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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.

Former Bleckley football player receives all conference honor.

Former Royal Zack Moe was announced this past Wednesday as an honorable mention to the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference All Conference Team.  Moe, a sophmore, played defensive back for the Anderson (Indiana) University Ravens.  This season he had 79 total tackles, including 53 solo tackles, and four interceptions.

***Stats courtesy Anderson University webite***

Three Royal football players selected to East-West All Star game.

Three members of the BCHS football team were selcted this week for the Georgia Sports Association East-West All Star Game.  They are Shamar Slappy, Antavis Robertson, and Tije'a Randall.  The game will be December 20 at the Ed Defore Sports Complex with a 1 pm kickoff.