RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will host nine public forums across the state — including one in Bladen County — in June to discuss deer management in North Carolina.
As athletic director at East Bladen High School, I would like to thank our Booster Club and all of our sponsors for making this such a successful sports season.
DUBLIN — A trio of senior teammates sat together at a table covered with a tablecloth in West Bladen blue and signed their letters of intent to play college baseball in the fall.
It occurred to me after I watched the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race on May 16 that I have spent precious little time this season talking about the “all-stars” of our sport. Instead, I have stayed true to form and gone off on a series of odd...
NEWPORT — The Croatan Cougars completed a sweep of Bladen County baseball teams on Tuesday when they handed visiting West Bladen a 9-4 loss in the third round of the state's Class 2-A East playoffs. Croatan defeated East Bladen 10-2 in the...
DUBLIN — West Bladen High football coach Russell Dove recently announced that the Knights would host the second annual Richard Howell Youth Football Camp.
NEWPORT — The West Bladen Knights' baseball season came to an end on Tuesday when they suffered a 9-4 loss in the third round of the state's Class 2-A East playoffs to Croatan.
DUBLIN — Already in somewhat uncharted territory, the West Bladen baseball Knights are on the road again in an effort to extend their season into the fourth round of the Class 2-A East playoffs when they take on Croatan High in Newport at 7 p.m.
WHITE LAKE — The Bladen County Law Enforcement Association's first-ever golf tournament, postponed from an earlier date because of severe weather, has been rescheduled for Friday, June 5, at Vineyard Golf at White Lake.
EDENTON — The West Bladen Knights knocked off its second straight higher-ranked team in the state's Class 2-A baseball playoffs on Saturday, posting a come-from-behind, nail-biting 2-1 win over Edenton Holmes.
GREENSBORO — East Bladen High track coach Cedric Mathis couldn't have been more enthusiastic when three of his athletes qualified for the state's Class 2-A Track & Field finals at North Carolina A&T on Saturday. And despite failing...
TAR HEEL — At first glance, Kiera Lewis looks just like a typical 9-year-old, with a smile that lights up a room and enough energy to run circles around most adults.
WHITE OAK — By the time she completes her current hiking experience, Yvonne Entingh will have walked more than 1,500 miles through a handful of states. By herself.
AYDEN — Jeremy Hunt hurled a six-hit shutout and led visiting West Bladen to a 2-0 upset win over Ayden-Grifton on Wednesday in the opening round of the state's Class 2-A East baseball playoffs.
ELIZABETHTOWN — Northside Jacksonville won its first-ever softball playoff game on Wednesday when the No. 26 seed Lady Monarchs took advantage of six East Bladen errors and upset the No. 7 seed Lady Eagles 11-5 in eight innings in the first...
ELIZABETHTOWN — Sword of the Lord Ministries will be sponsoring a church kickball tournament on Saturday, June 20, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Leinwand Park in Elizabethtown.
It is a rare occurrence, but occasionally in the world of professional sports an individual comes along who becomes the standard bearer for his particular field of competition.
ELIZABETHTOWN — Members of the Bladen County Board of Education recently joined Board Chairman Ophelia Munn-Goins and Vice-Chairman Alan West in recognizing the East Bladen varsity basketball Lady Eagles for their outstanding athletic...
The North Carolina High School Athletic Association released its playoff pairings for baseball, softball and soccer on Monday, and five Bladen County teams will be competing in the Class 2-A bracket.
DUBLIN — east Bladen visited cross-county conference rival West Bladen on Thursday and handed the Lady Knights a 7-0 soccer whitewashing.
WHITEVILLE — Three West Bladen graduates have garnered Div. II awards as part of the Southeastern Community College softball team, and an East Bladen senior has been awarded a North Carolina High School Athletic Association award.
DUBLIN — West Bladen used two four-run inns to knock off visiting East Bladen on Tuesday in a Four County Conference clash, 11-6.
DUBLIN — With little more than county bragging rights on the line, the Lady Knights got a stellar pitching performance from Nicole Wyatt and a 10-hit attack that carried West Bladen past the visiting Lady Eagles of East Bladen on Thursday in the...
CHAPEL HILL — The North Carolina High School Athletic Association Board of Directors completed its spring board meeting on Wednesday at the NCHSAA offices with a large number of changes and adjustments.
DUBLIN — The Four County Conference finales for baseball and softball between East Bladen and West Bladen, originally scheduled for Friday, has been moved to Thursday in an effort to avoid the incoming wet weather.
ELIZABETHTOWN — Colby Hester was perfect at the plate, Kyle Tatum belted his third triple in two games and Alex Coates hurled another solid game as East Bladen walloped visitin Wallace-Rose Hill on Tuesday, 9-3.
CLINTON — West Bladen continually shot itself in the foot Tuesday with six errors in one inning and the Dark Horses of Clinton took advantage to post an 8-4 Four County Conference win.
CLINTON — Nicole Wyatt twirled a one-hitter and Morgan Sweeney belted a triple during a 3-for-3 night to lead West Bladen past Clinton on Tuesday for a 13-0 Four County Conference win.
ROCKY POINT — The Lady Knights of East Bladen lost its second straight Four County Conference softball tilt, both to Heidi Trask, when the Lady Titans scored in every inning and took a 12-2 win on Monday and clinched the conference...
ELIZABETHTOWN — A late rally in the second game of a Four County Conference double-header with visiting Heidi Trask on Monday allow East Bladen to split the twinbill. The Titans took the first game, 5-3, and the Eagles won the night cap,...
BURGAW — West Bladen pitcher Nicole Wyatt gave up just 12 hits to Pender County across two games Monday, but was forced to settle for a split of the Four County Conference. The Lady Knights took the first game, 9-0, but the Lady Patriots won the...
BURGAW — Freshman pitcher versus senior ace with a college commitment in his back pocket.
RACING***Dublin Motor SpeedwaySaturday's results
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.