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Special events part of Friday's BCHS home football game versus Dublin.

It will be a busy night at Royal Stadium September 28 when Bleckley hosts Dublin.  Cochran Bleckley Rec. Department football players and cheerleaders will be recognized before the game for Youth Football Night.  It will also be Cancer Awareness Night sponsored by BCHS HOSA.  Activities include face painting and a cake raffle with proceeds to benefit a local family dealing with cancer.  Survivors and family members of those who lost somoene to the disease are invited to line up near the player's entrance tunnel at 7:15 pm to release baloons into the air.

Another good day on the mat for Bleckley cheerleading.

Another good day on the mat for Bleckley cheerleading.

Both the Bleckley middle and high school cheerleaders faced a lot of competition at the West Laurens Raider Rumble Saturday.  There were eight schools in the small school middle school division, 12 in the AA division which finished the day.  

 

It turned out to be a good day for both, each finishing first in their division.  To read more on BCMS, go here.  Coverage of BCHS can be found by clicking here.

 

Former BCHS football players in action this weekend.

Several former Royals playing college football will be in action starting tomorrow and on Saturday.  To read more, including how you can see them on TV or live, click here.

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.