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Region 3-AA Softball Player Of The Year signs with MGC

Region 3-AA Softball Player Of The Year signs with MGC

BCHS softball player Lana Maddox spent four years as a Lady Royal.   As of Tuesday, she's now a Lady Warrior as the Region 3-AA Player Of The Year signed with Middle Georgia College.  Maddox hitn.429 with eight home runs and 28 RBI.  This season, Bleckley won its first fastpitch region title and made it to the elite eight for the first time since going to fastpitch nine years ago. 

Dodge JROTC Begins New Tradition

Dodge JROTC Begins New Tradition

EASTMAN, GA.--The Dodge County High School Army JROTC Battalion has been an integral part of the high school and community.

At every major local sporting event and parade, the JROTC has represented the pride of the Indians since 1984. Early in the program’s history JROTC Cadets were awarded letter jackets for various activities within the program. Over the years, this practice has since ended.

This year the cadre has instituted a new tradition allowing cadets to purchase a specially designed letter jacket.

The new jacket was designed by the cadets and represents the traditional red and white colors of Dodge County High School. On both shoulders, a black stripe was inserted to honor the thousands of Americans who have paid the ultimate sacrifice as members of the United States Military.

The letter is distinguished from the Athletic Varsity letter by the acronym “JROTC” embroidered inside the letter.

BCHS Loses Season Series to Hawkinsville

BCHS Loses Season Series to Hawkinsville

BCHS trailed at home Monday to Hawkinsville 8-4 going into the bottom of the fourth. 

A pair of runs scored on a wild pitch with two outs capping a four-run inning to tie the game. 

Bryant Trice scored in the bottom of the fifth after Brantley Collins beat out a bunt to put Bleckley up 9-8.  HHS loaded the bases with no outs in the seventh. 

A squeeze play tied the game.  The Red Devils scored five more times.  All bases loaded, no outs opportunity in the home half produced one run as the Royals lost 14-10.

Despite a season-high 14 hits, Bleckley committed four errors.  Chastain Coleman was 3 for 4 with 1 RBI.  Frankie Lee Mullis was 3 for 4. 

Trice finished 2 for 3 with a triple and 1 RBI.  Collins was 2 for 3.  Kyle Brown went 2 for 4 with 1 RBI.  BC plays at Fitzgerald Tuesday.  JV play at 4 pm with varsity to follow.

11 Dodge Youth Wrestlers Qualify for State

11 Dodge Youth Wrestlers Qualify for State

EASTMAN, GA.-- Recently, the Dodge County Youth Wrestling Program set a new club record for qualifying wrestlers for the Kids State Wrestling Championships.

This year, 11 grapplers have managed to qualify by placing 1st through 4th in the State Wrestling Qualifier.

Representing Dodge County at the big show are (l-r, front row) Anthony Mannella 2nd place, Jake Rogers 2nd, Jason Lann 3rd, Vincent Mannella 1st, and McCay Turner 1st. Second row (l-r) are Clayton Scarborough 3rd, Christian Grauberger 1st, Josh Rogers 1st, Aiden Greer 1st, Crosse Bearden 2nd, Noah Atkinson DNP, and Aaron Spires 2nd.

New BCHS Football Coach Looks Forward to Coming Home

New BCHS Football Coach Looks Forward to Coming Home

Tracy White is coming home.

After serving almost 20 years in the Dublin City school system as a teacher and coach, the 41-year-old White begins his newest journey March 1st as the head football coach at Bleckley County High School in Cochran.

White, who graduated in 1988 from Bleckley County High School, where he was a standout athlete, is excited. “I am feeling everything from excitement, to every realm of emotion – anxiety, happiness, and nervousness. I don't want to disappoint anyone. I just want Bleckley County to be successful and do well.”

The decision was made by the Bleckley County Board of Education at its last board meeting.

Bleckley Gets Past Northeast to Advance in State Playoffs

Bleckley Gets Past Northeast to Advance in State Playoffs

After trailing for much of the first half, the Royals opened the third on a 20-2 run to erase a six-point deficit. 

Up 15 in the fourth, Bleckley see their lead dwindle to two with 10 seconds left but hung on to win 56-53.  Marcus Mack had 11, Ken Hughes added 10. 

BCHS plays at third-ranked Albany High School Wednesday at 6 pm.  To read more about the game, including the thoughts of head coach Clifford Kerbo, click here

BCHS Picks Up Sweep of Franklin County

BCHS Picks Up Sweep of Franklin County

Frankie Lee Mullis hit a solo home run with two outs in the fifth inning of game one to tie the score versus Franklin County.  Cal Young drove in the go-ahead run with a single.  Pitcher Kace Kirkpatrick escaped a bases loaded, no outs jam unscathed in the sixth as the Royals got win one of the season 2-1 in game one of a home doubleheader with the Lions. 

In game two, Bryant Trice got his first hit of the season, a two-out RBI double in the first to put Bleckley on top.  Trice smacked a three-run home run with two outs in the third.  Young had a two-out RBI single in the sixth to make it 5-0.  BCHS would survive a seventh-inning push by Franklin to win 5-3.  Trice finished 2 for 3 with 4 RBI.  Young was 2 for 3 with 1 RBI.  Mullis went 1 for 2 with a triple. 

Bleckley hosts Hawkinsville Monday. 

JV play at 4 pm with varsity to follow.