Mother Nature wins … sports washed out early in week

By: W. Curt Vincent - Bladen Journal

Sports in Bladen County came to a screeching halt early this week thanks to a weather front that brought plenty of heavy rain and wind through the region.

Mother nature’s springtime wrath caused all of Tuesday’s varsity and jayvee sports to be postponed — but even some of those postponements went awry, thanks to more rain that left fields unplayable.

The East Bladen baseball teams were scheduled to host St. Pauls in a Three Rivers Conference game on Tuesday, but those games were moved to Wednesday — until the Eagles’ field was rendered waterlogged, forcing the games to be moved to Monday. Jayvee will begin at 4 p.m. and varsity will follow. On Friday, the Eagles varsity will finish a game against East Columbus starting at 5:30 p.m. in Lake Waccamaw, then play a full second game immediately after.

The Lady Eagles varsity softball conference game against St. Pauls, originally set for Tuesday, was postponed to Wednesday, then moved to Monday. That game will begin at 6 p.m. The varsity will also play a double-header at East Columbus on Friday starting at 5 p.m.

There will be no East Bladen jayvee games on Friday.

Tuesday’s conference soccer match between East Bladen and West Columbus was reset for Friday in Cerro Gordo at 4 p.m.

For West Bladen on Tuesday, all athletic events were washed out — but no make-up dates have been released as of press time.

The Knights baseball teams were scheduled to travel to Cerro Gordo on Tuesday to face West Columbus in a conference game, as were the Lady Knights’ softball teams. In addition, the West Bladen soccer team’s match against St. Pauls on Tuesday was rained out.

The lone athletic event to go off as sheduled in the first half of the week was the start of the Three Rivers Conference Tennis Tournament, hosted by West Bladen on Wednesday.

W. Curt Vincent can be reached at 910-862-4163 or

W. Curt Vincent

Bladen Journal