GIRLS BASKETBALL: Big week for the girls basketball team as they continued their winning ways. The Lady Generals improved their district record to 3-0 with impressive wins against Westside (44-24) on the road and Wolfson (58-34) at home. The Lady Generals closed out their week Friday night on the road knocking off Terry Parker 39-28 to improve their overall record to 5-1. Leading the Lady Generals this week was junior Jaela Green averaging 17 ppg over the three game span. Next week the ladies will travel to Sandalwood on Monday and host Raines on Tuesday. Junior Varsity plays at 5:30pm and Varsity plays at 7:00pm.
BOYS BASKETBALL: The boys team spent this week on the road opening the season Tuesday at Raines and closed the week at Stanton Friday night. The boys team put up a valiant effort but came up with a loss in both contests. The boys continue on a difficult stretch of the season next week traveling both Monday and Tuesday nights against Mandarin and Westside respectfully. Junior varsity plays at 5:30pm and varsity plays at 7:00pm.
GIRLS SOCCER: Coming into the week the Lady Generals soccer team looked to have a busy week with four games on the schedule, however a rain storm caused a cancellation of the Oakleaf game and scheduling conflicts caused a cancellation of the Jackson and Paxon games. The ladies however did face off against Ribault in The Backyard on Wednesday and came up with their second victory of the season winning 5-1 over the Trojans. Next week the ladies will host First Coast on Monday and Englewood on Tuesday. Both games start at 5:30pm.
BOYS SOCCER: Monday's rainstorm canceled the Generals game at Oakleaf, the game may be rescheduled for later this season. The boys however did take on Ribault in The Backyard on Wednesday and came up with a huge 8-0 victory. The win was the third for the Generals on the season. The boys will host First Coast on Monday and Englewood on Tuesday before taking time off for the Thanksgiving Break. Both games start at 7:00pm.
GIRLS WEIGHTLIFTING: No roster or results have been provided at this time.
The Lady Generals basketball team improved to 3-1 yesterday night with a 44-24 victory on the road over Westside. The Lady Generals have now won games against Mandarin (52-47), Englewood (77-28) and Westside. With the victory the Lady Generals are 2-0 in district play. Their next game will be a district game Thursday night at home against Wolfson. Junior Varsity plays at 5:30pm and the Varsity team will tip off at 7:00pm.
Junior Dominic Williams competed in his 3rd straight FHSAA Cross-Country Finals this past weekend, completing the 5K course in 16:15.20. Williams finish placed him 30th overall, but 7th among non-Seniors. Though Williams did not run his personal best, set last week at the Regional Championships at 15:49, he has accomplished what few athletes at Lee has been able to do in making 3 consecutive State Cross-Country Finals. Williams placing at the state meet among underclassmen projects him high enough next season to make the FHSAA 3A All-State First Team, awarded to the top 7 runners at the state meet. If Dominic returns and keeps up his performance next season he will be only the 2nd athlete at Robert E. Lee High School to compete in 4 consecutive Cross-Country Finals.
The Generals cross-country program made big strides this weekend competing at the 3A Region 1 Championships this past Saturday. Competing for the Generals were the boys team and girls individual qualifier Lindsey Vansant.
Freshman Lindsey Vansant, though unsuccessful in her attempt to make state in her first year, was able to once again break the school record in the 5K race with a 20:28. Though her season may be over, her stand out performance this season improved the previous school record from years prior by almost 2 minutes. Vansant will be returning next season and we look forward to see what progress she makes leading in to track season.
On the boys side every runner ran a person record at Regional Championships. Leading the Generals and qualifying for state a third consecutive year was junior Dominic Williams. Williams performance of 15:49 for the 5K course moves him to second all-time for the Generals passing previous 3-time state qualifier Chris Haynes. Also making a move up the list of Top 20 All-Time was junior Buay Deng, moving from 10th all-time to 7th with a 17:23. Three other runners also moved on to the Top 20 All-Time list with their performances this Saturday: John Hutton (8th - 17:29), Kris Small (15th - 18:29) and Chris Curry (20th - 18:37). Though the team did not advance to State Championships the entire Top 7 will be returning next year and look forward to the challenge in front of them.
In a match up of the oldest high schools in Jacksonville the Lee Generals came up on the winning effort against the Jackson Tigers. From start to finish the Generals defense made Jackson work to move the ball and even gain a first down. The Generals came out aggressive bringing ten defenders on the first Jackson punt, kicking onside kicks early and often, and going for it on 4th down. Though the Generals had a few hiccups throwing 3 interceptions to the Tigers, Jackson was unable to capitalize as the Generals defense was smothering all game.
Opening up the game the Generals scored with Tony Belle working the ground game, putting Lee up 7-0 in the first quarter. The running game sped the clock along and the Generals were on the march when the 2nd Quarter started. The Generals then took it in on the ground with a Derron Martin run for 9 yards. The extra point attempt failed making the score 13-0. Not to be out done Quarterback Derek Jones took the ball to the air connecting with a 16 yard touchdown pass to Tyrique Thomas with under a minute left in the half.
The second half saw much less scoring as the Generals spread the love to the players on the sideline giving opportunity to some of the younger players. Late in the fourth Quarter Coach Small decided to give the seniors opportunity to finish out their careers, where senior Quarterback Josh Middleton connected with senior Rayshun Jones for a 72 yard gain up the Generals sideline. A few plays later Middleton connected with Davonte Johnson for a 25 yard touchdown to cap off a 99-yard drive. The failed two-point conversion left the score 26-0 to close out the game. After the game Coach OJ Small expressed pride in how the seniors stepped up this season and were leaders on a team that improved on a 4-6 record a year prior to 7-3 this season.
Led by junior Dominic Williams the boys cross-country team finished fourth and will advance to Regional Championships next Saturday in Tallahassee. Williams finished 3rd overall with a 16:43 just a split second ahead of two runners from Chiles. Also leading the charge and scoring for the Generals were Buay Deng (18th), John Hutton (19th), Kris Small (29th) and Chris Curry (30th).
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Freshman runner Lindsey Vansant advanced to the FHSAA Cross-Country Regional Championships by finishing 11th at the District 3-3A Championships this morning. Vansant shattered her personal best and school record 22:00 finishing in a 21:02 for the 5K course. Vansant was hobbled a few weeks back at the Gateway Conference Championships, where she finished 10th and just outside of making the All-Conference 1st team. Her performance today showed her resolve and drive over this season. Regional Championships will be held this coming Saturday, November 8, 2014 in Tallahassee.
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