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Wednesday’s Sports Schedule
Wednesday, December 11
No Recreation or School Sporting Events Scheduled
Boys Basketball: West Bladen 47, East Columbus 38
BLADENBORO – Senior Tyre Boykin poured in 25 points Tuesday night to lead West Bladen’s Knights to a 47-38 Three Rivers Conference boys basketball victory over East Columbus.
West Bladen improved to 1-2 in league play and 3-2 overall. The Knights will host Clinton Friday night in a non-conference game. READ MORE
Girls Basketball: West Bladen 50, East Columbus 25
BLADENBORO – Seniors Kasee Singletary and Lexie Corrothers combined for 22 points Tuesday night and led West Bladen to a 50-25 Three Rivers Conference girls basketball victory over East Columbus.
The Lady Knights remained unbeaten in TRC play with a 3-0 record and are 5-1 overall. West Bladen will host Clinton Friday night in a non-conference game. READ MORE
Girls Basketball: East Bladen 55, Red Springs 9
RED SPRINGS – An 18-0 East Bladen second-period blitz propelled the Lady Eagles to a 55-9 Three Rivers Conference girls basketball victory over Red Springs Tuesday night.
Coach Patty Evers’ Lady Eagles improved to 3-0 in the TRC and 6-0 overall. East Bladen will travel to Jacksonville Northside Thursday night. READ MORE
Boys Basketball: Red Springs 61, East Bladen 49
RED SPRINGS – Senior Jordan Ferguson fired in 11 of his game-high 24 points during a second-period surge that propelled Red Springs to a 61-49 Three Rivers Conference boys basketball victory over East Bladen Tuesday night.
The Eagles, now 0-3 in the TRC and 1-4 overall, will travel to Jacksonville Northside Thursday night. READ MORE
JV Girls Basketball: West Bladen 18, East Columbus 17
BLADENBORO – Azillyah McDonald and Anniya Phillips threw in fourth quarter baskets Tuesday as West Bladen’s Lady Knights edged East Columbus 18-17 in Three Rivers Conference jayvee girls basketball action.
It was the first win of the season for Coach Wade Pait’s Lady Knights, who are now 1-2 in league play and 1-3 overall. READ MORE
JV Girls Basketball: East Bladen 25, Red Springs 23
RED SPRINGS – Center Makayla Dixon and guard Mariah Smith combined for 18 points Tuesday to lead East Bladen to a 25-23 Three Rivers Conference jayvee girls basketball victory over Red Springs.
Coach Megan Kirby’s Lady Eagles improved to 2-1 in the TRC and 3-1 overall. READ MORE
JV Boys Basketball: Red Springs 36, East Bladen 8
RED SPRINGS – Red Springs defeated East Bladen 36-8 Tuesday night in Three Rivers Conference jayvee boys basketball action.
Malaki Monroe and Nazire Smith scored 3 points each to lead the Eagle scoring. READ MORE
JV Boys Basketball: East Columbus defeated West Bladen
BLADENBORO – East Columbus defeated West Bladen by 5 points Tuesday night in the Three Rivers Conference jayvee boys basketball action.
The Knights, now 0-3 in league play and 2-3 overall, will host Clinton Friday night in a non-conference game.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT …
Gabe Barber Named All-State; 6 Eagles Are All-Region
East Bladen senior Gabe Barber has been named to the North Carolina Soccer Coaches Association Class 2A All-State team. Barber and 5 of his Eagle teammates – Jake Evans, Will Hester, Jay McKoy, Garrett Melvin and Freddy Wooten – have been named to the NCSCA Class 2A All-Region 6 team.
Barber (pictured), the Three Rivers Conference Player of the Year, fired in 24 goals, dished out 22 assists and had 423 steals. He is the 3rd East Bladen player to be named All-State Soccer. READ MORE
Sayaun Dent Posts 2 Double-Doubles for No. 1 Sandhills
PINEHURST – West Bladen grad Sayaun Dent posted a pair of double-doubles this week as his No. 1 ranked Sandhills Community College Flyers improved to 11-0 on the season.
Dent is averaging 20 points, 8 rebounds and 3 assists per game while playing 23.5 minutes per game for the Flyers who are ranked No. 1 in the latest NJCAA poll. READ MORE
Lil Knights Basketball League Registration
Registration for West Bladen’s Lil Knights Basketball League is underway. The league will play on 6 Saturday mornings beginning on January 11, 2020.
Boys and girls in grades 1-8 are eligible to play. READ MORE
Girls Basketball: East Bladen 55, South Columbus 19
ELIZABETHTOWN – Unbeaten East Bladen raced to a 25-3 first quarter lead en route to a 55-19 Three Rivers Conference girls basketball victory over South Columbus on Friday night.
Coach Patty Evers’ Lady Eagles raised their record to 2-0 in league play and 5-0 overall. The Lady Eagles will travel to Red Springs on Tuesday night. READ MORE
Girls Basketball: West Bladen 44, Red Springs 11
RED SPRINGS – Senior Lexie Corrothers poured in 17 points, and West Bladen rode a 19-0 third-quarter blitz to a 44-11 Three Rivers Conference girls basketball victory over Red Springs on Friday night.
Coach Brian McCleney’s Lady Knights raised their record to 2-0 in league play and 4-1 overall. The Lady Knights will host East Columbus on Tuesday night. READ MORE
Boys Basketball: South Columbus 44, East Bladen 34
ELIZABETHTOWN – South Columbus rode a 16-9 closing surge to a 44-34 Three Rivers Conference boys basketball victory over East Bladen on Friday night.
East Bladen, now 0-2 in league play and 1-3 overall, will travel to Red Springs on Tuesday night. READ MORE
Boys Basketball: Red Springs 70, West Bladen 43
RED SPRINGS – Seniors Jordan Ferguson and Corell Love sparked a 42-21 second-half surge that carried Red Springs to a 70-43 Three Rivers Conference boys basketball victory over West Bladen on Friday night
The Knights, now 0-2 in the TRC and 2-2 overall, will host East Columbus on Tuesday night. READ MORE
JV Girls Basketball: East Bladen 21, South Columbus 19
ELIZABETHTOWN – Ronkira Lennon fired in 10 points to lead East Bladen to a 21-19 Three Rivers Conference jayvee girls basketball victory over South Columbus on Friday.
Coach Megan Kirby’s Lady Eagles improved to 1-1 in the TRC and 2-1 overall and will travel to Red Springs on Tuesday. READ MORE
JV Girls Basketball: Red Springs 9, West Bladen 6
RED SPRINGS – Red Springs defeated West Bladen 9-6 Friday in Three Rivers Conference jayvee girls basketball action.
West Bladen will host East Columbus on Tuesday night. READ MORE
JV Boys Basketball: South Columbus 35, East Bladen 26
ELIZABETHTOWN – Jamal Brown scored 8 of his game-high 17 points for South Columbus in the final quarter as the Stallions claimed a 35-26 Three Rivers Conference jayvee boys basketball victory over East Bladen on Friday night.
East Bladen will travel to Red Springs on Tuesday night. READ MORE
JV Boys Basketball: Red Springs 33, West Bladen 32
RED SPRINGS – Red Springs rallied back from an early 12-2 deficit and edged West Bladen 33-32 Friday night in Three Rivers Conference jayvee boys basketball action.
The Knights, now 2-2 on the season, will host East Columbus on Tuesday night. READ MORE
NCHSAA board approves next step in realignment process
CHAPEL HILL – The N.C. High School Athletic Association Board of Directors concluded its winter meeting Thursday with several policy changes.
Of note, the board approved a request for the drafting of a ballot for a membership vote on an amendment to Bylaw IV of the Articles and Bylaws that governs classification. READ MORE
Tyre Boykin Signs to Play Basketball at UMKC
BLADENBORO – West Bladen senior Tyre Boykin announced Wednesday that he has signed to play basketball next season at the University of Missouri at Kansas City.
Two other schools – UNC Pembroke and Catawba – had made offers to Boykin .Boykin has averaged 23 points per game in the first three Knight games this season. READ MORE
Recent sports photo galleries
Photos by Kenneth Armstrong
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Larrell Murchison Named All-Atlantic Coast Conference
East Bladen grad and North Carolina State defensive tackle Larrell Murchison (pictured on left) has been named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference football second team.
Murchison, a 6-3, 291 pounder, led the Wolfpack defense with 7 sacks and 12 tackles for loss. He finished with 48 total tackles. READ MORE
UNC Asheville to Retire Sheila Ford Duncan’s Jersey
UNC Asheville athletics announced last week it will retire jersey No. 54 in honor of former Clarkton High School standout Sheila Ford Duncan during the Bulldogs homecoming basketball doubleheader on February 22.
She played for coach Raymond Marlowe at Clarkton High School in the late ’70s and her father is former Clarkton High basketball coach Harold Ford. READ MORE
West Bladen High athletic department seeks banner sponsors
West Bladen High School is seeking sponsors for banners at its athletic fields.
School athletic director Travis Pait said the sponsorship program is the cornerstone of the financial support needed for teams. READ MORE
East Bladen Banner Program Packages for 2019-20
The East Bladen Booster Club has announced their banner packages for the 2019-2020 athletic year.
For each sponsorship, the Booster Club provides the following packages: READ MORE
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