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Former Royal comes home to continue football career.

Former Royal comes home to continue football career.

Derrick Farrow, a star defensive back for Bleckley County High School, signed with East Central Community College in Mississippi in April of 2013.  He graduated this falll.  Wednesday morning, Farrow signed with Kennesaw State University to continue his football career.

Farrow signed in the counselor's office of BCHS.  He chose to do it at the high school because "It's home."   Farrow said it felt good to be able to continue playing after getting his degree.  A physical therapy major, he said he plans to "take it one step at a time, get my degree, and contiue to play the sport that I love." 

Girls win second as Bleckley, Macon County split games.

The Lady Royals made it two in a row with a 52-47 win at Macon County Tuesday night.  The Royals fell to 0-5 on the season, losing to the Bulldogs 60-44.  Both teams will be in action Friday at the Bear Brawl taking on host Houston County.  The girls play at 6 pm, the boys 9 pm.

Bleckley middle, high school, cross country teams celebrate season.

The Bleckley middle and high school cross country teams celebrated their season Monday evening in the high school audiorium  All four teams won region, all four had the individual region champion.

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Girls get first as Bleckley splits with Crawford County.

Girls get first as Bleckley splits with Crawford County.

Freshman Jahnaria Brown scored 22 points including six of the Lady Royals eight points in the second quarter to lead them to their first win of the season, 73-32 over Crawford County at home Friday.  Alexis Ligon added 11.

Though Jeremy Marshall had 20 and brother Markell added 11 off the bench, the Royals could not contain an Eagle offense that scored 50 points by halftime Friday.  BCHS lost 78-52.  Region play continues for Bleckley Tuesday at Macon County.  Tip time is 6 pm.

Lady Royals softball players receive postseason honors.

Lady Royals softball players receive postseason honors.

The BCHS softball team held their awards banquet Thursday evening at First Baptist Church's social hall.  Amongst the awards presented were the 4-AA All Region team seletctions.  Five Bleckley players were first team selections. They were: Chelsea Brady, Taylor Dykes, Holly Tedders, Faith Harris, and Hannah Coulter.  Four others were named honorable mentions: Aliyah Whitehead, Allie Keel, Kalee Kitchens, and Jordan Williams.

It was also announced that Dykes was named the 4-AA Pitcher of the Year and was an honorable mention on the AA state softball team.

Bleckey BOE approves consulting firm for superintendent search.

At Tuesday's regularly scheduled, meeting, the Bleckley Board of Education voted to enter into an agreement with King-Cooper Associates to conduct a search for the new superintendent of Bleckley County Schools according to board minutes.  The retirement of current superintendent Dr. Charlotte Pipkin was announced in October.  Pipkin will retire no later than June 30.

Boys comeback falls short as BCHS swept in region opener.

Boys comeback falls short as BCHS swept in region opener.

Bleckley opened region play Tuesday at Putnam County.  The Lady Royals trailed 27-23 at halftime but gave up an 18-6 third quarter run en route to a 63-45 loss.  Alexis Ligon scored 14.

The Royals trailed 36-24 at halftime and were down nine going to the fourth.  Willie Taylor tipped in a missed free throw with 50 seconds left to draw BC within three.  Jeremy Marshall's steal and layup with 20 seconds left made it 53-52.  After a pair of War Eagle free throws, Bleckley got two open shots at a three but both missed as they fell 55-52.

Taylor scored 16.  Kevon Farrow had 11 off the bench.  BC hosts Crawford County Friday.  Tip time is 6 pm.