• 4:34 pm Arrest made in arson fires in Bladen and Columbus Counties
  • 4:14 pm Upcoming road closings in Bladen County
  • 10:57 am River View Trading Post is the new small town store helping small town entrepreneurs
  • 10:51 am Baltimore Community Center Voter Registration Program
  • 9:44 am Tillis & Burr Advocate on Behalf of NC to Secure $110 million in DOT Grants

The award winners from Thursday night’s East Bladen Athletic Award banquet follow:

Most Valuable Player Scout Sinclair
Coaches Kenneth Kinlaw

Women’s Tennis
Co-Most Valuable Players Justyna Gargala and Kathryn Cole

Men’s Basketball
The Screamin’ Eagle Award Trevor Lloyd
Foul Shooting Award Farrell Murchison

Cross Country
Most Valuable Player Tatyiana Graham
Coaches Award Michael McDuffie

Most Valuable Player Tori Chestnutt
Most Spirited Cassidy Davis

Co-Most Valuable Players Abbey Norris and Lacey Suggs
Coaches Award Miller Heustess

Women’s Basketball
Most Valuable Player Lacey Suggs
Offensive Player of the Year Abby Ward
Defensive Player of the Year Imani Turner-Dobson
Coaches Award Abbey Norris
Most Improved Christiana Cromartie

Most Valuable Player Farrell Murchison
Offensive Player of the Year Larrell Murchison
Defensive Player of the Year Isaiah Young
Defensive Player of the Year Demond Gamble
Offensive Player of the Year Foster Brooks

Men’s Soccer
Most Valuable Player Ryan Baxley
Coaches Award Alex Felder
Offensive Most Valuable Player Colby Hester
Defensive Co-Most Valuable Players Matthew Massengill and Jake Mazur

Co-Most Valuable Players Alex Coates, Matt Massengill and Kyle Tatum
Coaches Award Nikita Owens, Colby Hester and Sincere Smith
Most Improved Ty Watkins and Xavier Wooten

Men’s Track
Co-Most Valuable Players Dwight Campbell and Ethan Hines

Women’s Track
Co-Most Valuable Players Tatiyuana Graham and Danika Spaulding

Most Improved Emily Scott
Co Most Valuable Players Lexi Dawson and Miller Heustess
Defensive Player of the Year Abby Ward
Offensive Player of the Year Lacey Suggs
Coaches Award Abbey Norris and Anna Brewer

Men’s Tennis
Most Valuable Players Jacob Hatchell
Coaches Award Logan Baxley

Women’s Soccer
Most Valuable Player Lexie Mendell
Offensive Most Valuable Player Justyna Gargala
Defensive Most Valuable Players Claire Campbell and Kathryn Cole
Coaches Award Madison Smith

Male Athlete of the Year Farrell Murchison
Female Athlete of the Year Lacey Suggs
Wade Taylor Award Abbey Norris
Joe Bostic Award Emily Scott
Lacy West Award Sincere Smith

Coach Russell Priest was recognized for 400 wins over his career involved with High School Baseball, Dixie Youth, and summer league programs.

East Bladen’s Athletic Teams were ejection free this school year and also every team made the playoffs.



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