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Kayla Thompson Places 16th In Furman Lady Paladin Invitational Golf Tourney

West Bladen graduate Kayla Thompson of Clarkton, a senior at UNCW, shot 71-76-73=220 (four over par) to take 16th place in the Furman Lady Paladin Invitational Golf Tourney held this past weekend in Greenville, S. C. The UNCW Lady Seahawks took 8th place with a score of 890. Furman won the tournament with a score of 857. There were 15 teams with 85 lady golfers playing. The next tournament for UNCW will be the Ruth’s Criss Tar Heel Invitational held October 13-15 in Chapel Hill. Share:

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Farrell Murchison Rushes for 83 Yards For Winston-Salem State

ETTRICK, VA – East Bladen grad Farrell Murchison rushed for a team-high 83 yards Saturday night but his Winston-Salem State Rams lost in overtime 33-27 to Virginia State. Murchison only had 2 carries for 6 yards in the first half but broke loose for runs of 14 and 8 yards during a 77-yard touchdown drive that gave the Rams a 20-14 lead with 4:35 left in the third quarter. On the next Ram possession, Murchison galloped 41 yards to the Virginia State 11 yardline then added a 5-yard carry that set up Rod Tinsley’s quarterback sneak that put Winston-Salem up 27-19 with 11:52 remaining in the final period. Murchison powered …..

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East Bladen High School

Men’s Soccer: East Bladen 8, Scotland 1

LAURINBURG –Junior Greyson Heustess recorded a ‘Hat Trick’ plus one Thursday night to lead East Bladen to an 8-1 non-conference men’s soccer victory over Scotland. Sophmore Jake Evans, senior Brooks McGill, freshman Jay McKoy and junior Pierce Melvin added one goal each for the Eagles. Senior Caleb Hatchell dished out 2 assists to lead the East Bladen playmakers. Junior Ezequiel Arteaga, Heustess, Pierce Melvin, Evans, McKoy, junior Irvin Hernandez, sophmore Gabe Barber and McGill. Evans racked up 15 steals to lead the Eagle defense. Gabe Barber came up with 13 steals, and Arteaga finished with 12 steals. McGill, Heustess, freshman Garrett Melvin, junior Keshaun Davis and junior Dan Tatum were …..

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JV Volleyball: Whiteville 2, East Bladen 1

ELIZABETHTOWN – Whiteville edged East Bladen 15-13 in the third and deciding set Thursday night as the Lady Wolfpack jayvees won 2-1 in Three Rivers Conference jayvee volleyball action by set scores of 15-25, 25-18 and 15-13. Freshman Cheylee Mathis took charge for the Lady Eagles in the first set with an 8-point service run that produced a 15-7 lead. Sophmore Abbie Cross won a pair of service points that kept the lead at 20-13. Freshman Alyssa Futrell reeled off 3 straight service points to pad the lead to 24-14 and a side-out ended the set. The teams battled on even terms in the second set until a 4-point service …..

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Middle School Volleyball: Clarkton School of Discovery 3, East Arcadia 0

BLADENBORO – Clarkton School of Discovery defeated East Arcadia 3-0 Thursday in Bladen Five Middle School volleyball action by set scores of 25-4, 25-13 and 25-10. Merritt Martin started the match with an incredible service run of 17 points that included one ace for the Lady Blue Devils. Lauren Gooden won two of the points with outstanding returns. After a service error by East Arcadia, Heather Hardin slammed in an ace and another service point for Clarkton. Teammate Karli Priest served out the set with 4 service points that included an ace. Sophia Masaid knocked in seven straight service points aided by great returns from Maegan Burney and AnnaGrey Heustess …..

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Elizabethtown Christian Academy Inaugural Legacy Golf Tournament

The Elizabethtown Christian Academy had their first golf tournament Saturday at Vineyard Golf at White Lake. Twenty-seven four man teams participated in this inaugural captain’s choice tournament. The winners were: First Flight Winning Team: Jim Woodruff, James Woodruff, Jimmy Davis, Bobby Davis (53). First Flight Second Place: Ty Wilson, Brian Tart, Winford Johnson, Cade Hancock (55). First Flight Third Place: David Faircloth, Mac Porter, Stacy Owen, Lee Todd (58). Second Flight Winning Team: Will Fisher, Zac Campbell, Jake Suggs, Jerry Lanier (62). Second Flight Second Place: Dave Allen, Ebbie Clark, Sling Shaw, Dean Brady (62). Second Flight Third Place: Steve Kinlaw, Zach Kinlaw, Kevin Rachles (64). Third Flight Winning Team: …..

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Friday’s High School Football Results

Three Rivers Conference East Bladen 34, Red Springs 6 West Bladen 48, East Columbus 8 Whiteville 58, South Robeson 12 St. Pauls 28, Fairmont 12 South Columbus 49, West Columbus 8   Other Area Scores Charlotte Latin 48, Harrells Christian 0 East Duplin 14, Wallace-Rose Hill 12 Clinton 49, James Kenan 12 Lumberton 42, Hoke County 24 Midway 21, Spring Creek 14 Swansboro 48, Union 32 Heide Trask 14, Pender 6 Richmond 56, Purnell Swett 34 West Brunswick 7, Wilmington Ashley 0 Wilmington Laney 50, North Brunswick 0 New Hanover 50, South Brunswick 0 Pine Forest 50, Westover 42 Scotland 48, Jack Britt 20 Cape Fear 42, Grays Creek 6 …..

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Football: West Bladen 48, East Columbus 8

Photos by Kenneth Armstrong DUBLIN – Senior B. J. Drake rushed for 159 yards and 4 touchdowns to lead West Bladen to a 48-8 Three Rivers Conference football victory over East Columbus. The Knight offense scored on its first 7 possessions of the game and so dominated the game that a running clock was used for the final 16 minutes due to the 40-point lead mercy rule. “B. J. set the tone for us early on offense,” said Knight Coach Kris Williams. “Basically everybody on offense contributed tonight. Our defense played well after their first couple of possessions.” A squib kick-off by the Gators to start the game set the …..

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Football: East Bladen 34, Red Springs 6

RED SPRINGS – Senior Xavier Wooten ran for 129 yards and 3 touchdowns, and East Bladen’s defense completely shutdown Red Springs offense as the Eagles rolled past the Red Devils 34-6 Friday night in Three Rivers Conference football action. Red Springs star running back Lee McLean came in averaging over 115 yards per game, but the Eagle defense limited him to only 12 yards on 13 attempts. The Red Devils were held to a negative 3 net yards rushing and only 17 total yards thanks to quarterback sacks and tackles for loss. “The defense played pretty good,” said East Bladen Coach Robby Priest. Offensively the Eagles went with a new …..

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Bladen Five Middle School Volleyball Schedule

Sept. 14 At East Arcadia School 4 p.m. Elizabethtown vs. Bladenboro 4:40 p.m. Tar Heel vs. East Arcadia Clarkton School of Discovery, Open Sept. 21 At Bladenboro Middle 4 p.m. East Arcadia vs. Clarkton School of Discovery 4:40 p.m. Bladenboro vs. Tar Heel Elizabethtown, Open Sept. 28 At Tar Heel Middle 4 p.m. Elizabethtown vs. East Arcadia 4:40 p.m. Tar Heel vs. Clarkton School of Discovery Bladenboro, Open Oct 5 At Elizabethtown Middle 4 p.m. Bladenboro vs. East Arcadia 4:40 p.m. Elizabethtown vs. Clarkton School of Discovery Tar Heel, Open Oct. 12 At Clarkton School of Discovery 4 p.m. Elizabethtown vs. Tar Heel 4:40 p.m. Clarkton School of Discovery vs. …..

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Bladen Five Middle School Football Schedule

Sept. 26 6 p.m. Elzabethtown at Bladenboro 6 p.m. Tar Heel at Clarkton School of Discovery Oct. 3 6 p.m. Tar Heel at Elizabethtown 6 p.m. Bladenboro at Clarkton School of Discovery Oct. 10 6 p.m. Bladenboro at Tar Heel 6 p.m. Clarkton School of Discovery at Elizabethtown Oct 17 6 p.m. Bladenboro at Elizabethtown 6 p.m. Clarkton School of Discovery at Tar Heel Oct. 24 6 p.m. Elizabethtown at Tar Heel 6 p.m. Clarkton School of Discovery at Bladenboro Oct. 30 6 p.m. Tar Heel at Bladenboro 6 p.m. Elizabethtown at Clarkton School of Discovery Share:

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Vineyard Golf

Activities and Tossups Aplenty At Vineyard Golf

Things have been rocking at Vineyard Golf at White Lake. There has been activities aplenty at Vineyard Golf this week. On Monday a group of about 70 players from a Fayetteville senior organization played the course. On Tuesday the Southeastern Fellowship of Senior Golfers, about 70 in all, played and on Saturday, September 23 there will be a tournament with over 100 players participating. The Friday Tossup saw a good group of senior golfers teeing it up. The team of Stacy Owen, Lenon Fisher, Charles DeVane and Henry Warwick won the front side with a score of plus 2. The backside was won by David Cross, Lloyd Hester, Micky Brisson …..

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Bladen Middle School Football Jamboree

Contributed The start of middle school football is a sure sign fall has arrived in Bladen County. The Bladen Middle School Jamboree was held recently with plenty of excitement and anticipation for the upcoming middle school football season. Everyone is encouraged to come out this season and cheer on their favorite middle school. Share:

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East Bladen High School

JV Football: East Bladen 30, Red Springs 0

Photos by Kenneth Armstrong ELIZABETHTOWN – Jordan Robinson and Lawson Hester scored two touchdowns each to lead East Bladen to a 30-0 jayvee football victory over Red Springs. Robinson and Hester both caught 2-point conversion passes from quarterback Zach Meares. Hester also ran for another 2-point conversion. The Eagles led 22-0 at halftime and a running clock was used in the second half due to the weather. Share:

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Bladen County Sports

Weather Postpones Thursday Games

The rain and lightning in the area forced some postponements to Bladen County sports on Thursday. West Bladen’s jayvee football game at East Columbus was postponed and will be played Monday at 6 p.m. at East Columbus. East Bladen’s home tennis match versus Whiteville was postponed until Wednesday, Sept. 27. East Bladen’s jayvee soccer game at Scotland was cancelled. Share:

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Soccer

Men’s Soccer: West Bladen 3, St. Pauls 2

ST. PAULS – Junior Victor Lopez recorded a ‘Hat Trick’ of 3 goals as West Bladen rallied from an early deficit to defeat St. Pauls 3-2 in Three Rivers Conference men’s soccer action. A pair of early St. Pauls goals had the Knights down 2-0 when lightning stopped play with 7:20 left in the first half. After an hour and a half delay, Lopez fired in two goals in 5 minutes to pull West Bladen into a 2-2 tie at halftime. Five minutes into the second half Lopez drilled in his third goal to put the Knights ahead to stay at 3-2. “The defense really stepped up in the second half of …..

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Volleyball: Fairmont 3, West Bladen 0

FAIRMONT – Fairmont defeated West Bladen 3-0 Thursday night in Three Rivers Conference volleyball action by set scores of 25-9, 25-16 and 25-21. Senior Patience Parker led the Lady Knights with 10 digs, 5 kills and 3 service points. Junior Raegan Davis banged in 3 kills and 3 service points and had 2 digs. Senior Mikayla Winebarger knocked in 2 kill and an ace and had 2 digs. Junior Callie Lewis hammered in 3 kills and a service point. Senior Elizabeth Allbright knocked in a kill, an ace and a service point. Senior Alise Pait slammed in an ace and a service point and had one dig. Sophomore Lexie Corrothers added one …..

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JV Volleyball: West Bladen 2, Fairmont 1

FAIRMONT – West Bladen defeated Fairmont 2-1 Thursday in Three Rivers Conference jayvee volleyball action by set scores of 19-25, 25-23 and 15-10. Freshman Khadijah Jones filled up the stat sheet with 4 kills, 4 service points, an ace and a solo block for the winners. Freshman Shelby Pharr fired in 4 service points, 2 aces and 2 kills. Teammate Amelia Brisson knocked in 3 aces. Indra Rodriquez smacked in 3 service points, and sophmores Jordan Benson and Erica Storms contributed 2 service points each. Alana King hammered in an ace and a service point. Cheyenne Lewis drilled in an ace, and Madison Cain and Taylor West tallied one service point each. …..

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Men’s Soccer: East Bladen 9, West Columbus 0

CERRO GORDO -Senior Brooks McGill blistered the nets with a ‘Hat Trick plus one’ of 4 goals, and junior Greyson Heustess dished out 4 assists to lead East Bladen to a 9-0 Three Rivers Conference men’s soccer victory over West Columbus Wednesday night. The Eagles remained unbeaten in league play at 3-0 and are 7-1 overall. Heustess played a ball out of midfield to Gabe Barber who sent a pass to McGill who knocked in the first goal from 7 yards out in the 6th minute. Five minutes later McGill converted an assist into a goal off a header from Heustess that was set up by a Gabe Barber throw-in. …..

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JV Volleyball: East Bladen 2, West Bladen 0

Photos by Kenneth Armstrong DUBLIN – East Bladen defeated West Bladen 2-0 Tuesday in Three Rivers Conference jayvee volleyball action by set scores of 26-24 and 25-12. Freshman Kayleigh Raynor fired in 3 service points as East Bladen grabbed a 4-1 lead in the first set. Freshman Khadijah Jones rallied the Lady Knights to a 6-4 lead with 4 service points. Another Raynor service run of 3 points edged East ahead 15-14. Back came West with another Jones’ service run of 4 straight points that put West Bladen up 19-16. Two service points from freshman Katie Evans and one each by Cheylee Mathis and Lila McDuffie tied the set 24-24, before Raynor claimed …..

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JV Volleyball: Clinton 2, East Bladen 0

ELIZABETHTOWN – Clinton defeated East Bladen 2-0 Monday in Three Rivers Conference jayvee volleyball action by game scores of 25-20 and 25-12. Five service points from sophomore Abbie Cross staked the Lady Eagles to a 7-2 lead in the first game. Service points from freshmen Alyssa Futrell and Cheylee Mathis kept the East lead at 12-8. Clinton rallied to take a 16-14 lead, but a pair of service points from Cross vaulted East ahead 17-16. The Lady Dark Horses then rode a 9-3 spurt to take the game. A run of ten straight service points gave Clinton a 14-2 lead early in the second game. Two service points from Futrell and one …..

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Women’s Tennis: West Bladen 8, East Bladen 1

Photos by Kenneth Armstrong DUBLIN- West Bladen’s Lady Knights stretched their unbeaten streak to nine in a row Tuesday with a 8-1 women’s tennis victory over East Bladen. Coach Mary Catherine White’s Lady Knights are now 9-0. Singles Conner Brisson (WB) defeated Jayme LeeAnn Frady (EB) 6-4, 6-2 Savannah Lee (WB defeated Ting Lin (EB) 6-4, 7-5 Helen Lopez (WB) defeated Anna Kate White (EB) 6-0, 6-1 Autumn Brisson (WB) defeated Lily Lin (EB) 6-0, 6-1 Mireya Sandoval (WB) defeated Sammi Jiang (EB) 6-0, 6-1 Alyssa Smith (WB) defeated Carlie West (EB) 6-0, 6-0 Doubles J. Frady/T. Lin (EB) defeated C. Brisson/Haleigh Dunn (WB) 8-6 H. Lopez/ A. Brisson (WB) …..

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Volleyball: West Bladen 3, East Bladen 0

Photos by Kenneth Armstrong DUBLIN – West Bladen defeated East Bladen 3-0 Tuesday night in Three Rivers Conference volleyball action by set scores of 25-15, 25-18 and 27-25. Junior Raegan Davis reeled off 5 straight service points as West Bladen grabbed a 6-0 lead in the first set. Senior Mikayla Winebarger stretched the Lady Knight lead to 15-5 with 6 straight service points. A trio of service points from senior Alise Pait padded the West lead to 19-6. Sophmore Lexie Corrothers knocked in a pair of service points as the lead grew to 22-7. Senior Kaley Smith rallied East to within 22-10 with a pair of service points. Four consecutive …..

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Men’s Soccer East Bladen 9, East Columbus 0

LAKE WACCAMAW – Junior Greyson Heustess recorded a ‘Hat Trick’ of 3 goals Monday night to lead East Bladen to a 9-0 Three Rivers Conference men’s soccer victory over East Columbus.   Heustess was also credited with an assist in the match. Senior Caleb Hatchell racked up 2 goals and an assist for the Eagles. Junior Pierce Melvin fired in 2 goals, and senior Brooks McGill dished out 3 assists.    Sophmore Gabe Barber was credited with 2 assists and a goal. Sophmore Jake Evans and freshman Garrett Melvin added one goal each for the winners.    In the third minute, Evans booted a corner kick to Gabe Barber who laid the …..

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Volleyball Clinton 3, East Bladen 1

Photos by Kenneth Armstrong   ELIZABETHTOWN – Clinton dropped the first set then rallied to take the next three sets in a 3-1 non-conference volleyball victory over East Bladen Monday night by scores of 21-25, 25-13, 25-6 and 25-13. Senior Kaley Smith and junior Sarah Johnson tallied 2 service points each to keep East Bladen even at 7-7 in the first set.  Smith later reeled off a run of 6 straight service points that edged the Lady Eagles in front 18-17. Two service points by Jozee Strickland kept East on top at 21-18, before Sarah Johnson served out the set with a trio of service points. Kaley Smith started the second game …..

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Men’s Soccer West Bladen 3, Red Springs 2

Photos by Kenneth Armstrong DUBLIN – Freshman Joseph Masaid fired in a pair of first-half goals to lead West Bladen to a 3-2 Three Rivers Conference men’s soccer victory over Red Springs Monday night. Junior Victor Lopez also scored a first-half goal off of an assist from Masaid as the Knights built a 3-0 halftime lead then held on as the Red Devils fought back with a pair of goals in the second half. “I am proud of the way our team fought for the lead and was able to maintain it,” said Knight Coach Phillip Turnage. “Our defensive play was really our best to date. Goalkeeper Angel Martinez had …..

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Vineyard Golf Announces 3rd Anniversary Golf Tournament

Vineyard Golf’s Third Anniversary Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, October 7 (rain date Oct. 9) with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. This event will be a four man Captain’s Choice. The cost is $260 per team and the entry deadline is October 5th. There will be a car given away for the first hole in one on No. 16. $5,000 will be given for the first ace on No. 5. There will also be a $5,000 putting contest and there will be a meal to follow play. While playing in the tournament you are invited to witness and meet ABC Sports Long Drive Champion Jeff Crittenton. Vineyard …..

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Elizabethtown Christian Academy to conduct first annual golf tourney

The Elizabethtown Christian Academy is conducting their first annual golf tourney and space is rapidly filling up. The tournament is scheduled for Saturday, September 23, with a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m. Registration for the tournament is open and spots are filling rapidly. Todd Coates said, “It’s going really well.” As of Friday morning, there were 18 teams entered and there is a 30 team or 120 players cap. There are plenty of prizes for players to win. There will be a putting contest for a chance to win $5,000 and the lucky player who scores a Hole in One on the 16th hole will win a Buick Envision courtesy of …..

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Elizabeth Miller Wins at Sun Fun Classic

Elizabeth Miller won first place in sparring in the 5-year-old division Saturday at the “Sun Fun Classic” in Myrtle Beach.   Elizabeth also took second place in forms.  She is pictured with her instructor, Daniel Miller, from Bladenboro’s Carolina Karate. Share:

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East Bladen Stars Honored With Banners 

East Bladen High School unveiled banners at Lenon Fisher Stadium Friday that honor two of their biggest stars, Desmond Bryant and Kevin Richardson. Bryant, a defensive tackle, went on to play college football at Harvard then played pro football with the Oakland Raiders from 2009-2012 and with the Cleveland Browns from 2013-2016. Bryant has made 238 career tackles in the NFL with 26 sacks and forced 4 fumbles. He is currently a free agent. Richardson was the starting running back for Appalachian State teams that won 3 straight FCS national championships from 2005-2007. He scored multiple touchdowns in all three of those national championship games and rushed for 88 yards in the …..

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Farrell Murchison Rushes for 77 Yards in Winston-Salem Win

RICHMOND, VA – East Bladen grad Farrell Murchison rushed for 77 yards on 12 carries Saturday night as his Winston-Salem State Rams defeated Virginia Union University 21-20. Murchison broke free for a 16-yard gain to the Virginia Union 5 yard line in the first quarter that set up teammate Rod Tinsley’s 5-yard touchdown pass to Darren Dowdell two plays later. In the third quarter Murchison gained 11 yards on 2 carries during a 76-yard Ram touchdown drive that tied the game 14-14. Later in the period Murchison raced 40 yards to the Virginia Union 17 yardline, but an intercepted pass ended that threat. Share:

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Please Shop Knight Football Team Store

West Bladen apparel and spirit wear items are available on the Knights Football 2017 Football Team Store.    “It is an approved fundraiser for us and there’s some great spirit wear items for the general public,” said West Bladen Football Coach Kris Williams.     You can shop now at https://www.bsnteamsports.com/ v3/shop/team_shop/KnightsFoo . The Store will be open from:September 7 until September 19.    The short link for the store is: http://bit.ly/2eGosEA Share:

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JV Volleyball: East Columbus 2, East Bladen 0

ELIZABETHTOWN – East Columbus defeated East Bladen 2-0 Tuesday in Three Rivers Conference jayvee volleyball action by game scores of 25-19 and 25-11. Freshman Kayleigh Raynor led the East Bladen servers with 6 service points. Freshmen Cheylee Mathis and Katie Evans finished with 2 service points each, and sophmore Abbie Cross, freshman Alyssa Futrell and Lila McDuffie added one service point each. Share:

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JV Volleyball: East Bladen 2, South Robeson 0

ROWLAND – East Bladen defeated South Robeson 2-0 Thursday in Three Rivers Conference jayvee volleyball action by game scores of 25-19 and 25-21. The teams battled on even terms in the first game until freshman Katie Evans reeled off 7 straight service points to give East Bladen a 12-6 lead. Five more service points from Lila McDuffie stretched the Lady Eagle lead to 20-8, and they closed out the game on a trio of side-outs. Six straight service points from Cheylee Mathis propelled the Lady Eagles to a 12-8 lead in the second game. Two service points each from McDuffie and freshman Kayleigh Raynor kept East Bladen within 20-18, before …..

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Friday’s High School Football Results

Three Rivers Conference South Columbus 14, East Bladen 13 Red Springs 27, West Bladen 14 Whiteville 40, East Columbus 0 Fairmont 34, West Columbus 0 St. Pauls 42, South Robeson 26 Other Area Results Trinity Christian 46, Harrells Christian 0 Clinton 27, Southern Lee 23 Midway 40, Hobbton 12 Union 64, Jones Senior 0 Wilmington Hoggard 38, Purnell Swett 14 East Duplin 40, Wilmington Ashley 15 North Lenoir 41, Lakewood 40 E. E. Smith 53, Grays Creek 34 South View 29, Westover 26 Cape Fear 28, Overhills 7 Pine Forest 49, Douglas Byrd 0 Jacksonville Northside 42, James Kenan 7 Share:

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Football: Red Springs 27, West Bladen 14

RED SPRINGS – Lee McLean rushed for 166 yards and 3 touchdowns to lead Red Springs to a 27-14 Three Rivers Conference football victory over West Bladen Friday night. McLean banged into the end zone from a yard out with 2:32 left in the first period then ran for the 2-point conversion and an 8-0 lead. Early in the second period McLean scored from 3 yards out on a fourth down play that gave the Red Devils a 14-0 lead. The Knights answered 3 minutes later as senior B. J. Drake caught an 8-yard touchdown pass from sophmore quarterback Tyre Boykin. Freshman Joseph Masaid nailed the extra point kick to …..

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Football: South Columbus 14, East Bladen 13

ELIZABETHTOWN – South Columbus scored a fourth quarter touchdown then ran out the clock to edge East Bladen 14-13 in an early Three Rivers Conference showdown between unbeaten teams Friday night. The Stallions had edged the Eagles 42-41 in the third round of last season’s Class 2A play-offs, and the two teams were rated No. 1 and No. 2 in the Three Rivers coaches pre-season poll. The Eagles drove 41 yards on their first possession of the game as seniors Xavia McDowell and Xavier Wooten ripped off back-to-back ten-yard runs. However an Eagle fumble was recovered by the Stallions Dalton Worley at the South 23 yardline. After a South Columbus …..

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JV Soccer East Bladen 1, Clinton 1

CLINTON – East Bladen battled Clinton to a 1-1 tie in non-conference jayvee men’s soccer action.  The teams played to a scoreless tie in the first half. “Clinton has a great soccer program and their success may have been a little intimidating for our guys in the first half,” said Eagle Coach Jay Raynor. “Once we got to half and they could see that they could play with them it became a different game for us.”    Clinton went up 1-0 on a score from a misplayed ball in the back, but East Bladen’s Jay McKoy tied the game with a goal in the 73rd minute.     Both teams …..

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Men’s Soccer Clinton 3, East Bladen 0

CLINTON – Clinton scored a pair of second half goals to clinch a 3-0 non-conference men’s soccer victory over East BladenThursday night. It was the first loss of the season for the Eagles, now 5-1. “We seemed to control the first 20 minutes of the game scoring on a corner kick that was nullified by an offsides call but Clinton put it to us,” said East Bladen Coach Jay Raynor. “They ran onto a misplayed ball in the back and tucked it into the net from close range. Clinton become more of the aggressor as time went on. Especially after halftime.” Raynor noted that a year ago the Eagles were down 1-0 at …..

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Men’s Soccer: West Bladen 5, West Columbus 1

CERRO GORDO – West Bladen exploded for 4 first-half goals and went on to defeat West Columbus 5-1 Wednesday night in Three Rivers Conference men’s soccer action. “We had a convincing and much needed win last night,” said Knight Coach Phillip Turnage. “This is an example of what our team can do when we play together as a team. The defense, led by Johnny Santana was very effective. Angel Munoz, the goalkeeper, had multiple blocked shots on goal.” Freshman Joseph Masaid fired in 2 goals and fellow striker Victor Lopez also scored 2 goals. Edgar Pollo Garcia knocked in the other West Bladen goal. “Joseph had a very strong showing, …..

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JV Football: West Bladen 26, Red Springs 16

DUBLIN – Sophmore Dashawn Hines scored 3 touchdowns Thursday night to lead West Bladen to a 26-16 Three Rivers Conference jayvee football victory over Red Springs. Hines squirted loose from a pair of tacklers and darted into the end zone from 3 yards out for the first Knight touchdown with 4:07 left in the first quarter. The conversion failed and West Bladen led 6-0. In the second quarter Hines popped through the line, veered left and raced 68 yards for a Knight touchdown. Sophmore Nyjae Tate carried into the end zone for the 2-point conversion and a 14-0 West lead with 6:57 left in the half. West Bladen freshman Shy’Ron …..

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JV Football: East Bladen 26, South Columbus 16

TABOR CITY – A 35-yard touchdown pass from freshman Zach Meares to sophmore Jordan Robinson gave East Bladen a 20-8 halftime lead en route to a 26-16 Three Rivers Conference jayvee football victory over South Columbus. Meares’ touchdown pass to Robinson came on the last play of the first half. Robinson also ran for another touchdown and had another touchdown on a punt return called back by a penalty. Sophmore Lawson Hester raced 30 yards for an Eagle touchdown, and freshman Kari Price dashed 8 yards for the other East Bladen touchdown. Meares connected with freshman Tyler Hill on a 2-point conversion pass. Coach Ritchie Priest’s Eagle jayvees improved to …..

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Volleyball: East Bladen 3, South Robeson 1

ROWLAND – East Bladen dropped the first set then won 3 sets in a row to defeat South Robeson 3-1 Thursday night in Four County Conference volleyball action by set scores of 19-25, 25-19, 25-16 and 25-22. Junior Sarah Johnson reeled off four straight service points to give the Lady Eagles a 7-3 lead in the first set, but South Robeson pulled even at 13-13 and gradually took leads of 16-13 and 20-16 en route to taking the set. Senior Kaley Smith opened the second set by firing in 7 straight service points as East Bladen took an early 8-5 lead. Two service points from junior Ashley Hardin lifted the …..

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Women’s Tennis: East Columbus Sweeps Pair from East Bladen

ELIZABETHTOWN – East Columbus swept a pair of Three Rivers Conference women’s tennis matches from East Bladen Tuesday by scores of 6-3 and 8-1. The first match was the completion of a suspended match from earlier in the year at East Columbus Suspended Match: Singles Graceanna Sessions (EC) defeated Jayme LeeAnn Frady (EB) 9-7 Ting Lin (EB) defeated Sealey Sessions (EC) 8-2 Olivia Rogers (EC) defeated Anna Kate White (EB) 8-4 Lily Lin (EB) defeated Alyssa Lewis (EC) 8-4 Cori Bordeaux (EC) defeated Sammi Jiang (EB) 8-1 Madison Long (EC) defeated Carlie West (EB) 8-2 Doubles G. Sessions/S. Sessions (EC) defeated J. Frady/T. Lin (EB) 8-8 (10-5) A. White/L. Lin …..

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Women’s Tennis: South Columbus leads West Bladen 4-2

DUBLIN – South Columbus led West Bladen 4-2 Thursday in the battle for first place in the Three Rivers Conference women’s tennis standings when rain stopped play. The doubles matches will be completed when the teams play at South Columbus. Singles South Columbus #1 defeated Conner Brisson (WB) 6-1, 6-1 South Columbus #2 defeated Savannah Lee (WB) 6-4, 6-1 South Columbus #3 defeated Helen Lopez (WB) 6-7, 6-1, 13-11 tiebreaker Autumn Brisson (WB) defeated South Columbus #4 6-4, 4-6, 10-8 tiebreaker South Columbus #5 defeated Mireya Sandoval (WB) 6-1, 6-4 Alyssa Smith (WB) defeated South Columbus #6 6-4, 5-7, 10-8 tiebreaker Share:

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Women’s Tennis: East Bladen 9, South Robeson 0

ELIZABETHTOWN – East Bladen defeated South Robeson 9-0 Thursday in Three Rivers Conference women’s tennis action. South Robeson only brought 4 players to the match so two of the singles matches and one doubles match were forfeited. Singles Jayme LeeAnn Frady (EB) defeated Destiney Purdie (SR) 8-0 Ting Lin (EB) defeated Miami Hunt (SR) 8-1 Anna Kate White (EB) defeated Makoa Riveria (SR) 8-0 Lily Lin (EB) defeated Jada Hunt (SR) 8-0 Sammi Jiang (EB) won by forfeit Carlie West (EB) won by forfeit Doubles J. Frady/T. Lin (EB) defeated Purdie/M. Hunt (SR) 8-0 Olivia Barnes/Carleigh Devane (EB) defeated Riveria/J. Hunt (SR) 8-2 Share:

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Wednesday Tossup Results At Vineyard Golf At White Lake

Two teams split the tossup at Vineyard Golf at White Lake on Wednesday, September 13. Winning the front side with 2-under par was the team of Lloyd Hester, Mickey Brisson, Gary Smoak and Glenn Robertson. The Lloyd Hester team tied the team of William Brisson, Nelson Brisson and Ed Horne with scores of one-over par on the back nine. Tossups are held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Vineyard Golf. Share:

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JV Volleyball: South Columbus 2, West Bladen 0

DUBLIN – South Columbus defeated West Bladen 2-0 Wednesday in Three Rivers Conference jayvee volleyball action by game scores of 25-16 and 25-16. Freshman Shelby Pharr hammered in 5 kills to lead the Lady Knights. Freshman Khadijah Jones pounded in 4 kills, and sophmore Jordan Benson smacked in a kill and 2 service points. Freshman Taylor West tallied 2 service points, and Alana King contributed a kill and a service point. Teammate Indra Rodriquez added a service point. West Bladen will host Clinton Monday in a non-conference match at 4:30. Share:

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Volleyball: South Columbus 3, West Bladen 0

DUBLIN – South Columbus defeated West Bladen 3-0 Wednesday in Three Rivers Conference volleyball action by game scores of 25-19, 25-17 and 25-12. Junior Raegan Davis racked up 3 kills, 3 service points, 2 aces and a solo block for the Lady Knights. Senior Elizabeth Allbright slammed in 4 kills, 3 aces and 2 service points. Senior Patience Parker hammered in 5 kills and a solo block. Junior Caroline Davis led the Lady Knight defense with 22 digs. Senior Alise Pait knocked in 2 kills, and sophmore Lexie Corrothers hammered in an ace and a kill. Seniors Mikayla Winebarger and Brinkley Collier contributed 2 service points each. “Both teams – …..

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East Bladen Eagles Named WWAY-TV3 Team of the Week

East Bladen’s Eagles have been named the WWAY-TV3 Team of the Week after riding a stellar defensive effort to their third consecutive victory Friday night – 14-6 over at Whiteville. The Eagle offense was stopped 5 times inside the Whiteville 22 yardline – twice at the one – in the first half, but the defense stymied the Wolfpack offense. Whiteville managed only 5 first downs in the game – one in the first half – and only 120 total yards. The Eagles mounted two long touchdown drives on their first two possessions of the second half capped by touchdowns from Xavia McDowell and James Higgins. East Bladen held a 337-120 …..

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Men’s Soccer: East Bladen 9, South Columbus 0

ELIZABETHTOWN – Freshman Garrett Melvin posted a ‘Hat Trick’ of 3 goals to lead unbeaten East Bladen to a 9-0 victory over South Columbus in the Three Rivers Conference men’s soccer opener for both teams. Garrett Melvin converted a feed from senior Brooks McGill into the first Eagle goal then scored again off of a pass from his brother Pierce Melvin. Pierce Melvin knocked in the next two Eagle goals with headers off of feeds from sophmore Jake Evans and sophmore Gabe Barber as the Eagle lead grew to 4-0. A handball in the box resulted in a penalty kick that Evans fired in for a 5-0 lead. Brooks McGill …..

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JV Volleyball: St. Pauls 2, West Bladen 0

ST PAULS – St. Pauls defeated West Bladen 2-0 Tuesday in Three Rivers Conference jayvee volleyball action by game scores of 25-21 and 25-7. Khadijah Jones hammered in 3 kills and 2 aces to lead the Lady Knight attack. Teammate Alana King fired in 2 service points, an ace and a kill. Cheyenne Lewis smacked in a kill, an ace and a service point. Freshmen Taylor West and Shelby Pharr slammed in 2 kills each. Sophmore Jordan Benson and Indra Rodriquez knocked in one kill each. West Bladen will host South Columbus Wednesday at 4:30. Share:

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Volleyball: West Bladen 3, St. Pauls 1

ST PAULS – West Bladen’s Lady Knights claimed their second consecutive volleyball victory Tuesday night with a 3-1 Three Rivers Conference victory over St. Pauls by game scores of 25-15, 25-11, 16-25 and 25-17. Junior Raegan Davis poured in ten kills, 4 aces, 3 service points and a block to lead the Lady Knights. Senior Alise Pait pounded in 6 kills, 5 service points and an ace. Senior Elizabeth Allbright blasted in 5 kills, 2 aces and 5 service points. Senior Patience Parker slammed in 7 kills and 2 aces for the winners. Senior Mikayla Winebarger drilled in 6 aces and 2 kills and had a dig. Sophmore Lexie Corrothers …..

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Women’s Tennis: West Bladen 9, St. Pauls 0

ST PAULS- West Bladen’s Lady Knights stretched their unbeaten streak to eight in a row Tuesday with a 9-0 women’s tennis victory over St. Pauls. Coach Mary Catherine White’s Lady Knights are now 8-0 and host a big Three Rivers Conference showdown with South Columbus Thursday. Singles Conner Brisson (WB) defeated St. Pauls #1 8-2 Savannah Lee (WB defeated St. Pauls #2 8-1 Helen Lopez (WB) defeated St. Pauls #3 8-3 Autumn Brisson (WB) defeated St. Pauls #4 8-1 Mireya Sandoval (WB) defeated St. Pauls #5 8-0 Haleigh Dunn (WB) defeated St. Pauls #6 8-2 Doubles C. Brisson/S. Lee (WB) defeated St. Pauls #1 8-3 H. Lopez/ A. Brisson (WB) …..

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Bladen Recreation Football & Cheerleading Registration Extended Through Friday

The Bladen County Recreation Department has extended Flag Football, Tackle Football and Cheerleading registration through Friday, September 15th. Flag Football is for ages 5-7, Tackle football is for ages 7-10 and the fee is $35 for both. Cheerleading is for ages 7-12 and the fee is $30. Contact Dom Whittington, the football program coordinator, at 910-876-3051 or the Parks and Recreation office at 910-862-6770 for more information. Share:

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Conner Brisson Verbally Commits to UNCP Softball

West Bladen junior Conner Brisson has verbally committed to join Lady Knight teammate Carley Dawson in continuing her softball and academic career at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Brisson has started at shortstop for the last 2 years for the Lady Knights. West Bladen compiled a 35-13 record in those 2 seasons and in 2017 the Lady Knights captured the Four County Conference championship with a 13-1 league record and 20-4 overall mark. This past season Brisson was named All-Four County Conference, and NC Softball Coaches Association Class 2A All-State and All-District 4. Conner was also selected along with Dawson to represent Region 4 in the North Carolina …..

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Kayla Thompson Ties For Fourth Place In William and Mary Golf Invitational

Clarkton’s Kayla Thompson paced the UNCW Lady Seahawks to a second place finish this past weekend at the William and Mary Golf Invitational. Thompson, a senior at UNCW, shot rounds of 75-71-75=221 to tie for fourth place among 55 lady golfers. Penn State University won the tourney with a total of 888 strokes while UNCW had 890 strokes. This was the first tournament of the school year for the Lady Seahawks. Their next tournament is the Furman Lady Paladin Invitational in Greenville, S.C. September 22-24. Share:

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Allison Fisher: An Evening with a Champion

The most accomplished female in the history of cue sports, Allison Fisher will be appearing in the Gallery Ballroom at Cape Fear Winery for An Evening with A Champion on September 30th. The Show includes dinner, her empowering story, trick shot exhibition, Q&A, challenge matches, and special guests 12-year-old Joey Tate and 14-year-old Joshua Shultz. The Cape Fear Winery is located at 195 Vineyard Drive in Elizabethtown, NC. Tickets are on sale now at www.corkroomdining.com You can learn more on this event at Allison’s Facebook Page or  on YouTube check out Allison’s Highlight Reel and the promo video for the event! Cape Fear Winery, located between Fayetteville, NC and Wilmington, NC …..

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East Bladen Soccer No. 7 in MaxPreps State Rankings

East Bladen’s Eagles are ranked No. 7 in MaxPreps current North Carolina High School Men’s Soccer Rankings. Coach Jay Raynor’s Eagles raised their record to 4-0 Thursday with an 11-0 victory over Class 4A Scotland. MaxPreps rankings are based on number of wins, quality wins against other highly ranked teams and strength of schedule. East Bladen has handed 6-2 Midway their only two losses, and has a win over Class 4A Lumberton. East Bladen’s home game against St. Pauls Monday has been postponed due to foul weather expected from the remnants of Hurricane Irma. The Eagles are slated to host Three Rivers Conference foe South Columbus Wednesday. Share:

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Thundering Herd Finale Played At Vineyard Golf At White Lake

The Thundering Herd Finale was played Saturday, September 9 at Vineyard Golf at White Lake. The winning team, with a score of nine-under par for eighteen holes, was Tyler Britt, Johnathon McLaughlin and Josh Steelman. The management at Vineyard Golf would like to thank every player for making this year’s series of Thundering Herd tournaments so successful. Share:

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Carley Dawson Verbally Commits to UNCP Softball

West Bladen junior Carley Dawson has verbally committed to continue her softball and academic career at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Dawson has started at third base for 2 years for a Lady Knight team that posted a 35-13 record. In 2017 West Bladen won the Four County Conference championship with a 20-4 overall record and 13-1 league mark. This past season Dawson was named All-Four County Conference, Offensive Player of the Year, and District 4 Class 2A player of the year. Carley was also selected to represent Region 4 in the North Carolina Powerade State Games. In two seasons with the Lady Knights, Dawson has compiled a …..

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Friday Night’s High School Football Results

Three Rivers Conference East Bladen 14, Whiteville 6 Fairmont 22, West Bladen 12 South Columbus 42, Red Springs 14 South Robeson 48, West Columbus 8 St. Pauls 46, East Columbus 8 Other Area Scores   Village Christian 26, Harrells Christian Academy 0 Lumberton 21, West Brunswick 14 Lakewood 35, Midway 0 North Johnston 25, North Brunswick 22 South Brunswick 32, Dixon 21 Wallace-Rose Hill 30, Jacksonville Northside 0 Pender 22, Goldsboro Rosewood 15 Rocky Point Trask 15, Union 8 Wilmington New Hanover 41, Garner Magnet 38 Wilmington Laney 26, Triton 14 Wilmington Hoggard 21, Carolina Forest, SC 0 Jack Britt 38, Southern Lee 24 Cape Fear 40, Terry Sanford 24 …..

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Football: Fairmont 22, West Bladen 12

DUBLIN- West Bladen failed to capitalize on a pair of second half scoring opportunities and suffered their first loss of the season 22-12 to Fairmont Friday night in Three Rivers Conference football action. The Knights trailed 14-6 at halftime, but on their first play of the second half, senior Dayvon Swindell flew around right end and dashed 68 yards for a touchdown. The conversion failed, and the Knights trailed 14-12 with 11:47 left in the third period. Knight freshman Kendall Johnson sacked the Fairmont quarterback, and West Bladen regained possession at the Tornado 49 yardline. The Knights marched to the Fairmont 15 yardline before being stopped a yard short on …..

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Football: East Bladen 14, Whiteville 6

  Photos by: Ken Armstrong WHITEVILLE- East Bladen’s Eagles rallied in the second half and rode two long touchdown drives to a 14-6 victory over Whiteville in the Three Rivers Conference opener for both schools. The Eagles spent most of the first half deep in Whiteville territory but had nothing to show for it as turnovers and other mistakes kept the Eagles scoreless. Whiteville’s Phillip Powell intercepted an Eagle pass at the Wolfpack 15 yardline to end the first East Bladen possession. After Bernard Robinson, Jr. recovered an errant Whiteville pitch-out at the Whiteville 29 yardline, the Eagles were stopped on downs at the 20 yardline. After a short Wolfpack …..

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Men’s Soccer: Midway 6, West Bladen 4

DUNN – Midway defeated West Bladen 6-4 Tuesday night in non-conference men’s soccer action. The Raiders built a 3-0 lead, before West Bladen’s Victor Lopez booted in a goal 2 minutes before halftime. “We came out energized and ready to play in the second half, scoring 3 goals in about ten minutes,” said Knight Coach Phillip Turnage. Chris Frank blasted a pair of long free kick opportunities into the goal to tie the game. Minutes later Pablo Ortega fired in a goal that put West Bladen ahead 4-3. “Unfortunately our defense broke down towards the end of the game allowing Midway to take the lead and the win,” said Coach …..

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JV Football: West Bladen 39, Fairmont 12

FAIRMONT – Sophomore Dashawn Hines and freshman Shy’Ron Adams combined for five touchdowns Thursday night as West Bladen’s Knights opened their jayvee football season with a 39-12 victory over Fairmont in a Three Rivers Conference game. Hines, a running back, ran for two touchdowns and a 2-point conversion and also caught a touchdown pass from Adams. Adams, a quarterback, passed for the touchdown to Hines and also carried into the end zone for two more rushing touchdowns. Sophomore Nyjae Tate also ran for a 2-point conversion. Adams led the Knight defense with two pass interceptions, and sophomore Nijeah McKoy picked off one Fairmont pass. The Knight jayvees will host Red Springs next …..

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Women’s Tennis: Fairmont 8, East Bladen 1

ELIZABETHTOWN – Fairmont defeated East Bladen 8-1 Tuesday in Three Rivers Conference women’s tennis action. Singles 1. Sharee Woodell (F) def. Jayme LeeAnn Frady (EB) 9-7 2. Ting Lin (EB) defeated Kaneisha Jackson (F) 8-1 3. Jakeisha Jackson (F) def. Anna Kate White (EB) 8-4 4. Tiffany Seals (F) def. Lily Lin (EB) 8-2 5. Destiny Seals (F) def. Sammi Jiang (EB) 8-0 6. Caitlin Mickens (F) def. Carlie West (EB) 8-1 Doubles 1. Woodell/T. Seals (F) def. J. Frady/T. Lin (EB) 8-5 2. K. Jackson/J. Jackson (F) def. L. Lin/A. White (EB) 8-2 3. D. Seals/Mickens (F) def. Carleigh Devane/ Olivia Barnes (EB) 8-0 Share:

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Volleyball: St. Pauls 3, East Bladen 0

ST. PAULS – St. Pauls defeated East Bladen 3-0 Thursday night in Three Rivers Conference volleyball action by game scores of 25-23, 25-18 and 25-16. The Lady Eagles compiled an 87% serving accuracy and had 45 attacks in the match. East Bladen are scheduled to host Union in a non-conference Monday at 5 p. m. Share:

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JV Volleyball: West Bladen 2, West Columbus 1

DUBLIN – West Bladen’s jayvee volleyball team lost their first set Thursday then rallied for a 2-1 Three Rivers Conference victory over West Columbus by set scores of 17-25, 25-23 and 15-8. Sophmore Jordan Benson knocked in 6 service points, 2 aces and 5 kills to lead the Lady Knight attack. Indra Rodriquez fired in 5 aces, 6 service points and a kill. Freshman Khadijah Jones slammed in 4 kills, an ace and 2 service points. Alana King hammered in 3 kills and a service point for West Bladen, while Cheyenne Lewis drilled in an ace and a kill. Freshman Shelby Pharr smacked in a kill, and sophmore Erica Storms …..

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JV Men’s Soccer: East Bladen 5, Scotland 1

Photos by Kenneth Armstrong ELIZABETHTOWN – Freshman Jay McKoy and sophomore Jay McGill fired in 2 goals each to lead the East Bladen Eagles to a 5-1 non-conference men’s soccer victory over Scotland Thursday night. McKoy turned a feed from freshman Will Hester into the first Eagle goal in the fifth minute. “Jay juked the goalie and scored from 8 yards out,” said East Coach Jay Raynor. McKoy also scored the second goal off a feed from sophmore Ebrahim Algozy. “He dribbled the goalie and finished it from 8 yards out,” noted Coach Raynor. A free kick resulted in the third Eagle goal. McGill played the kick to sophmore Jose …..

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Women’s Tennis: East Bladen 6, St. Pauls 3

ST PAULS – East Bladen defeated St. Pauls 6-3 Thursday in Three Rivers Conference women’s tennis action. It was the second win of the season for Coach Megan Kirby’s Lady Eagles who are scheduled to host East Columbus Tuesday at 4 p.m. Singles 1. Abigale Moncrief (SP) defeated Jayme LeeAnn Frady (EB) 7-6 (7-5), 6-4 2. Ting Lin (EB) defeated Liliana Segura-Hernandez (SP) 6-0, 6-1 3. Anna Kate White (EB) defeated Viviana Lazaro Cortez (SP) 7-5, 6-4 4. Lily Lin (EB) defeated Dulce Rocha (SP) 6-3, 6-2 5. Sammi Jiang (EB) tied St Pauls No. 5 5-5, 7-6 (7-3), 7-10 6. Carlie West (EB) defeated Natividad De la Cruz Apacz …..

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Volleyball: West Bladen 3, West Columbus 0

DUBLIN – West Bladen’s Lady Knights claimed their first volleyball victory of the season Thursday with a 3-0 Three Rivers Conference victory over West Columbus by set scores of 25-23, 25-13 and 25-23. Junior Raegan Davis lit up the scoreboard for the Lady Knights by firing in 7 aces, 6 kills, 2 blocks and 2 service points. Sophmore Lexie Corrothers blasted in 5 kills, an ace and 3 service points. Senior Alise Pait slammed in 5 kills and 3 service points for West Bladen. Senior Patience Parker racked up 3 aces, 3 service points and 2 kills. Senior Elizabeth Allbright hammered in 3 kills, 3 aces and 2 service points …..

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JV Football: East Bladen 12, Whiteville 8

Photo by Kenneth Armstrong ELIZABETHTOWN – Sophmore Xavier McKoy recovered a blocked punt in the end zone for the touchdown that lifted East Bladen to a 12-8 victory over Whiteville in the Three Rivers Conference jayvee football opener for both teams. Sophmore Lawson Hester galloped 70 yards for the first Eagle touchdown. The victory evened the Eagles overall record at 1-1. East Bladen travels to South Columbus Thursday night. Share:

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Women’s Tennis: West Bladen 8, West Columbus 1

DUBLIN – West Bladen’s Lady Knights ran their unbeaten streak to seven matches Thursday with an 8-1 Three Rivers Conference women’s tennis victory over West Columbus. Coach Mary Catherine White’s Lady Knights improved to 7-0 and will travel to St. Pauls Tuesday. Singles Conner Brisson (WB) defeated West Columbus #1 6-0, 6-3 Savannah Lee (WB defeated West Columbus #2 6-2, 6-0 West Columbus #3 defeated Helen Lopez (WB) 6-4, 6-2 Autumn Brisson (WB) defeated West Columbus #4 6-3, 6-1 Mireya Sandoval (WB) defeated West Columbus #5 6-2, 6-3 Alyssa Smith (WB) defeated West Columbus #6 6-0, 6-0 Doubles C. Brisson/S. Lee (WB) defeated West Columbus #1 8-2 H. Lopez/ A. …..

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Men’s Soccer: East Bladen 11, Scotland 0

  Photos by: Kenneth Armstrong ELIZABETHTOWN – East Bladen’s unbeaten Eagles blitzed Scotland with 3 goals in the first 2 minutes and 5 goals in the first 5 minutes en route to an 11-0 non-conference men’s soccer victory Thursday night. Seven different players scored, and nine different players earned assists for East Bladen. Senior Jacob Barber picked off the third Scotland pass following the kick-off and knocked it to senior Brooks McGill who worked into the 18 yardline and found freshman Garrett Melvin streaking down the backside. Melvin finished with a one-touch shot from 4 yards out. That goal came in the first 15 seconds. The Eagles stole a pass …..

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East Bladen Ranked in Class 2A Top Ten in 2 Polls

East Bladen’s Eagles moved up to No. 9 this week in NCPreps.com’s Class 2A football rankings. The Eagles entered the NC Preps poll at No. 10 a week ago after their season-opening 35-16 win over Clinton. Coach Robby’s Priest’s Eagles also entered the Associated Press Class 2A poll this week at No. 10 after Friday’s 34-0 victory over North Brunswick. Shelby remains at No. 1 in the NC Preps poll. Area foe Wallace-Rose Hill is ranked No. 5 by NC Preps and No. 6 in the AP poll. Share:

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Xavier Wooten Named WWAY-TV3 Player of the Week

East Bladen senior Xavier Wooten has been named the WWAY-TV3 5th Quarter Player of the Week for his performance in the Eagles 34-0 victory over North Brunswick Friday night. Wooten rushed for 189 yards and 3 touchdowns in the win over North Brunswick and now has totaled 344 rushing yards and 6 touchdowns in the two Eagle victories over Clinton and the Scorpions. The link to the Player of the Week article follows: https://www.wwaytv3.com/2017/09/05/xavier-wooten-pounds-north-brunswick-for-189-yards/ Share:

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West Bladen Knights Named WWAY-TV3 Team of the Week

West Bladen Knights have been named the WWAY-TV3 Team of the Week after posting their second consecutive victory Monday night – 20-6 over Midway. Coach Kris Williams’ Knights were tied 6-6 with the Raiders when lightning suspended play in the first quarter. When play resumed Monday night the Knights used touchdowns from sophmore Tyre Boykin – a 38-yard fumble return – and junior Kerron Washington – a 25-yard touchdown run to claim the victory. The Knights outscored South Brunswick 39-36 in their opener. Senior fullback B. J. Drake has carried the brunt of the Knight offensive load with 422 rushing yards and 4 touchdowns in the two Knight wins. The …..

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JV Volleyball: East Bladen 2, Fairmont 0

ELIZABETHTOWN – East Bladen defeated Fairmont 2-0 Tuesday in Three Rivers Conference jayvee volleyball action by game scores of 25-14 and 25-22. Freshman Kayleigh Raynor staked the Lady Eagles to a quick 3-1 lead with 2 service points. After an exchange of side-outs, freshman Katie Evans and Lila McDuffie fired in 3 service points each as East Bladen built a 14-9 lead. Raynor and sophmore Abbie Cross tallied one service point each before Evans reeled off 4 straight service points that stretched the lead to 24-13. Set point came on a side-out. Raynor and freshman Alyssa Futrell started the second game with 2 service points each, and Evans tied the …..

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JV Volleyball: Whiteville 2, West Bladen 0

DUBLIN – Whiteville defeated West Bladen 2-0 Tuesday in Three Rivers Conference jayvee volleyball action by game scores of 25-19 and 25-5. Freshman Taylor West slammed in 2 aces and a kill, and freshman Khadijah Jones hammered in 2 kills to lead the Lady Knights. Sophmore Jordan Benson fired in an ace and a service point. Madison Cain, Amelia Brisson and Shelby Pharr knocked in one kill each for West Bladen. Sophmore Erica Storms smacked in an ace, and Indra Rodriguez tallied one service point. The Lady Knights travel to Cape Fear Academy Wednesday for a 4:15 non-conference match. Share:

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Volleyball: Whiteville 3, West Bladen 0

DUBLIN – Whiteville defeated West Bladen 3-0 Tuesday night in Three Rivers Conference volleyball action by game scores of 25-10, 25-6 and 25-11. Junior Raegan Davis pounded in 5 kills and a block to lead the Lady Knight attack. Senior Elizabeth Allbright slammed in 3 kills and a block, and sophmore Lexie Corrothers hammered in 3 kills. Senior Mikayla Winebarger led the West Bladen servers with 4 service points. Senior Alise Pait knocked in a kill and a service point, and seniors Patience Parker and Madison Collins swatted in one kill each. Junior Callie Lewis added a service point. The Lady Knights travel to Cape Fear Academy Wednesday for a …..

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Women’s Tennis: West Bladen 7, Whiteville 2

DUBLIN – West Bladen’s Lady Knights remained unbeaten Tuesday night with a 7-2 Three Rivers Conference women’s tennis victory over Whiteville Coach Mary Catherine White’s Lady Knights improved to 6-0 and will host West Columbus Thursday. Singles Whiteville #1 defeated Conner Brisson (WB) 6-1, 6-2 Savannah Lee (WB defeated Whiteville #2 7-6, 6-4 Whiteville #3 defeated Helen Lopez (WB) 6-3, 7-5 Autumn Brisson (WB) defeated Whiteville #4 6-1, 6-0 Mireya Sandoval (WB) defeated Whiteville #5 6-1, 6-0 Alyssa Smith (WB) defeated Whiteville #6 6-4, 5-7, 10-6 Tiebreaker Doubles C. Brisson/S. Lee (WB) defeated Whiteville #1 8-6 H. Lopez/ A. Brisson (WB) defeated Whiteville #2 8-6 M. Sandoval/A. Smith (WB) defeated …..

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Low scores at Vineyard Golf

Staff report With play at an all time high at Vineyard Golf at White Lake there has been plenty of low scores recorded. Some senior players have posted some great rounds. Henry Warwick, age 81, recently shot a 79. David Cross, age 78, fired a four over 76. Other low scores recently were: Mac McClure 72, Larry Hardee 74, Philip Smoak 75, Chip Collins 69 and Stacy Owen 72. On the ladies side Ann Tessenear shot five over 77. Share:

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Thundering Herd Finale, Anniversary Tournament, Low Scores Recorded At Vineyard Golf At White Lake

Staff report Fall golf activity continues with great play at Vineyard Golf at White Lake. Over the Labor Day weekend play started early in the morning and continued until sundown. The Thundering Herd Finale Tourney is scheduled for Saturday, September 9th, with a shotgun start at 2 p.m. The finale will be an 18 hole event with a light meal available. The cost will be $40 for members and $45 for guests. The finale will not actually be the end of the Thundering Herd. It has been such a popular event, and due to popular demand, it will continue at 5 p.m. every Thursday until darkness sets in. Vineyard Golf has also announced the Annual Anniversary Tournament …..

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Football: East Bladen 34, North Brunswick 0

Photos by Kenneth Armstrong ELIZABETHTOWN – Senior Xavier Wooten rushed for 189 yards and 3 touchdowns to lead East Bladen to a 34-0 non-conference football victory over North Brunswick Monday night. Wooten carried the ball 24 times and scored on touchdown runs of 3, 48 and 7 yards. Senior fullback Xavia McDowell rushed 9 times for 49 yards, and senior Sincere Smith ran for 48 yards and a touchdown on 4 attempts. For the game the Eagles rushed for 372 yards and outgained the Scorpions 387 total yards to 83. East Bladen’s ball-control offense kept the ball for 34 minutes compared to only 14 minutes for North Brunswick. “The line …..

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Football: West Bladen 20, Midway 6

DUBLIN – Senior B. J. Drake rushed for 184 yards, and sophmore Tyre Boykin and junior Kerron Washington scored second-half touchdowns to propel West Bladen to a 20-6 non-conference football victory over Midway Monday night. The game was suspended by lightning Friday night with the score tied 6-6 and 2:23 remaining in the first period. When play resumed Monday, the Knights were stopped by a fumble on fourth down at the Midway 14 yardline. After stopping Midway, the Knights drove 50 yards before turning the ball over on a fumble at the Raider 3 yardline. The Raiders responded with an 84-yard, 14-play drive that consumed over 8 minutes and was …..

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Golf Activity At Vineyard Golf At White Lake

The Labor Day activity was overflowing at Vineyard Golf at White Lake. The golf course is in great shape and the fall in southeastern North Carolina is great for golf. If you would like to reserve a tee time call the pro shop at 910-247-6132. The Labor Day Tossup found the team of Stacy Owen, Ann Tessenear, David Settlemyer and David Cross taking the front side with a score of 2-under par. The team of William Brisson, Nelson Brisson, Allen Brisson and Ed Horne were winners of the back with 2-under par also. Tossups are held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Vineyard Golf. Share:

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Mini Campers Are Invited to Cheer at East Bladen Monday Night

The Mini Campers who attended the East Bladen Summer Cheer Camp are invited to cheer with the East Bladen Varsity Cheerleaders at the Home Football game Monday night.  Mini Eagles will perform during halftime and should meet at the gate to go on the field near the end of the second quarter. Campers are to wear their camp tee-shirt which will allow them free admission into the game. Parents admission is $6.  ​”We look forward to seeing our campers to help us cheer on the Eagles!” said Brandy Wilkins, East Bladen cheerleading sponsor. The Mini Campers are also invited to cheer at the Eagle home game on September 15. Share:

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Arkansas Defensive End Has Bladenboro Roots

T. J. Smith who started at defensive end for Arkansas Saturday in the Razorbacks 49-7 victory over Florida A&M is the grandson of Bladenboro’s Eltroy Smith. T. J. Smith, a 6-3 290-pound sophmore, had 2 tackles in Saturday’s game. He helped lead Colquitt County to a 15-0 record and the Georgia Class 6A state title in his senior year of high school. T. J. is also a cousin of Trelonnie Owens who led Bladenboro to the State 1A Basketball championship in 1990 and was All-ACC Basketball at Wake Forest. Share:

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Lauren Bowen Playing Volleyball at St. Mary’s

Lauren Bowen, a Bladen County native, is playing volleyball at St. Mary’s School in Raleigh. Bowen fired in 4 service points Thursday as St. Mary’s opened their schedule against Durham Flight Homeschool. Durham Flight won 2-0 by game scores of 31-29 and 26-24. Share:

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Friday’s High School Football Results

Three Rivers Conference North Brunswick at East Bladen 7 p.m. Monday Midway at West Bladen Resume 7:30 Monday tied 6-6 South Columbus 20, Loris, SC 12 Sandhills 13, East Columbus 6 Wilmington Ashley at Fairmont Resume 2 p.m. Monday Other Area Results Wallace-Rose Hill 26, Havelock 21 Rocky Point Trask 20, South Brunswick 13 Wilmington New Hanover 26, Cape Fear 19 Lakewood 41, Lejeune 0 North Johnston 48, Hobbton 0 Pinecrest 42, Durham Hillside 39 South View at Lumberton 6:30 Monday Douglas Byrd at Purnell Swett 7 p.m. Monday North Myrtle Beach, SC at West Brunswick Resume 6:30 Monday Wilmington Laney at Jacksonville 6:30 Monday Seventy First at E. E. …..

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Football: West Bladen 6, Midway 6 – Game Suspended

DUBLIN – West Bladen and Midway battled to a 6-6 tie Friday night before lightning suspended their non-conference football game. The game will resume Monday night at West with 2:27 left in the first quarter. A 37-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Carson Calcutt to tight end Colby Pope capped a 66-yard, 6-play Raider drive with 6:51 on the first period clock. The extra point kick sailed wide right. The Knights needed only 3 plays and exactly one minute to cover 80 yards and tie the score 6-6 as senior B. J. Drake popped through the middle, veered left and raced 71 yards for the touchdown. The extra point kick was …..

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Two dove fields in Bladen County closed

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has closed two dove fields on the Bladen Lake State Forest Game Land to hunting until further notice. The Commission closed the fields due to someone baiting the field prior to the dove season opening, which is illegal. The game land is located in Bladen County near Elizabethtown. The closed dove fields are: •Salters Lake Dove Field, located off the dirt road that enters Bladen Lakes State Forest in Yorick on Highway 53. GPS coordinates are N 34.68419, W 78.63033. •Powerline Dove Field, located 3 miles off Highway 242. GPS coordinates are N 34.73204, W 78.58965. Signs are posted at these two fields noting that they …..

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Video of West Bladen 39-36 Win Over South Brunswick

Atlantic Telephone in Shallotte featured West Bladen’s 39-36 win over South Brunswick as their Game of the Week last week. Victoria Bellamy, the Public Relations Coordinator at ATMC has shared the YouTube link to this game with bladenonline for us to share with West Bladen fans. The Link to the game: https://youtu.be/rwfuj_2eVBs Share:

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JV Volleyball: South Robeson 2, West Bladen 1

ROWLAND – South Robeson defeated West Bladen 2-1 Thursday in Three Rivers Conference jayvee volleyball action by game scores of 25-22, 11-25 and 15-10. Sophmore Jordan Benson blasted in 5 aces and 4 kills to lead the West Bladen attack. Freshman Taylor West fired in 5 aces and 2 kills. Freshman Khadijah Jones hammered in 2 aces and 2 kills. Alana King smacked in 2 aces and a kill for West Bladen. Indra Rodriquez smoked in 2 aces, and sophmore Erica Storms knocked in an ace and a kill. Amelia Brisson and Shelby Pharr added one kill each. “Girls played great,” said West Bladen Coach Gaye Davis. “Things are coming …..

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Volleyball: South Robeson 3, West Bladen 1

ROWLAND – South Robeson defeated West Bladen 3-1 Thursday night in Three Rivers Conference volleyball action by game scores of 25-22, 21-25, 25-14 and 25-23. Junior Raegan Davis drilled in 10 aces, 5 kills and 2 service points to lead the Lady Knights. Senior Patience Parker filled up the stat sheet with 3 blocks, 3 digs, a kill and an ace. Senior Mikayla Winebarger racked up 4 service points and a kill. Senior Alise Pait slammed in 3 kills, an ace and 2 service points for West. Senior Madison Collins contributed 2 service points and a kill. Junior Caroline Davis, senior Elizabeth Allbright and sophmore Lexie Corrothers tallied one service …..

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Farrell Murchison Scores Touchdown in Winston-Salem Win

PEMBROKE – East Bladen grad Farrell Murchison rushed for 32 yards and a touchdown Thursday as his Winston-Salem State Rams opened their football season with a 34-31 victory over UNC-Pembroke. Murchison capped WSSU’s second touchdown drive with consecutive runs of 9 yards, one yard and then 3 yards for his touchdown that stretched the Ram lead to 14-0 after Daniel Rivera’s extra point kick with 5:42 left in the first quarter. The Elizabethtown native reeled off runs of 10 yards and 7 yards on the Rams third possession that ended with a missed field goal attempt. Murchison, a 6-1 228-pound junior, finished with 32 yards rushing on ten carries. Share:

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