DUBLIN — Kayla Thompson has played a lot of golf on a lot of courses. She also look at a number of colleges to further her career on the links.But she knew almost from the start exactly where she wanted to take her talents.On Monday, Thompson — a senior at West Bladen High — signed to play her collegiate golf with the lady Seahawks of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.“”I’m real excited about playing for UNCW,” said Thompson, who also gave some consideration to N.C. State and East Carolina. “I love the school, and I can’t ask for a better college golf coach.”
DUBLIN — West Bladen turned up the defensive heat in the middle quarters and got a big game from Nate Pryor for a 48-33 non-conference win over West Columbus on Thursday.The win improved the Knights to 4-2.The two teams opened the game by trading five points each, but West Bladen then went on an 8-1 run behind a three-pointer by Pryor and a steal by Rahu Purdie that he turned into a basket. The Vikings managed to get the best of things to close the first quarter, b...
DUBLIN — Courtney Thompson registered another double-double that featured 26 rebounds to lift the Lady Knights over visiting West Columbus in a non-conference game on Thursday, 44-29.West Bladen is now 4-2.Taylor Stephens and Logan Autry each canned three-pointers in the first quarter to help the lady Knights take a slim 9-8 lead after the first 8 minutes of play.West Bladen opened the second stanza with a 7-0 run, but the Lady Vikings answered with a 6-...
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – More than 65,000 recreational boats were damaged or destroyed in Hurricane Sandy, which left hundreds of storm-tossed boats high and dry in the middle of busy street intersections, on public lands, or leaning perilously on overhead power lines.With boats in the way, response efforts were slowed, requiring time consuming and expensive removal and salvage efforts often at public expense, delaying power restoration and a community’s overall recovery. Boat...
TABOR CITY — Despite another double-double by Courtney Thompson, the Lady Knights’ slippery fingers helped lead to a 47-31 non-conference loss against former Waccamaw Conference foe South Columbus on Tuesday.The loss drops West Bladen to 3-2. The Lady Knights had defeated South Columbus 37-32 back on Dec. 5.The Lady Knights could manage just four points in the first quarter and found themselves trailing by an 8-4 margin when the second stanza began....
TABOR CITY — West Bladen survived a tenacious second-half rally by South Columbus to take a 62-54 non-conference win on the road Tuesday.The Knights improved to 3-2 with the victory.The two teams battled back and forth throughout the first quarter and West Bladen ended the period with a slim 13-12 lead.In the second quarter, the Knights began to pull away and manufactured a 27-21 lead by halftime.The momentum continued for the Knights in the t...
LAKE WACCAMAW — A first-half funk put the Lady Eagles in 12-point hole, but a stellar second-half surge carried East Bladen to a 46-33 non-conference win over East Columbus.The Lady Eagles are now 6-0 this season.The Lady Gators jumped all over East Bladen to open the game and streaked out to a 10-4 advantage after the first quarter.That momentum continued through the second quarter and, when halftime arrived, East Columbus held a 22-10 lead.
LAKE WACCAMAW — East Bladen won all four quarters of Wednesday night’s game and came away with a 54-41 non-conference win for the second time this season against East Columbus.The win improved the Eagles to 4-1.Alex Stephens propelled East Bladen in the opening quarter with a three-pointer and six points, as the Eagles staked themselves to a 13-10 lead after the first 8 minutes of play.The momentum continued for East Bladen in the second quarter wh...
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