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May started with both Bladen girls’ soccer teams qualifying for the state playoffs, and East Bladen advancing to the second round. West Bladen and East Bladen’s softball teams reached the playoffs and East Bladen suffered a tough loss when East Duplin rallied for a walk-off win with 2 runs in the bottom of the 7th inning.

Coach Grant Pait’s Eagle baseball team knocked off No. 2 seed Camden County 11-6 in the first round of the playoffs, before North Lenoir rallied past the Eagles 10-6 in their second round game.

West Bladen’s girls won the Southeastern Athletic Conference track & field championship led by Trinity VanEyken, Jessalynn Vendrick and Shanyla Hunter. Nine Bladen girls qualified for the state championship meet. East Bladen’s Malcolm Bolden and West Bladen’s Tydrick Stewart posted top ten finishes in the state boys meet.

Former East Bladen star Kayleigh Raynor had a big softball season at Methodist. West Bladen’s John Bowen and Demarius Robinson made commitments for next season. Logan West received college baseball All-Conference honors. East Bladen’s Maya McDonald received all-state soccer honors. Athletic award programs were conducted across the county.

Links to some of the other May-June sports highlights follow:

Baseball: East Bladen 7, Clinton 1

NCHSAA Class 2A Mid East Boys’ Golf Regional Midway 1st; East Bladen 7th

NCHSAA Class 2A Mid East Track & Field Boys Regional: East Bladen Places 3rd; West Bladen 11th

Kayleigh Raynor One of Top Methodist Hitters

NCHSAA Class 2A Mid East Track & Field Girls Regional: Nine Bladen Girls Qualify for State Championships

NCHSAA Class 2A Girls Soccer Playoffs: East Bladen 3, Graham 1

NCHSAA Class 2A Girls Soccer Playoffs: Franklin Academy 8, West Bladen 0

NCHSAA Class 2A Girls Soccer Playoffs: Roanoke Rapids 2, East Bladen 0

Malcolm Bolden 5th in Long Jump; Tydrick Stewart 8th in 100 Meters State Track & Field

East Bladen Athletic Awards Banquet

Damarius Robinson Signs With NC Wesleyan Football

Emereau Bladen Athletic Awards 

Bladenboro Middle School Athletic Awards

Elizabethtown Middle School Athletic Awards

West Bladen Athletic Awards

John Bowen Commits to Elon As Grad Transfer

Logan West Named Great Midwest All-Conference Baseball

Maya McDonald Named All-State Soccer and SAC-7 Player of the Year

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