Eagles to compete in Battle of the Carolinas


LUMBERTON — The first Battle of the Carolinas football scrimmage, featuring eight teams, will be played at Alton Brooks Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 13, starting at 6 p.m.

The East Bladen Eagles will open the event facing off against Latta, S.C. — followed by Lake View, S.C., against Fairmont at 7 p.m.; West Brunswick versus Purnell Swett at 8 p.m.; and Dillon, S.C., against Lumberton at 9 p.m.

Tickets are $5 in advance — only 200 advance tickets available per school — and $7 at the gate.

The full concession stand will be available.


Lady Knights to hold volleyball tryouts


DUBLIN — West Bladen High School volleyball tryouts will be held Monday, Aug. 3, and Tuesday, Aug. 4, from 9 to 11 a.m. each day.

Those interested in trying out must have an updated physical and be present for both days to qualify for consideration.


Local travel baseball team is forming


A local 10U boys travel baseball team is looking for area players to fill its roster.

The season will start in August and tryouts will be scheduled soon.

For information, call Eddie Knight at 910-876-2003.


Thundering Herd tournament seeks golfers


WHITE LAKE — Vineyard Golf at White Lake continues to look for golfers to compete in its weekly Thundering Herd tournament each Thursday.

The nine-hole competition tees off at 6 p.m.

Cost for the tourament is $18 per member and $20 per guest, with $10 from each player going into the winner’s pot.

Those interested in playing can call the pro shop at 247-6132 no later than 5:45 p.m.

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