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Late runs lift BCHS over West Laurens.

Late runs lift BCHS over West Laurens.

Down 1-0 in the fifth inning at West Laurens Thursday night, Bleckley got two runs in the fifth and a Sam Knighton RBI single in the sixth.  Though the Raiders scored in the home half of the sixth, reliever Shayne Cannon had a scoreless seventh to preserve the Royals 3-2 win.

Lane Kitchens went 1 for 2.  Carter Raffield gave up three hits, no earned runs, and struck out five in five innings. BC's home opener is against Lamar County today at 4 pm.

Concert will benefit local man's kidney transplant fund.

A concert benefiting the Reed Floyd Kidney Transplant Fund will be held February 25 from 5:30-8:30 pm inside Russell Hall auditorium on the Cochran campus of Middle Georgia State University.  Floyd is a Cochran native born with one kidney currently failing.  Local entertainment includes The Six Strings Band,  Sara Faulk, BCHS freshman Anna Cathryn Brown, and Jess Darsey's Bluegrass Experience amongst others.  Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at the door.

Success Academy students get Valentine's Day treat.

Success Academy students get Valentine's Day treat.

Bleckley County Success Academy students got a special treat for Valentine's Day.  Individual brownies given by Pilot Club of Cochran.

Big inning lifts BC baseball to big win in opener.

Big inning lifts BC baseball to big win in opener.

BCHS scored seven runs in the fifth to win their season opener in Hawkinsville 11-1 Tuesday nigh.  tChandler Abney finished 2 for 3 with 2 RBI.  Christian Kight was 2 for 2.  Benji Knighton was 2 for 4 with 1 RBI.  Carter Raffield went 2 for 3.  Sam Knighton went 1 for 2.   

The Royals play at West Laurens Thursday.  JV at 4 pm with varsity to follow.

 

Start times for BCHS in state basketball playoffs set.

Both the Bleckley girls and boys basketball teams will be taking on Thomasville in round one of the state playoffs. Friday night, the top seed Lady Royals host the 1-AA fourth seed Lady Dogs at 6 pm.  Saturday, the third seed Royals travel to Thomasville to take on the second seeded Bulldogs at 7 pm.

Late surge of people lifts Cochran Blood Drive numbers.

Late surge of people lifts Cochran Blood Drive numbers.

The American Red Cross held a blood drive Monday afternoon at the County Extension Office in Cochran. Organizers said it'd been slow going for most of the day.  But around 6 pm, traffic increased.  By 6:20, 45 people had come in to donate.

A flyer sent out by the Red Cross last week stated that there was an emergency need for blood because of several drives across the country being cancelled due to winter storms.  You can learn more abut other drives in Middle Georgia by going here.

BCMS girls win MGMSAA title.

BCMS girls win MGMSAA title.

The Lady Barons basketball team won the MGMSAA title Saturday afternoon, defeating East Laurens 48-43.  It's the second title in four seasons for Bleckley and also avenges a finals loss to the Lady Falcons last season.  Shalan Nelson scored 23 points for BC.  They finished this season with a 16-1 record.