Our network

Best Of

Bleckley 8-u softball team caps historic season with runner up finish.

Bleckley 8-u softball team caps historic season with runner up finish.

This had already been a historic season for the Bleckley 8-u all star softball team.  Their district runner up finish was the best for the 8-u division in Cochran rec department history.  At state in Sylvania, the team capped the best finish ever for 8-u softball and tied the 2014 10-u team for second best finish in CBRD girls softball by finishing GRPA State Runner Up.  

Bleckley, in the loser's bracket after a Friday morning loss to Glennville, got a win over Screven County, then an extra inning victory over Alma Bacon County.  Saturday morning, they defeated Pierce County to get to the title game before losing 19-2 to Glennville.

Former BCHS baseball player recognized for academic achievement.

Caleb Slaughter was recently announced as a recipient of an NJCAA Academic Studen Athlete Award.  Slaughter, a Bleckley County High School baseball standout and starter the past two seasons for ABAC, received an "Exemplary" award for having a GPA between 3.60-3.79.  Slaughter will be coninuing his baseball career at Armstrong Atlantic State University.

You can see the entire list of award winners here.

BCHS track athlete continuing career.

BCHS track athlete continuing career.

Recent Bleckley County High School graduate Logan Pittman knows something about short distance running. Pittman was a member of the boys 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams that went to state in boys track.  Now Pittman will get to work on his sprinting at the collegiate level, signing with Berry College Tuesday morning.  He said he will also be throwing, including learning how to toss the javelin.

Bleckley School System Teacher of the Year announced.

Bleckley School System Teacher of the Year announced.

Bleckley Elementary fourth grade teacher Kim Fernandez is the school sytem Teacher of the Year.  The announcement was made during the end of year meeting held May 25.  

To read more, click here.

Bleckley 8-u girls win Hawkinsville Invitational.

Bleckley 8-u girls win Hawkinsville Invitational.

The 8-u girls All Star softball team picked up their second first place trophy of the year Thursday, winning the Hawkinsville Invitational.  Leading 6-5 in the sixth, Crisp County scored twice to take the lead.  But BC scored two with two outs, the game winner coming on Zymori Colson's hit, to win 8-7.

Also Thursday, the 10-u girls tried to rally from a 5-1 deficit versus Dodge County in the sixth, only to fall 5-4.  They finished third.

8-u district and 10-u subdistrict begins June 23 in Hawkinsville.

Bleckley 8-u girls all stars wins Wilcox Invitational.

Bleckley 8-u girls all stars wins Wilcox Invitational.

The 8-u girls al star softball team won the Wilcox Invitational Tournament played this week in Rochelle.  Bleckley had goen undefeated the first two days but lost to Crisp County 14-1 Thursday evening, forcing a game two.  In that second game, BC used a four-run top of the sixth to break an 8-8 tie then held on to win 12-9.

They'll be in action Saturday at the Dodge County Invitational.

Local students make OFTC President's, Dean's, Lists.

Oconee Fall Line Technical College announced Thursday the following Bleckley residents made the 2016 Spring Semester President's and Dean's Lists.  To be eligible for the President's List, students must maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher with a course load of at least 12 credit hours during the term. To make the Dean's List, students must maintain a 3.0 GPA and a course load of at least 7 credit hours during the semester.

President's List:David Clark, Spencer Kirkpatrick, Kristopher Knight, Morgan Knight, Martha Newby, Tabitha Skipper, Abbie Smith, Geena Smith, Connie Ward, Chelce Yearty. Dean's List:Alaura Allen, Lena Belflower, Xavier Benjamin, Joel Collins, Samantha Crittenden, Roderick Flagg, Gail Floyd, Mathew Fowler, Caitlin Higgins, Stacy Maddox, Douglas Moon, Ben Newby, Jordan Purser, Ashli Rush, Christina Skipper, Ethan Smith, Holly Tedders, Kristina Tripp, Callaway Turner, Austin Yearty.