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Duke 71 – Louisville 69….Blue Devils down 38-29 at the end of first half, and down by 23 with nine minutes remaining roared back to win 71-69.  The Blue Devils are 6-0 on the road, 22-2 overall and 10-1 in conference play.  Next game vs NC State Saturday, 6 PM.

Virginia is tied with UNC for second place in the Atlantic Coast Conference with 9-2 records, followed by Syracuse 8-3 and Louisville 8-4.

Nationwide, Tennessee is ranked #1 in men’s play, having won 18 in a row.  Next game for the Vols is Saturday at Kentucky…

For the latest in high school basketball scores, standings and upcoming action involving Bladen County schools, check our Sports page….John Clark covers it all…

So much has changed in local sports.  Remember when local high school teams included Elizabethtown, Bladenboro, Clarkton, Tar Heel and White Oak….there was also Bladen Central, Booker T. Washington, East Arcadia, Spaulding Monroe, maybe more…..some very good action in the 50s and 60s….Great play, facilities not so good for many.

Local Dixie Youth action preparing for another baseball season…

Weather typical for this time of year….planting time for crops and gardens just weeks away.

Lest we forget…Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, February 14…

I married the first man I ever kissed.  When I tell my children that, the just about throw up.  Barbara Bush

Instead of getting married again, I’m going to find a woman I don’t like and give her a house.  Groucho Marx

A heart that loves is always young.  Greek Proverb

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