Lady Knights knock off East Bladen DUBLIN — The Lady Knights took a few innings to get their offense rolling on Friday, but once it did, there was almost no stopping it.
West Bladen scored seven runs in the fourth inning and four more in the sixth to take an 11-5 win over East Bladen, clinching the Waccamaw Conference title outright along with the conference’s No. 1 seed for the state’s Class 2-A playoffs.
After a scoreless first inning, the Lady Eagles broke out on top wi...
Suggs lifts Lady Eagles to school-record win ELIZABETHTOWN — The Lady Eagles’ soccer sensation Lacey Suggs wasn’t going to let the regular season end with a loss.
On Thursday, Suggs found the back of the net twice in the second half to help propel East Bladen to a 2-1 Waccamaw Conference win over North Brunswick, completing a 6-6 conference season and setting a new school record for girls soccer with the 12th win of the season.
The first half was a back-and-forth affair that ended i...
Knights second in conference golf tournament OAK ISLAND — The Knights of West Bladen High golf team set its sights on a Waccamaw Conference Tournament title on Wednesday but, despite some stellar golfing, came up just eight strokes off the pace and settled for second place.
The tournament crown went to the Trojans of West Brunswick, who carded a team score of 333.
West Bladen finished with a 341 and were led by Gage Bailey, who fired a season-best 78. Right behind him was Brett Jack...
Eyebrow: WEST BLADEN Nance leaves a positive legacy as teacher, coach DUBLIN — For the past three years, coach Junior Nance has walked the halls of West Bladen High School as part of his job as safe schools coordinator.
“It’s my job to make sure the students are doing what they should be in the hallways, check certain areas and just make sure things are safe,” he said.
On Tuesday, that walk took on a vastly different feeling. After 30 years, it was his last day as a teacher at the school.
“Driving to scho...
Karate kids Nicholas Hester and Logan Lewis from Bladenboro’s Carolina Karate each competed in The ‘Beach Battle’ at Myrtle Beach (S.C.) Middle School. Hester placed fourth in the green belt division sparring; Lewis placed fourth in the yellow belt division sparring.
West Bladen 6
North Brunswick 5
West Bladen204 000 0 — 6-6
N. Brunswick 020 010 2 — 5-9
WP: Travis Bowen
Highlights: For West Bladen, Parker Allen was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI; Liston Britt had an RBI; C.J. Singletary had an RBI.
Records: West Bladen 7-13, 3-8.
Jayvee: West Bladen wins, 8-6.
East Bladen 0
East Bladen 000 00 — 0-0
Whiteville104 05 —...
West Bladen rips South Rob LELAND — West Bladen used a big third inning and hung on for a 6-5 Waccamaw Conference baseball win against North Brunswick on Thursday.
The win improved the Knights to 3-8 in the conference.
West Bladen opened the scoring in the top of the first inning when Trevor Lesane and Clay Allen were each hit by a pitch and Liston Britt stroked a single to plate the first run. After the second out of the inning, Parker Allen singled and moved to t...
Memorial Day Weekend could give boaters fits ALEXANDRIA, Va. — For many of the nation’s 80 million recreational boaters, the upcoming Memorial Day Weekend marks the start of the summer boating season.
Like a football game “kick-off,” boaters will work to a frenzy to get their boats in the water by the May 27 goal line. But what is different this time of year, report officials with the Boat Owners Association of The United States, is that both the boat owner and their boat may need ...
Lady Knights take first fall DUBLIN — The streak is over, and perhaps the pressure is gone with it.
The Lady Knights of West Bladen saw it’s 19-game winning streak end Tuesday when the Lady Wolfpack of Whiteville came to town and handed the home team a 6-3 loss.
West Bladen, which has already clinched at least a tie for the Waccamaw Conference crown, is now 19-1 overall and 9-1 in the conference.
Whiteville took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning and never g...
Scoreboard … SOFTBALL
West Bladen 6
West Brunswick 2
West Bladen003 111 0 — 6-6
W. Brunswick 101 000 0 — 2-4
WP: Abbey Walters, 8-0.
SV: Nicole Wyatt, 2.
Highlights: For West Bladen, Erica Tanner was 2-for-4 with two solo home runs; Abbey Walters was 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI; Robin Coleman had an RBI.
Records: West Bladen 19-0, 9-0.
Jayvee: West Brunswick wins, 21-3.
East Bladen 11