Sampson Independent- RSS SPORTS Feed Tue, 27 Jan 2015 07:25:42 EST 1800 Baseball loses one of the great ones Baseball Hall of Famer Ernie Banks died Friday night at the age of 83. He was my first sports hero. (I'm not sure if there was a second.) He was known for his positive disposition and his love for the game. It was he coined the phrase,... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 06:01:52 EST Lady Dark Horse JV rolls by Pender The Lady Dark Horse JV improved their overall record to 7-4 and upped the conference mark to 5-1 with a 40-33 win over the Pender Patriots on Friday afternoon. The Lady Dark Horses got a slow start, trailing 19-12 at halftime but used stifling defense... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 08:21:51 EST Clinton JV boys run past Pender The Dark Horse JV executed their full court press and non stop fast break offense in a 63-43 thumping of the Pender JV on Friday night. The JV Horses improved their their overall record to 13-2 on the season with the win over Pender and got a good... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 08:16:51 EST Clinton girls drop Pender The Lady Dark Horses hosted the Pender Patriots on Friday night in a Four County Conference game. Clinton jumped on the Patirots early and never looked back in their 63-43 win over the Patriots. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 08:56:51 EST Dark Horses pull away from Patriots The Clinton Dark Horses returned to their home court for the first time in over two weeks to host the Pender Patriots in a Four County Conference match up on Friday night. The two teams played evenly for two and a half quarters before the Dark Horses,... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 08:51:51 EST Lady Raiders bow out to top ranked East Bladen One the state's top girls' basketball teams came to Midway Friday to play the Lady Raiders. East Bladen took an early big lead and defeated the home team 62-33. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 08:41:51 EST Raiders fall to East Bladen Last month, Midway traveled to East Bladen and defeated the Eagles on their home court. Friday night, East Bladen returned the favor. The Eagles pulled away in the final moments to defeat Midway 73-62. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 23:36:51 EST Knights blitz Spartans The varsity boys of Union and West Bladen faced off in a conference battle Friday night. Although on their home court, the Spartans just couldn't handle the Knights. West Bladen walked away with the road victory over Union, 69-36. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 23:21:51 EST Union girls fall to West Bladen The Lady Spartans hosted West Bladen Friday night for a conference game. Union battled diligently throughout the night, but the Lady Knights claimed the victory, 38-29. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 23:06:50 EST Gators beat Lakewood Lakewood's basketball team dropped a close game to Spring Creek on Friday night as the visiting Gators won 60-53. Lakewood had trouble executing in the first and third quarters, but played at a high level to give the conference leaders all they... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 22:41:51 EST Lady Leopards crush Spring Creek Lakewood's girls basketball team dominated Spring Creek on Friday evening at home as they defeated the Lady Gators 72-26. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 22:21:51 EST Clinton drops Wallace 53-45 Clinton traveled to Wallace-Rose Hill on Wednesday evening to take on the Bulldogs in a Four-County Conference tussle. The Horses defeated the Bulldogs 53-45 in a ragged, ugly basketball game that asked for the toughest team to present... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 09:01:51 EST Lady Dark Horses blitz Wallace Clinton's girls basketball team earned a hard-fought win on the road at Wallace-Rose Hill on Wednesday after defeating the Lady Bulldogs, 68-34. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:46:52 EST Lady Spartans fall to Midway County rivals Union and Midway faced off in Spartan Country Wednesday night. Despite their home court advantage, the Lady Spartans couldn't pull out the win over the Raiders. Midway claimed the victory 48-33. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:36:51 EST Raiders squeak by Union Midway traveled to Union Wednesday night for a conference match up. Despite the tremendous difference in the two teams' records, Union held their own and kept the game close throughout. However, after a constant battle, it was Midway that left... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:26:51 EST Timberlake making strides in golf community Timberlake Golf Club has made great strides since the arrivals of new head pro Tony Parrish and general manager/greens keeper Austin Allison. The club is now to the point to where it can host mini-tour and amateur events, and they have plans to do so... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 11:36:51 EST Church Night basketball game set at UMO MOUNT OLIVE — The annual University of Mount Olive Church Night Basketball Game will take place on February 7, 2015 at Kornegay Arena. Bojangles' is the official Game Day Sponsor. Tip off times are at 5PM and 7PM, for the women and men... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 19:31:51 EST MLK Jam a success On Monday, January 19th, Union High School hosted their annual MLK Basketball Jam. The event was a huge success and featured Union and Lakewood as county teams participating. Lakewood lost their game to Wallace-Rose Hill, 73-62, and Wilmington... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 13:56:51 EST Lady Leopards coast versus Hobbton The Lakewood Lady Leopards hosted Hobbton Friday night and the Lady Wildcats were not a match for the first place team in the Carolina Conference. The home team prevailed 60-20. Sat, 17 Jan 2015 00:01:51 EST Leopards hold off Wildcat rally The Hobbton Wildcats traveled southwest Friday night to take on their conference rivals at Lakewood . The Leopards took an early lead and held on for a 62-56 victory. Fri, 16 Jan 2015 23:26:52 EST