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Info meeting for Bleckley Summer Meals program May 2.

The Bleckley County Schools Seamless Summer Nutrition Program will begin May 30.  It's purpose is to offer free meals to children during the summer and will serve breakfast, lunch (and in a few locations) an evening meal will be served at county and community locations, as well as schools and churches.  The program will run through July 20, except for the week of July 3-7.

Those wishing to have the Seamless Summer Nutrition Program provide meals for their program, activiity, Vacation Bible School, etc., can call Kelli Green, (478)934-2821, or April Newby, (478)934-9094 for more information.  A release states all meal sites must have advanced USDA approval.

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Spring sports update on BCHS track, tennis, soccer, and golf.

The Bleckely boys track team won the 3-AA title Thursday at East Laurens.  The girls finished fourth.  You can see all the athletes who qualified for sectionals by clicking here.  Both the boys and girls tennis teams will play in the elite eight this week.  Each defeated Coosa 5-0 Friday.  Updates will be posted on Bleckley Progress as well as on Twitter.

Girls soccer finished region runner up, the best finish since soccer began at Bleckley County High School in 2009.. They will host Berrien in a first round game Tuesday at 6 pm.  The boys and girls golf teams will travel to Augusta for area competition Tuesday.

Pair of good pitching performances helps BCHS sweep Swainsboro.

Pair of good pitching performances helps BCHS sweep Swainsboro.

Bleckley closed out their regular season Friday at Swainsboro with a doubleheader.  Game one saw many reserves play.  The Royals capitalized on eight Tiger walks and four hit batters to score nine runs in winning 9-1.  Trip Purser went seven innings, giving up three hits, two walks, striking out six.  Lane Kitchens went 2 for 6.  Spencer Brown was 1 for 2.

Starters played game two.  Shayne Cannon was masterful, allowing just two hits and striking out 14 as BCHS won 7-0.  Sam Knighton was 2 for 4 with a two-run single.  Kitchens was 2 for 4 with 1 RBI.  Carter Raffield and Jack Fernandez each went 2 for 4.  

The Royals will host 1-AA fourth seed in round one of the state baseball playoffs April 28.  Game one starts at 4 pm with game two to follow 30 minutes later.  The *if* game would be April 29 at 6 pm.

 

Interest meeting for Bleckley virtual school program held.

An informational/interest meeting about a virtual/online school program was held Thursday night in the Bleckley County High School auditorium.  Superintendent Steve Smith presented info via Power Point as well as answered questions from the audience.  One parent who has a student enrolled in Georgia Cyber Academy and is a proponent of the program was also able to provide insight.

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Bats struggle as BCHS drops season series to Fitzgerald.

Bats struggle as BCHS drops season series to Fitzgerald.

Bleckley hosted Fitgzerald Wednesday night, fresh off their emotional comeback win against Dodge County.  It was the second time in three days the Royals and Hurricanes met.   Unfortunately for the Royals, results were the same as Ftizgerald won 8-5.

Chance Pittman accounted for half the team's hits, going 3 for 4 with 1 RBI.  BCHS closes out the regular season with a doubleheader at Swainsboro Friday.  Game one is at 4:30 pm.

BCHS to offer athletic physicals April 27.

It will be "physicals night" April 27 as athletic physicals will be available at the Bleckley County High School gym starting at 7 pm.  Cost is $10 and is due that night.  Information packets are available in the front offices of both the middle and high school and should be filled about before arriving.   All middle and high school athletes must have an up to date physical on file to be eligible to participate in any sport.

BCHS Royal Singers Spring Concert April 30.

The Bleckley County High School Royal Singers will hold their Spring Concert April 30 at 3 pm in the high school auditorium.  Besides the choir show, it will also include performances by JonHolland Jones (third at state literary, boys solo), as well as the girls trio and boys quartet (both state runner up.)  Admission $5 adults, $3 students.