• 11:57 am Bladen’s Best of the Best for 2019
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  • 1:13 am This Day in History for February 23
  • 12:58 am Bladen Recreation Basketball: Celtics
  • 12:47 am Three Rivers Conference Girls Championship: East Bladen 64, Whiteville 37
  • 4:35 pm Tillis & Sinema Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Give Veterans Who Honorably Served Access To The American Legion
  • 4:01 pm Arraignment date for former Elizabethtown doctor and girlfriend rescheduled

RED SPRINGS – East Bladen’s jayvee volleyball team claimed their first victory of the season Tuesday with a 2-0 Three Rivers Conference victory over Red Springs by game scores of 25-13 and 25-23.

Lila McDuffie fired in 9 consecutive service points in the first game that stretched a 14-12 East Bladen lead to 24-12. McDuffie led all servers for East Bladen with ten service points in the match.

Red Springs maintained leads of 18-15 and 20-17 in Game 2, before 2 service points from freshman Alyssa Futrell and one by freshman Katie Evans tied the game at 22. After a service break, Cheylee Mathis served out the match for East Bladen with a pair of service points.

Freshman Kayleigh Raynor knocked in 7 service points, and Futrell finished with 5 service points. Evans, Mathis and sophmore Abbie Cross tallied 3 service points each.

Coach Sara Ward’s Lady Eagles will host West Columbus Thursday at 4:30 p.m.