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2019 Sports Year in Review: January–March

Coach Patty Evers’ East Bladen Lady Eagles topped the Bladen County sports news for the first quarter of 2019 by winning their second straight Three Rivers Conference regular season and tournament championship. READ MORE

The Lady Eagles were edged in the second round of the NCHSAA Class 2A State Play-offs 67-66 by High Point Andrews and finished the season with a 27-2 record. In late January the Lady Eagles presented Coach Evers with her 500th career coaching win. READ MORE

Senior guard Ja’Tyra Moore-Peterson was named the TRC Player of the Year and Evers received Coach of the Year honors. East Bladen’s Ashley Hardin and Patience Ward and West Bladen’s Kasee Singletary and Lexie Corrothers joined Moore-Peterson on the All-Three Rivers Team. READ MORE

Coach Brian McCleney’s West Bladen Lady Knights finished fourth in the TRC with a 15-11 record and received a Class 2A Play-off berth.

In boys play West Bladen’s Tyre Boykin and East Bladen’s Javant McDowell were named to the All-Three Rivers squad. Tyre Boykin and Javant McDowell Named All-Three Rivers Conference. READ MORE

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East Bladen grad Lacey Suggs received All-Colonial Athletic Association honors. READ MORE

West Bladen grad Sayaun Dent helped lead Sandhills Community College to a national tournament. READ MORE

West Bladen grad Rahu Purdie completed a stellar 4-year career at Lander averaging 11.3 points and 3.3 assists as Lander finished 11-11 in conference play and 12-16 overall. READ MORE

West Bladen grad John Bowen scored the game-winning basket in a conference tournament game for Belmont Abbey. READ MORE

In the first season of the newly formed Waccamaw Middle School Conference, Clarkton’s Lady Blue Devils won the AA Division Championship and defeated the AAA Division champion Whiteville Central. READ MORE

Bladen County’s Mary Caitlin Campbell finished fourth in a prestigious national powerlifting competition. READ MORE

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