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West Bladen High School

WWAY's Thursday night sports - Nov. 1

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video The high school football state playoffs start on Friday, but we did have one exception in our region. The undefeated James Kenan Tigers played on Thursday instead, one night early.... On Thursday we also took a look ahead to Friday's football playoff action with a playoff preview piece..... Plus more ! Full story...
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FOOTBALL PREVIEW: West Bladen Knights

We finish our high school previews with a look at first year head coach Joe Salas and a team that could be much improved this season, the West Bladen Knights.

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WWAY's Thursday night sports - August 16

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video On Thursday night we checked out the New Hanover boys soccer teams and new head coach TJ Rennie. Al Pastore recently resigned his coaching position at New Hanover. Rennie will coach both the boys and girls soccer teams at New Hanvover this season. The Wildcats hosted 2-A power Swansboro on Thursday... Also, we wrapped up our pre-season high school football previews with a look at the West Bladen Knights. Full story...
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East-West all-star rosters set in basketball & football

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West Bladen's DJ Mason & Hoggard's Tyler Thayer will represent the east in the annual East-West All-Star Basketball Game in July. Thayer and Mason both played for the Wilmington based Flight 22 basketball team last summer. Full story...
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WWAY Tuesday Night Sports - April 24

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video Tuesday night’s sports segment was jam packed with high school sports action. We featured the undefeated Topsail softball team against Croatan. We also covered baseball action from Ashley High School and much more. We checked out eight area high school sports venues in all. Full story...
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Former West Bladen coach joins NHHS staff

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Former West Bladen head football coach Pat Byrd has joined the football coaching staff at New Hanover High School. Byrd will start teaching at New Hanover on Monday. Full story...
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Saturday Sports: It's a little bit of everything

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Round three of the high school basketball playoffs is complete. Due to severe weather on Friday several playoff games were held on Saturday afternoon. The UNCW men's basketball team also played on Saturday. It turned out to be one of the worst defeats of the season for Buzz Peterson's squad. The UNCW men's swimming team once again is the CAA champ. A local high school wrestler won a state championship on Saturday. Click full story for all this & more. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Weather threat postpones high school basketball games

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West Bladen was supposed to host Burlington Cummings in a third round boys state playoff game. WWAY has learned the Alamance-Burlington Schools superintendent has refused to let the team travel because of severe weather watches and warnings across the state. The West Columbus boys basketball team won't be hitting the road on Friday either. Full story...
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WWAY's Tuesday night sports - Feb. 21

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video Former New Hanover slugger Jordan Betts hit his first home run of the season on Tuesday for Duke, but Campbell beat the Blue Devils in college baseball. NC State shutout UNCW in college baseball. The Wolfpack scored all ten of their runs in the same inning. On Tuesday two private schools in Wilmington ended their high school basketball season with playoff losses. Full story...
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Bladen school board approves Joe Salas as the new head football coach for West Bladen

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Once the contract is signed West Bladen will have a new head football coach. The school board in Bladen County approved Joe Salas on Monday night after voting against his nomination last week. Full story...
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Bladen school board to hold special meeting; West Bladen to have new football coach soon

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West Bladen High School hasn't had a head football coach for three months. That may change soon. In fact the Knights will likely have a new head coach on Monday. Full story...
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WWAY's Wednesday night sports - Feb. 15

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video Wednesday marked the third night of conference tournament play throughout the region for high school basketball action. Click full story for all of Wednesday's scores. Click play video to see all the action. One thing's for sure. New Hanover will face Hoggard on Friday in the finals of the Mideastern Conference Tournament based on Wednesday's results. Full story...
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Joe Salas expected to be the next West Bladen football coach

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West Bladen High School has never had much of a football tradition. Perhaps that will change soon. Veteran coach Joe Salas is expected to be named head football coach of the Knights. West Bladen finished 1-9 in 2011. Full story...
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WWAY's Thursday night sports - Feb. 2

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video On Thursday's sports on WWAY we featured the UNC Wilmington women's basketball team hosting nationally ranked Delaware. The 12th ranked Blue Hens beat UNCW 62-53. We also featured the West Bladen boys basketball team as this week's high school basketball team of the week. Full story...
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WWAY's Tuesday night sports - Jan. 31

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video On Tuesday night we featured a buzzer beater on the local high school basketball scene. Click full story to see all of Tuesday's scores. Click play video to see Tuesday's sports. Full story...
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