Bladen Journal- RSS SPORTS Feed Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:30:08 EST 1800 Norris presented Scholar-Athlete Award 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. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:16:12 EST East sports postponed by rains ELIZABETHTOWN — Mother Nature strikes again! Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:16:11 EST Welcome back, Kurt Busch 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. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 08:01:14 EST Knights crush Heidi Trask 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. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 07:01:12 EST Lady Knights fall in 8 innings 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. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 06:31:13 EST Lady Eagles sweep West Columbus 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. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 06:16:12 EST Eagles fall 1-0 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. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 07:56:11 EST Lady Eagles thump Pender County, 15-3 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. Wed, 25 Mar 2015 07:46:11 EST West softball, baseball postponed to Wednesday The West Bladen softball and baseball games at Heidi Trask, originally scheduled for today, have been postponed because of wet fields. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 13:31:11 EST Eagles ace Wallace-Rose Hill in tennis 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. Tue, 24 Mar 2015 08:16:11 EST First tourney 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. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 11:11:12 EST North Carolina’s Special Olympians go to Capital Hill 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.” Sat, 21 Mar 2015 19:56:13 EST GOBBLE, GOBBLE, GOBBLE RALEIGH —The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will open the statewide spring hunting season for wild turkeys — male and bearded turkeys only — on April 11 through May 9, preceded by a youth-only week from April 4-10. Sat, 21 Mar 2015 08:16:11 EST Rains play havoc with local sports Mother Nature got the better of Bladen County sports late in the week, claiming a sweep of the high-school baseball, softball, soccer, tennis, golf and track and field events on Thursday and Friday. Fri, 20 Mar 2015 11:26:13 EST Go ahead and express yourself I snapped to attention recently when I heard a TV news anchor reporting a small but public war of words between a couple of high-profile celebrities. Thu, 19 Mar 2015 00:11:12 EST Three of four local coaches favor Kentucky Since Sunday evening, when the men's field of 68 was revealed for the 2015 NCAA college basketball tournament, copy machines have been humming in an effort to produces entries for the annual spring ritual of running pools that offer the winner... Wed, 18 Mar 2015 11:51:12 EST Lady Eagles explode for 10-run inning to win ELIZABETHTOWN — Trailing by five runs going into the bottom of the sixth on Tuesday, the Lady Eagles of East Bladen exploded for 10 runs and handed visiting Midway an 11-6 Four County Conference loss. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 08:56:11 EST Lady Knights whip Union DUBLIN — The Lady Knights bounced back from a tough 2-0 loss on Monday to get back on the winning track, picking up a 13-2 Four County Conference victory over Union. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 08:31:11 EST Knights thump Union; East nipped by Midway;-East-nipped-by-Midway DUBLIN — After building a 7-1 lead, the Knights of West Bladen put the game away in the third inning when they erupted for a trio of back-to-back-to-back triples that helped lead to four runs against Union in an 11-1 Four County Conference... Wed, 18 Mar 2015 08:06:11 EST West Bladen fourth on the links WHITE LAKE — The West Bladen linksters opened the Four Count6y Conference season on Monday, finishing fourth on The Vineyard at White Lake golf course. Tue, 17 Mar 2015 09:36:11 EST