Ex-Knight a pre-season all-conference pick


BUIES CREEK — D.J. Mason, a graduate of West Bladen High, has been named to the pre-season All-Big South Conference second team by the league’s head coaches.

Mason was in the conference’s Top 20 in three categories last season — No. 20 in scoring at 11.2 points per game; No. 16 in rebounds at 5.2 per game; and No. 10 in blocked shots with close to one per game.

The 6-foot, 6-inch senior started 24 of the Camels’ 32 games and played in all of them.


Youth basketball registration underway


ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Parks & Recreation is now accepting youth basketball registrations through Dec. 11.

The program consists of three leagues: 6 to 8 years old, co-ed; 9 to 12 boys; and 9 to 12 girls. The fee is $30 per player.

For information, call 862-6770 or visit the Bladen County Parks & Recreation office to register.


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