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Bleckley Athletes Make College Commitments

Bleckley Athletes Make College Commitments

Two BCHS athletes ensured they would play their respective sport at the next level as both signed with colleges Friday.  Ben Harris, who played left field, signed to play baseball at ABAC. 

Harris hit .338 in 24 games with an OBP of .395 and slugging percentage of .405. 

That same day, Jacob Waters became the first BCHS soccer player to sign with a college as he committed to Darton College in Albany.  Waters had 15 goals this season. 

Included in the 15 were three hat tricks, the third coming during Bleckley's first round state playoff win versus Pike County.

Y96 Raises Money in Radiothon for Children's Miracle Network

You still have time to help out the folks at Y96 Radio as they raise money for the Children's Hospital of Central Georgia.

This is the second day for the Y96 Radiothon which finishes up Wednesday afternoon. Last year the station raised $29,000 for Children's Miracle Network.

Disc jockey Lee Fountain says the cause is close to her heart.

"Sometimes, it can get really hard on you to talk about the stories that are going on, but you have to remind yourself it's really hard on the parents upstairs, too, that have to stay in this hospital and that are treated everyday and the nurses and staff. It's a child-friendly environment," Fountain explained.

Bleckley Soccer Team Falls in Second Round of State

Bleckley Soccer Team Falls in Second Round of State

For the first 80 minutes, soccer fans sat breathlessly inside Royal Stadium as Bleckley and AA defending champion Westminster battled to a scoreless tie.  Neither would score in a pair of five-minute overtime sessions.  That would mean penalty kicks.  BCHS would miss their first but make the next four.  Those scoring were:  Jacob Waters, Blake Lucas, Marcus Mack, and Thomas Lopez.

Westminster made all five,  Marshall Glover had the game winner.  The Royals finish 10-4, 8-2 in Region 3-AA.  This year's senior class finishes with two region titles, a region runner up, and three state playoff appearances.

GHSA Soccer Scores For May 8

Here are your GHSA Boys Prep Soccer Playoff Scores reported to 13WMAZ for Tuesday, May 8:

NW Whitfield 4 Houston Co. 3 (Penalty Kicks)

Dalton 2  Veterans 1

Westminster 5  Bleckley Co. 4 (Penalty Kicks)

Lovett 2  Dublin 0

Gainesville 4  Howard 0



New Name for Merged Schools: Middle Georgia State College

Starting next January, thousands of Central Georgia students will be attending Middle Georgia State College.

That's the new name for the merged Macon State and Middle Georgia College.

The state board of regents approved the name change Tuesday.

The regents are also putting the new school on the track to university status.

That includes offering some master's programs beginning in fall 2014, if a regional accreditation agency agrees.

Macon state has campuses in Macon and Warner Robins. Middle Georgia College operates in Cochran, Eastman and Dublin.

This year they have a combined 9,100 students.

Here is the news release from Macon State:

Physicals for Bleckley Students Available at High School Gym

Physicals for Bleckley students in grades 5-11 will be available Tuesday at the high school gym starting at 6 pm.  Any student wishing to try out or play middle or high school sports for the upcoming school year must have a phyiscal.  Cost is $10.  Information forms can be picked up in the middle and high school offices.  A family history form must be completed prior to receiving a physical.

Bleckley Boys Advance in AA State Soccer Playoffs

Bleckley Boys Advance in AA State Soccer Playoffs

Jacob Waters had his third had trick of the season as Bleckley County advanced in the AA state playoffs with a 7-0 home win versus Pike County Thursday.  Brandon Ascarante had a pair of goals.  Zack Moe and Thomas Lopez also scored. 

BCHS hosts fifth-ranked and defending AA State Champion Westminster High School of Atlanta Tuesday at 6 pm.