DUBLIN — Kayla Thompson has played a lot of golf on a lot of courses. She also look at a number of colleges to further her career on the links.But she knew almost from the start exactly where she wanted to take her talents.On Monday, Thompson — a senior at West Bladen High — signed to play her collegiate golf with the lady Seahawks of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.“”I’m real excited about playing for UNCW,” said Thompson, who also gave some consideration to N.C. State and East Carolina. “I love the school, and I can’t ask for a better college golf coach.”
Healthworks Fitness & Wellness of Elizabethtown held a 5K Reindeer Run on Saturday, Nov. 30, that started and finished at the Cape Fear Farmer’s Market. About 77 people of all ages signed up for the fun event, which was not a timed race — and everyone received a set of reindeer antlers prior to the race, while some dressed up even more.
ST. PAULS — Lacey Suggs turned in another huge game for the Lady Eagles, and East Bladen throttled St. Pauls in a non-conference game on Wednesday, 52-32.The win improved East Bladen to 3-0.The Lady Bulldogs jumped out to a 5-3 edge before East Bladen manufactured a 12-0 run that featured a balanced attack and a typical stiff Patty Evers defense. The run gave the Lady Eagles a 13-5 lead going into the second quarter and 15-5 early in the second quarter, but St. Pau...
ST. PAULS — East Bladen withstood a second-half St. Pauls rally to post a 52-47 non-conference win over the Bulldogs on Wednesday.The win has the Eagles out to a 2-0 start on the season.Farrell Murchison provided much of the early offense for East Bladen, nailing a pair of three-pointers in the first quarter to stake the Eagles to a 9-5 lead. But St. Pauls fought back and knotted the game at 10-10 by the time the first quarter ended.In the second quarter...
DUBLIN — A sloppy, unaggressive first half was the Lady Knights’ undoing on Tuesday in a 45-38 non-conference game against Purnell Swett.The loss evens West Bladen’s record at 1-1.Nearly 4 minutes ticked off the clock in the first quarter before either team put the ball in the basket. And over the next 4 minutes, the two teams combined for just seven points — with West Bladen taking a 4-3 lead after a quarter of play. But what the two teams did ma...
DUBLIN — West Bladen battled back from a 10-point halftime deficit and Malcolm Vaught nailed a game-tying three-pointer with 16 seconds left to send the contest against Purnell Swett into overtime on Tuesday. And after 3:20 of scoreless overtime, the Knights got a basket from Corbin Stanley and two free throws from Nate Pryor to nip the Rams, 53-52.The win evened West Bladen’s early season mark at 1-1.Purnell Swett opened the game with a press that pestered t...
Contributed photoJarrett Kinlaw of Bladenboro, son of Mike and Nicole Kinlaw, bagged his first buck on Monday, Dec. 2, in the Bladenboro area. Jarrett shot this seven-point, 155-pound deer with his Howa 270 from 200 yards away.
RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is offering gift certificates for its Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program, an ideal present for female outdoors enthusiasts and would-be adventurers.
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