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Qualifying Begins for November Races

Qualifying for the November elections begins today in dozens of Central Georgia cities.

Potential races on the ballot include three Warner Robins city council seats and mayor's races in Forsyth, Dublin, East Dublin, Byron and Jeffersonville.

In Warner Robins, candidates may qualify today for city council posts 2, 4 and 6.

Macon's election is largely set after the July Democratic primary and August runoff. There are no races on the November ballot when Bibb County voters will decide a SPLOST question.

There are also mayor's races in Eatonton, Butler, Reynolds, McRae, Soperton, Sandersville, Alamo, Chester, Unadilla, Vienna, Pinehurst, Sparta, Wrightsville, Oglethorpe and Montezuma.

Qualifying begins today in these cities:

Lady Royals to begin sub-regoin softball play versus Dodge Co. Tuesday

Lady Royals to begin sub-regoin softball play versus Dodge Co. Tuesday

Sub-region softball play for BCHS will begin Tuesday when the Lady Royals host 3B-AA rival Dodge County. 

JV start at 4 pm with varsity to follow. 

Last year, Bleckley and Dodge played for the Region 3-AA championship with Dodge winning the best of three series 2-1. 

BCHS will go into Tuesday's contest  having won two of their final three International City Fall Brawl games Saturday. 

They lost to West Laurens 7-4 and had 5-2 wins versus Houston County and Locust Grove.

Comeback falls short as Bleckley loses season opener

Comeback falls short as Bleckley loses season opener

The Royals went into their home openr Friday night versus Lamar County without several players.  Ken Hughes, who plays both running back and linebacker, was out with a pulled calf muscle.  Defensive back Rydealous Taylor was injured in a car wreck Sunday night.  Other injuries included lineman Cody Pearce and defensive back Savon Walters.  Bleckley trailed 24-7 at halftime.  They held the Trojans to just a second-half field goal.  Tavon Ross' second rushing touchdown of the game with 4:35 left in the third made it 27-14.  Bleckley's defense got a stop on 4th and 3 from their 15 in the fourth quarter.  Appearing to be wrapped up, Ross would fling the ball to Dytrez Nelson who dashed 38 yards to make it 27-21 with 5:14 left. 

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Bleckley ties with Perry in International City Brawl pool play game.

Bleckley ties with Perry in International City Brawl pool play game.

Lana Maddox hit a first inning two-run home run in the top of the first at Perry Wednesday.  The Lady Panthers tied in their half of the inning.   Bleckley worked their way out of a bases loaded, one out jam in the bottom of the second but would be unable to capitalize on having three runners in the scoring position in the fifth and sixth.  Pool play games in the International City Brawl have a 75-minute time limit.  So Wednesday's contest ended in a 2-2 tie.  Marlee Bryan allowed one hit over the final four innings and went 1 for 2 with a sacrifice bunt.  Kelsey Darsey was 1 for 2.  Pool play resumes Friday when the Lady Royals take on Thomas County Central and Colquitt County in Perry.  Game times are 4 and 5:30 pm.

Bleckley holds on versus Crisp for softball win

Bleckley holds on versus Crisp for softball win

The Lady Royals took advantage of two walks and two hit batters in the first inning to go up 5-2 on Crisp County Tuesday. 

BCHS led 8-2 after three innings but would not get a hit the rest of the game. 

Three Lady Cougar runs in the sixth made things close but BC would hold on for an 8-6 win. 

Five of six runs surrendered were unearned. 

Taylor Little went 2 for 2 with a double and 2 RBI.  Bleckley plays at Perry as part of the Warner Robins International City Brawl Wednesday. 

Game time is 5:30 p.m.

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