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Basketball awards highlighted the early March sports news, along with Macon Hammond’s trip to spring training as he continued his quest for a major league baseball umpiring job. Hammond was later assigned to the Class AA Southern League for the 2022 season.

East Bladen and West Bladen met twice each on the baseball and softball diamonds and on the soccer fields in late March. East Bladen’s Patty Evers coached the East team to victory in the McDonald’s All-American Basketball Game in Chicago.

West Bladen and East Bladen’s track & field teams had strong seasons, an East Bladen boys’ tennis duo advanced to regional play, and golfers from East Bladen and West Bladen also qualified for regional play. East Bladen and West Bladen had strong girls’ soccer seasons. East Bladen and West Bladen softball and East Bladen baseball were all in contention for top playoff spots in their respective sports.

Maya McDonald and Coach Patty Evers Receive All-District Honors

Three Bladen Girls Named All-Southeastern Athletic Conference Basketball

Four Bladen Boys Named All-Southeastern Athletic Conference Basketball

Macon Hammond to Umpire MiLB Spring Training

Track & Field: West Bladen Wins Boys; Close 2nd in Girls Meet

Baseball: East Bladen 11, West Bladen 1

Softball: West Bladen 6, East Bladen 5

Girls Soccer: East Bladen 6, West Bladen 1

Baseball: East Bladen 16, West Bladen 10

Softball: East Bladen 9, West Bladen 2

Girls Soccer: East Bladen 8, West Bladen 0

Patty Evers Coaches East Team to McDonald’s Win

Girls Soccer: West Bladen 7, Red Springs 5, 2 Overtimes

Baseball: East Bladen 14, Red Springs 4

Blaine Pope & Jair McElveen Qualify for Tennis Regionals

Middle School Baseball: Bladenboro 4, Clarkton School of Discovery 2

Middle School Softball: Bladenboro 17, Clarkton School of Discovery 0

Middle School Softball: Emereau Bladen 16, Grace Christian 1

Middle School Baseball: Emereau Bladen 12, Harrells Christian 1

Bladenboro Middle Pep Rally & Net Cutting

Girls Soccer: West Bladen 2, Midway 1

Girls Soccer: East Bladen 8, St. Pauls 0

West Bladen Easter Tournament: West Bladen 7, West Columbus 6

Track & Field: West Bladen Boys & Girls 1st; East Bladen Boys 2nd

Southeastern Conference Golf Tournament: East Bladen Team; West Bladen’s Meares, Mendoza Qualify for Regionals

Softball: West Bladen 10, Clinton 0

Softball: East Bladen 2, Midway 1

Girls Soccer: East Bladen 9, Midway 0

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