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Late Field Goal Boots Bleckley to Win Over Laney

Late Field Goal Boots Bleckley to Win Over Laney

RThe Royals were 0-3 versus Laney going into Friday's contest played in Augusta.  A win would give them a 4-3 record for the first time since 2006 plus help in their quest to make the playoffs.  Bleckley appeared to be well on their way to doing that in the third quarter.  Touchdown runs by Dytrez Nelson and Tavon Ross as well as a Ross to Zack Moe touchdown catch put BC up 35-20 going to the fourth quarter.

Laney QB Leo myers rallied the Wildcats.  He conntected on a touchdown pass from a bounced ball and ha d  39-yard run to pu LCL (Lucy C Laney) ahead.  Bleckley  answered.  With 24 seconds left, a 28-yard field goal by Blake Lucas gave the Royals  38-36 win.  Ross ran for 177 on 24 carries.  Dytrez Nelson had 70 yards on 15 carries/  Both were part of a ground game that amassed 270 yards.

BCHS hosts Swainsboro Friday at 7:30 pm.

Lady Royals Advance in State Softball Playoffs

Lady Royals Advance in State Softball Playoffs

Third-ranked Bleckley welcomed Crawford County to Cochran Wednesday for round one of the AA state softball playoffs. 

Though offense was slow coming, BCHS got enough and a good pitching performance to advance.  Emmie Meadows fifth-inning single provided the margin of victory as the Lady Royals won the first game 3-1.  She, along with Taylor Little and Lindsey Dabbs were all 1 for 2.

Taylor Little had a solo home run and Katie Simmons had an RBI single as BC took the second game 4-0.  SunnyKate Darsey was 2 for 3 with a double and 1 RBI.  Little, Simmons, and Lana Maddox were all 2 for 4.  Maddox had a double and scored a run in the first.  Kaylin Jones was 2 for 3 with a double.

Bleckley advances to the Sweet 16 for the second straight year.  They host Appling County October 19.  Game times are 4 and 6 pm.

Winds Level Former Rochelle Church

Thursday night's high winds leveled a 100-year-old church building.

It's the former Kramer United Methodist Church, on Kramer Church Road near Rochelle.

The building was constructed in 1911, but not used as a church since 1988.

Owner James Lee said he used it for storage.

According to Captain Cody Beecher with the Rochelle Police Department, damage has ranged from trees down on side roads to damages to houses and vehicles.

High winds knocked over a gas pump at the Marathon station on Main Street. (see video)

"One man had a tree fall on his truck at the Morning Side Cemetery," Beecher said.

Beecher said he saw houses affected by the storm on Grady Street as well as Railroad Avenue.

PHOTOS: Wilcox storm damage sent in by viewers.

My Teacher is Tops

One Central Georgia teacher goes the extra mile for her kindergarten students.

This week's My Teacher's Tops report brings you to Pulaski County Elementary School.

Brandi Lowe was speechless when Junior Journalist, Kayla Singletary surprised her with 13WMAZ's top teacher award.

Lowe has been teaching for six years and says at first she didn't think she would like it. "Now I'm completely in love with the profession. I love teaching these kids I feel like and I tell them all the time when you're at school I'm your mama. when you're away from your mama I'll be the one that will take care of you," says Lowe. 

Classes have only been in session for two months, and Lowe has two big accomplishments.  She was named Teacher of the Year for her school and My Teacher is Tops.  Her students agree she deserves the honor.

"Because she teaches good." says Claire Bentley.

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Paddlers Hit the River in Hawkinsville

More than 100 people dropped their canoes and kayaks in the river this weekend to promote the 54 mile Ocmulgee River Blue Way.

It runs from Twiggs to Pulaski County.

Paddlers made the journey, which took about six hours, at their own pace.

It ended at Mile Branch Landing in Hawkinsville.

Organizers says the event brought out first timers to professionals, and it was a great way to get out to enjoy the fresh air and the river.

"People are looking for ways for entertainment, very economical entertainment, and you know to get outdoors and enjoy nature and so forth," said Lamar Phillips with the Georgia Canoeing Association.

They say they plan to make the paddle an annual event.

Royals Run Past Screven for Homecoming Win

Royals Run Past Screven for Homecoming Win

Tavon Ross rushed for 192 yards on 20 carries, scored three rushing touchdowns, and had a touchdown pass to Jaquante Burns, as Bleckley celebrated Homecoming with a 49-21 win over Screven County. 

The Royals rushed for 358 on 50 carries. 

Ken Hughesr rushed for two scores, he had 61 yards on 11 carries. 

Dytrez Nelson ran for 96 yards on 14 carries. 

Fullback Jeremy Marshall carried the offensive load for Screven.  He had 20 carries and ran for 180 of the Gamecocks 259 rushing yards. 

Johnson also scored twice.  BCHS is currently second in Region 3-AA.  They'll try to hold on to that position October 14 when the Royals play at Laney. 

Kickoff is 7:30 p.m.