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Bleckley baseball player overcomes obstacles to continue career.

Bleckley baseball player overcomes obstacles to continue career.

Before Chandler Abney signed his letter of intent to play for Gordon State College baseball Thursday afternoon, BCHS head baseball coach Brad Davis shared a story of how Abney dove out of bounds for a loose ball during a pickup basketball game in sixth grade. Davis said it was an example of Abney’s heart. That same heart helped Abney earn the opportunity as he had Tommy John Surgery last year and missed games this season due to scar tissue. Despite those setbacks, Abney had a 1.000 fielding percentage this season. He’s a career .300 hitter who also had 18 RBI and scored 28 runs this season.

 

Girls All Star teams do well at Dodge tournament.

Girls All Star teams do well at Dodge tournament.

Both the 8 and 10u Bleckley All Star softball teams had a good weekend at the Dodge County Invitational.  The 8u girls finished second following a run through the loser's bracket to the title game.  They forced a second game against Hawkinsville but were tired playing their fourth straight game in high humidity.  BC will play at the Hawkinsville Invitational tomorrow at 5:30 pm.

The 10u girls had a dominant weekend, outscoring opponents by a combined 64-5 including a 16-2 win in the title game against Wilcox County.  They play Tuesday in Hawkinsville at 5:30 pm.

Bleckley All Star team finishes second at Perry tournament.

Bleckley All Star team finishes second at Perry tournament.

The 8u baseball team finished second at a tournament played at Perry Junior League Saturday.  Bleckley will open district there June 8 at 8 pm.

Local teens chosen for hospital volunteer program.

Local teens chosen for hospital volunteer program.

Bleckley teens Anna Johnson and Ansley Abney will be spending a lot of time in Dublin this summer as both were chosen to be in Fairview Park Hospital's Youth Volunteer Program.  Johnson will be working in the operating room, while Abney will be in labor and deliveries. Both are rising sophomores at Bleckley County High School.

Two more BCHS athletes sign letters of intent.

Two more BCHS athletes sign letters of intent.

Thursday was another busy day in the high school media center as two more athletes signed letters of intent to continue play in their respective sports.  Andrew Butler becomes the fourth Royal to sign with LaGrange College football.  As a defensive back he had 49 tackles, 36 solo, and 13 assists this year for the Royals.

 

Jasia Taylor is the second athlete this week to sign with Brewton Parker College, joining the soccer team.  Taylor's work and effort as a three-year starter were noted as a reason for her signing.

Another double signing as two BCHS basketball players commit.

Another double signing as two BCHS basketball players commit.

For the second time this spring, the BCHS media center hosted  a double signing as pair of Lady Royals basketball players signed letters of intent.  Jahnaria Brown will be heading north to Georgia Highlands Colege.  She averaged 18.3 points, 11.1 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 1.6 steals.  Chania McRae will be going to Mt. Vernon to play for Brewton Parker College.  She averaged 7.8 points. 5.8 rebounds, 2.6 steals and 2.6 assists.

Girls tennis repeats as state champions, boys finish runner up.

Girls tennis repeats as state champions, boys finish runner up.

The Bleckley County High School girls tennis team won a second straight state title Saturday, defeating Berrien High School 3-2.  Wins came from Abbey Sims, and both doubles teams, Regan Cole/Jordan Williams, and Bailey Odom/Emily Sanders.

 

The boys fell to Benedictine Military Academy 3-2.  Both doubles matches were tied and pulled following three singles defeats.