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BCHS soccer teams sweep East Laurens.

BCHS soccer teams sweep East Laurens.

Ashley Burton had a pair of second-half goals as the Lady Royals won versus East Laurens at home Tuesday 3-1.  Hayley Nobles also scored.  Blake Lucas had a hat trick, Dean Murphy scored twice, and Jacob Waters scored as the Royals completed the sweep 6-2.  Both teams improve to 3-1 in Region 3-AA.

Bleckley plays at Southeast Bulloch Friday.  Game times are 5 and 7 pm.

First Baptist Church Weekday Preschool Registration

First Baptist Church of Cochran will be having registration for its 2011-12 Weekday Preschool program on Wednesday, March 23 at 12 Noon - 1:30 PM and 5 - 6:30 PM in the Preschool Classroom at First Baptist Church, 101 S. Second St., Cochran. 

Call the church at 934-6356 for information.

MGC Presents 'Anna in the Tropics'

MGC Presents 'Anna in the Tropics'

“Anna in the Tropics” opened March 2 at the Russell Hall Theater at the Middle Georgia College Cochran campus. Nilo Cruz’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play tells the story of a Cuban family that owns a cigar factory in Ybor City, Fl., in 1929 whose domestic problems come to light when a lector is hired to read to the workers as they roll cigars.

The play also explores the conflict between the old traditional methods of production and the newer, machine reliant ways as the family struggles to survive in the beginnings of the Great Depression.

The play was presented by MGC’s Encore Players and Delta Psi Omega, and will run March 3 and 4 at 7:30 p.m. and March 5 at 2:30 p.m. at Russell Hall Theater.

Admission for “Anna in the Tropics” is free for MGC students, faculty, and staff, $5.00 for the general public, and $3.00 for seniors.

'New Paintings' Opens at MGC

'New Paintings' Opens at MGC

An art exhibit “New Paintings” recently opened at Middle Georgia College’s Peacock Gallery in Russell Hall. 

Artist Kip Bradley gave a gallery talk to students, faculty and community members last month.

A Middle Georiga College (MGC) news release says “New Paintings” is a collection of oil enamel of painted geometric shapes on bent, folded and rolled aluminum. Bradley’s works play with depth and perception in a shallow space by playing with materials, said Charlie Agnew, an associate professor of art at MGC and the Gallery Director of Peacock Gallery. “The paint has a physical presence and jumps off the material,” he said.

Bradley’s works contain a visual contradiction between the surface and the flatness of its images with the illusion of depth and space created by the material, leaving the viewer to interpret the images themselves, according to his artist statement.

Bleckley Falls at Home to Fitzgerald

Bleckley Falls at Home to Fitzgerald

After Kyle Brown's single tied the game in the bottom of the first, Fitzgerald scored seven in the top of the second. 

Down 10-1 in the bottom of the fourth, the Royals loaded the bases with one out but could only score one on a walk. 

BCHS went on to lose to the Purple Hurricanes 13-2.  Dusty Jones was 1 for 2.

Bleckley's next game will be in Fitzgerald March 8 at 6 p.m.

Bleckley Avenges Opening Loss to Hawkinsville

Bleckley Avenges Opening Loss to Hawkinsville

Bleckley led 3-0 going into the fifth of their home opener versus Hawkinsville Monday.  A three-run home run tied the game.  The Royals answered with six in their half of the inning as they avenged last Monday's loss 9-4.  Bryant Trice was 3 for 4 with 2 RBI.  Frankie Mullis was 2 for 4.  Winning pitcher Kace Kirkpatrick struck out eight and was 1 for 2 with 1 RBI.  Cody Jones had a solo home run.

Bleckley hosts Fitzgerald High School Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Bleckley Falls in First Round of State

Bleckley Falls in First Round of State

Down 14 points in the third quarter of Saturday's AA state playoff at third-ranked Thomasville and with Brentine Taylor on the bench with three fouls, Bleckley used an 8-2 run to get within eight. 

Thomasville though pushed its lead to 16 by the fourth quarter.  Though the deficit grew to 21, the Royals tried to rally with an 11-3 run.  It would not be enough as BCHS saw its season end with a 57-45 loss.

Taylor and Vidal Nelson both scored 10 points.  Ken Hughes had 12.  BC finishes its season 18-9.