06/18/2019
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WHITEVILLE – Elizabethtown raced to an early 7-0 lead and held off a late Whiteville rally to claim an 8-6 victory Monday night in the Dixie Youth Baseball District 2 AA (Coach-Pitch) Supplemental Tournament. Elizabethtown jumped in front with four runs in the first inning. Liam Heath, Landon Pusey, Greylon Robinson, Maddox Thornton, John High […]

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Golf

Clarkton’s Kayla Thompson came in 25th place in last weekend’s NWGA Flag USA Golf Tournament. Thompson (pictured, left) shot 80-76-77=233. The tournament was held in Findley, Ohio. Thompson will be playing in the NWGA Spring Hill Tournament July 11-12 in Tifton, Georgia Cade Hancock (pictured, right) participated last weekend in the North Carolina Amateur Golf […]

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WHITEVILLE – South Columbus snapped a 2-2 tie with a five-run third inning en route to a 9-2 victory over Bladen County on Monday night in the Dixie Youth Baseball District 2 AA (Coach-Pitch) Tournament. South Columbus took a 2-0 first-inning lead before Bladen County tied the game in the third inning. Keithan Russ pulled […]

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LUMBERTON –Lumberton Gold pulled away with a pair of 7-run innings en route to an 18-4 victory over Elizabethtown Monday night in the semi-finals of the Dixie Youth Baseball District 9 AA (Coach-Pitch) Tournament. After Lumberton grabbed an early 2-0 lead, Elizabethtown rallied with three runs in the home half of the first. Drake Gause […]

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WHITEVILLE – Whiteville defeated Bladen County 14-4 Sunday in the Dixie Youth Baseball District 2 AA (Coach-Pitch) Supplemental Tournament. It was Bladen County’s second loss and eliminated them from the tournament. Share:

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WHITEVILLE – Bladen County scored ten runs in the first two innings en route to a 10-5 victory over Columbus County Sunday night in an elimination game in the Dixie Youth Baseball District 2 AA (Coach-Pitch) Tournament. Tyler Thurman led off the Bladen County first inning with a single, and Zee Pone reached base on […]

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The Bladen County AA (Coach-Pitch) Supplemental All-Stars are playing in the Dixie Youth Baseball District 2 Supplemental Tournament in Whiteville. Team members are pictured: Front Row (Left-Right): Xavier Clark, Maycee Kinlaw, Christopher Rorick, Elijah DiCicco, Malakye Rogers, Kaleb Bass. Back Row: (L-R): Coach Jamie Everitte, Coach Danny Melvin, Abigail DiCicco, Cayden Stokes, Cooper Mills, Bradley […]

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The Elizabethtown AA (Coach-Pitch) Supplemental All-Stars are playing in the Dixie Youth Baseball District 2 Supplemental Tournament in Whiteville. Team members are pictured: Kneeling (Left-Right): Hayes Clifton, Liam Heath, Owen Hall, Lyrik Lawson, Luke Dowless, Greylon Robinson. Middle Row: (L-R): John High, Landon Pusey, Maddox Thornton, Abijah Rhoda, Sawyer Barbour, Isaiah Lloyd. Back Row: (L-R): […]

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The Elizabethtown AA (Coach-Pitch) All-Stars are playing in the Dixie Youth Baseball District 9 Tournament in Lumberton. Team members are pictured: Kneeling (Left-Right): Drake Gause, Sawyer King, Noah Ray, Jameel McKiver, Tre Wilson, Gauge King. Middle Row (L-R): Prince McKoy, Prince Powell, Gunner Lewis, Gaston Russ, Stryker Pait, Colt Lewis. Back Row (L-R): Coaches Jonathan […]

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Dixie Youth Baseball

WHITEVILLE – Elizabethtown defeated Bladen County 20-1 Saturday in the opening round of the Dixie Youth Baseball District 2 AA (Coach-Pitch) Supplemental Tournament. Elizabethtown jumped in front with a six-run first-inning. Liam Heath, Landon Pusey, Greylon Robinson, Maddox Thornton, John High, Abijah Rhoda and Isaiah Lloyd all belted hits, and Heath, Pusey, Robinson, Thornton, High […]

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The Bladen County AA (Coach-Pitch) All-Stars are playing in the Dixie Youth Baseball District 2 Tournament in Whiteville. Team members are pictured: Front Row (Left-Right): Joseph Burney, Eli Woodell, Keithan Russ, Zee Pone, Tyler Thurman, Dalton Ammons. Second Row: (L-R): Jayden Bethea, Aidan Thompson, Brooks Carroll, Rylan Bordeaux, Corben Chadwick, Jeremiah Bryan. Third Row: (L-R): […]

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Dixie Youth Baseball

WHITEVILLE – Riegelwood defeated Bladen County 14-0 Saturday in the opening round of the Dixie Youth Baseball District 2 AA (Coach-Pitch) Tournament. Riegelwood scored four runs in the first, second and fourth innings en route to the win. “Their defense was very impressive,” said Bladen County Coach A.J. Bordeaux. Dalton Ammons, Aidan Thompson, Brooks Carroll […]

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Dixie Youth Baseball

LUMBERTON – Lumberton Gold defeated Elizabethtown 13-3 Friday night in the opening round of the Dixie Youth Baseball District 9 AA (Coach-Pitch) Tournament. Elizabethtown will be idle Saturday and will return to action Sunday at 3:30 in the double-elimination tournament against the winner of Saturday’s Red Springs/Lumberton Maroon game. Share:

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GASTONIA – Elizabethtown’s Cade Hancock fired a 2-under-par 68 Friday in the second round of the 59th North Carolina Amateur Championship at Gaston Country Club. Hancock’s 68 moved him into a tie for 34th place with a two-round total of 6-over-par 146 after shooting a 78 in Thursday’s opening round. He was one of 63 […]

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West Bladen grad John Bowen has announced that he is transferring from Belmont Abbey College to UNC-Wilmington to continue his college basketball career. “I am coming home,” tweeted Bowen Thursday night referring to the close proximity of Wilmington to his Bladenboro home. Bowen will have two years of eligibility remaining when he joins the Seahawks. […]

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Golf

The Southeastern Fellowship Senior Golf Association played its weekly tournament at Lion’s Paw Golf Course on June 11. There was a tie for low score between the team of Frank Gray, Larry Suggs, Doug Palmer and Willard Storms and the team of Rob Conway, Michkey Brisson and Rudy Taylor. The organization’s next tournament is scheduled […]

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Bladen County’s Kayla Thompson tied for 15th place in this week’s Ohio Women’s Open Golf Tournament Pro Division held in Defiance, Ohio. Thompson shot 75-78=153. Overall, she was in the top third of all the participants, pro and amateur, in the tournament. Thompson’s next tournament will be the NWGA Flag Tourney held in Findley, Ohio. […]

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The Force were the runners-up in Bladen Recreation’s 11-12 Fast-Pitch Softball League. Members of the team are: Natalee Sykes, Emmee Ward, Morgan Benson, Madison Wilkins, Marly Crabtree, Reagan Moore, Mollie Tolar, Erin Murdock, Molly Pait, Zionasti Robinson, Gabriella Bray, Violet Allen, Gracie Todd, Hannah Richardson. Coaches are Mackie Singletary and Jamie Singletary. Share:

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The Thunder won Bladen Recreation’s 11-12 Fast-Pitch Softball League championship. Members of the team are: Emma Dunn, Danenn Knight, Marlie Walters, Abbie Hickman, Lena Damasco-Trinidad, Olivia Rising, Megan Pait, LeAnn Stanley, Holland Davis, Kara Gause, Jahyrah Priest, Brookee Singletary, Kallie Bass, and Morgan Moore. Coaches (not pictured) are Heather Pait, Travis Pait and Joe Walters. […]

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The Slammers won Bladen Recreation’s 13-16 Fast-Pitch Softball League championship with a 5-4 victory over the Comets on Tuesday night. Members of the Slammers are: Kaitlynn Brisson, Kennedy Carroll, Gabrielle Pait, Kylee Ward, Katlynn Tatum, Molly Keiper, Laci Storms, Chase Keiper, Emily Pait, Summer Singletary, Jayda Butler, Taylor West, Luz Ramos, Kadance Hammonds, and Taylor […]

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The Cardinals won both the regular-season and tournament championships of the Elizabethtown Dixie Youth Baseball Minor League. The Cardinals finished the season with an undefeated 14-0 record. Members of the team are: Front Row (Left-Right): Chandler Wall, Fox Sutton, Claxton Tatum, Easton Bostic, Cade Rogers, DeVance Tatum. Second Row (L-R): Loyalty McNeil, Joshua Dawson, Levi […]

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East Bladen football summer workouts began this week and will continue every Tuesday and Thursday from 5-7 p.m. thru July 23 except for a pair of off-weeks from July 1-6 and July 15-20. “Players will need sneakers, cleats, shorts and t-shirts for practice,” said Coach Robby Priest. Players must also have an up-to-date physical with […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – The Force scored the final 11 runs of the game and defeated the Thunder 21-10 Tuesday night in Bladen Recreation 11-12 Softball League action. The Force jumped in front with a six-run first inning. Raegan Moore, Marly Crabtree, Emmee Ward and Mollie Tolar drew walks and scored runs. Violet Allen and Molly Pait […]

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The Suncats played in Bladen Recreation’s 5-7 Coach-Pitch Softball League at County Park. Members of the team are: Khloe Campbell, Kaylee Fisher, Zoe Hall, Aubree Smith, Kylee Davenport, DeLana Page, Chanel High, Racquel Whittington, Avianna Whittington, Jeniyah Whittington, Isabella Strickland. Head Coach was Dom Whittington. Assistant coaches were Jay Hall, Madison McKnight and Jerry Campbell. […]

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The Sweet Heat played in Bladen Recreation’s 5-7 Coach-Pitch Softball League at County Park. Members of the team are: Laikyn Rogerson, Keri Faye Burgess, Jada Troy, Mollie Sasser, Bryanna Brady, Legacy McNeil, Olivia Burton, Aleigha Alley, Chloe Mazur, Lilly Wells, Peyton Link, and Ava Duncan. Head Coach was Julie Sasser. Assistant Coaches were Stanley Sasser […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – The Royal snapped a 5-5 tie with a 3-run fifth-inning rally en route to an 8-5 victory over the Red Friday night in Dixie Boys Baseball action. Bailey Williams, Tyreon Graham and Jacob Caulder drew one-out walks in the Royal fifth inning. Evan Pait singled to drive in Williams with the go-ahead run, […]

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Bladen County Committee of 100 held their annual meeting Thursday night. Well attended. Representatives of Four County EMC were recognized for their support of economic development in the county. The company has been very supportive over the years. Speaker was Raleigh attorney Ernie Pearson. Actually spent considerable time with him throughout the day touring Bladen […]

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The Comets withstood a late rally to edge the Slammers 7-6 on Thursday night in Bladen Recreation 13-16 Softball League action at County Park. Trailing 4-3, the Comets rallied with a four-run fourth inning. McKenzie Singletary belted a single to center field, and Maddie Taylor and Olivia Allen drew walks. Singletary and Taylor raced home […]

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The Snowbirds played in Bladen Recreation’s 5-7 Coach-Pitch Softball League at County Park. Members of the team are: Riley Dowless, Jaidyn Taylor, Isabel Gardner, Kimberlin Barnes, Heaven Spillers, Kenadie Pusey, Maelee Grace Norris, Kayden Jackson, Leighton Nance, Caity McLauren and Sierra Thompson Head Coach is Eric Nance. Assistant Coachres are Melissa Barnes, John Nance and […]

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Golf

The June 6 Thundering Herd at Vineyard Golf was decided by a playoff. Two teams tied with scores of seven-under par. Winning the playoff with a birdie on hole number 3 was the team of Jeff Brisson, Jimmy Davis, Stephen Clark and Colby Lewis. They defeated the team of Jake Womble, Michael Pastori, Blake Davis, […]

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Golf

The Southeastern Fellowship Senior Golf Association played its weekly tournament at Fairmont Golf Course on June 4. with 64 golfers participating. The next tournament will be played June 11 at Lion’s Paw. Here are the top teams from the Fairmont event. 1st Place: (50) Mike Waddell, Rudy Pait, Wayne Lein and Billy Fisher 2nd Place: […]

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The Bladen County Recreation Department is offering the Healthy Bladen Kids Summer Recreation Program for ages 6 through 14. The four-week program will be held at five sites in Bladen County on Mondays through Thursdays beginning Monday, June 24. The program is free and snacks are offered each day. Here are the sites and times […]

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Here are standings in the Bladen County Recreation Department’s youth fast-pitch softball leagues. Games are played at Bladen County Park. 13-16 Fast-Pitch Standings Slammers: 2-1 Comets: 1-2 Results Slammers 9, Comets 6 11-12 Fast-Pitch Standings Thunder: 4-0 Force: 3-2 Glory: 0-5 Results Force 18, Glory 9 8-10 Fast-Pitch Standings Heat: 7-0 Rockets: 5-2 Riptide: 4-2 […]

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The Diamond Divas played in Bladen Recreation’s 5-7 Coach-Pitch Softball League at County Park. Members of the team are: Abbey Nance, Elizabeth Miller, Maycee Kinlaw, Callie Lindsay, Anna Claire Walters, Landry Singletary, Carley Rhodes, Harper Ward, Harper Allen, Adyson Carroll, Presliegh Edwards and Saniyah Mallory. Head Coach was Terry Nance. Assistant Coaches were Allison Carroll, […]

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Hannah Richardson and Violet Allen walloped home runs Tuesday to lead the Force to an 18-9 victory over the Glory in 11-12 Fast-Pitch Softball League action at County Park. Natalee Sykes slammed a double, and Richardson blasted her home run to key the Force’s seven-run first inning. Allen, Marley Crabtree, Emmee Ward and Molly Tolar […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – Lee Barnes’ three-run triple keyed a six-run first-inning that propelled the Red to an 11-1 victory over the Navy in Monday night’s Dixie Boys Baseball action. Hunter Elks led off the Red first with a single, and Tyler Johnson slammed a double. Zamar Lewis belted a single that scored Johnson. Carson Gooden ripped […]

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West Bladen High School will host a mini soccer camp for primary and middle school girls from June 24 through June 26 at the school’s field. The early registration fee is $50 until June 14 and includes a T-shirt. Day-of-camp registration is $60 and does not guarantee at T-shirt. Checks should be made payable to […]

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Dixie Youth Baseball

ELIZABETHTOWN – The Cardinals scored the winning run on a bases-loaded walk for a walk-off 8-7 victory over the Tigers in the Elizabethtown Dixie Youth Baseball Minors Tournament Championship Game. The Tigers led 7-5 after 5.5 innings, but the Cardinals rallied for three runs in the home half of the sixth. The Cardinals had built […]

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The winning team in the May 30 Thundering Herd at Vineyard Golf shot a record 8-under par. The winning team was Mark Mendell, Kent Fisher, Johnathan Gooden and Bryan Smith. The Thundering Herd is held each Thursday at 6 p.m. at Vineyard Golf at White Lake. Anyone interested in playing is ask to call the […]

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Dublin Dixie Youth Baseball’s Minor League team, the Astros, were named season champions after their win on Tuesday night. Members of the team are: Front Row (Left to Right): Henry Dockery, Jarrett West, Eli Woodell, Michael English, Devan Stanley, Ashton Davis, Cylee Lugenbell, Cole Brisson, Dylan McLaurin, Luke Beck, Andrew Knight, Gavin Brisson, Nathan Guyton, […]

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West Bladen High School honored its athletes Thursday night in an awards program at the school. The award winners were: Wendy’s Heisman Male – Jacob Hester Female – Callie Lewis Comeback Award – Connor Brisson Female Athlete of the Year Award – Connor Brisson Male Athlete of the Year Award – Kerron Baldwin-Washington Knight in […]

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The Southeastern Fellowship Golf Association held a 4 man Superball Tournament at Diamond Back Golf Course on Tuesday, May 29, with 60 members participating. The First Flight winners with a score of 63 were C.L. Gore, Jack Thompson, Charles Hungerford and Jerry Willoughby. Second flight winners with a score of 65 were Wilber Simmons, Terry […]

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Cade Hancock (pictured, right) is shown with the Tar Heel Cup Elizabethtown’s Cade Hancock played a key role in the East team’s victory over the West in the 4th Annual Tar Heel Cup then earned NCISAA All-State honors with a fourth-place finish in the state tournament. The Tar Heel Cup pits teams of the best […]

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East Bladen and Whiteville battled to a tie for the Three Rivers Conference girls soccer championship this season, and the two teams shared all of the conference’s top post-season honors. Lady Eagle freshman Maya McDonald and Whiteville junior Olivia Smith were named Co-Players of the Year in the league, and East Bladen Coach Jay Raynor […]

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Thoughts While Shaving

Holidays over for a few weeks, back to a normal routine … Pray for the sick and those who have lost relatives and friends. The weather is the talk of the town for many … checked normal high-lows and rainfall for the area. Average high for May is in the 80 degree range, average low […]

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Three East Bladen Eagles – sophomore Lefrederick Wooten and seniors Spencer Scott and Shy Pone – and West Bladen Knight junior Logan West have all been named to the All-Three Rivers Conference baseball team. Wooten batted .352 with 21 runs batted in and posted a 5-2 pitching record. The sophomore righthander pitched a 4-hit shutout […]

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Britt Sasser raced home with the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning Friday night as the Red defeated the Royal 4-3 in Dixie Boys Baseball action at County Park. Sasser was placed at second base due to the international tie-breaker rule that the league applies in extra innings. One out later Ja’Nathan […]

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Dixie Youth Baseball

BLADENBORO – Aiden Russ and Cade Allen combined to pitch a 2-hitter and strike-out 12 batters as the Bladenboro Elite defeated the Bladenboro Reds 7-3 Thursday night in Bladen County Dixie Youth Baseball action. Russ pitched the first 5 innings and struck out ten batters while allowing 2 runs on 2 hits, a walk and […]

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A six-run fourth-inning rally propelled the Slammers to a 9-6 victory over the Comets in Bladen Recreation’s 13-16 Fast-Pitch Softball League action Thursday night. With the Comets up 5-3, a walk to Kaitlynn Brisson and Kadance Hammonds’ single started the winning rally. Taylor West hammered a 2-run triple that tied the game 5-5. West and […]

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The Suncats and Snowbirds played on the final day of the season in Bladen Recreation’s 5-7 Year-Old Coach-Pitch Softball League. Kenneth Armstrong photos   Share:

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The Diamond Divas and the Sweet Heat played on the final day of the season in Bladen Recreation’s 5-7 Year-Old Coach-Pitch Softball League. Kenneth Armstrong photos Share:

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The Thunder rallied for six runs in the fifth inning to edge the Force 14-13 Thursday night in Bladen Recreation’s 11-12 Softball League action. With the Force leading 10-8, Marlie Walters walloped a triple to begin the Thunder fifth inning. Kallie Bass reached base, and Holland Davis belted a single. Abbie Hickman and Jahyra Priest […]

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The Pirates were the runners-up in the Elizabethtown Dixie Youth Baseball Coach-Pitch Tournament. Members of the team are: Front-Center: Greyson Nobles Front Row (Left-Right): Wyatt Price, Eli Johnson, Liam Heath, Gracin Greene, Lyrik Lawson. Second Row (L-R): Maddox Thornton, John High, Jr., Prince Powell, Cooper Long, Prince McKoy. Back Row (L-R): Coach Adam Nobles, Coach […]

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The Yankees won the Elizabethtown Dixie Youth Baseball Coach-Pitch Tournament Championship with a victory over the Pirates Friday night. The Yankees were also the league’s regular-season champion. Members of the team are: Front Row (Left-Right): Jemeel McKiver, Owen Hall, Noah Ray, Colt Lewis, Jordan Babson. Second Row (L-R): Holt Campbell, Tyre Owens, Landon Pusey, Hayes […]

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Elizabethtown Middle School held its athletic banquet recently. Malcolm Bolden was named Male Athlete of the Year and Lainey Hughes was Female Athlete of the Year. Athletes honored were: Male Athlete of the Year  – Malcolm Bolden Female Athlete of the Year – Lainey Hughes Football MVP – Malcolm Bolden Rookie of the Year (8th) […]

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Golf

The winning team in the May 23 Thundering Herd at Vineyard Golf at White Lake was Campbell White, Matthew Hardee, Jonathan Gooden and Collins Bullard with a seven under par. The Thundering Herd is played every Thursday at 6 p.m. If you would like to play, please call the pro shop at 910-247-6132 before 5:30 […]

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The Braves won the Elizabethtown Dixie Youth Baseball Regular Season Championship. Team members are pictured: Kneeling (Left to Right): Zach Sholar, Cole Butler, Hunter Simmons, Nate Edwards, Colin King. Garrett Dunham Standing (L-R): Coley Sasser, Gabe Cashwell, Colton Daly, Jackson Taylor Share:

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A trio of West Bladen athletes made their college commitments official Wednesday at a signing ceremony at the school with their friends and family present. Hannah Arnett signed to play soccer at Guilford College. Nyzella Guions signed to attend Methodist University and become a cheerleader for the Monarchs. Kerron Washington signed to attend North Carolina […]

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West Bladen juniors Kyla Reed and Alara Cashwell and East Bladen sophomore Kayleigh Raynor have been named to the All-Three Rivers Conference softball team. Reed, a shortstop, batted a sizzling .520 with 7 doubles, 6 triples, 2 home runs and scored 35 runs. Cashwell, who split time between second base and catcher, walloped 4 home […]

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All games played at Bladen County Park May 20 Red at Navy, 6 p.m. May 22 Royal at Navy, 6 p.m. May 24 Royal at Red, 6 p.m. May 31 Nay at Royal, 6 p.m. June 3 Navy at Red, 6 p.m. June 7 Red at Royal, 6 p.m. June 10 Red at Navy, 6 […]

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Members of the Cubs are: Tyler Lewis, Gavin Elks, Jordan Hester, Jake Gooden, Aiden Hargrove, Tredon Scott, Cooper Padrick, Conner Padrick, Isaiah Loftis and Joshua Strickland. Head Coach is Ashley Harrelson. Assistant Coaches are Justin Lewis and Nick Gooden (not pictured). ELIZABETHTOWN – Jordan Hester blasted a 3-run home run to tie the game then […]

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Kenneth Armstrong photos   The Mets defeated the Royals Tuesday night in the opening round of the Elizabethtown Dixie Youth Baseball Coach-Pitch Tournament. The Mets advanced to a semi-final game Thursday at 6 p.m. Share:

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Golf

The Southeastern Fellowship Senior Golf Association played at Bayonet at Puppy Creek Golf Course near Raeford on May 21 with 56 players. Two teams tied for first with a score of 52. They were Gareth Williamson, Lewis Sauls, J.C. Wiggins, Bob Latham; and Sammy Stanley, Sandy Holland, John Blake and Rob Conway. Next week’s tournament […]

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Here are standings and results from Bladen County Recreation Department softball leagues. 13-16 Fast-Pitch Standings Comets: 1-1 Slammers: 1-1 Results Comets 6, Slammers 1 Slammers 7, Comets 4 11-12 Fast-Pitch Standings Thunder: 2-0 Force: 2-1 Glory: 0-3 Results Force 18, Glory 8 Thunder 17, Glory 6 Thunder 13, Force 3 Force 12, Glory 10 8-10 […]

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On April 26, Harrells Christian Academy held its annual golf tournament in Wallace at the River Course in River Landing Country Club. The “superball” competition is sponsored by the HCA Booster Club and includes a raffle and lunch. This year’s tournament raised over $30,000 to support the 20 teams and nine sports that the athletic […]

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Cade Hancock, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Hancock of Elizabethtown, will play May 25-26 in the 7th Creed Junior Boys’ Invitational golf tournament in Camden, S.C. The tournament is administered by the Carolina Golf Association. Cade will tee off on the 10th hole at 1:15 p.m. Cade played in the 2018 tournamenty and shot […]

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Golf

West Bladen’s John Brust and East Bladen’s Nick Norris were named All-Three Rivers Conference Golf honorable mention Tuesday. After the TRC championship tournament on April 16, West Bladen’s Wyatt Bordeaux and Chad Garner were named to the All-Conference golf team. The rest of the league’s awards were announced Tuesday. Burst averaged 102 strokes per match […]

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Over the years Bladen County high school athletes have set records for football, basketball and baseball. Since the 2018-19 school season is winding down we thought that we would review some of these records. One of the most remarkable records is the one owned by the 1961 Elizabethtown High School football team when they went […]

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Dixie Youth Baseball

Cade Allen hammered a triple, and Will Durden launched a double to key a two-run fifth inning that snapped a 2-2 tie and carried the Elite to the 4-2 victory Monday. Durden pitched the first five innings to get the win, and Allen worked a 1-2-3 sixth for the save. Andre Moore lined a triple […]

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Photos by Kenneth Armstrong, KenArmPhoto.com East Bladen High School held its athletic banquet Tuesday. Ashley Hardin was named the Female Athlete of the Year and Greyson Heustess was named the Male Athlete of the Year. Here are the athletes who received awards: Joe Bostic Award: Jackson Bostic Janice Martin Award: Garria Smith Lacy West Award: […]

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Golf

Two teams tied for first place in the Southeastern Fellowship Senior Golf Association tournament held May at Land O’ Lakes Golf Course in Columbus County. The team of Don Salsbery, Danny Wiggins, Johnny Wallace and Mitch Nance and the team of Larry Suggs, David Medlin, George Cochran and Bob Cox each shot 50. The next […]

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Golf

With the great weather that we are having the question arises “Where should I play golf this week.” Here’s a list of golf courses that are within an hour’s drive of Bladen County with published rates for weekday play for 18 holes riding a cart. All courses have other rates, such as senior, junior, twilight, […]

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East Bladen’s Jay McGill and Jackson Bostic and West Bladen’s Jose Osorio have been named to the All-Three Rivers Conference Men’s Tennis Team. McGill, a junior, posted a 12-4 record in Three Rivers singles matches while playing No. 1 singles for the Eagles. McGill also teamed with junior Jake Evans to win 13 of 16 […]

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GREENSBORO – West Bladen junior Andrew AJ Brown finished 13th in the long jump at the NCHSAA Class 2A Track & Field Meet on Friday at North Carolina A&T State University. Brown leaped 19 feet, 8.5 inches in the meet final. Two more Knight juniors competed at the state meet, but didn’t reach their event […]

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WASHINGTON – Five East Bladen errors led to four unearned runs, and a pair of pickoffs stymied the Eagle running game as Washington escaped with a 5-4 victory Friday night in the fourth round of the NCHSAA Class 2A baseball playoffs. Pam Pack lefthander Logan Everette pitched 6.2 innings and allowed four runs – one […]

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Elizabethtown Rotary Club tournament winners were Blake Baysden, Jonathan Gooden, Luke Gooden and Carlton Floyd (Photo by Ray Jones) Sixteen teams participated in the Third Annual Elizabethtown Rotary Club golf tournament Friday afternoon at Vineyard Golf at Whiteville. The format was four-person Captain’s Choice. The proceeds from the tournament go toward scholarships for Bladen County […]

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Golf

The winning team, shooting 7-under par, in the May 16 Thundering Herd At Vineyard Golf at White Lake was Jake Womble, Kent Fisher, Conor Bullard and Roger Smith. The Thundering Herd is played every Thursday at 6 p.m. The cost to play is $18 for members and $20 for guests. The Thundering Herd is a […]

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GREENVILLE – East Bladen grad Kyle Tatum completed his sophomore season at Brunswick Community College Monday ranked second in Region X in stolen bases with 23 and fifth in runs scored with 41. The BCC Dolphins won their first three games to reach the championship games in the Region X/Southeast District Tournament, before dropping their […]

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After knocking off First Flight, top-seeded Midway and ninth-seeded NC School of Science & Math, East Bladen’s Eagles will make the three-hour trip to fourth-seeded Washington on Friday night for a fourth-round game in the NCHSAA Class 2A baseball playoffs. Coach Russell Priest’s Eagles pulled away with an eight-run fourth inning in Tuesday’s 13-0 romp […]

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Pictured are: Front Row (Left-Right): Jennifer Gaytan-Morales, Fabiola Sandoval, Mireya Sandoval, Alyssa Bell, Haleigh Dunn, Marley Fletcher, Tristen Sadler. Back Row (Left-Right): Autumn Brisson, Savannah Lee, Elizabeth West, Alyssa Smith, Jose Osorio, and Victor Arellano. The West Bladen tennis teams held their tennis banquet Tuesday night at Dublin Primary School. Individual awards were presented to: […]

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Baseball

West Bladen High School will host a baseball camp for ages five through 12 on Saturday’s at the school’s field. Camp registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. and instruction will last until noon. Cost of the camp is $10. The camp will focus on hitting, fielding and throwing. Share:

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Golf

The Southeastern Fellowship Senior Golf Association played at Land O’ Lakes Golf Course on May 14 with 74 players participating. Two teams tied with a score of 50. The teams were Larry Suggs, David Medlin, George Cochran and Bob Cox; and Don Salsbery, Danny Wiggins, Johnny Wallace and Mitch Nance. The next tournament will be […]

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East Bladen High School

DURHAM – Seniors Pierce Melvin and Spencer Scott combined on a four-hit shutout, and East Bladen rode an eight-run fourth inning to a 13-0 victory over the N.C. School of Science & Math on Tuesday in the third round of the NCHSAA Class 2A baseball playoffs. Coach Russell Priest’s Eagles improved to 19-6 with the […]

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East Bladen’s Eagles, the No. 16 seed in the East, will hit the road again Tuesday with a trip to Durham for a third-round game in the NCHSAA Class 2A baseball playoffs against ninth-seeded N.C. School of Science & Math. The Unicorns do not have lights at Branson Brown Field, so the NCHSAA set the […]

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Golf

A large crowd of golfers arrived Saturday at Vineyard Golf to play in the Bay Tree Lakes Volunteer Fire Department’s annual golf tournament. The event raises money for the department. Sixty golfers formed 15 teams in two flights to swat the golf ball around on the fairways and manicured miniverde greens at the White Lake […]

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BURLINGTON – West Bladen graduate Laikyn Pait batted 5-for-11 and slugged a home run for Southeastern Community College in the Region X/District F DII Softball Tournament at Springwood Park. Pait slammed a double Thursday morning, but her SCC Lady Rams lost to No. 2 seed Louisburg College 4-1. The sophomore catcher walloped a home run, […]

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Track

A trio of West Bladen Knights have qualified for the Class 2A state track & field meet on Friday at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro Junior Tyre Boykin finished third in the MidEast Regional to qualify for the state 100 meter dash. Junior Andrew AJ Brown also advanced to the state meet with […]

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Track

FRANKLINTON – Junior Tyre Boykin and sophomore Tinyauh Rhoda were the leading scorers Friday for the West Bladen Knights in the NCHSAA Class 2A MidEast Track & Field Regional at Franklinton High School. Boykin scored 12 individual points with a third-place finish in the 100 meter dash (11.31) and sixth-place finishes in both the 200 […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – Senior Emma Baynard knocked in a penalty kick with seven minutes left that gave Wheatmore a 2-1 victory over East Bladen on Friday night in the second round of the NCHSAA Class 2A girls soccer playoffs. “We were called for a handball 25 yards out from the goal, “ said Lady Eagle Coach […]

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DUNN – Seniors Greyson Heustess and Dan Tatum knocked in the deciding runs in the eighth inning as East Bladen upset top-seeded Midway 4-2 Friday night in the second round of the NCHSAA Class 2A baseball playoffs. With the score knotted 2-2, sophomore Lefrederick Wooten reached base on an error to begin the Eagle eighth […]

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Golf

Springtime has come to Bladen County and activity abounds at Vineyard Golf At White Lake. A very successful Bladen We Care Byron Gooden Tournament was held with 212 players participating. The Bay Tree VFD Tournament on May 11 and the Rotary Tournament on May 17 are just a few of the activities going on at […]

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By Charlotte Smith Bladen County Schools Career Day took place on May 7 at West Bladen High School and on May 10 at East Bladen High School. The information sessions, education and trade show is an annual, collaborative effort by the businesses, public services, and educational institutions of the surrounding community, according to officials at […]

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FRANKLINTON – A total of 54 Bladen County athletes from East Bladen and West Bladen will be competing Friday in the NCHSAA Class 2A Track & Field MidEast Regionals at Franklinton High. Headlining the East Bladen group is the Three Rivers Conference champion girls 4×400 meter relay team of Rachel Hurrell, Teronda Autry, Aaniya Jackson, […]

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East Bladen’s 4×400 meter girls relay team won the Three Rivers Conference championship in their event and they are ready to compete in the Class 2A MidEast Regionals Friday in Franklinton. “I feel like I have a great responsibility to give us a lead being out first,” said sophomore Teronda Autry. “We really work as […]

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The Red Sox and the Mets played Thursday, May 9 in an Elizabethtown Dixie Youth Baseball Coach-Pitch League game at Leinwand Park. From the looks of it, it was a lot of fun! Photos by Kenneth Armstrong   Share:

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The Harrells Christian Academy golf team finished first out of three teams in the Coastal Rivers Conference. Senior Cade Hancock of Elizabethtown was named Player of the Year, an award presented to the player with the lowest scoring average over the course of the season. Hancock and sophomore Colby Stoppelbein, who had the second lowest […]

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East Bladen’s Eagles, the No. 17 seed in the East, will travel to top-seeded Midway on Friday at 7 p.m. in the second round of the NCHSAA Class 2A baseball playoffs. Coach Russell Priest’s Eagles, the runners-up in the Three Rivers Conference, pounded out 18 hits in a 12-2 mercy rule victory over First Flight […]

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East Bladen, the No. 5 seed in the East, will host Trinity Wheatmore, the No. 12 Eastern seed, Friday at 6 p.m. in the second round of the NCHSAA Class 2A girls’ soccer playoffs. Coach Jay Raynor’s Lady Eagles, co-champions of the Three Rivers Conference, edged East Davidson 2-1 in Tuesday’s playoff opener behind goals […]

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ELIZABETHTOWN – Spencer Scott and Lefrederick Wooten combined to pitch a five-hitter, and East Bladen’s offense pounded out 18 hits in a 12-2 victory over First Flight on Tuesday night in the opening round of the NCHSAA Class 2A baseball playoffs. Scott, a senior, pitched into the sixth inning and allowed two runs – one […]

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WASHINGTON – West Bladen scored first Tuesday night, but top-seeded Washington bounced back to claim a 15-1 victory in the opening round of the NCHSAA Class 2A softball playoffs. Junior Kyla Reed beat out an infield hit in the Lady Knight first inning, raced to third base when junior Alara Cashwell belted a single and […]

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