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Busy week for BCHS softball team

Busy week for BCHS softball team

With clearer, albeit hot weather, the Lady Royals have been back on the field this week.

The played scrimmage games at Wilcox County Monday, hosted Wilcox Tuesday, and had a pair of five inning scrimmages versus Telfair County Wednesday.

Three players have been out as they were finishing up travel ball commitments. Five freshmen, including three freshmen pitchers, have gotten playing time this week. The three pitchers are expected to help aleviate some of the pressure on Junior Taylor Dykes by pitching in tournaments and some non region games.

The team will hold a fundraising car wash at Citizen's Bank of Cochran Saturday from 9 a.m. -1 p.m. They'll host FPD in a preseason contest August 5 and 5 p.m.

Rain washes out BCHS pre season softball games.

A relatively short but severe thunderstorm Monday afternoon washed out the pre season softball doubleheader between Wilcox County and Bleckley County.  It will be made up in Cochran July 28 at 2 and 4 pm.  The Lady Royals will play scrimmage games at Southern Pines in Dublin Thursday.  Times are 4, 5:30, and 7 pm.  

GHSA regional and sectional host sites for cheerleading

The GHSA posted a list of regional and sectional host sites for competition cheerleading on their website last Monday.  To view, click here.  Region competitions as well as A Public, A Private, and coed sectionals, will be November 7.  Bleckley will be part of the East Metro Regional hosted by Putnam County High School.

BCHS softball getting ready for season

BCHS softball getting ready for season

The Lady Royals softball team began their preparations for this season by playing in the Paw Print Classic scrimmage tournament hosted by Mary Persons High School.

Bleckley returns all but two players from last year's squad that won region and advanced to the second round of state.

Though not all players could attend this week due to other summer commitments, it allowed coaches Janice Bryan and Teresa Gray to try players in different positions as well as get freshmen players needed experience.

BCHS has six freshmen on the roster.

The team won four of seven games, including winning two of their final three Thursday. Next week, they will play a pre season doubleheader at home versus Wilcox County Monday. Game times are 4 and 6 pm. Thursday, they'll travel to Southern Pines in Dublin for a scrimmage tournament hosted by West Laurens.  BC plays at 4, 5:30, and 7 pm.

BCHS athletes make All Middle Georgia teams.

The Macon Telegraph announced their spring sports All Middle Georgia teams this past week.  

Ten athletes from track highlighted those named team members or honorable metnions for Bleckley County High School.

Selections were as follows.  Golf- Drew Belflower, Thomas Yearty.  Tennis- Trevor Barker, Samantha Horne, honorable mentions.  Track- Ellen Powell, 800 meter run, honorable mention, 1600 meter run.  Anuj Patel, honorable mention, boys 800 meter run.  Carl Ellis Corley, honorable mention, 1600 meter run.  Austin Cook, Bronson Sanders, honorable mention, 3200 meter run.

Shot put- honorable mention, Tije'a Randall, T'Keyah Pasby.  Discus, honorable mentions Pasby, Shamar Slappy, Cord Yearty.  Fellisia Young, honorable mention triple jump and long jump.

BCHS eighth in Director's Cup Standings

The Regions Director's Cup ranks the top GHSA athletic programs in all classifications.

For the fifth straight year, Bleckley County High School finished in the top ten of AA, placing eighth this year. They, along with Vidalia High School, were the only two schools south of Atlanta, to be in the top ten.

Two football coaches resigning from BCHS

The Bleckley Board of Education accepted the resignation of two BCHS football coaches at Tuesday night's regulary scheduled meeting.

Leaving at the end of the current school year are Dwone Hicks and Pedro Holiday. Hicks also served as head boys' track coach. Holiday's son Tae was expected to be a featured player on both offense and defense for the Royals this upcoming football season.