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Bats Struggle as Bleckley Falls at Home to Northside

Bats Struggle as Bleckley Falls at Home to Northside

In Tuesday's loss at Dodge County, the Bleckley offense struggled with runners in scoring position.  Those struggles continued Thursday at home versus Northside.  A two on, two out opportunity in the first produced no runs. 

The first of two double plays hit into by Bleckley erased a two on, one out, scoring chance in the second.  Northside pushed a pair across in the fourth.  BC again could not capitalize on a two on, one out situation in the bottom of the fifth.

The Eagles scored four more times over the final two innings as BCHS lost 6-0. 

Eight runners were left on base.  Dusty Jones was 2 for 4.  Caleb Bryant was 1 for 2 with a double.  Friday's home game versus Wilkinson County has been moved to 5 p.m.

Opportunities Missed as Bleckley Falls at Dodge County

Opportunities Missed as Bleckley Falls at Dodge County

Tuesday was round two of three sub-region contests between the Bleckley and Dodge baseball teams with this one taking place in Eastman.  Dodge led 1-0 for the first four and a half innings.  The Royals missed numerous scoring opportunities including a second and third, two outs in the fourth, and a two on, no outs opportunity in the fifth.

DCHS scored three in their half of the fifth.  Indians starting pitcher Clint Taylor hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the sixth as part of a four-run outburtst.   BC lost 8-1.  Caleb Bryant was 2 for 3 with a double.  Dusty Jones was 2 for 4.  Cal Young was 1 for 2 with a sac fly.  Seven Bleckley runners were left on base.

The Royals host Northside Thursday at 5:45 p.m.

BCHS Soccer Teams Return to the Field, Sweep East Laurens

It'd been over a week since the BCHS soccer teams saw any on-field action.  Their one match scheduled for last week was rained out.  Tuesday, both were back at it taking on East Laurens.  Games were played at Southern Pines Recreation Complex due to field conditions at East Laurens.

Bleckley swept the matches.  Ashley Burton and Amber Lucas scored as the Lady Royals won 2-1.  Jacob Waters scored his seventh and eighth goals in the past three games as the Royals also won 2-1.  Bleckley hosts Dublin April 12.  Boys play at 5 pm with girls to follow. 

The games versus Jefferson will be made up April 13 in Cochran. 

Bleckley Rallies Past East Laurens for Win

Since 2005, the Royals baseball team had never lost to East Laurens at home.  Friday night, that streak was in danger.  The Falcons led 3-1 going into the bottom of the seventh and had held Bleckley's offense to just one hit.  It was in the bottom of the seventh when BCHS began its comeback.  Kyle Brown led off with a double.  Cody Jones singled with one out.  Kace Kirkpatrick got a two-out single to score Brown and pinch-runner Justin Chambers to tie the game at 3.

In the bottom of the eighth, a hit by Dusty Jones spun past the East Laurens right fielder and toward the corner.  Jones came around to score on an inside the park home run to give Bleckley a 4-3 win.  Jones finished 2 for 4.  Kirkpatrick went eight inning, scattering eight hits.  He struck out five with no walks.

BCHS Football Assistant Coach Resigns to Take Head Coaching Position

Stacy Nobles, the strength and conditioning coach as well as the secondary and running backs coach for BCHS, has left to become the head football coach at West Laurens High School. 

His resignation was approved by the board of education at their March 16 meeting. 

Nobles was a member of the Bleckley coaching staff for three years. 

He is a Laurens County native and former assistant coach with the Raiders.

MGC's Scholarship Gala Features Symphony, Dessert Reception

Middle Georgia College will hold its 9th Annual Foundation Scholarship Gala on Saturday, April 16.

A reception, dinner, and silent auction bidding will be held in Georgia Hall starting at 5:30 p.m., followed by an Ocmulgee Symphony Orchestra Concert in the Walker Hall Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. At 9:30 p.m. there will be a dessert reception in Georgia Hall with the Orchestra, and the auction winners will be announced.

Combination tickets (for the Gala and the OSO Concert) are $60 per person and $40 per person for the Gala only. Tickets for the Concert only are $30 per person. A limited number of V.I.P. tables of six will be available on a first come, first serve basis for $500 each, which includes complimentary wine for the table and V.I.P. seating at the Concert.

All proceeds will benefit the student scholarship program at Middle Georgia College.

Bleckley Unable to Hold Early Lead in Loss to Irish

Bleckley Unable to Hold Early Lead in Loss to Irish

Tuesday, the BCHS baseball team looked to strech its winning streak to four games versus Dublin.  Bryant Trice had a two-run home run in the first inning. 

Ben Harris had a two-run shot in the second.  Dublin however tied the score in the home half of the inning.  The Royals last lead came at 5-4 going into the bottom of the third. 

DHS scored three times to take the lead and added two more in the bottom of the sixth.  BC left five runners on base in the final three innings as their streak ended 9-5.

Frankie Mullis was 2 for 4.  Caleb Bryant was 1 for 2.  Bleckley plays at Northside Thursday.  Game time is 5:45 p.m.