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Travel softball team has good first tournament.

Travel softball team has good first tournament.

Bleckley based BC Storm, a 12 and under travel softball team, played their first tournament of 2015 and their second overall Saturday in Cordele.  The team is coached by Mike Brown and Jon Thrower.  It was sponsored by Extreme Girls Fastpitch, a new organization based out of Cordele.  The Storm split their first two bracket games, won a third to stay alive, then defeated another Bleckley based 12-u team, the Alley Cats.

One game away from playing for first, the Storm took on the Fitzgerald Flames.  It was they who had handed BC their only loss.  Down 7-1, the Storm drew within 7-5 but time expired.  BC Storm finished third.  They return to action March 14.

Cochran girl wins dance competition.

Cochran girl wins dance competition.

Kareonna Marshall is a member of the Bleckley based Dynamic Dancing Diamonds dance team.  She's on the 8-12 year old team.  Saturday night, she won the "Captain's Stand" dance battle held at the Cochran Bleckley Recreation Department.  It was part of the dance competition held between the diamonds and FADD (Forever A Dazzling Diva) from Macon.  

Dynamic Dancing Diamonds was started by Shedricka Reece.who got the idea from watching the show Bring It On seen on Lifetime.  The diamonds, like other area dance teams, have both the 8-12 year old and 13-19 year old teams.  They'll meet up again with FADD February 8.

Bleckley band members receive honors

Krissy Trioli and JonHolland Jones, members of the Bleckley County High School band, were selected to the Georgia Music Educators Association (GMEA) District 11 Honor Band.  Competition was held December 13.  The district is made up of schools covering a wide swath including Lamar and Upson counties.  Both students made first chair with their instruments (flute, euphonium) and both will be part of the GMEA All State Band Finals that will be held Saturday at Houston County High School.

Six Bleckley athletes receive All Middle Georgia honors.

The Macon Telegraph announced their All Middle Georgia fall sports teams this week.  Ellen Powell was selected for the cross country team.  Taylor Dykes was an honorable mention at pitcher for softball.  Four Royal football players were honorable mentions:  Antavis Robertson- DB, Shamar Slappy- LB, Caleb Wynne- TE, and Anthony Wright- FB.

Former Royal comes home to continue football career.

Former Royal comes home to continue football career.

Derrick Farrow, a star defensive back for Bleckley County High School, signed with East Central Community College in Mississippi in April of 2013.  He graduated this falll.  Wednesday morning, Farrow signed with Kennesaw State University to continue his football career.

Farrow signed in the counselor's office of BCHS.  He chose to do it at the high school because "It's home."   Farrow said it felt good to be able to continue playing after getting his degree.  A physical therapy major, he said he plans to "take it one step at a time, get my degree, and contiue to play the sport that I love." 

Lady Royals softball players receive postseason honors.

Lady Royals softball players receive postseason honors.

The BCHS softball team held their awards banquet Thursday evening at First Baptist Church's social hall.  Amongst the awards presented were the 4-AA All Region team seletctions.  Five Bleckley players were first team selections. They were: Chelsea Brady, Taylor Dykes, Holly Tedders, Faith Harris, and Hannah Coulter.  Four others were named honorable mentions: Aliyah Whitehead, Allie Keel, Kalee Kitchens, and Jordan Williams.

It was also announced that Dykes was named the 4-AA Pitcher of the Year and was an honorable mention on the AA state softball team.

Royals well represented on all region football team.

The 4-AA all region football team was announced Friday. Nine Bleckley County High School players received honors.   First team:  Austin Simmons, punter.  Caleb Wynne, tight end.  Eddie Blash, defenive line.  Shamar Slappy, linebacker.  Antavis Robertson, defensive back.  Second team: Cale Floyd, snapper.  Anthony Wright, running back. Honorable mentions:  Tije'a Randall, Tyrone Rozier, both defensive line.