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BCHS Cross Country teams sweep Region 4-AA championship meet.

BCHS Cross Country teams sweep Region 4-AA championship meet.

Though it was a nail-biter for the girls, both the BCHS boys and girls cross country teams continued their region championship streaks alive by winning the 4-AA title Tuesday afternoon in Cochran.  The girls edged Lamar County, 27 points for Bleckley, 28 for Lamar.  Ellen Powell won her third straight individual region title.

The boys had it a bit easier scoring 15 points, well ahead of second place Lamar County with 67.  Austin Cook won the individual region title.  Tuesday's championships were the girls 12th straight, ten straight for the boys.

Bleckley closes out their season November 8 at the AA State Cross Country Championships in Carrolton.

BCHS wins Mary Persons Bulldawg Cheer Classic.

BCHS wins Mary Persons Bulldawg Cheer Classic.

It'd been over a month since Bleckley brought home a first place trophy from a cheerleading competition.  Partially due to injuries, the squad had struggled at times.  Saturday, BC had their best performance of the season in winning the AA division of the Bulldawg Cheer Classic hosted by Mary Persons High School.  All the stunts stuck, the only deductions coming from knees down during tumbling passes.

Bleckley will have a final tuneup before region November 1 at Union Grove High School.

Royals get Homecoming win versus Monticello.

Royals get Homecoming win versus Monticello.

Anthony Wright had a pair of one-yard touchdown runs, the second coming in overtime to win the game, as BCHS got past Monticello 19-13 Friday night.  It was a game that saw both teams have extra points blocked and Bleckley's defense hold the Hurricanes to net three yards rushing (20 second half, -17 first half.)

Wright finished with 58 yards on 17 carries.  LaDarrick Vickers had a 30-yard second half touchdown run as part of a 47-yard night on seven attempts.  Antavis Robertson had 46 yards on 13 carries.  Cody Evans had his best passing half in several games, connecting on 4 of 5 attempts for 53 yards in the second half.

BC plays at Northeast on Halloween.  Kickoff is 7:30 pm and the game will be played at Thompson Stadium.

Pipkin to retire from Bleckley School Superintendent post.

The Bleckley Board of Education accepted the retirement of school superintendent Dr. Charlotte Pipkin at Tuesday's regularly scheduled meeting.  According to the minutes, she will retire no later than June 30, 2015. Pipkin has been superintendnet since 2010.

Season ends for Lady Royals in Sweet 16.

Season ends for Lady Royals in Sweet 16.

During the current playoff run for BCHS, they'd been getting timely hitting as well as good defense.  Both struggled Wednesday when they welcomed Jeff Davis to Cochran for the Sweet 16.  Bleckley had an equal number of hits an errors, four, in a 3-0 game one loss.  Pitcher Taylor Dykes gave up one earned run.  Chelsea Brady and Jordan Williams both went 1 for 2.

Game two saw BC's only run of the game come on a throwing error in the third.  They stranded two runners in both the fourth and fifth innings as Jeff Davis won game two 4-1.  Holly Tedders was 2 for 3.

The Lady Royals finished 19-11, 6-0 in 4-AA.  It's their best record since 2011.

BCHS to host Region 4-AA One Act Play competition.

Bleckley County High School will host Region 4-AA One Act Play competition Thursday in the high school auditorium.  BCHS will perform their selection, Bye Bye Birdie, at 1:20 pm.  It's open to the public and admission is free.  Per GHSA rules, photography and videography during all performances Thursday is prohibitied.

BCHS to celebrate Homecoming Friday night.

Bleckley County High School will crown their 2014 Homecoming Queen during halftime of Friday's home football game versus Monticello.  Shonteria Smalls is the reigning queen.  To see the court, click here.