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Good preseason for BCHS softball continues.

The Lady Royals had an early morning Wednesday, traveling to Ellaville for a pair of scrimmage games versus Schley County starting at 10 am.  Bleckley won both, 8-2 and 8-3.  They will play scrimmage games at home versus Telfair County at Hawkinsville July 26 starting at 4 pm.


A perfect ending to the Paw Print Classic for BCHS.

A perfect ending to the Paw Print Classic for BCHS.

Bleckley softball wrapped up Paw Print Classic play with three more wins Tuesday.  They defeated former region foe Monticello 6-5, shut out Jackson High School 6-0 and closed out the day 14-2 over Starr's Mill.

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Freshman hits first home run as part of good day for BCHS softball.

Freshman hits first home run as part of good day for BCHS softball.

The Bleckley County High School softball team traveled to Forsyth Monday as they've done the past several years for the Paw Print Classic hosted by Mary Persons High School.  For the first time since 2011, there is a JV squad.  

Monday saw players from both get time on the field.  It was a good day for the Lady Royals as they got 4-2 wins over Mary Persons team one and West Laurens as well as an 8-1 win over Peach County.  In the Peach County game, freshman Emily Sanders hit her first career home run.  It was a two-run shot capping a seven-run second inning.

Bleckley wraps up Paw Print play Tuesday with games at 2:30, 4, and 5:30 pm.

Bleckley high, middle school, softball teams to play in Mary Persons scrimmage tournament.

The Paw Print Classic hosted by Mary Persons High School will be held July 18-21 at the Monroe County Rec. Department.  It's a scrimmage tournament that serves as a fundraiser for the Lady Bulldogs softball team and features both high school and middle school games.  

While Bleckley County High School has been a regular participant in the tournament, the middle school will participate in it for the first time.  Here are the times for both.

July 18- BCHS, 10 am, 11:30 am, 1 pm

July 19- BCHS, 2:30, 4, and 5:30 pm,


Note: the middle school will have two teams.

July 20-  Bleckley 1, 11:30 am, 2:30 pm.  Bleckley 2, 1 and 4 pm.

July 21- Bleckley 1, 10 am, 1 pm.  Bleckley 2, 11:30 am, 2:30 pm.

BCHS track athlete continuing career.

BCHS track athlete continuing career.

Recent Bleckley County High School graduate Logan Pittman knows something about short distance running. Pittman was a member of the boys 4x100 and 4x400 relay teams that went to state in boys track.  Now Pittman will get to work on his sprinting at the collegiate level, signing with Berry College Tuesday morning.  He said he will also be throwing, including learning how to toss the javelin.

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.