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Bleckley Avenges Opening Loss to Hawkinsville

Bleckley Avenges Opening Loss to Hawkinsville

Bleckley led 3-0 going into the fifth of their home opener versus Hawkinsville Monday.  A three-run home run tied the game.  The Royals answered with six in their half of the inning as they avenged last Monday's loss 9-4.  Bryant Trice was 3 for 4 with 2 RBI.  Frankie Mullis was 2 for 4.  Winning pitcher Kace Kirkpatrick struck out eight and was 1 for 2 with 1 RBI.  Cody Jones had a solo home run.

Bleckley hosts Fitzgerald High School Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Eighth Annual Biking Bleckley Held

Eighth Annual Biking Bleckley Held

Sunny skies and pleasant temperatures greeted the riders of Saturday's eighth annual Biking Bleckley.  The annual ride, sponsored by the Cochran-Bleckley Chamber of Commerce, attracted 162 participants. 

Some of the participants were from as far away as California and New York. 

Over 50 percent of the riders did the full metric 100 which took them through Bleckley and surrounding counties.

Bleckley Falls in First Round of State

Bleckley Falls in First Round of State

Down 14 points in the third quarter of Saturday's AA state playoff at third-ranked Thomasville and with Brentine Taylor on the bench with three fouls, Bleckley used an 8-2 run to get within eight. 

Thomasville though pushed its lead to 16 by the fourth quarter.  Though the deficit grew to 21, the Royals tried to rally with an 11-3 run.  It would not be enough as BCHS saw its season end with a 57-45 loss.

Taylor and Vidal Nelson both scored 10 points.  Ken Hughes had 12.  BC finishes its season 18-9.

Bleckley Falls to 0-2 on Baseball Season

Bleckley Falls to 0-2 on Baseball Season

Friday's Bleckley-Franklin County baseball game in Carnesville had some good news for the Royals. 

BCHS had seven hits compared to just three in the season opener versus Hawkinsville. 

Kace Kirkpatrick struck out the side in a scoreless sixth inning of relief.  The bad news was 10 walks and three errors as BC lost to Franklin 11-3.

Frankie Mullis was 2 for 4 with a double and 1 RBI.  Allen Mikel Floyd had a two-run home run.

The Royals have their home opener Monday versus Hawkinsville. 

JV play at 4 p.m. with varsity to follow.

Leadership Dodge Visits Capitol for State Government Session

Leadership Dodge Visits Capitol for State Government Session

On February 16-17, 2011 the 2010-2011 Leadership Dodge Class held their session focusing on State Government in Atlanta.

 The session began at the Centergy Center in Atlanta, which houses the Georgia Department of Economic Development, Georgia EMC Community & Economic Development, Georgia Power Company’s Georgia Resource Center, and Georgia Quick Start Training Program.  Pat Merritt, Manager of Community Development with Georgia EMC Community Economic Development Department welcomed the class and presented an overview of the economic development processes and the many services offered to Dodge County through Ocmulgee EMC and Georgia EMC.

Bleckley Sweeps Region Soccer Opener

Bleckley Sweeps Region Soccer Opener

Ashley Burton had two goals and the assist on Amber Lucas' goal as the Lady Royals picked up their first win of the year 3-1 versus Dodge County at home Tuesday. 

Dean Murphy's goal at 7:05 of the second proved to be the game winner as the Royals won 2-1.  Vincent Garcia had Bleckley's other goal.

Friday's home match with Laney has been cancelled.  BCHS plays at Dublin High School March 1. 

Game times are 5 p.m. girls, 7 p.m. boys.