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BCHS girls repeat as cross country champs, boys finish third.

BCHS girls repeat as cross country champs, boys finish third.

For the first time in school history, BCHS has had two teams repeat as state champions.  The Runnin' Royals girls cross country team won their second straight state title Saturday in Carrolton.  Austin Lopez became the first girls individual state champion since Ashley Arnold.  The boys finished third, Garrett Rogers won the boys individual title.

Three-team mini playoff to decide third, fourth seeds in 3-AA.

Bleckley lost their final regular season football game at Southwest 26-21 Friday night.  Read more about the game here.  Because of the loss, and Dublin beating Washington County, BCHS, Southwest and Waco are tied in region play at 3-3.  Dodge County is top seed.

To determine third and fourth seeds, a three-team mini playoff will be held Monday night at West Laurens.  The first game is at 6 pm between Waco and Southwest.  It will consist of two five-minute periods.  Thirty minutes after that game, BCHS takes on the loser in another mini playoff.  If the Royals win, they're in the playoffs.

Head to head matchups between the winning teams will determine the third and fourth seeds.

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.

Bad second half sinks BCHS vs Dodge County.

Bad second half sinks BCHS vs Dodge County.

Bleckley took a 21-10 lead into halftime of their final regular season home game versus Dodge County.  But numerous mistakes including two interceptions helped the Indians rally to win 30-27.  Read more here.  The Royals close out the regular season November 4 at Southwest.  Kickoff is 7:30 pm.

Season ends for BCHS softball in Columbus.

Season ends for BCHS softball in Columbus.

Bleckley had more errors (six) than baserunners (five) as they lost their state softball championship tournament opening game to Monticello 12-1.  Read more on the game here.   Friday, the Lady Royals were eliminated by Banks County 9-0.  They had three hits, six errors.  Caroline Thrower, Emily Sanders, and Abbey Sims each went 1 for 2.

BCHS finishes the season 22-11.

Rallying for the Lady Royals.

Rallying for the Lady Royals.

A community rally was held for the BCHS softball team in preparation of their trip to Columbus this week for the elite eight Monday night at the field.  Players were introduced indiidually, with biographcal information read about each one.  Bleckley will open play in Columbus against Monticello Thursday at 3 pm.  Directions can be found here.

Bleckley punches ticket to Columbus.

Bleckley punches ticket to Columbus.

After losing in the second round of state for three straight years, twice after having won game one, BCHS broke through by defeating Berrien High School 6-4 Thursday afternoon in Nashville.  It's the first time the Lady Royals softball team advanced to Columbus since 2011.

Read more on the game here.  BC will play former region opponent Monticello in Columbus October 26 at 3 pm.