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Lady Royals win two of three at Effingham tournament

Lady Royals win two of three at Effingham tournament

BCHS continued their pre season softball schedule Tuesday when they traveled south to a pre-season tournament hosted by Effingham County.  They won two of three games played.  In a 9-5 victory versus Putnam County, Aliyah Whithead was 2 for 2 with a triple.  Kalee Kitchens was 2 for 2.  Allison Collins was 1 for 2 with 1 RBI.  Faith Harris was 1 for 2.

Three runs in each of the first two innings against a split Effingham squad (Effingham County Gray) propeled BC to a 10-1 win.   Allie Keel was 2 for 3 with 2 RBI.  Harris was 2 for 3 with 1 RBI.  Taylor Dykes was 2 for 3.  Hannah Coulter was 1 for 2 with 1 RBI.  Collins and Elizabeth Mathis were 1 for 2.

Short-handed Lady Royals lose final Paw Print Classic games

Short-handed Lady Royals lose final Paw Print Classic games

Summer high school softball games are optional.  Sometimes, players miss.  BCHS had three out as they took the field for their final two Paw Print Classic games.  It reduced their numbers to just nine.  

With players out of position at places they had limited experience at, plus bats that never got on track, Bleckley struggled.  In a 6-1 loss to Treutlen, the team had just two hits.  Faith Harris was 1 for 2 with a double.  Jordan Williams went 1 for 2 with a triple.

Against Cairo, BC left the bases loaded with one out in the fifth.  Seven in the sixth proved to be the difference in a 10-0 loss.  Harris, Aliyah Whitehead, and Elizabeth Mathis all went 1 for 2.  The team will play in a pre-season tournament hosted by Effingham County High School July 22-23.

Lady Royals have good day at Paw Print Classic

Lady Royals have good day at Paw Print Classic

BCHS took the field Wednesday at the Paw Print Classic in Forsyth after games Tuesday were rained out.  They lost that morning to host Mary Persons 8-0.  The offense had two hits, four total baserunners.  BC took advantage of porous Jackson pitching to beat the Lady Devils 10-4.  Jackson gave up ten walks.  

Taylor Dykes went 2 for 2 with a triple and 4 RBI.

A pair of two-run innings helped the Lady Royals to a 6-0 in versus Warner Robins.

 Allison Collins and Chelsea Brady both went 2 for 2.  Jordan Williams was 2 for 3.  Aliyah Whitehead was 1 for 2 with 1 RBI.  Games conclude Thrsday versus Treutlen County and Cairo High School.

 Times are 2:30 and 5:30 p.m.

Auburn quarterback cited for marijuana in Reynolds, Taylor counties

Auburn quarterback cited for marijuana in Reynolds, Taylor counties

Auburn University quarterback Nick Marshall was cited for possessing less than an ounce of marijuana in Reynolds, Taylor County.

According to Police Chief Lonnie Holder, the former Wilcox County High School standout was pulled over at 1:19 p.m. Friday for having a tinted windshield.

He was driving east on Georgia Highway 96 on the east side of Reynolds -- a town of about 1,000 people, halfway between Macon and Columbus.

Bleckley 9-10 girls one game away from playing for state title

Bleckley 9-10 girls one game away from playing for state title

Bleckley's 9-10 girls continued state tournament play Thursday in Madison.  After a 23-4 rout of Jasper County, they'd take on another "BC" in Berrien County.  The Rebelettes led 8-0 after an inning and a half.

Bleckley answered with ten and went on to win 22-14.  It was the third straight 20-run outburst.  Shelton Dean was 4 for 5 including the game-clinching RBI hit.  Joni Lucas was 4 for 4 with a double.  Nena Beth Mickle went 3 for 4.  Katherine Purser went 2 for 4 with a triple.  Addisyn Keel was 2 for 4.  Janyla West and Rickerson both went 2 for 2.  Juliette Stevens and Darcie Dillard were 1 for 2.

A win Friday at 10 am versus Bacon County will put Bleckley into the state title game.  It'd be the first appearance for the 9-10 girls division since 2004.  

BCHS booster clubs holding membership drives

BCHS booster clubs holding membership drives

A pair of BCHS sports booster clubs are holding membership drives.  The Royal Touchdown Club and Diamond Club are both seeking members for the coming season.  The Touchdown Club supports Royals football, while the Diamond Club supports Lady Royals softball.

To download a touchdown club membership form, click here.  Click here for a Diamond Club membership form.

Busy month for BCHS softball team

Busy month for BCHS softball team

Monday began Dead Week, the GHSA mandated off week for all high school sports and acitivites.  But starting July 7, the Lady Royals softball team have a busy month ahead.  They'll be traveling to Columbus for FCA camp.  The team will once again play in the Mary Persons Paw Print Classic July 15-17.  

Bleckley will also play in a tournament hosted by Effingham County High School as well as play scrimmages against Hawkinsville as well at Southern Pines.

The Lady Royals are coached by Janice Bryan and Teresa Gray.