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Membership drives ongoing for BCHS sports booster clubs.

A pair of Bleckley County High School fall sports booster drives currently have membership drives ongoing.  The Royal Touchdown Club provides support to BCHS football.  Memberships range from $50-$500, all with names appearing on a sign at the football field.  Forms, available here, along with checks made payable to Royal Touchdown Club should be mailed to PO Box 287, Cochran, GA 31014 by July 18.  Email  BCroyalstouchdownclub@gmail.com for more information.

Former BCHS athletes to be assistant coaches in their sports.

Two former Bleckley County High School athletes will be serving as assistant coaches in sports they participated in.  Both moves came from the FY17 Coaching and Extra Curricular Activities plan approved by the Board of Education at their monthly meeting.

Chara Nobles is the new assistant cheerleading coach.  Nobles, a former cheerleader, replaces Christie Dean who is the new assistant principal of the Bleckley Success Academy.  Nobles, who had been working as a parapro at Bleckley Elementary, will be a teacher at the school next year.

Former Royals baseball player Jacob Byram joins William Barham as assistants to head coach Brad Davis.  Byram, a teacher at Bleckley Elementary, was an assistant middle school baseball coach.  Gary Arnold, who had been a high school assistant baseball coach, moves to the middle school to assist Mike Lee.

BCHS boys track has best finish in school history.

The Bleckley County High School boys track team competed at the Georgia Olympics (boys state) this weekend in Jefferson.  BCHS finished third, the best for boys track in school history.  Individually, Carl Ellis Corley won the 3200 meter run and finished second in the 1600. Will Simmons finished second in the pole vault. Austin Cook was fifth, Anuj Patel sixth in the 800 meter run. The 4x100 team of Lequan Allen, Nykeem Farrow, Logan Pittman and LaDarrick Vickers finished seventh.

BCHS students continue their athletic careers.

BCHS students continue their athletic careers.

It's been a busy few days at Bleckley County High School.  Three athletes recently signed with colleges to continue their careers.  Friday, Cody Evans, quarterback, signed with St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.  Tuesday Austin Cook and Anuj Patel, teammates on both the state winning cross country team as well as this year's region champion boys track team, signed with Clayton State University.

Powell closes out Bleckley running career on high note.

Powell closes out Bleckley running career on high note.

Ellen Powell ran her final high school race Saturday, the 800 meter finals at the state track meet in Albany.  She did what she'd done the last two times in the 800, and so many times in her career.  Win first place.  Powell won the 800 for the third straight time.  She also finished state runner up in the 1600 Friday night.

Bleckley's Pittman named National Football Foundation Scholar Citizen Athlete of the Year.

Bleckley County High School senior football player Logan Pittman has been selected the 2016 Scholar/Citizen Athlete of the Year by the Middle Georgia chapter of the National Football Foundation.  The news was announced in a letter sent to BCHS Head Football Coach Tracy White this week.  Pittman will be recognized as part of an awards banquet on May 12 at the Library Ballroom in Macon.

Season ends for BCHS baseball at Union County.

Bleckley was swept in Wednesday's second round baseball playoff games at 8-AA top seed Union County.  They lost game one 4-2.  Chance Pittman went 1 for 2.  Carter Raffield struck out eight.  The Panthers used an 11-run fourth inning to win game two 16-0.  Benji Knighton had the lone Royals hit, going 1 for 2.

Bleckley finishes the season 18-11, 9-3 in 4-AA.    ***Stats and recap courtesy of team.***