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Bleckley 9-10 girls finish GRPA state runners up

Bleckley 9-10 girls finish GRPA state runners up

The Bleckley 9-10 girls made it to Saturday's GRPA state title game by beating Berrien County 23-15.  Their title game opponent was Bacon County, the team to hand Bleckley their only loss.  

Though Bacon County won, Bleckley's runner up finish was the best for a 9-10 girls all star team since 2004.  

It was also the third girls softball trophy in ten years.

The team was coached by Mike Lee and Mike Brown.

Two Bleckley all star teams advance to state

Two Bleckley all star teams advance to state

For the first time since 2006, two teams from the Cochran-Bleckley Rec. Department will participate in GRPA state tournament action.  The 9-10 girls lost Thursday's district title game to Dodge County 15-2.  But the runner up finish was the best in the 9-10 girls division since 2004.  BC will open state July 9 at 5 pm.  State will be played at Heritage Park in Madison.

The 11-12 boys got home runs from Brody Little,  Carson Waters and Bryce Bailey to avenge their opening loss to Screven County 6-2.  But the Bleckley pitching staff was spent and players who had little or no experience were forced on the mound versus Metter.  That and cold bats led to a 14-3 loss.  However, the 11-12 boys also secured a state berth.  Their first game is July 9 in Sylvania at 4 p.m.

Bleckley 9-10 girls clinch state berth

Bleckley 9-10 girls clinch state berth

The last time a Bleckley girls all star team went to state was 2006.  That year, both the 9-10 and 11-12 divisions advanced with the 11-12 team finishing state runner up.  Wednesday in Hawkinsville, the 9-10 girls broke that drought.

After dropping a district game to Dodge County 18-4, Bleckley played Metter.   Ten in the second erased an early 6-1 deficict.  BC went on to win 18-12.  For the fourth time in two weeks, it'll be Bleckley and Dodge Thursday.  This time for the GRPA Class C District Championship.  Game time is 5:30 p.m.

Also Wednesday, the 11-12 boys faced elimination as they trailed Dodge County 11-8 in the sixth inning.  BC scored three times to tie.  After hodling Dodge scoreless in the seventh, Parker Dixon came home on a grounder hit by Ethan Hulsey that the shortstop overthrow to keep the season alive, 12-11.  They'll play Thursday against Screven County at 5:30 pm.

Three Bleckley all star teams advance to district

Three Bleckley all star teams advance to district

Saturday wrapped up sub-district tournament play for area all star baseball and softball teams.  Three teams from Cochran will have a shot at state thanks to securing district berths Saturday.  The 9-10 boys edged Soperton 7-6 to claim the west top seed.  They open district Tuesday in Eastman at 6:45 p.m.

Meanwhile in Hawkinsville:  Despite blowing a 6-0 lead and 9-7 lead to Dodge County, the 11-12 boys finally prevailed in a shootout 12-9 to claim top seed.  BC plays Tuesday in Hawkinsville at 5:30 pm.  The 9-10 girls needed two wins to secure a district berth.

A 16-0 win in three innings versus Wheeler County and 17-8 victory over Soperton secured a #2 seed for Bleckley. District play begins Tuesday at 6:45 pm in Hawkinsville.

 

MGSC announces President's, Dean's Lists

MGSC announces President's, Dean's Lists

Middle Georgia State College announced spring semester President's and Dean's Lists Thursday.  Students must have a 3.8 GPA to qualify for the President's List, 3.5 for the Dean's List.  Both require a certain number of credit hours.

Students from Cocrhan making the President's List were: Brian  Bergeaux, Jacob Hunter Byram, Alexandria Chester, Christopher Mario Cuneo, Tyler Jackson Davidson, Morgan D Fordham, Joseph Taylor Foskey, Jessica Deanne Francis, Christopher J Giddens, Vickie Lynn Guy, Derek Mark Hankey, Brandi M Holland, Heather Katelin Johnson, Spencer  Kirkpatrick, Sheree Elizabeth Law, Danna Yvonne Matheny, Pamela  Moore, Oleksandra  Popova, Aubri M Rush, Rebecca M Smith, Ashley Brooke Stewart, Steven Wade.

Bleckley all star teams win final invitational

Bleckley all star teams win final invitational

Subdistrict and district play for all star teams begins Thursday.  Two teams will have momentum going in after finishing first in the Cochran Invitational Monday.

The 9-10 boys were undefeated going into the title game against Telfair County.  Telfair forced a second game, winning 13-9.  Three in the fifth of game two gave Bleckley an 11-7 win.  They begin subdistrict play in Eastman Thursday at 8 p.m.

The 11-12 boys got a 6-1 win over Telfair County in the semifinals then edged Dodge County for first place 7-6.  They will play in Hawkinsville Friday at 5:30 p.m.

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Bleckley 11-12 boys win Hawkinsville Invitational

Bleckley 11-12 boys win Hawkinsville Invitational

The Bleckley 11-12 boys picked up their first trophy of the summer by winning the Hawkinsville Invitational.  BC had a perfect tournament with wins against host Pulaski County, Dodge County, then beat Telfair County twice Thursday.  The first victory came in the afternoon in a game postponed due to Tuesday's rain.  Ethan Hulsey had a walk-off hme run that afternoon to lift Cochran to a 6-5 victory.  

That night, Brody Little had a second inning grand slam as part of a 14-3 triumph.  Bleckley will be part of the Cochran Invitational this weekend.  Their first game is Saturday at 9 a.m.