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Cheerleaders bring home trophies at final regular season competitions.

Cheerleaders bring home trophies at final regular season competitions.

Saturday was the final tuneup for both the BCMS and BCHS competiion cheer squads before region.  BCMS placed second at Rumble in the Jungle hosted by Swainsboro High School.  MGMSAA Region will be November 6 at Dublin Middle School.

BCHS won the Northgage Cheer Classic.  3-AA Region is November 4 at West Laurens High School.

Bleckley FFA Forestry team wins national title.

Bleckley FFA Forestry team wins national title.

The Bleckley FFA Forestry Team won the National Forestry Career Development Event Friday at the 90th FFA National Convention held in Indianapolis, Indiana. Team members are Blake Bohannon, Tucker Felkins, LeAnn Hearn, and Jacob Smith. Doyle Floyd is advisor. Bleckley had the top three overall individual places, Bohannon first, Felkins second, Smith third. Hearn finished seventh. Bohannon was first in practicum, Felkins first in test. 

Local travel team does well in season debut.

Local travel team does well in season debut.

Bleckley-based Crush 04 made their season debut at the USSSA Pink Out played at Southern Pines in Dublin.  They officially were now a 14-u team after playing one 14-u tournament last season.  After going undefeated during the day, Crush's lone loss came in the title game against Middle GA Impact.  Trailing 5-4 in the final inning, Impact scored four runs with two outs to seal the game.

BCMS cheerleaders overcome adversity to win.

BCMS cheerleaders overcome adversity to win.

One of the most jarring, unsettling things that can happen to any cheerleading squad during a competition is to have their music malfunction.  That happpened to the Bleckley County Middle School cheer squad while competing at the Sweet Onion Cheer Classic hosted by Vidalia High School Saturday.  In the middle of their routine, the music just stopped.  However, BC would go on, sticking everything and won first place in the A/AA division.  They return to action October 28 at the Rumble in the Jungle hosted by Swainsboro High School.

Second straight top finish for BCHS cheerleaders.

Second straight top finish for BCHS cheerleaders.

Though down a person due to injury, BCHS won their second straight cheerleading competition, placing first at Quest for the Best hosted by Ola High School.  Read more here.  BCHS is scheduled to compete at Johns Creek October 7.

BCHS girls cross country wins, boys finish fifth at Bleckley Invitational.

BCHS girls cross country wins, boys finish fifth at Bleckley Invitational.

The Runnin' Royals girls cross country team won the Bleckley County Invitational held Thursday afternoon.  Austin Perez was fourth individually.  The boys finished fifth.  Garrett Rogers was top individual for BC, finishing third.  Bleckley travels to Sanedersville for the Washington County Invitational October 5.

Another good day on the mat for Bleckley cheer squads.

Another good day on the mat for Bleckley cheer squads.

Both the Bleckley middle and high school competition cheer squads competed at the West Laurens Raider Rumble Saturday.  BCMS placed second out of 10 teams.  South Effingham finished first, they're the feeder for 5A South Effingham High School.  They'll return to action October 14 at the Sweet Onion Cheer Classic hosted by Vidalia High School.

BCHS won the AA division.  They also were awarded the grand championship for having the highest score of all squads competing.  The Royals will compete at Ola High School September 30.