Thursday was the day many gathered around tables and gave thanks before digging into turkey and other traditional dishes. For those who support the athletic programs at Bleckley County High School and Bleckley County Middle School, there's been lots to be thankful for.
BCHS boys and girls cross country teams won state. The first time in school history two sports teams have won state on the same day. Carl Ellis Corley repeated as boys state champion.
BCMS cross country continued their region dominance, winning both the boys and girls titles.
BCMS cheerleading repeated as MGMSAA region champions. It was the first back to back titles since 2006-07.
Both the middle and high school softball programs had good seasons. The Lady Royals made it to the Sweet 16 for the third straight year and fourth time under coaches Janice Bryan and Teresa Gray. The Lady Barons had their best finish since 2006, finishing region runner up.