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Prep Tournament Scores For February 29

Here are your GHSA State Tournament basketball scores for Wednesday, February 29:

GHSA Boys:


Eagles Landing 67  Central 65 (Overtime)

Henry Co. 75  Howard 63

Crisp Co. 57  Westside, Augusta 49


Albany 68  Bleckley Co. 41

Vidalia 65  Dodge Co. 58


Wilkinson Co. 61  Landmark Christian 40

Lanier Co. 57  Hawkinsville 39

GHSA Girls:


Westside, Augusta 43  Crisp Co. 42

BCHS Picks up Win at Fitzgerald

BCHS Picks up Win at Fitzgerald

The Royals baseball team took the field in Fitzgerald Tuesday coming off a tough home loss to Hawkinsville.  They were down three starters.  Bryant Trice suffered a knee injury in the seventh inning of Monday's game.  Also hurt were Frankie Lee Mullis (wrist) and Chastain Coleman (concussion.)  For six innings, the only run on the board came via Caleb Slaughter's two-out double in the third.  BCHS had left nine men on base.  In the seventh, Kyle Brown scored two more runners via a double.  Pitcher Kace Kirkpatrick made it stand up in a 3-0 win.  Kirkpatrick pitched 4 2/3 innings of no-hit ball.  He gave up three hits, no walks, and struck out 12.

Slaughter finished 3 for 4 with 1 RBI.  Dylan Churchwell was 3 for 4 with a double.  Ben Harris was 2 for 3.  Bleckley plays Friday at Wilcox County.  Game time is 6 pm.

Region 3-AA Softball Player Of The Year signs with MGC

Region 3-AA Softball Player Of The Year signs with MGC

BCHS softball player Lana Maddox spent four years as a Lady Royal.   As of Tuesday, she's now a Lady Warrior as the Region 3-AA Player Of The Year signed with Middle Georgia College.  Maddox hitn.429 with eight home runs and 28 RBI.  This season, Bleckley won its first fastpitch region title and made it to the elite eight for the first time since going to fastpitch nine years ago. 

BCHS Loses Season Series to Hawkinsville

BCHS Loses Season Series to Hawkinsville

BCHS trailed at home Monday to Hawkinsville 8-4 going into the bottom of the fourth. 

A pair of runs scored on a wild pitch with two outs capping a four-run inning to tie the game. 

Bryant Trice scored in the bottom of the fifth after Brantley Collins beat out a bunt to put Bleckley up 9-8.  HHS loaded the bases with no outs in the seventh. 

A squeeze play tied the game.  The Red Devils scored five more times.  All bases loaded, no outs opportunity in the home half produced one run as the Royals lost 14-10.

Despite a season-high 14 hits, Bleckley committed four errors.  Chastain Coleman was 3 for 4 with 1 RBI.  Frankie Lee Mullis was 3 for 4. 

Trice finished 2 for 3 with a triple and 1 RBI.  Collins was 2 for 3.  Kyle Brown went 2 for 4 with 1 RBI.  BC plays at Fitzgerald Tuesday.  JV play at 4 pm with varsity to follow.

Bleckley Gets Past Northeast to Advance in State Playoffs

Bleckley Gets Past Northeast to Advance in State Playoffs

After trailing for much of the first half, the Royals opened the third on a 20-2 run to erase a six-point deficit. 

Up 15 in the fourth, Bleckley see their lead dwindle to two with 10 seconds left but hung on to win 56-53.  Marcus Mack had 11, Ken Hughes added 10. 

BCHS plays at third-ranked Albany High School Wednesday at 6 pm.  To read more about the game, including the thoughts of head coach Clifford Kerbo, click here

Navy Sailor From McRae Dies in Car Crash

GORST, Wash. (AP) -- The Navy says the driver who died when his SUV crashed into Sinclair Inlet was a 25-year-old sailor from the USS Ronald Reagan.

The Washington State Patrol identified the man as Roger B.
Hartley of McRae, Ga.

The State Patrol says the SUV suddenly veered off Highway 3 near Gorst about 6 a.m. Friday, glancing off another car, and crashing through a fence into the water where it sank.

The driver was underwater for some time before he was pulled out by rescuers. He was given CPR and taken to Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton where he was declared dead.

The San Diego-based aircraft carrier Reagan arrived in Bremerton in January for a yearlong overhaul at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard.
Information from: Kitsap Sun, http://www.kitsapsun.com/

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Dodge Commissioners Vote Again Not to Open Jail


Dodge County Commissioners voted once again not to open the new jail, which has been completed since June 15, 2011. That's according the Capt. Tony Winborn with the Sheriff's Office.

He says on Monday night, Commissioner Karen Cheek made a motion to open jail. Commissioner Terry Niblett seconded the motion.

Winborn says Commissioners Brian Watkins and William Howell voted not to open the jail, and Chairman Dan McCranie broke the tie with a no vote.

According to Winborn, the Chairman said he voted no because the county does not know the cost of a sewage grinder which the city has required them to install at the facility.

Winborn says the county has know about the need to install the grinder for a while.


He says Sheriff Jeff Hinson has memorandums of understanding from the Sheriffs of Telfair and Montgomery Counties to house their inmates. Winborn says that will bring in about $1.1 million to the county.