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Relay for Life Day at Saturday's MGC Baseball Game

It will be Relay for Life day on April 9 when the Middle Georgia College Warriors host Georgia Perimeter Saturday.  Drinks will be sold in relay for life cups. 

T-shirts commemorating the day will be for sale.  Both teams are tied for first in the GJCAA. 

The doubleheader begins at 2 p.m.

Opportunities Missed as Bleckley Falls at Dodge County

Opportunities Missed as Bleckley Falls at Dodge County

Tuesday was round two of three sub-region contests between the Bleckley and Dodge baseball teams with this one taking place in Eastman.  Dodge led 1-0 for the first four and a half innings.  The Royals missed numerous scoring opportunities including a second and third, two outs in the fourth, and a two on, no outs opportunity in the fifth.

DCHS scored three in their half of the fifth.  Indians starting pitcher Clint Taylor hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the sixth as part of a four-run outburtst.   BC lost 8-1.  Caleb Bryant was 2 for 3 with a double.  Dusty Jones was 2 for 4.  Cal Young was 1 for 2 with a sac fly.  Seven Bleckley runners were left on base.

The Royals host Northside Thursday at 5:45 p.m.

BCHS Soccer Teams Return to the Field, Sweep East Laurens

It'd been over a week since the BCHS soccer teams saw any on-field action.  Their one match scheduled for last week was rained out.  Tuesday, both were back at it taking on East Laurens.  Games were played at Southern Pines Recreation Complex due to field conditions at East Laurens.

Bleckley swept the matches.  Ashley Burton and Amber Lucas scored as the Lady Royals won 2-1.  Jacob Waters scored his seventh and eighth goals in the past three games as the Royals also won 2-1.  Bleckley hosts Dublin April 12.  Boys play at 5 pm with girls to follow. 

The games versus Jefferson will be made up April 13 in Cochran. 

Dodge County Man Dies in Tornado

A man died after a tornado destroyed a double-wide mobile home in the Gresston Community in Dodge County early Tuesday morning.

Dodge County EMA Director Stanley Stephens says the National Weather Service confirmed the storm as an F-3 tornado.

The man was identified by Dodge County Coroner Joe Smith as 45-year-old Christopher McNair.

Fire Chief Bob Braswell says four people were inside the mobile home when the tornado struck.

15-year-old Zoia Ashley says she, her mother 43-year-old Donna Lyles and 42-year-old uncle Anthony Lyles were taken to the hospital.

Smith was found dead on the scene. 

Ashley says she and her mother suffered minor injuries but her uncle Lyles is being treated for a gash on his head.

Ashley says the tornado lifted the mobile home and flipped it a few times over.     

Audition to Be a Junior Journalist

It's that time again. We are beginning our search for the next 10 13WMAZ Junior Journalists. If you think your child has what it takes, here's what you need to know.

The child auditioning must be born between August 1, 1998 and August 1, 2001. You must bring proof of date of birth to the audition.

We will hold two rounds of open auditions for children born in that date range.

Monday, April 4
4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Galleria Mall

Tuesday, April 5
4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Museum of Arts and Sciences

Severe Threat for Central Georgia Tonight

A strong cold front will be pushing through the Southeast tonight and early tomorrow bringing the threat of severe weather to the Peach State, including Central Georgia.

Showers and thunderstorms are expected to start moving in late tonight, probably around midnight. Heavy rain is expected along with the possibility of strong to severe storms. The biggest threat for Central Georgia will be high winds, but large hail and an isolated tornado isn't out of the question. Rain and storms should move out by tomorrow morning.

Stay tuned to 13WMAZ and 13wmaz.com for the latest on this severe weather threat.

Bleckley Rallies Past East Laurens for Win

Since 2005, the Royals baseball team had never lost to East Laurens at home.  Friday night, that streak was in danger.  The Falcons led 3-1 going into the bottom of the seventh and had held Bleckley's offense to just one hit.  It was in the bottom of the seventh when BCHS began its comeback.  Kyle Brown led off with a double.  Cody Jones singled with one out.  Kace Kirkpatrick got a two-out single to score Brown and pinch-runner Justin Chambers to tie the game at 3.

In the bottom of the eighth, a hit by Dusty Jones spun past the East Laurens right fielder and toward the corner.  Jones came around to score on an inside the park home run to give Bleckley a 4-3 win.  Jones finished 2 for 4.  Kirkpatrick went eight inning, scattering eight hits.  He struck out five with no walks.