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Student-athlete program has kicked off

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From football to volleyball to tennis, it’s clear that fall sports are back in season.Around the region, there’s an abundance of kills, goals, aces, birdies and touchdowns as fans fill both stadiums and gymnasiums, all while people like me write about them.Being a fan is fun, but high school athletes get a little extra: classes and plenty of homework.


Eagles, Dark Horses set for clash

ELIZABETHTOWN — If there are circled games on the East Bladen varsity football schedule, Friday’s clash with Four County Conference foe Clinton is certainly one of them.“They’re pretty good, and we think we are, too,” said Eagles head coach Robby Priest. “So this one should be a good one. The crowd should be big, the weather should be good and we’ll be ready.”

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Eagles blank Knights, 4-0

DUBLIN — The Eagles and Knights played to a 0-0 tie after the first half of Tuesday’s soccer match, but visiting East Bladen exploded for four goals in the second half to wrap up a 4-0 Four County Conference win.The victory improved the Eagles to 5-3-4 overall and 3-2 in the conference, while the Knights fell to 2-11 overall and 0-6 in the conference.Each team squandered scoring chances in the opening half, due mostly to a step up from the defenses....

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West volleyball falls in four

DUBLIN — The Lady Knights of West Bladen fought hard against visiting Heidi Trask, but ultimately lost their chance to take a step out of the Four County Conference when they fell in four games by the scores of 15-25, 25-21, 17-25 and 21-25.The loss dropped West Bladen to 3-12 overall and 0-9 in the conference, while Heidi Trask improved to 1011, 1-8.The two teams entered Monday’s match with identical 0-8 conference marks, and the Lady Titans got off to a pos...

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Safety should be No. 1 priority for bow hunters

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Home From The Hunt™ safety campaign recommends some guidelines when hunting with archery equipment, including crossbows.“The safety considerations for using a crossbow, longbow or compound bow are similar to other hunting methods,” said Travis Casper, state hunting education coordinator. “Hunting safety is exercising caution, obeying regulations and putting into practice what you’ve learned...

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Eagles rush to 35-13 win

ELIZABETHTOWN — East Bladen got more than 500 combined yards rushing from three players and broke open a close halftime score with three second-half touchdowns to beat visiting Midway, 35-13, in the Four County Conference opener on Friday.The Eagles improved to 4-1 overall and 1-0 in the conference with the win, while Midway falls to 3-2, 0-1.The Raiders let East Bladen know they were there for a game early, scoring a touchdown in the first quarter on a 37-yard run...

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Knights earn 50-21 homecoming win

DUBLIN — After a delay for fire ants in the east end zone, which was chalked over by Athletics Director Kim Cain, the West Bladen homecoming crowd was witness to a 50-21 shellacking of Union in the Four County Conference’s opener.The win improved the Knights to 4-1 overall and 1-0 in the conference, while the Spartans fell to 1-4, 0-1.The Knights opened the game with an 11-play, 64-yard, touchdown march that was highlighted by a 14-yard run by Kesean Sutton, ...

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Lady Eagles turn tables on Clinton

CLINTON — The Lady Eagles and Lady Dark Horses engaged in another down-to-the-wire volleyball matchup on Thursday, with each of the four games producing a nail-biter outcome.Earlier in the season, Clinton had taken a five-game Four County Conference win that could have gone either way.When this one was over, East Bladen — after dropping a hard-fought first game — had turned the tables on Clinton and earned a four-game victory by the scores of 20-25, 25-...

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Eagles have a score to settle

ELIZABETHTOWN — A year ago, East Bladen’s Eagles were at the end of a 1-3 non-conference schedule with all kinds of hopes for a positive start in the Four County Conference.Instead, the Midway Raiders stunned East Bladen with a last-second 99-yard touchdown pass that handed the Eagles a heart-breaking 16-13 loss.“Oh yeah, we remember it,” said East Bladen head coach Robby Priest. “But you can call it payback, most probably think that’s...

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Knights host Union for homecoming

DUBLIN — The Union Spartans will invade The Castle on Friday for West Bladen’s homecoming and the start of the Four County Conference schedule, and they will arrive with a huge hole in their offense from last season in graduated running back Dezmond Faison.“He was a beast,” said Knights head coach Russell Dove. “He gave us fits last year.Of course, the Knights had their own “beast” in the speedy Malcolm Vaught, who rushed for 207...

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East, West fall in volleyball

CLINTON — The Lady Knights avoided a sweep against Union High on Tuesday by winning the second game, but could not get their first Four County Conference victory of the season, falling by the scores of12-25, 25-22, 12-25 and 16-25.Breanna Jackson and Morgan Sweeney each recorded nine service winners, while Sweeney added two aces and two kills. Jackson contributed one kill. Teammate Krisna Ransom had two blocks and a kill, while Kathryn Schultz had two blocks for West Bladen....

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