04/24/2019
  • 4:49 pm NICA racers return to Brown’s Creek Bike Trail in Bladen County
  • 4:34 pm Phase II ahead of schedule in downtown Elizabethtown
  • 2:40 pm UNCW presents a two-night celebration featuring selections from operas and operettas
  • 2:38 pm Southeastern Fellowship Senior Golf Association Plays At Deercroft
  • 2:35 pm State Superintendent Mark Johnson Announces $2 million in Federal Grant Aid to Districts and Schools Affected by 2018 Hurricanes
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The forecast for this weekend in Bladen County calls for perfect weather for outside events according to a lot of outdoor enthusiast. Brown’s Creek Bike Trail featured in Elizabethtown will be the site for anther North Carolina Interscholastic Cycling League Mountain Bike Race this coming weekend. The race will be from Friday, April 26, 2019 […]

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The SFSGA April 23 Tournament was played at Deercroft Golf Course with 60 players participating. The winning team, with a score of 55 was Sandy Holland, Mickey Brisson, Joe Canady and Charles Hungerford. During the tournament Micky Brisson had a hole-in-one on #16 and Kenny Stanley aced #12. The next tournament will be next Tuesday […]

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FAYETTEVILLE – Cape Fear rallied for 4 runs in the sixth inning to defeat West Bladen 6-5 Tuesday in the Bulldog Baseball Easter Tournament at Terry Sanford High School. The Knights carried a 4-2 lead into the home half of the sixth, but an error, two hit batters and run-scoring singles by junior Justin Lambert […]

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SHALLOTTE – Richmond County slugged four home runs and senior Greyson Way pitched a one-hitter as the Lady Raiders defeated East Bladen 18-0 Tuesday in the second round of the Touchstone Energy Diamond Beach Softball Invitational Tournament. Way struck out 8 and walked one in her 5-inning complete game. Way and senior Taylor Parrish walloped […]

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FAYETTEVILLE – Senior Chandler Williford slugged a 2-run, walk-off home run to lift Midway to a 5-4 victory over East Bladen Tuesday in the fifth-place game of the Bulldog Baseball Tournament at Terry Sanford High. The teams were tied 3-3 until senior Greyson Heustess drew a lead-off walk in the top of the seventh. Sophmore […]

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SHALLOTTE – Sophmore Gracie Griffin and freshman Anna Frazier combined to pitch a 2-hitter and strikeout 12 batters as West Brunswick defeated East Bladen 7-0 Monday in the opening round of the Touchstone Energy Beach Diamond Invitational Softball Tournament. Griffin pitched the first six innings and allowed 2 hits and 2 walks while striking out […]

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FAYETTEVILLE – Senior Spencer Scott pitched a 7-hit shutout and struck out eight batters to lead East Bladen to a 4-0 victory over West Bladen Monday in the second round of the Bulldog Baseball Easter Tournament at Terry Sanford High. Scott didn’t issue a walk and was locked in a 1-0 pitchers’ duel with Knight […]

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FAYETTEVILLE – A 3-run fourth-inning rally carried Pinecrest to a 4-3 victory over East Bladen Saturday in the opening round of the Bulldog Baseball Easter Tournament. Nick Phan’s bases-loaded walk forced home a Pinecrest run in the second inning. The Eagles tied the game in the third inning. Senior Greyson Heustess led off with a […]

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FAYETTEVILLE –Cruize Hertz and Justin Ebert combined to pitch a 5-hitter and strike-out nine batters as Terry Sanford defeated West Bladen 6-2 Saturday in the opening round of the Bulldog Baseball Easter Tournament. Hertz allowed a run on 3 hits and 2 walks while striking out 7 in his 6 innings on the mound. Ebert […]

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CERRO GORDO – Both the West Bladen girls and boys teams finished second to Whiteville Tuesday in a Three Rivers Conference track & field meet. Whiteville posted 127 points in the boys meet to defeat West Bladen (97.67), East Columbus (51.33), West Columbus (40) and South Columbus (23). The Whiteville girls racked up 163 points […]

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WHITEVILLE – Williams Township defeated Clarkton School of Discovery 14-10 Thursday to win the Waccamaw Middle School Conference’s AA Division softball championship. The two teams were tied for first place before Thursday’s game. Williams Township finished with an 8-2 league record, while Clarkton finished league play with a 7-3 record and a 9-3 overall mark. […]

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ST PAULS – East Bladen’s girls finished second behind St. Pauls in a Robeson County track & field meet held Tuesday. The Eagle boys placed third in their meet. The St. Pauls girls racked up 155 points followed by East Bladen (86), Red Springs (53), Fairmont (48) and South Robeson (23). The St. Pauls boys […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – Hunter Smith pitched a one-hitter and struck out nine to lead Elizabethtown to a 13-0 Waccamaw Middle School Conference victory over Tar Heel Thursday. Evan Pait and Donavan Burton drew walks to begin the Cougar first inning. Garrison Tatum laced a single to right that scored Pait and Burton, and Smith pounded a […]

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BLADENBORO – Bladenboro scored 8 first-inning runs en route to an 11-1 non-conference baseball victory over Emereau Charter Thursday. Andre Moore drew a lead-off walk, stole second base and scooted home when Aiden Russ yanked a single to leftfield. Michael Young slammed a double to left-centerfield, and Russ darted home on a passed ball. Stephen […]

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ST. PAULS – St. Pauls scored a first-half goal Thursday night to edge West Bladen 1-0 in Three Rivers Conference girls soccer action. Wednesday night the Lady Knights were also defeated by a 1-0 score as East Columbus scored in the second half. The Lady Knights, now 4-7 in league play, will host Whiteville after […]

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ST PAULS – West Bladen pounded out 16 hits en route to a 16-3 Three Rivers Conference softball victory over St. Pauls Thursday night. The Lady Knights took charge early with 5 runs in the second inning. Pitcher Shelby Pharr hammered a triple down the rightfield line and scored as freshman Lauren Pait reached base […]

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ST PAULS – A six-run fourth inning rallied West Bladen to a 9-6 Three Rivers Conference jayvee baseball victory over St. Pauls Thursday. With St. Pauls ahead 5-3, freshman Brycen Blackmon and sophmore Andrew Pait drew walks to begin the Knight fourth inning. Freshman Devon Strange and sophmores Samuel West and Kendall Johnson drew consecutive […]

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Clarkton School of Discovery

WHITEVILLE – Nyquan Richardson’s run-scoring double keyed a 2-run ninth inning that carried Clarkton School of Discovery to a 6-4 Waccamaw Middle School Conference baseball victory over Williams Township Thursday. Ja’Nathan Johnson led off the ninth with a single to centerfield. Johnson stole second base and dashed home with the go-ahead run when Richardson blasted […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – It was a Homecoming of sorts Thursday at East Bladen High School as Principal Dr. Jason Wray announced that Aking Elting, a star player on the Eagles’ 2001 Class 2A State Championship team, would be the new boys basketball coach. “It is not every day that you can add someone with as rich […]

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TABOR CITY – South Columbus defeated West Bladen 5-4 Wednesday to move into a 3-way tie for second-place in the Three Rivers Conference boys tennis standings. South Columbus moved into a tie for the league’s second play-off spot with East Bladen and St. Pauls. Singles Jose Hernandez Osorio (WB) defeated South Columbus #1 6-1, 2-6, […]

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WHITEVILLE – Led by individual medalist Caleb Click’s 76, South Columbus won the Three Rivers Conference Golf Tournament Tuesday with a 353 total score at Land O Lakes Golf Club. West Bladen was second with a 394 total. The Knights’ Chad Garner shot an 86 to finish second in the individual scoring. Teammate Wyatt Bordeaux […]

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Clarkton School of Discovery

Middle School Baseball: Whiteville Central 10, Clarkton School of Discovery 5 WHITEVILLE – Whiteville Central grabbed an early 7-0 lead en route to a 10-5 Waccamaw Middle School Conference baseball victory over Clarkton School of Discovery Tuesday. The Hornets bunched 3 hits and an error to score 3 runs in the first inning. Central capitalized […]

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Aking Elting, a star player on East Bladen’s 2001 Class 2A State Championship team, has been named the new boys basketball coach at East Bladen High School. Share:

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Southeastern Fellowship Senior Golf Association played a tourney on Tuesday, April 16 at Vineyard Golf at White Lake.  Sixty-four players entered the tournament. The winners are as follows: 1st Place–(53)–Jimmy Jones Mickey Brisson Joe Canady Terry Miller 2nd Place–(56)–C.L. Gore Sammy Stanley Sandy Holland Charlie Kiese 3rd Place–(57)–Frank Gray Larry Suggs Billy Malpass John Blake […]

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The Bladen We Care Byron Gooden Golf Tourney scheduled for April 25 at Vineyard Golf has announced that the morning tourney has filled up but some spots are still available for the afternoon tourney. Mac Campbell of the BWC board has stated “We are so grateful for the teams that have entered our tournament. There […]

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East Bladen High School

ST PAULS –Jay McKoy and Drew Sholar combined for five hits Tuesday to lead East Bladen to a 10-5 Three Rivers Conference jayvee baseball victory over St. Pauls. Jay McKoy batted 3-3 with a triple, 2 runs batted in and 2 runs scored to lead the Eagle hitters. Drew Sholar walloped 2 doubles and scored […]

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As the weather begins to warm and the skies begin to brighten, what better way to welcome Spring than to play a round of golf. The third annual Rotary International Cup Golf Tournament will tee off on Friday, May 17, with a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start at Vineyard Golf at White Lake. The Elizabethtown Rotary […]

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Middle School Softball: Elizabethtown Clinches Divison Title WHITEVILLE – Elizabethtown clinched the Waccamaw Middle School Conference’s AAA Divison championship Monday with a 3-1 victory over Whiteville Central in the opening game of a double-header. Central won the second game 8-7. The Lady Cougars took a 1-0 lead in the third inning of the opener. Laura […]

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Clarkton School of Discovery

WHITEVILLE – Clarkton School of Discovery raced to a 7-0 lead en route to an 8-3 Waccamaw Middle School Conference softball victory over Whiteville Central Tuesday night. Karli Priest, Emma Turbeville and Addie Bowen drew walks to begin the game, and Shy’Asia Ratliff belted a 2-run single. Priest, Turbeville and Bowen all scored for a […]

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Soccer

ELIZABETHTOWN – Whiteville scored the game’s only goal in the first ten minutes of play to hand East Bladen their first loss of the season 1-0 Wednesday night in Three Rivers Conference girls soccer action. “It was Senior Night and a lot of emotions going into the game, and those emotions got the best of […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – Sophomore Brady Hollingsworth cracked a 2-out walk-off single that drove in the winning run to lift East Bladen to a 4-3 Three Rivers Conference baseball victory over East Columbus Wednesday night. With the score knotted 3-3, senior Shy Pone and sophmore Freddy Wooten drew 2-out walks in the Eagle seventh inning. Hollingsworth swatted […]

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Southeastern Fellowship Golf Association played at the Vineyard Golf Course on April 16th with 64 players participating. The winning team with a score of 53 was Jimmy Jones, Mickey Brisson, Joe Canady and Terry Miller. Next weeks tournament will be at Deercroft Golf Course. Share:

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Bladen County Sports

ELIZABETHTOWN – League-leading East Columbus scored eight runs in the final 3 innings to pull out a 12-5 Three Rivers Conference softball victory over East Bladen Wednesday night. The Lady Gators snapped a 4-4 tie in the fifth inning turning 2 hits, 3 errors and a passed ball into 4 runs for an 8-4 lead. […]

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The 2019 edition of The Thundering Herd begins Thursday, May 2, at Vineyard Golf At White Lake located on highway 701 between Elizabethtown and White Lake. The Herd will be a 9 hole Captain’s Choice tournament starting every Thursday at 6 p.m. If you would like to play you will need to call the pro […]

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BLADENBORO – East Columbus defeated West Bladen 18-3 Tuesday in Three Rivers Conference jayvee softball action. The Lady Knights scored all three of their runs in the second inning. Pitcher Taylor West was hit by a pitch, and Kaylee Page reached base on an error. Briley Stanley belted a single to centerfield that scored West. […]

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BLADENBORO – Nick McLamb and Landon Potter combined to pitch a 2-hitter and strike out 11 batters Tuesday night to lead East Columbus to a 7-1 Three Rivers Conference baseball victory over West Bladen. McLamb allowed an unearned run on 2 hits and 3 walks in his 5 innings of work while striking out eight. […]

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TAR HEEL – Bladenboro defeated Tar Heel 24-12 Monday in Waccamaw Middle School Conference softball action. Lainey Autry and Kolee Wilkins sandwiched singles around a walk to McKenzie Singletary in the Bladenboro first inning. All three of them scored as the Lady Bulldogs grabbed a 3-0 lead. In the Bladenboro second inning, Rylee Chadwick, Lainey […]

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Photos by Kenneth Armstrong Clarkton held off the Bladenboro Reds 11-10 Monday night in Bladen County Dixie Youth Baseball League action. Clarkton took an 11-4 lead into the final inning before a furious 6-run Reds rally came up a run short.  Share:

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ELIZABETHTOWN- Two East Bladen doubles teams and West Bladen singles player Jose Osorio have all qualified for the Class 2A Mid-East Boys Tennis Regionals due to their finish Tuesday in the Three Rivers Conference Tournament. The East Bladen doubles team of Jay McGill and Jake Evans advances to regional play as the No. 2 seed […]

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TAR HEEL – Aaron Wren knocked in the go-ahead run in the top of the eighth inning, and Michael Young struck out 20 batters as Bladenboro defeated Tar Heel 6-4 Monday in Waccamaw Middle School Conference baseball action. Andre Moore drew a lead-off walk in the Bulldog eighth inning and raced home on Wren’s single […]

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WHITEVILLE –Elizabethtown swept a Waccamaw Middle School Conference baseball double-header from Whiteville Central Monday by scores of 6-2 and 7-1. Coach Larry Williams’ Cougars improved to 9-0 on the season and clinched the Waccamaw’s AAA Division Championship by virtue of their 3-0 record against Central. Coleman Tatum pitched a 4-hitter, struck out 9 and walked […]

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BLADENBORO – West Bladen turned 12 walks, 7 hits, and 3 hit batters into 22 runs Monday en route to a 22-2 Three Rivers Conference jayvee softball victory over West Columbus. Madison Walters, Hailey Guyton, Taylor West, and Kayla Norris all drew walks and scored in the West Bladen first inning. Kaylee Page knocked in […]

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ST PAULS – Seniors Pierce Melvin and Spencer Scott teamed up to pitch a 2-hit shutout and strike-out 6 batters to lead East Bladen to a 10-0 Three Rivers Conference baseball victory over St. Pauls Tuesday night. Melvin pitched the first 4 scoreless innings and allowed 2 hits and 2 walks while striking out five. […]

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BLADENBORO – Senior Arianna Daniels pitched a 3-hitter Tuesday night as East Columbus defeated West Bladen 16-1 in Three Rivers Conference softball action. The Lady Gators built an 11-0 lead in the first two innings led by Alanna Deal who batted 3-3 with 2 runs batted in and scored 3 runs. Teammate Sanauwa Campbell finished […]

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Contributed Harrells Christian Academy Senior Cade Hancock has been selected as a member of the East squad for the 4th Annual Tar Heel Cup which will take place at River Landing Golf Club in Wallace, NC on May 17-19th. This statewide all-star type event showcases the best golfers of the 2019 Senior class with the […]

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CERRO GORDO – Sophomores Samuel West and Kendall Johnson delivered key hits in a 3-run fourth inning that sparked West Bladen to an 8-5 Three Rivers Conference jayvee baseball victory over West Columbus Monday. With the score tied 5-5, freshman Alex Strange reached base on an error, and scored when West hammered a double to […]

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  CERRO GORDO – Senior Ashley Hardin lit up the scoreboard with a ‘Hat Trick’ plus one of 4 goals to lead undefeated East Bladen to a 6-0 Three Rivers Conference girls soccer victory over West Columbus Monday night. Freshman Maya McDonald opened the scoring with a goal in the ninth minute of play that […]

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ST PAULS – Sophomore Kayleigh Raynor pitched a 4-hitter and struck out 13 batters to lead East Bladen to a 12-1 Three Rivers Conference softball victory over St. Pauls Monday night. Raynor led off the game with a double and scored when sophomore Alyssa Futrell lined a single to right field. The Lady Eagles tacked […]

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Photos by Kenneth Armstrong BLADENBORO – West Columbus rallied for 5 runs in the final two innings to defeat West Bladen 5-3 Monday night in Three Rivers Conference softball action. West Bladen sophmore pitcher Shelby Pharr carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning with a 3-0 lead. Ashley Washington and Gretta Strickland both reached base […]

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Soccer

ST PAULS – St. Pauls scored a second-half goal to edge West Bladen 1-0 Monday night in Three Rivers Conference girls soccer action. The Lady Knights are now 4-5 in league play and 4-8 overall and will host East Columbus Wednesday at 6 p.m.   Share:

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ELIZABETHTOWN- Two East Bladen doubles teams and West Bladen’s top singles player finished the opening day of the Three Rivers Conference Class 2A tennis tournament at East Bladen undefeated. West Bladen’s Jose Osorio received a first round bye as the tourney’s No. 2 seed then defeated South Columbus’ Juan Frank 6-3, 6-3 in the second […]

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BOLIVIA – East Bladen grad Kyle Tatum knocked in 4 runs with 4 hits Saturday to lead his Brunswick Community College Dolphins to a Region X baseball double-header sweep of Guilford Technical Community College by scores of 13-8 and 11-5. In Saturday’s 13-8 opening game win, Tatum walloped a double and a single, scored twice […]

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Former East Bladen football coach Bob Lewis was inducted into the North Carolina High School Hall of Fame Saturday in Cary at the Embassy Suites. During his professional career, Lewis coached the high school teams of Clinton, East Bladen, Harrells Christian, Pender, and Whiteville. Lewis not only had an impressive coaching record with 322-146-6, but […]

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FAYETTEVILLE – Both East Bladen and West Bladen’s baseball teams will play in the 2019 Bulldog Baseball Easter Tournament at Terry Sanford High in Fayetteville. Coach John Ammons’ Knights (6-9) will open the tournament against host Terry Sanford (11-2) at 10 a.m. on Easter Saturday. Coach Russell Priest’s Eagles (11-3) will battle Pinecrest (14-3) in […]

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Photos by Kenneth Armstrong FAIRMONT – Whiteville edged East Bladen 90-87 Thursday in a Three Rivers Conference 4-team meet. West Columbus was third with 15 points followed by Fairmont with 11 points. The Lady Wolfpack dominated the hurdles by 26 points and held a 5-point advantage in the sprints, while the Lady Eagles won all […]

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BRISTOL, TN – West Bladen grad Trevor Lesane knocked in two runs with a single Friday as his Erskine Flying Feet rolled to a 9-0 Conference Carolinas victory over King University. Lesane batted 2-3 in last Saturday’s 4-2 victory over Barton. With the score tied 2-2 in the sixth inning, the junior outfielder ripped a […]

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All of the Fairmont at East Bladen and Whiteville at West Bladen baseball and softball games that were scheduled for Friday night were postponed due to rain and wet fields. No make-up date for any of the games has been set at this time. Share:

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TAR HEEL –Hallsboro swept both ends of a Waccamaw Middle School softball double-header with Tar Heel Thursday by scores of 14-1 and 17-7. The Lady Tigers scored 8 runs in the opening inning of the opener and tacked on five more runs in the third. Brooke Priest batted 2-2 to lead the Tar Heel hitters. […]

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BLADENBORO –Williams Township pushed across two runs in the third inning to defeat Bladenboro 3-1 Thursday in Waccamaw Middle School Conference baseball action. Bladenboro had grabbed a 1-0 first inning lead when Andre Moore walked, stole second and third base and scored on Aaron Wren’s fielder’s choice. The Aggies rallied in the third. Caden Mills […]

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BLADENBORO – Williams Township scored 3 runs in the eighth inning Thursday for a 7-4 Waccamaw Middle School Conference softball victory over Bladenboro. The Lady Aggies bunched 3 hits and an error to score three unearned runs in the top of the eighth to snap a 4-4 tie and claim the victory. Williams Township jumped […]

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TAR HEEL – Hallsboro swept both ends of a Waccamaw Middle School Conference baseball double-header from Tar Heel Thursday by scores of 5-3 and 7-6. Hallsboro used a pair of extra-base hits to score a pair of first-inning runs then added 2 more runs in the second inning and one in the third to build […]

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East Bladen High School

ELIZABETHTOWN – Sophomore Kayleigh Raynor pitched a 4-hitter to lead East Bladen to an 8-2 Three Rivers Conference softball victory over West Columbus Wednesday night. “We played well tonight,” said Lady Eagle Coach Chase Lancaster. “I am pleased. We owed them one.” West Columbus had rallied in their last at-bat to edge East Bladen in […]

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LAKE WACCAMAW – Freshman Maya McDonald scored two goals and dished out an assist to lead East Bladen to a 4-0 Three Rivers Conference girls soccer victory over East Columbus Wednesday night. In the eleventh minute of play, Lady Eagle senior Ashley Hardin sent a pass into junior Sydney Wober who touched it to McDonald […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – East Bladen rallied for eight runs in the fifth inning to defeat West Columbus 14-8 Wednesday in Three Rivers Conference jayvee baseball action. The Vikings jumped in front with 6 runs in the first inning on 3 hits, 3 hit batsmen and a walk. East Bladen answered with 5 runs in the home […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – With his family and teammates in attendance, East Bladen’s Jordan Payton signed Wednesday to play football next season at Allan Hancock Community College in Santa Maria, California. “I am excited,” said Payton. “It’s a long way to go, but I am ready. I am going there to do my best. I have dreamed […]

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BLADENBORO – Sophmore Kendall Johnson doubled home the tying and go-ahead runs in the fifth inning as West Bladen rallied for a 7-6 non-conference jayvee baseball victory over Clinton Wednesday. The Dark Horses rode a 5-run third inning to a 6-3 lead, before the Knight comeback began in the fourth inning. Freshman Todd Richardson lined […]

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Soccer

BLADENBORO – Junior Alyssa Smith made four saves and recorded a shutout in goal Wednesday night as her West Bladen Lady Knights defeated Red Springs 6-0 in Three Rivers Conference girls soccer action. Six different players scored for the Lady Knights. Freshman Haley George fired in a goal and dished out an assist. Freshman Hannah […]

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Bladen County Sports

HALLSBORO –A 5-run sixth-inning rally snapped a 10-10 tie and propelled Hallsboro to a 15-12 Waccamaw Middle School Conference softball victory over Bladenboro Wednesday. Rylee Chadwick was hit by a pitch, and Lainey Autry walked in the Lady Bulldog first inning and both of them stole bases and scored runs. A. Jacobs tripled home a […]

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BLADENBORO – East Bladen defeated West Bladen 8-1 Wednesday in Three Rivers Conference boys tennis action. It was the eighth win in their last nine matches for Coach Terry Smith’s Eagles.  Singles: Jay McGill (EB) defeated Jose Hernandez Osorio (WB) 6-3, 2-6, 10-3 Jackson Bostic (EB) defeated Logan Lewis (WB) 6-1, 6-0 Victor Arellano (WB) defeated Jake […]

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BLADENBORO – Gabe Moore’s 2-run single keyed a 3-run seventh inning that sealed a 5-1 non-conference baseball victory for Clinton over West Bladen Wednesday night. Moore batted 3-3 with the 2 runs batted in to lead the Clinton attack. Teammate Reid Walters finished 2-4 at the plate with a double and an rbi, and Payson […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – East Bladen rallied for four runs in the fifth inning to edge West Columbus 5-4 Wednesday night in a battle for second-place in the Three Rivers Conference baseball standings. Viking ace Cole Benton carried a 4-1 lead into the home half of the fifth, but senior Greyson Heustess led off with a single, […]

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Here are the results from the Southeastern Fellowship Senior Golf Association Tournament held Tuesday, April 9, at the Land O’ Lakes Golf Course in Whiteville. April 9, 2019–(60 Players) Next Tournament–Vineyard Golf Course First Flight– 1st Place–(52)–Kenny Stanley and Rob Conway 2nd Place–(46)–Emery White and J. D. Elliott 3rd Place–(45)–Ronnie Tart and Fred Atkinson Second […]

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ROWLAND – West Bladen exploded for ten runs in the third inning Tuesday night en route to a 13-2 Three Rivers Conference baseball victory over South Robeson. Senior Dalton Pait lined a lead-off double to left field in the first inning and advanced on junior Dawson Bryan’s fielder’s choice. After junior Nolan Bryant walked, senior […]

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BLADENBORO – Jon Sherman has been named as the new head football coach at West Bladen High School and was introduced to current football players as well as the local news media Tuesday. Sherman was approved by the Bladen County School Board Monday night to replace Kris Williams who resigned after two seasons in which […]

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ROWLAND – Junior Kyla Reed batted 4-4 and drove in six runs with a home run, 2 triples and a double to lead West Bladen to a 13-7 Three Rivers Conference victory over South Robeson Tuesday night. Reed scored 5 runs and racked up 12 total bases. She was hit by a pitch and stole […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – West Bladen’s Knights won their first Three Rivers Conference golf match of the season Monday posting a team score of 357 that beat six-match winner South Columbus’ total of 363 in the final regular season match at Vineyard Golf at White Lake. West Bladen’s Wyatt Bordeaux fired an 85 to finish second in […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN –Laura Davisson pitched a one-hitter and struck out 13 batters to lead Elizabethtown to a 19-0 non-conference middle school victory Monday over Emereau Charter. Davisson slammed a lead-off double in the first inning and Iveonna Ward walked. Both of them scored to put the Lady Cougars ahead 2-0. Lauren Council walked to start the […]

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Clarkton School of Discovery

CLARKTON-Karli Priest and Maddie Taylor teamed up to pitch a one-hitter and strike-out 5 batters as Clarkton School of Discovery defeated Tar Heel 17-0 Monday in Waccamaw Middle School softball action. Priest pitched 2 innings and allowed a hit and a walk while striking out four. Taylor struck out one in a perfect 1-2-3 third […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – Freshman Maya McDonald fired in a pair of goals to lead unbeaten East Bladen to a 3-0 Three Rivers Conference girls soccer victory over South Columbus Monday night. The teams battled to a scoreless tie in the first half, before junior Sydney Wober drilled in a penalty kick in the 44th minute to […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – Senior Anondre Ganus pitched 6 strong innings of relief, and his South Columbus Stallions overcame an early 7-1 deficit to claim an 11-8 Three Rivers Conference baseball victory over East Bladen Monday night. Ganus relieved starter Grayson Stocks in the second inning and allowed one run on 5 hits and 3 walks while […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN- Sophomore Jacob Priest pitched a one-hitter and struck out six batters Monday to lead East Bladen to a 5-0 Three Rivers Conference jayvee baseball victory over South Columbus. Priest walked one and hit two batters. The only Stallion hit was a 2-out single by Aaron Cartrette in the third inning. The Eagles grabbed a […]

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CLARKTON – Lee Barnes and Matthew Kemp teamed up to pitch a 3-hit shutout and strike out 8 batters to lead Clarkton School of Discovery to a 10-0 Waccamaw Middle School Conference baseball victory over Tar Heel. Barnes started and struck out 7 batters while allowing 3 hits and a walk in his 4 innings […]

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Justin Moore of Tar Heel caught this gorgeous fish at Lu Mil Vineyard on Sunday afternoon. Moore said on a social media post about the catch, that he did release this fish back into the pond. The cost to fish at Lu Mil Vineyard is $2 per person and $3 per boat. Share:

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Shy’Asia Ratliff is a first baseman and clean-up hitter on Clarkton School of Discovery’s softball team, but softball is not her favorite sport. Shy started playing baseball at age 5 and according to Ray Johnson who has worked with her since she was 8-years-old, she is even better at playing baseball with the boys. Thursday […]

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Clarkton School of Discovery

HALLSBORO – A 7-run fourth inning propelled Hallsboro to an 12-1 Waccamaw Middle School Conference baseball victory Thursday over Clarkton School of Discovery. C. J. Waddell walked, stole second and scored on George Nance’s sacrifice bunt to put the Tigers ahead 1-0 in the second inning. Lafon Monroe walked, stole second and raced to third […]

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WHITEVILLE –Williams Township pulled away with a 6-run sixth inning and defeated Tar Heel 10-2 Thursday in Waccamaw Middle School Conference baseball action. Tar Heel’s I’Keir Murchison slammed a double to lead-off the game, stole third base and scored when Destin Montgomery cracked a single. Williams answered with 2 runs on 2 hits in the […]

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LAKE WACCAMAW – East Columbus scored 8 first-inning runs and went on to defeat West Bladen 16-1 Thursday in Three Rivers Conference jayvee softball action. West Bladen’s Armani Cowan reached base on a fielder’s choice in the third inning, stole second and third bases and scored when Kaylee Page swatted a single to left field. […]

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LAKE WACCAMAW – Junior Logan West struck out 11 batters and picked up the win Thursday night as West Bladen defeated East Columbus 4-2 in Three Rivers Conference baseball action. West pitched 6.2 innings and scattered 8 hits while allowing 2 runs – one earned – and only one walk. Freshman Kaiden Stanley relieved in […]

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NAKINA – Rylee Chadwick pitched a 2-hitter and struck out 12 batters to lead Bladenboro to a 6-1 Waccamaw Middle School Conference softball victory over Nakina Thursday. Chadwick walked one batter, and the Nakina first-inning run was unearned due to a 2-out error. Whitney McLean belted a single, and Kalli Bass was hit by a […]

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Clarkton School of Discovery

HALLSBORO – Clarkton School of Discovery rode a 6-run third-inning rally to a 16-13 Waccamaw Middle School Conference victory over Hallsboro Thursday. The Lady Blue Devils jumped in front 3-0 in the first inning. Karli Priest led off the game with a single but was retired on Emma Turbeville’s fielder’s choice. Addie Bowen smacked a […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN-Laura Davisson pitched a 3-hit shutout and struck out 9 batters Thursday to lead Elizabethtown to a 6-0 Waccamaw Middle School Conference softball victory over Whiteville Central. Davisson only walked one batter in the game and retired the final 12 batters that she faced. Davisson reached base on an error in the Elizabethtown third inning, […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – Coleman Tatum pitched a no-hitter and struck out ten batters to lead undefeated Elizabethtown to an 11-1 Waccamaw Middle School Conference baseball victory over Whiteville Central. The lone Whiteville run came in the fourth inning on a walk and a pair of throwing errors. Coleman Tatum walked only two batters in the game. […]

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RED SPRINGS – Darren Bowen pitched a 2-hit shutout and struck out 14 batters to lead Red Springs to a 3-0 victory over West Bladen Wednesday night in Three Rivers Conference baseball action. Junior Logan West and senior Jeremy Pait connected for one hit each for West Bladen. Junior Nolan Bryant pitched a complete game […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – Mahki Cromartie pitched a 5-hitter and East Bladen exploded for 6 first inning runs en route to a 12-1 Three Rivers Conference jayvee baseball victory over Red Springs Thursday. Jay McKoy and Tyler Hill started the Eagle first inning with singles. Dylan Fine launched a sacrifice fly that scored Jay McKoy, and Raymond […]

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East Bladen High School

ELIZABETHTOWN – Unbeaten Whiteville defeated East Bladen 7-2 Thursday in Three Rivers Conference boys tennis action. Singles: Bridger Warlick (W) defeated Jay McGill (EB) 6-2, 6-3 Jackson Bostic (EB) defeated Tyler Floyd (W) 6-3, 6-2 Jake Evans (EB) defeated Tanner Hester (W) 6-2, 6-4 Andrew Cahn (W) defeated Will Hester (EB)  6-1, 6-3 Bryce Russell (W) […]

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Golf

Don Salsbery of Brunswick County had a hole in one Thursday, April 4, at Vineyard Golf At White Lake. Salsbery, playing with Lenon Fisher, Mac Porter and David Cross aced the par 3 second hole. Share:

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ELIZABETHTOWN – Sophmore Freddy Wooten pitched a 4-hit shutout to lead East Bladen to an 8-0 Three Rivers Conference baseball victory over Red Springs. Wooten struck out three and walked only one as the Eagles avenged a 2-0 loss to the Red Devils in their season opener. The teams were locked in a scoreless tie […]

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Kayla Thompson opened the Gates Four Women’s Classic with a 2 over 74 and followed up the second round with another 2 over 74. The third round was Kayla’s undoing when she ballooned to an 8 over 80 for a three day total of 228 putting her in a tie for 19th place. Kayla is […]

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East Bladen High School

ELIZABETHTOWN – Junior Sydney Wober fired in a ‘Hat Trick’ of 3 goals Wednesday night as unbeaten East Bladen rolled to their eleventh straight win 6-0 over St. Pauls in Three Rivers Conference girls soccer action. Wober also recorded an assist in the game. Freshman Maya McDonald racked up 2 goals and an assist, and […]

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Bladen County Sports

ELIZABETHTOWN – East Bladen’s Eagles defeated East Columbus 8-1 Wednesday for their sixth consecutive  Three Rivers Conference boys tennis victory. Singles: Jay McGill (EB) defeated Austin Ward (EC) 6-2, 6-1 Jackson Bostic (EB) defeated William Akins (EC) 6-0, 6-1 Jake Evans (EB) defeated Thomas Green (EC) 6-0, 6-1 Will Hester (EB)  defeated Joandy Martinez (EC) 6-2, 6-3 […]

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