Walters tabbed All-Peach Belt Conference


PEMBROKE — Abbey Walters, a graduate of West Bladen High, has been selected to the Peach Belt All-Conference softball team.

Walters, a junior at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, has started all 52 games and leads the 28-23-1 Lady Braves with a .401 batting average, 71 hits, 16 doubles, four triples and seven home runs. She has a team-leading 40 RBI, 116 total bases and .655 slugging percentage. Walters also is tied for first on the team with 26 stolen bases.

Walters ranks in the top 10 of eight PBC offensive categories, including racking up the second-most hits in the league. She leads the Braves 15 multi-hit games, 12 multi-RBI games and 10 games with three or more hits.

Walters has also been one of UNCP’s better pitchers, racking up an 8-5 mark so far with a 2.76 ERA. She pitched a no-hitter April 15 in the Lady Braves’ 10-0 win over USC-Aiken.


Bladenboro Rotary golf tourney set


BLADENBORO — The 18th annual Bladenboro Rotary Club Golf Tournament will tee off on Friday, May 13, at Land O Lakes Golf Course in Whiteville with a 1 p.m. shotgun start.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the J.W. and Martha Black Scholarship Awards, which are presented each year to deserving West Bladen High School seniors.

Cost to participate will be $60 per player or $240 per team and includes the 18-hole tournament, lunch, cart and dinner. The field is limited to the first 24 teams to register.

To register, mail your name, address, phone number and a check to Bladenboro Rotary Club, 805 Fifth St., Bladenboro, N.C. 28320 or fax to 910-521-0772.

Call 910-674-1995 with any questions.


Lady Knights to host volleyball camp


DUBLIN — The Lady Knights of West Bladen will hold their third annual mini-volleyball camp for girls ages 9 to 13 years old on June 15-16 from 9 a.m. until noon each day in the West Bladen High School gym.

Cost for the camp is $40 per student and will include a T-shirt. Registration will be held Tuesday, June 15, at 8:30 a.m.

Registration forms may be obtained from your child’s school or from West Bladen High School. Completed forms and fees must be returned to West Bladen High School by May 31.

For information, call Coach Gaye Davis at 910-862-2130.


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