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Bleckley boys fall to FPD soccer team at home.

Bleckley boys fall to FPD soccer team at home.

It was a boys only evening as the Royals soccer team hosted First Presbyterian Thursday.  The Vikings scored two goals in the first half and added another at 6:13 of the second.  BCHS lost 3-0.  Both teams play Monticello Monday.  Game times are 5:30 and 7:30 pm.

Student Archers Aim for State Title at Perry Competition

The Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter in Perry became the bullseye for more than 600 amateur archers from around the state.

The students, grades 4th through 12th, set their sights on winning Wednesday's state archery competition, so they could advance to nationals.

The Dodge County team seemed poised to hit that target.

17-year-old Blayre Durden is a member of the team. Archery didn't start out as her goal.

She only pulled back her first bow after a teacher's suggestion. Durden said, "He said, 'Hey. We're gonna have an archery team.' I was like archery?"

Arrows were pointing in a new direcetion anyway. Her softball career had missed the mark.

Durden said, "My coaches never really seemed to have the time to explain balls and strikes. So, I didn't get far."

With archery, she soared.

Durden said, "I picked up this bow, and I hit bullseye!"

Bleckey Falls to Putnam in Region Baseball Opener

Bleckey Falls to Putnam in Region Baseball Opener

BCHS looked to shake off Monday's home loss to Dublin as they began 4-AA play Wednesday at Putnam County.   Three errors contributed to three War Eagle runs in the bottom of the second.  Putnam scored four more in the fifth. 

Austin Simmons broke up a no-hitter in the sixth.  He scored on TavonRoss' triple.  Bryant Trice followed with a two-run home run.  Frankie Lee Mullis doubled to lead off the seventh but was left stranded.  He was the second straight runner stranded in scoring position as the Royals  lost their third straight 8-3.

No player had two hits.  Bleckley hosts Crawford County Friday at 5:30 p.m.

Royals Baseball Team Loses Second Straight

Royals Baseball Team Loses Second Straight

BCHS welcomed former region rival and longtime foe Dublin to Cochran.  Bleckley had won three straight against the Irish going in.  Down 4-0 after a half inning, BC chipped away. 

Zac Evans solo home run in the third tied things at four.  Dublin, though, scored three times in the next three innings to win 7-4.  Cal Young was 3 for 4 with a double and 2 RBI. 

Evans had two hits.  BCHS begins region play Tuesday at Putnam County.  Game time is 5 p.m.

Prep Scores For March 13

Here are your prep sport sscores reported to 13WMAZ for Wednesday, March 13:


Crisp County 8  Colquitt Co. 6

GMC 12  Washington Co. 9

Hawkinsville 6  Telfair Co. 1

Houston Co. 17  Peach Co. 2

Northside 7  Perry 1

Putnam Co. 8  Bleckley Co. 3

Warner Robins 9  Rutland 5

Boys Soccer:

Northside 5  Central 1

Girls Soccer:

Houston Co. 5  Luella 0

Northside 6  Central 1

Veterans 7  Westside 0

Wanted by Macon Regional Crimestoppers for March 13

Macon Regional Crimestoppers says these people are wanted on warrants in Middle Georgia. If you have any information, call Crimestoppers at 478-742-2330 or 1-877-68CRIME.

1. Robert Kevin Ard:
W/M DOB 10-05-88 Age 24 601 150 lbs.
Wanted by the Houston County Sheriff's Office for Terroristic Threats.

2. Carlos Savalas Wilson:
B/M DOB 06-03-74 Age 39 508 165
Wanted by the Macon Police Department for Theft by Receiving Stolen Auto.

3. Sonny Ray Bennett:
W/M DOB 09-10-88 Age 24 511 165 lbs.
Wanted by the Jones County Sheriff's Office for Giving False Name to Officers.

4. Martez Tyrone Turner:
B/M DOB 07-06-94 Age 18 511 195 lbs.
Wanted by the Bibb County Campus Police for Simple Battery on Public School Employee.

5. Omar Arnaud Garcia:
H/M DOB 02-05-86 Age 27 510 140 lbs.
Wanted by the Houston County Sheriff's Office for Child Molestation.