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Bleckley baseball player to cotninue career in college

Bleckley baseball player to cotninue career in college

Calab Bryant signed to continue his baseball career at Tocoa Falls College Wednesday.  Bryant was a member of the 2009 team that advanced to the elite eight.  This year, he made the Region 3-AA all-region team.  He hit a game-winning home run with two outs in the bottom of the seventh to give the Royals a win versus Dodge County on senior night this year.  Bryant joins former Royal teammate Tyler Sellars who signed with the Eagles last year.

A special batgirl to end the season

A special batgirl to end the season

Nine-year old Sara-Beth Martin had valve replacement surgery on Good Friday.  She came home from the hospital on April 27.  Since then, she's been slowly getting back into an everyday routine.  That included a visit last week to watch the rec. softball team she was part off, the 10 and under Gators.  Monday, she got to be a part of the action.  Martin served as the Gators bat girl in their final game.  The Gators won the league.  And Sara-Beth?   Mom Becky says Sara-Beth has been "doing great."

Coaches approved at Bleckley Board of Education Meeting.

The Bleckley Board of Education held a called meeting on May 12 to discus personel matters.  At that meeting, Bleckley native Angela Jones was hired as science teacher and will serve as coach of the competition cheerleading squad.  Jones was West Laurens Middle School head cheerleading coach.  WLMS has won two of the last three MGMSAA (Middle Georgia Middle School Athletic Association) region championships.

The board approved the athletic staffing plan for 2011-12.  Included in that was the appointment of Janice Bryan as head softball coach.  Bryan is a former Bleckley Middle School softball coach.   She led the Lady Barons to an MGMSAA region title as well as runner-up finish. 

Fire Guts Dodge County Home

People in Dodge County are trying to help out a man who's helped many in the community.

 

A fire early Sunday destroyed the home of firefighter Mark Sheffield.

"One side of the house caved in and the roof had fell in.  There was nothing left, everything was burning," said Sheffield.

Capt. Tony Winborn of the Dodge County Sheriff's Department says it happened between 4 and 5 a.m. at Sheffield's home on Gum Swamp Road.

Sheffield says he can't believe his home is gone.  He says he has been to a lot of house fires but never thought something it would happen to him.

Winborn said fire officials think the fire may have been caused by a short-circuit from a fan. No one was injured.

Sheffield says his family was out of the house and with friends and family when the fire occured.

He says the outpouring of love from the community is overwhelming.

Prep Baseball Scores For Thursday, May 12

Hawkinsville knocked off Metter to advance into the GHSA State Baseball Quarterfinals Thursday night.

Tyler Keen tossed a complete game and Vince Fissler hammered a two run triple as the Red Devils eliminated Metter 7-3 in Hawkinsville.

The Red Devils will play Treutlen in the quarterfinals next Tueday at Hawkinsville.

Thursday's Results:

Hawkinsville 7  Metter 3 (Hawkinsville wins series 2-1)

West Laurens 15  Crisp Co. 4 (West Laurens wins series 2-1)

Prep Baseball Scores For Wednesday, May 11

Scores from GHSA State Baseball Second Round Games played on Wednesday, May 11:

Mary Persons 2  Harlem 1

Mary Persons 13  Harlem 2 (MP wins series 2-0)

Treutlen 9  Bacon Co. 8

Treutlen 8  Bacon Co. 0 (Treutlen wins series 2-0)

Effingham Co. 10 Northside 5

Effingham Co. 4  Northside 0 (Effingham wins series 2-0)

Appling Co. 2  Dodge Co. 1

Appling Co. 8  Dodge Co. 6 (Appling win series 2-0)

Metter 4  Hawkinsville 1  (11 innings)

Hawkinsville 4  Metter 2 (Series tied at 1)

West Laurens 3  Crisp Co. 1

Crisp Co. 7  West Laurens 5 (Series tied at 1)