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Bleckley cheerleader makes GCCA All-State team

Bleckley cheerleader makes GCCA All-State team

Saturday, the finals of the GCCA (Georgia Cheerleading Coaches Association) All-State team were held at the Lumpkin Center on the campus of Columbus State University.  Three Bleckley cheerleaders were part of the 39 seniors participating.  Nominnations were done by each school's coaches.  

The selections were based upon academics (a required 3.7 GPA), community service, and a written essay.  There were 122 nominations from schools across all classifications.  Those from Bleckley participating were Jessi Young, Emily Tyus, and AnnaClaire Evans.

Saturday's finals involved a floor routine and interview.  Participants had the option to perform solo or utilize a stunt group.  All 39 participants were recognized and received certificiates and T-shirts.  Evans would go on to be selected for the all-state squad.   

Bleckley Falls in Home Softball Opener

Bleckley Falls in Home Softball Opener

The Lady Royals opened their home season Wednesday versus West Laurens. coming off a win in the Jordan Lead-Off Invitational last weekend in Columbus.  Marlee Bryan's solo home run cut a 2-0 West Laurens deficit in half in the bottom of the second. 

Lana Maddox's two-out single in the third gave Bleckley the lead.  But they would leave a runner in scoring position in both the fifth and sixth innings.  A two-run home run in the top of the seventh gave WLHS the lead. 

Though BC got a runner to third with one out in their half of the inning, she would not score as the Lady Royals fell to 5-1 on the year with a 4-3 loss.  Bryan finished 1 for 2 and also had a sacrifice.  Lindsey Dabbs was 2 for 4.  Kelsey Darsey was 1 for 2 with a sacrifice. 

Bleckley hosts Crisp County August 23.  JV play at 4 p.m. with varsity to follow.

Bleckley falls in home softball opener.

Bleckley falls in home softball opener.

The Lady Royals opened their home season Wednesday versus West Laurens. coming off a win in the Jordan Lead-Off Invitational last weekend in Columbus.  Marlee Bryan's solo home run cut a 2-0 West Laurens deficit in half in the bottom of the second.  Lana Maddox's two-out single in the third gave Bleckley the lead.  But they would leave a runner in scoring position in both the fifth and sixth innings.  A two-run home run in the top of the seventh gave WLHS the lead.  Though BC got a runner to third with one out in their half of the inning, she would not score as the Lady Royals fell to 5-1 on the year with a 4-3 loss.  Bryan finished 1 for 2 and also had a sacrifice.  Lindsey Dabbs was 2 for 4.  Kelsey Darsey was 1 for 2 with a sacrifice.  Bleckley hosts Crisp County August 23.  JV play at 4 pm with varsity to follow.

BCHS wins football scrimmage at Hawkinsville

BCHS wins football scrimmage at Hawkinsville

Quarterback Tavon Ross rushed for 92 yards on 12 carries with a touchdown as part of a 196-yard rushing attack for Bleckley as the Royals beat Hawkinsville 32-0 Friday at Bobby Gentry Stadium.  Freshman Jeremy Marshall had 32 yards on six carries with one TD. 

Dytrez Nelson had 28 yards on six carries with one score.  Ken Hughes, who played on both offense and defense, had 17 yards on six carries with a touchdown.

Bleckley had 329 total yards to Hawkinsville's 171.  The Red Devils had 143 of those yards rushing.  BCHS opens its regular season August 26 at home versus Lamar County.  Kickoff is 7:30 pm.

GCSU Graduate to Play in Hooters' Tour

Georgia College and State University graduate Joe Young is set to play in the Hooters' tour in Hawkinsville this weekend.

Check back with 13WMAZ as Suzanne Lawler will have more on this story.

Prayer Walk Set for Bleckley High School

 A prayer walk is set to take place August 7 at 6 :30 p.m.

The walk takes place in Bleckley County High School gym.