Bladen Journal- RSS SPORTS Feed Sat, 18 Apr 2015 07:32:58 EST 1800 SPECIAL DAY 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. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:36:11 EST Knights knock off East in tennis ELIZABETHTOWN — The West Bladen boys tennis team handed cross-county rival East Bladen a 7-2 Four County Conference loss on Thursday. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 08:11:11 EST Suggs homers twice to lead Lady Eagles 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... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 08:01:11 EST Coates, Eagles cruise past Union 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. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 07:31:11 EST SPORTS BRIEFS … East Bladen Reverse Raffle, Steak Dinner***ELIZABETHTOWN — The annual East Bladen High Reverse Raffle and Steak Dinner is scheduled for Saturday, May 9. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:26:11 EST Stepping down with some left in the tank 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: Wed, 15 Apr 2015 08:16:11 EST Knights fall to Clinton 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. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 07:56:11 EST Lady Knights crush Clinton 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. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 07:46:11 EST Balance beam champion 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... Tue, 14 Apr 2015 08:46:11 EST Lady Eagles handed first conference loss, 8-7 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. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 08:06:12 EST Coates hurls perfect game for Eagles 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. Tue, 14 Apr 2015 07:56:11 EST Wolfpack Club making a stop in Lumberton 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. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 12:16:12 EST Conference action looms after break 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. Sun, 12 Apr 2015 12:01:11 EST Special Olympics set for Friday at E’town Middle 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. Sun, 12 Apr 2015 11:11:12 EST Clinton chapter of DU cracks Top 100 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... Sat, 11 Apr 2015 17:31:12 EST Deer continue to impede on suburbia 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... Sat, 11 Apr 2015 15:01:11 EST Race and basketball, a transformative moment in 1944 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... Thu, 9 Apr 2015 08:21:11 EST Lady Knights fall in third-place game 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. Wed, 8 Apr 2015 08:16:11 EST Knights fall in third-place game 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. Wed, 8 Apr 2015 08:01:11 EST Eagles claim third place 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. Wed, 8 Apr 2015 07:41:13 EST