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BCHS Soccer Teams Swept In Region Opener

BCHS Soccer Teams Swept In Region Opener

After 17 days off due to schedule conflicts resulting from the basketball playoffs, BCHS returned to the soccer field Tuesday, hosting Lamar County.  Carson Garrett gave the Royals a 1-0 lead in the first half. 

The Trojans scored a pair within two minutes of each other in the second half to win 2-1.

The Lady Royals trailed 1-0 until 37:57 remained in the first half.  Lamar scored a pair of goals within a minute of each other early in the second and added one more at 13:51 to win 5-0. 

Bleckley's boys play FPD at home Thursday.  Start time is 7 p.m.

Royals Fall to Greater Atlanta Christian in AA Title Game

Royals Fall to Greater Atlanta Christian in AA Title Game

After all the comebacks, the close games, it came down to this.  One game, one moment to decide who was the best in Class AA basketball.  Bleckley, playing in front of thousands of purple and gold fans who'd made the short trip to the Macon Centreplex, took on perenial basketball power Greater Atlanta Christian.

Mario Beck's three in the final minute  of the second capped a Bleckley comeback from down ten points in the first quarter to tie the score at 22.  After a pair of Spartan free throws, the Royals had a chance to tie again with 20 seconds left.   They would turn the ball over and trail 24-22 at halftime.

Rydealous Taylor came alive in the third, hitting four three-point shots.  His fourth made it 40-37 with a little over three minutes left.  Beck went out with his third foul at 2:37.  GAC scored the final seven points of the third to lead by four.

Prep Hoop Scores For March 8

Here are Friday's results from the GHSA State Tournament at the Macon Centreplex:

AA Girls Championship

Wesleyan 76  Laney 43

AA Boys Championship

GACS 69  Bleckley County 52

AAAAA Girls Championship

Southwest DeKalb 56  Miller Grove 52

AAAAA Boys Championship

Miller Grove 61  Gainesville 57 

Greater Atlanta Christian beats Bleckley Co. 69-52

MACON, Ga. (AP) - Five players scored in double figures to lead Greater Atlanta Christian to a 69-52 victory over Bleckley County on Friday in the GHSA Class AA Boys state championship game at the Macon Coliseum.

Troy Morrison led the Spartans with 17 points and eight assists, Isaiah Wilkins added 12 points and 11 rebounds, Cam Boyd had 13 points, Justin Louis 11 and Collin Swinton 10.

The Spartans (29-3) won their third Class AA state championship in four years and their sixth overall in school history.

The Spartans used a 16-2 run to pull away early in the fourth quarter, bolstered by 18 points off turnovers and a 26-14 scoring advantage in the paint.

Rydealous Taylor led the Royals (28-4) with 20 points, and Demario Beck scored 14.

The Royals, playing in their first state championship game, led with 3:34 left to play in the third quarter before GAC's run.

Former Inmate Speaks to Bleckley Youth About Choice and Consequence

Former Inmate Speaks to Bleckley Youth About Choice and Consequence

Chris Sandy was an average 22-year old in 2000  He liked hanging with friends, playing sports, generally enjoying life.  One night in April changed his life forever.  That night Sandy, who had four consecutive drinks, was speeding down a backroad outside Atlanta when he hit a car, killing both passengers.  Sandy spent eight and a half years in prison.  He now speaks to groups about his choice and the consequences that resulted, in the hopes no one else will make his mistake.

Sandy was in Cochran Wednesday.  Sponsored by Family Connection and Communities in Schools of Bleckley County, he was at the First Baptist Church Hangar (a building for youth activities) in a gathering of teens and parents.  Sandy shared his story, some of the consequences such as not being allowed to drive, and how he was trying to make the most of what he saw as a second chance by Jesus because he survived the wreck.

Athlete of the Week: Dominic Ligon

Dominic Ligon is just hours away from the biggest game of his life. A game he has loved since he was very young."It's just the game itself, been playing all my life, so it's all I know", said the senior.Dominic is the 6th man on the 28-3 Bleckley County Royals and willing to help his team any way he can.

Hawkinsville Family Wants Their Missing Teen To Return Home

The Hawkinsville community is talking about a 16-year-old girl who's been missing for nearly two weeks.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation Office in Eastman says they believe Madison Conner ran away on her own free will. But normally, we don't report on missing person cases, unless law enforcement tells us that the person is somehow at risk. 

However, we took another look at Madison Conner's case because so many people are asking about her and because some of them are questioning what authorities are saying about the case.

GBI says the Madison Conner case is a top priority that everyone in their office is working on. 

"We believe that that's a dangerous spot for any child," said Todd Lowery of GBI's Eastman Office. "But we don't have any evidence that she was abducted or that any type of foul play was in her disappearance, we believe she ran away from home."