a record of 13-4-3. The last game of the season against the MIllbrook Wildcats…





















Noah Latta (left) and Jacob Phillips (right) express how they feel about the NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship game. The Wisconsin Badgers fell short in the final minutes and ended up losing to the Duke Blue Devils, 63-58.

A historical tournament

This year’s NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament has been one of the most unique and unpredictable tournaments in NCAA history. According to fivethirtyeight.com, this year was…


Nevada Mareno, sophomore, stretches her arms out to break the tape at this year’s New Balance Nationals’ mile race. Mareno ran a time of 4:43.23 to beat the pre-race favorite, Ryen Frazier, with a 4:44.48.

Mareno makes a mark at nationals

Nevada Mareno, Leesville’s own, has shocked America. Saturday, March 14, Mareno joined her teammates in the 4×800 relay at this year’s New Balance Nationals. With…


The varsity men’s lacrosse team listening to the national anthem before the game begins. The Pride are undefeated in the CAP-8.

Men’s varsity lacrosse update

After all of the out-of-conference games were rained out, the Pride is off to a perfect start to the season in the CAP-8, holding a…