ELIZABETHTOWN — On an overcast and muggy morning, student-athletes from across Bladen County converged on Elizabethtown Middle School's football field and track Friday for the annual Special Olympics Spring Games.
ELIZABETHTOWN — The West Bladen boys tennis team handed cross-county rival East Bladen a 7-2 Four County Conference loss on Thursday.
ELIZABETHTOWN — Lacey Suggs usual game from the batter's box is to eagle-eye a walk, steal a base or two and bring a run home for the Lady Eagles. On Thursday, she changed that up dramatically, slugging a pair of home runs to lift East...
ELIZABETHTOWN — Alex Coates followed up his perfect game on Monday with a two-hitter over a split six innings to help lead East Bladen to a 9-4 win over visiting Union High on Thursday.
East Bladen Reverse Raffle, Steak Dinner***ELIZABETHTOWN — The annual East Bladen High Reverse Raffle and Steak Dinner is scheduled for Saturday, May 9.
During the week of June 18, 2007, I publicly cracked what has gone down in local lore as one of the worst jokes ever spoken aloud on the radio. It went something like this:
DUBLIN — The visiting Dark Horses scored early against West Bladen and made it hold up for a 6-1 Four County Conference win on Tuesday.
DUBLIN — The Lady Knights' bats came alive and Nicole Wyatt twirled a one-hitter through four innings Tuesday, leading West Bladen to a 24-0 Four County Conference win over visiting Clinton.
Alayna Hester, daughter of Drs. Mark and Rebecca Hester of Bladenboro, took first place in the North Carolina Xcel Gold State Meet balance beam competition in the Senior Division C in Winston-Salem on Friday, April 10. She is a cheerleader and student...
TEACHEY — The Lady Eagles battled back from deficits of 4-0 and 8-4, but the comeback fizzled too soon and Wallace-Rose Hill earned an 8-7 Four County Conference win on Monday.
TEACHEY — Alex Coates needed just 71 pitches Monday to hurl a perfect game and lead East Bladen to a Four County Conference win over Wallace-Rose Hill, 2-0.
LUMBERTON — Three of North Carolina State University's top athletics coaches will visit Robeson County next month as part of the 2015 Wolfpack Club Coaches Caravan.
With the annual spring break behind them, area prep athletic teams — baseball, softball, soccer, tennis, golf and track — will get back to the business of Four County Conference competition.
ELIZABETHTOWN — The outdoor athletic areas of Elizabethtown Middle School will explode with life on Friday when the annual Bladen County Special Olympics holds its opening ceremonies and competitions.
CLINTON – The Top 100 is one of the most highly sought-after titles of recognition Ducks Unlimited offers to its local chapters. Each year, the list is comprised of the top 100 fundraising chapters in the United States that raise up to $100,000...
When you think of deer, do you envision a shy doe hiding beneath forest foliage? Or perhaps you imagine a buck bounding through a field along a quiet country road. The reality of where deer like to live is much closer to home than you think. Humans...
If you just want to read about the incredible basketball game described by Scott Ellsworth in “The Secret Game, A Wartime Story of Courage, Change, and Basketball's Lost Triumph,” you can skip the first 250 pages. Then you can read...
ST. PAULS — A five-run third inning propelled South Robeson past West Bladen on Tuesday in the third-place game of the Robeson County Slugfest, 7-1.
ST. PAULS — A pair of Class 4-A baseball teams limited West Bladen to three combined hits on Monday and Tuesday in the Robeson County Slugfest, and the Knights took fourth place among the eight-team field.
FAYETTEVILLE — The Eagles claimed their best finish in a number of years at the J. Hoyt Warren/Wayne Edwards Invitational with an 11-inning, 12-11 win over host Douglas Byrd on Tuesday.
ST. PAULS — When the Purnell Swett baseball team scored two runs in the bottom of the first inning on Monday, the Rams got more than just a lead. The Rams gave sophomore pitcher Lucas Oxendine enough room to feel comfortable.
ST. PAULS — The Lady Knights' 10-game winning streak and three straight titles in the Robeson County Slugfest came to an end Monday when Hoke County knocked off West Bladen in dramatic fashion in the semifinals, 5-0.
FAYETTEVILLE — A pair of Gray's Creek pitchers handcuffed East Bladen hitters on Monday, leading the Bears to a 6-1 win in the second round of the J. Hoyt Warren/Warren Edwards Invitational.
FAYETTEVILLE — Two Bladen County basketball players have been tabbed by The Fayetteville Observer's sports staff for a spot on the annual All-Cape Fear Region first team.
ST. PAULS — Ten runs in the bottom of the first inning by the Lady Knights of West Bladen put host St. Pauls in a major hole Saturday in the first round of the Robeson County Slugfest.And then it got worse.
FAYETTEVILLE — An early lead by East Bladen and solid pitching by Alex Coates and Sincere Smith led the Eagles to a 4-2 win over Freedom Christian Academy on Saturday in the opening round of the J. Hoyt Warren/Wayne Edwards...
ST. PAULS — A six-run, sixth-inning rally propelled West Bladen to a 10-6 win over Red Springs on Saturday and into the second round of the Robeson County Slugfest.
Fundraiser to celebrate Bulldogs' state title***
ELIZABETHTOWN — What do UConn women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma, N.C. State women's basketball coach Wes Moore and East Bladen girls basketball coach Patty Evers all have in common?
JACKSONVILLE — After several weeks away from the competitive links, Elizabethtown's Cade Hancock, 13, the two-time reigning champion of the Coastal Junior Golf Tour, opened his 2015 season at the seventh annual Jimmy Anderson Boys...
The Easter holiday break has found the West Bladen varsity softball team on quite a roll over the past four years — a stretch of time that has seen the Lady Knights play in four consecutive Robeson County Slugfests and winning the last three...
ELIZABETHTOWN — Miscues were costly for East Bladen on Wednesday, as visiting Clinton took advantage of Eagles errors and left town with an 8-3 Four County Conference win.
The opportunity to talk about my favorite incident of the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup season so far passed me by when Joey Logano won his first-ever Daytona 500 on Feb. 22. A number of celebrated Cup Series champions – including Rusty Wallace, Terry...
ELIZABETHTOWN — Chandler Lennon scattered five walks, three hits and two hit batters to pitch West Bladen to a 4-2 Four County Conference win over East Bladen on Tuesday.
ELIZABETHTOWN — The Lady Eagles got all the offense it would need in the first inning on Monday en route to an 11-1 Four County Conference win over visiting Clinton.
ELIZABETHTOWN — Brandon Rhodie-Hollis of Elizabethtown has been selected to cook at the 2015 Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta, Ga.
FAYETTEVILLE — To help anglers improve their fishing skills, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is offering two free fishing workshops in April at the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center in Fayetteville.
DUBLIN — Score another one for Mother Nature.
ELIZABETHTOWN — East Bladen Athletics Director and coach Patty Evers has an ambassador to bridge the gap between incoming freshmen and girls athletics, something she had no idea about until recently.
ELIZABETHTOWN — Mother Nature strikes again!
If I had to list the drivers people have asked me about over the years, Kurt Busch wouldn't be in the top 10.But over the course of the past several weeks, he has been number one.
DUBLIN — West Bladen put any doubts aside Wednesday night when they exploded for seven runs in the first inning and went on to thrash visiting Heidi Trask, 17-6, in a Four County Conference game.
DUBLIN — In an early showdown of Four County Conference teams with unblemished conference records on Wednesday, visiting Heidi Trask got the better of West Bladen in eight innings and took an 6-4 win.
CERRO GORDO — The Lady Eagles traveled to face West Columbus in a non-conference doubleheader Wednesday, and came home with a sweep, 10-0 and 10-2.
BURGAW — A sixth-inning rally by East Bladen fell short Tuesday on the road against Pender County, and the Eagles suffered a tough 1-0 Four County Conference loss to the Patriots.
BURGAW — Miller Heustess and Lacey Suggs combined on a five-hitter and the Lady Eagles pounded 16 hits on Tuesday to wallop Pender County 15-3 for a Four County Conference win.
The West Bladen softball and baseball games at Heidi Trask, originally scheduled for today, have been postponed because of wet fields.
TEACHEY — The Eagles tennis team traveled Monday to take on Wallace-Rose Hill in a Four County Conference twin bill, and came home with a sweep.
Mackenzie Singletary from Bladenboro's Carolina Karate competed in her first tournament on Saturday in Conway, S.C. Mackenzie gave an impressive first fight and proved how tough she was. She placed fourth overall in sparring.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Special Olympics athletes, leaders and family members from 39 states converged on Capitol Hill on Wednesday for Special Olympics' 12th annual “Capitol Hill Day.”