DUBLIN — West Bladen saw a number of game-winning opportunities go to waste Saturday, and the Knights dropped a Four County Conference game to visiting Wallace-Rose Hill, 3-2.
DUBLIN — It took two trips to West Bladen High, but Wallace-Rose Hill used a handful of unearned runs to beat the Lady Knights in a Four County Conference matchup, 5-3.
All athketic events for East Bladen and West Bladen high schools scheduled for Friday have been postponed because of weather.Those include:
Although the high-school basketball season is now a somewhat distance memory, two Bladen County student-athletes have received yet another accolade — this one from NCPreps.com.
ELIZABETHTOWN — In a battle for sole or shared possession of first place in the Four County Conference, Heidi Trask came to town and knocked off the Lady Eagles of East Bladen on Thursday, 9-3.
DUBLIN — Mother Nature again messed with the athletics schedule at West Bladen High on Thursday.
ROCKY POINT — Track and field athletes from the Four County Conference, including those from East Bladen and West Bladen, competed in the conference championships on Wednesday at Heidi Trask High.
Raynor tabbed to coach state teams***
MYRTLE BEACH — Makenzie Singletary, a yellow belt from Bladenboro's Carolina Karate, placed second in sparring at “Beach Battle 2015” in Myrtle Beach on Saturday, April 25.
ELIZABETHTOWN — The Lady Eagles rallied from a 1-0 deficit at halftime by scoring four second-half goals and sending Pender County home with a 4-0 Four County Conference loss on Tuesday.
ROCKY POINT — West Bladen hitters got handcuffed Tuesday and the Knights dropped a Four County Conference tilt to Heidi Trask, 5-3.
ELIZABETHTOWN — The Eagles rallied from an early deficit and Alex Coates went the distance on the hill to hurl East Bladen past visiting Pender County, 10-6, in a Four County Conference matchup.
ROCKY POINT — Conference-leading Heidi Trask held visiting West Bladen to two hits on Tuesday and handed the Lady Knights a 3-1 Four County Conference loss.
ELIZABETHTOWN — The Lady Eagles ripped 16 hits, including seven for extra bases, and pummeled visiting Pender County on Tuesday for a 15-5 Four County Conference win.
As I sit down to write this column today, a significant portion of the racing community will be attending the memorial service for Steve Byrnes, the FOX Sports broadcaster who lost his battle with cancer on April 21 at the age of 56.
RALEIGH — Rep. Jimmy Dixon (R-Duplin/Wayne) has introduced a bill that could change and add to responsibilities of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission.
CLINTON — The Eagles couldn't hold on to a 5-2 lead in the seventh inning and watched as the Dark Horses of Clinton rallied for a 6-5 Four County Conference win on Friday.
CLINTON — The Lady Eagles rapped 15 hits and Lacey Suggs twirled a complete-game three-hitter en route to a 12-1 Four County win over Clinton.The win improved East Bladen to 12-2 overall and 8-1 in the conference.
Law enforcement association to hold tourney***
TEACHEY — The Lady Knights rallied twice on Thursday and posted a 14-10 win over Wallace-Rose Hill.West Bladen improved to 9-5 overall and 6-2 in the Four County Conference. The Lady Bulldogs fell to 9-6, 5-4.
TEACHEY — West Bladen used a strong pitching performance from Chandler Lennon and a pair of lucky sevens — seven runs in the seventh inning — to hand Wallace-Rose Hill a 10-4 Four County Conference loss on Thursday.
TEACHEY — The West Bladen Lady Knights outlasted host Wallace-Rose Hill on Thursday and posted a 14-10 win in nine innings.
ELIZABETHTOWN — National 4-H Council has announced the launch of the spring 2015 4-H Paper Clover Campaign in partnership with Tractor Supply Company. This event marks the sixth year of collaboration between the organizations on the national...
The six-year run of the annual Buddy Burney Memorial Jamboree in Bladen County — which included a rainout of the event in 2013 — has come to end, leaving East Bladen and West Bladen varsity football teams to find other pre-season...
Abby Norris was recently selected as the recipient of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association's 2015 Clary Medal Award for an outstanding female student-athlete. The Clary Medal is made possible through the Eddie and Jo Allison Smith...
There's a new entry in my Four Words You Never Thought You'd Hear in NASCAR journal. They are “I miss Kyle Busch.” Among my circle of friends, acquaintances and random people who just feel the need to give me their opinions on...
ROSE HILL — The homes-standing Lady Spartans of Union turned a 2-1 halftime deficit into a 4-2 Four County Conference win over Visiting West Bladen on Tuesday.
DUNN — The Lady Raiders of Midway tallied six goals in the first half on Tuesday and went on to hand visiting East Bladen a 7-0 Four County Conference loss.
ROSE HILL — West Bladen rallied late to break a four-game skein by rapping out 16 hits on Tuesday en route to an 18-5 win over Union in a Four County Conference contest.
ROSE HILL — West Bladen's Lady Knights got 11 strikeouts from the circle Tuesday and four hitters had a perfect night in the batter's box en route to a 25-0 shellacking of Union in a Four County Conference matchup.
DUNN — Midway took advantage of free passes from East Bladen pitchers and bunched its runs in two inning on the way to a 10-0 Four County Conference win over the visiting Eagles.
DUNN — Miller Heustess twirled a solid game and Lacey Suggs helped the Lady Eagles manufacture the winning run in the seventh inning to take a 3-2 nail-biter from Midway on Tuesday.
RALEIGH — With seven boating fatalities already reported this year in North Carolina, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission urges boaters to follow a few simple steps to ensure safety.
DUNN — Nicole Wyatt twirled a three-hitter, Alanna Ludlum muscled a long triple and the Lady Knights otherwise used a bunting offense to hand Midway a 7-1 Four County Conference loss on Friday.
DUNN — West Bladen's Knights went up against Midway's No. 1 hurler on Friday, scratching him for just four hits and committing six errors en route to a 7-0 Four County Conference loss.
ELIZABETHTOWN — On an overcast and muggy morning, student-athletes from across Bladen County converged on Elizabethtown Middle School's football field and track Friday for the annual Special Olympics Spring Games.
ELIZABETHTOWN — The West Bladen boys tennis team handed cross-county rival East Bladen a 7-2 Four County Conference loss on Thursday.
ELIZABETHTOWN — Lacey Suggs usual game from the batter's box is to eagle-eye a walk, steal a base or two and bring a run home for the Lady Eagles. On Thursday, she changed that up dramatically, slugging a pair of home runs to lift East...
ELIZABETHTOWN — Alex Coates followed up his perfect game on Monday with a two-hitter over a split six innings to help lead East Bladen to a 9-4 win over visiting Union High on Thursday.
Cape Fear River Run will be held June 6***
During the week of June 18, 2007, I publicly cracked what has gone down in local lore as one of the worst jokes ever spoken aloud on the radio. It went something like this:
DUBLIN — The visiting Dark Horses scored early against West Bladen and made it hold up for a 6-1 Four County Conference win on Tuesday.
DUBLIN — The Lady Knights' bats came alive and Nicole Wyatt twirled a one-hitter through four innings Tuesday, leading West Bladen to a 24-0 Four County Conference win over visiting Clinton.
Alayna Hester, daughter of Drs. Mark and Rebecca Hester of Bladenboro, took first place in the North Carolina Xcel Gold State Meet balance beam competition in the Senior Division C in Winston-Salem on Friday, April 10. She is a cheerleader and student...
TEACHEY — The Lady Eagles battled back from deficits of 4-0 and 8-4, but the comeback fizzled too soon and Wallace-Rose Hill earned an 8-7 Four County Conference win on Monday.
TEACHEY — Alex Coates needed just 71 pitches Monday to hurl a perfect game and lead East Bladen to a Four County Conference win over Wallace-Rose Hill, 2-0.
LUMBERTON — Three of North Carolina State University's top athletics coaches will visit Robeson County next month as part of the 2015 Wolfpack Club Coaches Caravan.
With the annual spring break behind them, area prep athletic teams — baseball, softball, soccer, tennis, golf and track — will get back to the business of Four County Conference competition.
ELIZABETHTOWN — The outdoor athletic areas of Elizabethtown Middle School will explode with life on Friday when the annual Bladen County Special Olympics holds its opening ceremonies and competitions.
CLINTON – The Top 100 is one of the most highly sought-after titles of recognition Ducks Unlimited offers to its local chapters. Each year, the list is comprised of the top 100 fundraising chapters in the United States that raise up to $100,000...