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Boys Clinch Top Seed in Region Tourney, Girls Fourth, as Bleckley Splits with East Laurens

Boys Clinch Top Seed in Region Tourney, Girls Fourth, as Bleckley Splits with East Laurens

Though never trailing by more than three points for most of the night, the Lady Royals never led versus East Laurens Saturday.  A three-point play with 2:16 left in the game put what was a five-point game out of reach as Bleckley lost 62-50.  Nyaisa Anderson scored 11.

The Royals led by as many as nine points in the first half versus East Laurens.  Though the Falcons tied the game in the third and led for about a minute in the fourth, Bleckley ended the game on an 18-6 run to win 60-49.  Brentine Taylor had 16 points.  Vidal Nelson added 12.

Bleckley's boys are the top seed from 3B-AA in the upcoming region tournament. 

They play Friday in Swainsboro at 8:30 p.m.  The girls are the fourth seed and will play the host Tigers Tuesday at 4 p.m.

Second Lady Royal Signs Letter of Intent

Second Lady Royal Signs Letter of Intent

Friday, Chelce Yearty signed her letter of intent to play with East Georgia College. 

Yearty is the second Bleckley softball player to continue her career at the colligate level.  She was a four-year starter for the Lady Royals. 

This year, the pitcher/first baseman was voted Region 3-AA Player Of The Year and picked up the "best offensive player" award at the softball awards banquet held in December.

Bleckley Splits Home Finale with Dublin

Bleckley Splits Home Finale with Dublin

The Lady Royals trailed 27-19 going to the fourth quarter Tuesday versus Dublin. 

Though drawing within two points twice, there would be no comeback as Bleckley lost 41-35. 

Tyresha Williams finished with 13 points.

The Royals trailed 43-36 going into the fourth quarter.  Brentine Taylor scored nine straight points and Bleckley went a perfect eight of eight from the free throw line in the final minute as they won 60-53.  Taylor finished with 25 points.  Vidal Nelson had 15.  Marcus Mack added 10.

Bleckley plays at East Laurens Saturday with seeding for next week's region tournament at stake.  If the Lady Royals win, they'll be the third seed from 3B-AA. 

A Royals win gets them the top seed and an automatic berth in the state tournament.  Games begin at 6 pm.

Bleckley Splits Games at Swainsboro

Bleckley Splits Games at Swainsboro

Tyresha Williams' putback with five seconds left lifted the Lady Royals to a 46-44 win in Swainsboro Saturday.  Rickenya Jenkins added 10. 

Though the Royals were able to cut a 14-point fourth quarter deficit to nine, they were unable to rally as they fell to the Tigers 66-50.  Brentine Taylor had 18 points.  Vidal Nelson finished with 12.

BCHS has its regular-season home finale versus Dublin Tuesday.  Tip time is 6 pm.  Senior players will be recognized that evening.

FVSU & Wilkinson Chamber to Offer High School Business Conference

Fort Valley State University’s  (FVSU) Rural Business Outreach Institute (RBOI), in partnership with the Wilkinson County Chamber of Commerce, will host The “RBOI Apprentice” Business Conference at Wilkinson County High School. 

The goal of the conference is to provide students with an interactive and hands-on learning experience, according to a FVSU RBOI news release. 

“Students will have an opportunity to learn new business skills and will put them to use as they work in teams to create a new business venture,” says Arizona White, RBOI Program Coordinator.

The conference is scheduled for February 11.

Conference topics are scheduled to include:

1. Writing a business plan
2. Using technology to market a business
3. Powerful presentation skills

Bleckley Sweeps Season Series from Twiggs

Bleckley Sweeps Season Series from Twiggs

Rickenya Jenkins scored 15 points and Myesha Moore added 10 off the bench as the Lady Royals doubled up Twiggs County 54-27.  DeMario Beck had 15 points off the bench and was amongst four Royals in double figures as they beat the Cobras 78-48. 

Marcus Mack had 12 points, Vidal Nelson and Brentine Taylor added 10 each.

Bleckley plays at Swainsboro Saturday.  JV games tip at 3 p.m. with varsity to follow.

Career Fair for High School Students

Area high school sophomores will participate in a career fair Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011, at the Agricenter in Perry. 

The 15th annual Dr. Maxx Career Fair Scavenger Hunt will take place in the McGill Marketplace building from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m, a Houston County Board of Education news release says.

Approximately 1,000 students from Houston, Dooly, Peach and Pulaski counties will attend. 

The purpose of the event is to help students plan for their future. 

The career fair will inform them about job opportunities and the requirements for different occupations, providing insight into a variety of careers.