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Knights ready for Clash of the Carolinas to open World Series

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DUBLIN — The West Bladen Knights are just a day away from the Clash of the Carolinas.By Friday, the Knights’ baseball caravan will have arrived in Chipley, Fla., for the 2014 Dixie Pre-Majors World Series as the North Carolina champions. They will open on Saturday against South Carolina.The Knights earned a second straight berth in the World Series by beating South Columbus and Duplin County in the state tournament at Cerro Gordo.With head coach Kim Cain tied up in Greensboro with the East-West All-Star Football Game this week, assistant coach Steve Pastore has been overseeing the practices and preparation for the trip south.


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Hancock wins on Coastal Junior Golf Tour

HAMPSTEAD — An impromptu practice round on Sunday helped Cade Hancock earn a weather-shortened win on the Coastal Junior Golf Tour on Monday at Old Pointe Golf & Country Club.According to his father Jim, Cade had first claimed on Sunday that it was too hot to play golf — which resulted in Jim thinking he had ample time to do some afternoon relaxing.“I woke from a nap and found Cade dressed and ready to go,” Jim said. “He told me, ‘Let&...

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West Bladen drops heartbreaker to Arkansas, 3-2

CHIPLEY, Fla. — Missed opportunities left the North Carolina Dixie Pre-Majors champions from West Bladen with plenty to think about on their 621-mile ride home to Bladen County this week.The Knights, coming off Sunday’s 15-run, three-inning win against Georgia’s champions that saw West Bladen rip 11 hits and end the game in less than three innings, found themselves stymied on Monday in a 3-2 heartbreaking loss to Arkansas that ended their run in the World Series....

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West Bladen’s run ends in World Series

CHIPLEY, Fla. — The West Bladen Knights took a heartbreaking loss today in the Dixie Pre-Majors World Series, ending their run in the double-elimination tournament.West Bladen came up a run short when they fell to the Arkansas champions, 3-2.Chandler (Lennon) pitched a great game for us, but just didn’t hit the ball well — and when we did, it was right at someone,” said assistant coach Steve Pastore.The loss gave the Knights a 1-2 recor...

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Johnson smacks third home run in Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. — Saquan Johnson is heating up in the Class A short-season Northwest League and belted his third home run of the season on Thursday.For the week, Johnson was 6-for-25 and drove in four runs.Johnson, an East Bladen High graduate now playing for the Spokane Indians in the Texas Rangers organization, opened the week on Monday, July 21, with an 0-for-3 night out of the No. 9 hole in the batting order. He grounded into a pair of double-plays, but the Indi...

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West Bladen pounds Georgia for first win

CHIPLEY, Fla. — The West Bladen Knights won their first Dixie Pre-Majors World Series game in two years on Sunday and eliminated the Georgia champions from the tournament in just three innings, 15-0.The win moves West Bladen into the next round of the consolation bracket, where they will face Arkansas at 10 a.m. today.The Knights got on the board against Georgia in the bottom of the first inning. Westin Pridgeon singled and Trevor Lesane smoked an RBI double, then ...

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West Bladen tennis tryouts***DUBLIN — Pre-season workouts for the upcoming West Bladen tennis season will be held on Wednesday and Thursday at West Bladen tennis courts from 8 to 10 a.m.Must have a current or updated medical physical. Bring sure to bring a racquet, sports drink or water and a towelTennis try-outs will be held on Friday from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Must have a updated or current medical physical. Be sure that you bring proper s...

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Knights to host pre-camp

West Bladen High School Varsity and JV Football team will be having a Pre-Camp for all players Tuesday, July 29 – Thursday, July 31. The camp will r...

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Feeding, harassing alligators is dangerous, illegal

RALEIGH —The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is reminding people that if you see an alligator, in most instances it is not necessary to do anything other than leave it alone.Alligators have become fairly common in some eastern areas of the state and sightings can be frequent during the summer.Feeding or harassing alligators is illegal in North Carolina. Feeding an alligator will cause the animal to lose its fear of people, making it more likely to approach and p...

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Eagles getting early accolades on the gridiron

ELIZABETHTOWN — The high-school football regular season may still be a month away, but most teams have already been involved with summer workouts and regional seven-on-seven competitions.With the opening of state-allowed football practices just one week away, East Bladen coach Robby Priest has been pleasantly surprised with how his players are approaching the upcoming season.“They’ve been working really hard so far,” he said. “There’s ...

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Lady Eagles tennis tryouts***ELIZABETHTOWN — Tryouts for the East Bladen girls tennis team will begin Monday, Aug. 4, at 9 a.m.Interested participants must have a current physical.For informatoin, contact coach Megan Kirby by email at***Casino night set for Aug. 23***BLADENBORO — The National Wild Turkey Federation will hold a casino n...

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