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Board Votes on Basketball Season

Posted on 12/21/2020

At its December 21, 2020, special called meeting, the Bladen County Board of Education voted to allow high school student-athletes to participate in competitive basketball following North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) guidelines and protocols.  

A motion to rescind the December 14 vote by the Board to not allow high school basketball play and instead allow for high school basketball play was made by Alan West and seconded by Chris Clark, passed five to three. Voting in favor was Chris Clark, Dennis Edwards, Vinston Rozier, Alan West, and Glenn McKoy; voting in opposition to the motion was Tim Benton, Cory Singletary, and Roger Carroll. Board member Gary Rhoda was absent from the meeting. 

The high schools began allowing light basketball workouts with their student-athletes on December 7. Per NCHSAA guidelines, basketball season has a limit of 14 games. Basketball workouts will continue in preparation for competitive play which begins January 4, with a weekly limit of two games.