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Suggs, Thompson recognized by NCPreps

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Two Bladen County basketball stars have garnered another post-season honor, this time from the online service NCPreps.com.Lacey Suggs, a sophomore at East Bladen High who helped lead the Lady Eagles to a 28-2 record and run to the East Regionals this past season, was named to the Class 2-A All-State team by the online service.Suggs, who averaged 19.1 points, 5.6 rebounds, 4.3 steals and 2.7 assists per game during the season, was the Four County Conference Player of the Year and has been named to The Fayetteville Observer’s All-Cape Fear Region first team. She was also recently tabbed to the District 4 first team by the North Carolina Basketball Coaches Association, as well as the All-Area second team by the Wilmington StarNews.

 

West Bladen pounds the Eagles

DUBLIN — Quiet for the first three innings, West Bladen’s bats came alive for 11 hits and 11 runs over the final three innings Wednesday and handed visiting East Bladen an 11-2 Four County Conference loss.The win improved the Knights to 8-7 overall and 5-4 in the conference, while the Eagles fell to 4-9 overall and 4-5 in the conference.After two scoreless innings, East Bladen pushed a pair of runs across in the third fueled by a West Bladen error and two hit...

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Lady Knights whip East Bladen

DUBLIN — The visiting Lady Eagles showed some early feistiness, but couldn’t keep up with the offensive firepower of West Bladen on Wednesday. The Lady Knights pounded out 13 hits en route to an 11-5 Four County Conference win.West Bladen improved to 14-2 overall and 8-2 in the conference, while East Bladen fell to 8-4 overall and 6-4 in the conference.The Lady Eagles opened the game with three runs in the first inning, the big hits a two-run double by Yoland...

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Top Gun champs

Contributed photoThe Carolina Wildcats finished in first place in the 2014 Top Gun World Series NIT on April 5-6 in Dillon, S.C. With this win they received the new 2014 Worth Legit bat and improves them 13-4 on the season. Members of the team are: Casey West, Katlyn Jones, Morgan Britt, Ashley Prevatte, coach Johnny Britt, Morgan Hatchell, coach Gary Hatchell, Jesse Bryant, Arica Gandy, coach Justin Jones, Ramsey Milligan and coach William Britt. Not pictured are Skyler McCoy, Kat...

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Carolina Sands goes quiet

WHITE LAKE — The sounds of a far-off “fore!” and the sights of a high-five following a good shot and the casual walks up a perfectly manicured fairway to a ball gently resting pin high on a smooth green are over in White Lake. At least for now.After 52 years, Carolina Sands Golf Course — originally opened in 1962 as White Lake Golf Course before the name was changed in 2000 — was recently recently closed by owners Don and April Britt, who bought the fa...

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Scoreboard

RACING***Dublin Motor SpeedwaySaturday, April 12***Late Model ...

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East at West games moved

DUBLIN — Because of the inclement weather, all athletic events scheduled for today between West Bladen and East Bladen have been moved to Wednesday.That includes the baseball, softball and soccer activities — jayvee and varsity.— Baseball: Jayvee will play at West Bladen at 4 p.m.; varsity will play at West Bladen at 7 p.m.— Softball: Varisty will play at West Bladen at 6 p.m.— Soccer: Varsity will play at West Bladen a...

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Sports briefs

B’boro Rotary Club golf tourney***BLADENBORO — The Bladenboro Rotary Club will hold its 16th annual golf tournament on Friday, May 9, at Land O Lakes Golf Course in Whiteville.The event benefits a scholarship fund for for Bladenboro and West Bladen High seniors through the J.W. and Martha Black Scholarship, two former educators.The entry fee for the tournament will include greens fees, cart and a meal before and after th...

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Springtime greening: Boaters tips for Earth Day

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – About 70 percent of the Earth is covered by water – and that’s where you’ll find recreational boaters spending their time.With Earth Day’s arrival on April 22, what can boaters do to help keep the waters they enjoy clean and healthy? Here are three easy tips from the BoatUS Foundation that any boater can do:— Springtime greening: When you uncover the boat this spring, ...

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Strike one!

Kenny Armstrong|Bladen JournalCody Clark, 6, throws out the ceremonial first pitch at the Elizabethtown Dixie Youth Baseball opening-day ceremonies on Saturday. Cody has been battling a brain tumor for the past few months.

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Lady Knights get Slugfest’s No. 1 seed

FAIRMONT —West Bladen’s Lady Knights, a perennial Class 2-A playoff team the past few seasons and two-time defending champion in the Robeson County Slugfest, earned a unanimous No. 1 seeding from coaches for the upcoming tournament. It’s the second straight year the Lady Knights have secured the No. 1 seeding.The baseball and softball Slugfest will be played in Red Springs starting on Saturday, April 19.“It’s really an honor to get a unanimo...

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Eagles headed to invitational tournament

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Eagles baseball team will travel to Douglas Byrd High in Fayetteville on Easter weekend to compete in the annual J. Hoyt Warren/Wayne Edwards Invitational Tournament, a tournament they have played in since it was founded 20 years ago.But this tournament will be different from the first 19, because it will be the first one since the death of its founder, Jernigan Warren, who died Dec. 27, 2013, from a battle with cancer.“He was a good frien...

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