Bladen Journal- RSS SPORTS Feed http://bladenjournal.com/section/SPORTS http://bladenjournal.com/section/SPORTS Fri, 29 May 2015 02:30:42 EST 1800 Red, white and true blue http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/153744952/Red-white-and-true-blue There are times when folks ask me questions about NASCAR and I find myself at a loss for words – which is the rarest of occurrences, believe me – and then there are other times when folks ask me questions about NASCAR, and I can't... Wed, 27 May 2015 11:41:13 EST Eagles knock off Knights in opener http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/153740410/Eagles-knock-off-Knights-in-opener DUBLIN — East Bladen traveled to West Bladen on Tuesday to open the Dixie Youth Pre-Majors summer season, and did something they couldn't do during the spring high-school season: beat the Knights. Wed, 27 May 2015 08:16:12 EST N.C. Wildlife Federation accepting Conservation Award nominations http://bladenjournal.com/news/news-sports/153727742/N.C.-Wildlife-Federation-accepting-Conservation-Award-nominations RALEIGH – The North Carolina Wildlife Federation is currently accepting nominations for its 52nd Annual Governor's Conservation Achievement Awards. The awards honor individuals, businesses, organizations and groups who have exhibited an... Tue, 26 May 2015 19:56:11 EST SPORTS BRIEFS … http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/153726804/SPORTS-BRIEFS Hancock finishes 24th at golf tourney*** Tue, 26 May 2015 17:31:12 EST East Bladen honors its student-athletes http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/153716722/East-Bladen-honors-its-student-athletes ELIZABETHTOWN — On Thursday, May 21, the East Bladen High athletics department held a banquest to recognize the student-athletes who participated in sports throughout the school year, as well as recognize those who were deemed leaders in their... Tue, 26 May 2015 11:26:12 EST East, West set to open Dixie Pre-Majors season http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/153655273/East-West-set-to-open-Dixie-Pre-Majors-season The spring baseball season for both East Bladen and West Bladen high schools may have come to a close earlier this month, but both the Eagles and Knights never put the bats, balls and bases away. Mon, 25 May 2015 07:26:12 EST White-tailed deer management forums are set http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/153654972/White-tailed-deer-management-forums-are-set 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. Fri, 22 May 2015 19:26:12 EST Evers extends thanks for support of athletics http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/153656437/Evers-extends-thanks-for-support-of-athletics 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. Fri, 22 May 2015 09:41:11 EST Three Knights sign to play college baseball http://bladenjournal.com/news/home_top-sports/153639656/Three-Knights-sign-to-play-college-baseball 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. Thu, 21 May 2015 15:21:17 EST The Phantom Menace of the race track http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/153613375/The-Phantom-Menace-of-the-race-track 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... Thu, 21 May 2015 12:26:11 EST West Bladen falls to Croatan, 9-4 http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/153607387/West-Bladen-falls-to-Croatan-9-4 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... Wed, 20 May 2015 10:41:14 EST Grid camp http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/153591336/Grid-camp DUBLIN — West Bladen High football coach Russell Dove recently announced that the Knights would host the second annual Richard Howell Youth Football Camp. Wed, 20 May 2015 10:11:12 EST Knights fall to Croatan, 9-4 http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/153607581/Knights-fall-to-Croatan-9-4 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. Wed, 20 May 2015 08:26:11 EST Knights to face Croatan on Tuesday http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/153582445/Knights-to-face-Croatan-on-Tuesday 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. Tue, 19 May 2015 12:01:11 EST Bladen County Law Enforcement Association tournament re-set http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/153559512/Bladen-County-Lqaw-Enforcement-Association-tournament-re-set 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. Mon, 18 May 2015 11:36:11 EST Knights knock off Edenton Holmes http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/153546886/Knights-knock-off-Edenton-Holmes 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. Sun, 17 May 2015 10:41:12 EST Hines brothers, Campbell compete at states http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/153541204/Hines-brothers-Campbell-compete-at-states 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... Sat, 16 May 2015 15:46:12 EST Lewis repeats as gymnastics champion http://bladenjournal.com/news/home_top-sports/153497555/Lewis-repeats-as-gymnastics-champion 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. Fri, 15 May 2015 08:16:11 EST Long-distance hiker sleeps at Harmony Hall http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/153497635/Long-distance-hiker-sleeps-at-Harmony-Hall 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. Thu, 14 May 2015 17:31:13 EST Knights upset Ayden-Grifton http://bladenjournal.com/news/sports/153475199/Knights-upset-Ayden-Grifton 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. 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