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Clay shoot will benefit local man battling cancer.

Some friends who are "Pulling for Barry" have organized a benefit clay shoot that will be held August 25 at 325 Rebie Road in Cochran.  Cost is $80.  Registration is at 8 am, shooting from 9 am-3 pm.  Participants asked to bring their own safety glasses, ear protection, and ammo for 100 rounds.  Ammo should be 7 1/2 shot or smaller, 11/8 loads or smaller.  Meal ticket, water, and snacks will be provided.

Station sponsorships are available for $50, call Cochran Bank, (478)934-4400.  Proceeds from the shoot will benefit Barry Jones, who is battling cancer.  Contact Todd Kirkpatric for more info on the shoot, (478)230-7955.

Lakeview Baptist wins Bleckley County Church Softball League tournament.

Lakeview Baptist wins Bleckley County Church Softball League tournament.

Lakeview Baptist Church had a perfect run in this weekend's 14-team Bleckley County Church Softball League postseason tournament, winning the title with a 9-4 victory over Bethany Baptist Church.  To read more, click here.

Season ends for Bleckley 8u baseball.

Season ends for Bleckley 8u baseball.

The season ended for the 8u baseball team in the Dixie Youth state finals this past weekend in Cochran.  Bleckley won their opeing game against Troup County 5-3.  Saturday, they lost 7-5 in seven innings to Jones County-Purple and were eliminated by Swainsboro 7-5.  BC finishes third, the best for 8u since starting Dixie Youth.

 

Also: the first opponent for 12u softball has changed.  According to the bracket posted on quickscores.com, Bleckley will now play Putnam County July 11 at 10 am.

Middle GA Crush disbanding, will join Prospex Softball organization.

Middle GA Crush disbanding, will join Prospex Softball organization.
Middle GA Crush 04 players and families got together for an end of season party Friday night. As part of the season recrap, it was announced the team would be disbanding and they would join Alabama-based Prospex Softball. Head coach Kevin Wimberly said Prospex was expanding into Georgia and they would be one of the first teams to play as part of the organization. He said the coaching staff would remain the same (Wimberly, Brian Krieg, Bob Rickerson) and hoped the new team would include players currently with Crush. Tryouts will be held in August.

Bleckley All Star teams begin chase for championships Friday.

The Cochran Bleckley Recreation Department has four all star teams still in action.  July 6 will begin their chase for championships as 8u baseball will be in the Dixie Youth Pee Wee Coach Pitch finals played in Cochran.  Bleckley finished as second seed last in last weekend's pool play.  They open with Troup County that night at 6:30pm.

 

GRPA state begins for softball teams July 10.  In Hazlehurst, 10u softball will play Alma-Bacon County at 5 pm.  The 12u takes on Brantley County at 3:45 pm.  The 8u open state that night in Sylvania at 6 pm against Brantley County.

Local travel team picks up second straight trophy.

Local travel team picks up second straight trophy.

Bleckley-based Middle GA Crush 04 again was putting the "travel" in travel softball Saturday, playing in Brunswick at the USSSA Beach Bash.  The team picked up their second straight trophy, finising second in the Gold Division.

Update on Bleckley All Star Teams.

GRPA district softball tournaments wrapped up earlier this week for all star softball teams.  The Bleckley 8u girls won district, both the 10 and 12u finished district runner up.  Screven County will host 8u state, Jeff Davis 10 and 12u.  Both start July 10.

Dixie Youth Coach Pitch Baseball state begins tonight at the Cochran Bleckley Rec. Department.  Bleckley will play at 6 pm.