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Thursday’s Sports Schedule
Thursday, July 20
North Carolina Dixie Youth Baseball Majors State Tournament
At Leland District Park
2 p.m. Elizabethtown vs. South Park
Lumber River Church Softball Women’s Tournament
7:30 Hickory Grove vs. Hyde Park at Dublin
8:30 Antioch at Dublin
8:30 Galeed vs. Broadridge at Sammy Cox Park
SPORTS FOR THURDAY, JULY 20
NC DYB Majors State Tournament: Elizabethtown 18, Dunn 3
Photos by Kenneth Armstrong
LELAND- Elizabethtown pounded out 19 hits and rolled to an 18-3 victory over Dunn Wednesday in the North Carolina Dixie Youth Baseball State Tournament.
With the victory Elizabethtown advances to the ‘Final Four’ and will play unbeaten South Park Thursday at 2 p.m. An Elizabethtown victory Thursday would leave 3 teams in the tournament and all 3 would have one loss. READ MORE
Bladen Recreation Soccer Registration Underway
Bladen Recreation Soccer Registration is underway and will continue until September 1st.
SPORTS FOR WEDNESDAY, JULY 19
NC Dixie Debs State Softball Tournament: South Columbus 6, Lumberton 5
CARTHAGE – South Columbus slugged 2 home runs and captured the North Carolina Dixie Debs State Softball Tournament Tuesday night with a 6-5 victory over Lumberton.
A 3-run first-inning homer staked the winners to an early 3-0 lead. South Columbus built their lead to 6-3 in the fifth then survived a 2-run last-inning rally by Lumberton. READ MORE
Elizabethtown Girls Place Third In Fishing Tournament
Campbell McLaurin (8-years-old) and Daisy Grissop (4-years-old) placed 3rd in the “Catfish for Kids Tournament” sponsored by the Bottom Feeders Fishing Club on Shearon Harris Lake.
The girls are members of the Team Reaper Fishing team. Campbell is the daughter of Daniel and Trista McLaurin and Daisy is the daughter of Jonathan Grissop, all of Elizabethtown.
SPORTS FOR TUESDAY, JULY 18
Desmond Bryant Football Camp 2017
Photos by Kenneth Armstrong
Sayaun Dent Scores 7 Points as East Wins All-Star Game
GREENSBORO – Sayaun Dent connected on all 3 of his shots from the field and scored 7 points as his East team rallied in the second half to defeat the West 117-108 in the 69th Annual East-West High School All-Star Game.
Dent drained a 3-point shot and added another basket in the first half to help keep the East within 60-53 at intermission. The East outscored the West 64-48 in the second half to claim the victory. READ MORE
NC DYB Majors State Tournament: Elizabethtown 8, Burgaw 4
With the victory Elizabethtown advanced to a 5:30 p.m. elimination game Tuesday against Dunn. READ MORE
NC DYB Majors State Tournament: South Park 13, Elizabethtown 8
South Park scored 3 runs in the top of the first inning on Sunday night, before Garrison Tatum blasted a home run to lead off the Elizabethtown first inning. Rain halted the game at that point, and it was resumed on Monday. READ MORE
NC Dixie Debs State Softball Tournament: Lumberton 9, West Stanly 8
With the victory Lumberton advances to Tuesday’s 4 p.m. championship game against South Columbus. Lumberton needs a win to force a second and final championship game that would be played Wednesday at 4 p.m. READ MORE
SPORTS FOR MONDAY, JULY 17
SWAC 12U State Softball Tournament: Onslow County 7, Bladen County 6
Bladen County carried a 6-3 lead into the home sixth but 4 hits produced 4 runs and sent Onslow to the championship game against Williamston. READ MORE
Elizabethtown’s State Dixie Youth Majors Game Stopped By Rain
LELAND – Elizabethtown’s game against South Park Sunday night in the North Carolina Dixie Youth Baseball State Tournament was stopped by rain after one inning and will be continued Monday afternoon at 1:30 with South Park leading 3-1.
NC Dixie Debs State Tournament: Lumberton 11, Brunswick North 9
CARTHAGE – Madison Collins walloped a 2-run homer and pitched 3 innings of relief as Lumberton defeated Brunswick North 11-9 Sunday in an elimination game in the North Carolina Dixie Debs State Tournament.
Shortstop Conner Brisson was hit by a pitch and scored a run in the second inning then knocked in a run with a single and later scored in the fourth. READ MORE
SPORTS FOR SUNDAY, JULY 16
NC DYB Majors State Tournament: Elizabethtown 11, East Duplin 9
LELAND – Ryan Johnson slugged a pair of 3-run homers to lead Elizabethtown to an 11-9 victory over East Duplin Saturday in the opening round of the North Carolina Dixie Youth Baseball Majors State Tournament.
After East Duplin scored in the top of the first inning, Elizabethtown answered with 3 runs in the bottom half. READ MORE
SWAC 12U Softball State Tournament: Williamston 12, Bladen County 8
Rylee Chadwick led off the game with a single and scored the first Bladen run as Savannah Turbeville reached base on an error. READ MORE
SWAC 12U Softball State Tournament: Bladen County 23, Holly Springs 5
WILLIAMSTON – The Bladen County All-Stars rolled to a 23-5 victory over Holly Springs Saturday in the State-Wide Activities Committee (SWAC) 12U Softball State Tournament.
Bladen County took charge early with an 8-run first inning. Rylee Chadwick ripped a single, and Savannah Turbeville walked. Karli Priest drove in Chadwick with a single, and Alexus Mitchell and AnnaGrey Heustess beat out bunt singles that scored Savannah Turbeville and Priest. READ MORE
NC Dixie Debs State Softball Tournament: South Columbus 6, Lumberton 1
Four West Bladen softball players are members of the Lumberton team – first baseman Carley Dawson, shortstop Conner Brisson, second baseman Abby Dawson and right fielder Madison Collins. READ MORE
SPORTS FOR SATURDAY, JULY 15
Bladen County 12U All-Stars Open SWAC State Softball Tournament Play
The Bladen County 12U All-Stars begin play in the State-Wide Activities Committee (SWAC) State Softball Tournament Saturday at 10:45 a.m.against Holly Springs in Williamston.
Bladen County won the SWAC Eastern Sectional last weekend with an 8-1 victory over Onslow County. Bladen County is the No. 1 seed from the East, while Holly Springs is the No. 2 seed from the West Sectional. READ MORE
July Golf Activity At Vineyard Golf At White Lake
The Thursday, July 13 Herd saw the team of Jim Hancock, Will Fisher, Campbell White and Jay Davis win with a score of 8-under par. READ MORE
SPORTS FOR FRIDAY, JULY 14
Lil Knights Basketball Camp Awards
Coach Travis Pait and his West Bladen Knights held their Lil Knights Basketball Camp this week.
In the College Division, Mayee Kinlaw won the Camper of the Week Award. Connor Chavis won three awards – the Wanson Speed Dribble Champion, Free Throw Champion and the Hot Shot Champion. Trey George captured the One-on-One championship, and Luke Bryant was the Knockout Champion. READ MORE
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