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BCHS Cross Country teams sweep Region 4-AA championship meet.

BCHS Cross Country teams sweep Region 4-AA championship meet.

Though it was a nail-biter for the girls, both the BCHS boys and girls cross country teams continued their region championship streaks alive by winning the 4-AA title Tuesday afternoon in Cochran.  The girls edged Lamar County, 27 points for Bleckley, 28 for Lamar.  Ellen Powell won her third straight individual region title.

The boys had it a bit easier scoring 15 points, well ahead of second place Lamar County with 67.  Austin Cook won the individual region title.  Tuesday's championships were the girls 12th straight, ten straight for the boys.

Bleckley closes out their season November 8 at the AA State Cross Country Championships in Carrolton.

BCHS wins Mary Persons Bulldawg Cheer Classic.

BCHS wins Mary Persons Bulldawg Cheer Classic.

It'd been over a month since Bleckley brought home a first place trophy from a cheerleading competition.  Partially due to injuries, the squad had struggled at times.  Saturday, BC had their best performance of the season in winning the AA division of the Bulldawg Cheer Classic hosted by Mary Persons High School.  All the stunts stuck, the only deductions coming from knees down during tumbling passes.

Bleckley will have a final tuneup before region November 1 at Union Grove High School.

BCHS Homecoming Queen crowned.

BCHS Homecoming Queen crowned.

Charity Thompson was crowned the 2014 Bleckley County High School Homecoming Queen during halftime of Friday night's football game versus Monticello.  To see pictures of the court, click here.

BCHS Royal Kingsmen Band gets perfect scores at Hawkinsville Marching Festival.

BCHS Royal Kingsmen Band gets perfect scores at Hawkinsville Marching Festival.

The Bleckley County High School Royal Kingsmen Band took their show on the road Saturday, making the short trip across the river for this year's Hawkinsville Invitational Marching Festival hosted by Hawkinsville High School.  The theme for this year's show for BCHS is "Movie Toons."  Songs performed are "When You Wish Upon A Star," The Incredibles theme song, Let It Go from "Frozen" and Happyfrom Despicable Me 2.

Judges results were announced a little after 3 pm.  At marching festivals, each band receives individual scores from a panel of judges.  The scores for Bleckley were as follows.  Judge 1, 1.  Judge 2, 1.  Judge 3, 1.  Overall Band Score, 1.  Percussion Judge, 1.  Dance Team Judge, 1.  Drum Majors, 1.  Overall Band Rating- "Superior."  

Lady Royals win 4-AA softball title.

Lady Royals win 4-AA softball title.

Taylor Dykes was a 4-4 with a pair of doubles and two-run triple as BCHS won the 4-AA softball title 7-3 versus Crawford County in Cochran Tuesday evening.  Dykes allowed one baserunner in the final three innings.  Her hit was one of three two-out hits with runners on base.  Jordan Williams had a two-run triple with two outs in the third.  Hannah Coulter had a two-out RBI single single in the sixth.

She finished 2 for 4.  Faith Harris was also 2 for 4.  Head coach Janice Bryan mentioned the timely hitting as part of the complete game she felt the team played.  "We got timely hits when we needed it.  We got good, solid defense.  We got good pitching.  We didn't have that one thing missing" (IE: getting hits but not be able to score runners.)

BCMS Competition Cheerleading breaks long first place drought.

BCMS Competition Cheerleading breaks long first place drought.

Competition cheerleading in Cochran has a proud tradition with Bleckey County High School having won state twice. Bleckley County Middle School though has a good tradition as well having won back to back MGMSAA titles in 2006 and 2007 and finishing region runner up in 2008.

But the past few years have been lean, with their best finish being third at region two years ago.  The squad hadn't won a trophy since 2010 at the Raider Rumble hosted by West Laurens High School.  That changed Saturday morning.

BCMS won the small school division of the Falcon Frenzy hosted by East Laurens High School.  It follows a third place finish last week at the Greyhound Cheer Invitational hosted by Jones County.  The head coach for BCMS is Becky Smith, who was on the last championship squad.

BCHS wins Middle Georgia Cheer Classic.

BCHS wins Middle Georgia Cheer Classic.

Already down a squad member due to a knee injury, BCHS had to make late revisions to their competition routine this week when another suffered a broken finger.  However, they would battle and won first place at the Middle Georgia Cheer Classic held Saturday at Houston County High School.

Head coach Heather Davis said she was very proud of the girls after what they'd been through this week.  Bleckley will be at the Greyhound Cheerleading Invitational hosted by Jones County High School September 27.  It starts at 1 pm and will be held at the Georgia College and State University Centennial Center.