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A perfect "storm" as local travel team wins first tournament

A perfect "storm" as local travel team wins first tournament

The BC Storm 12 and under fastpitch softball team had their best day since debuting in February.  

They went undefeated in an Extreme Girls Fastpitch tournament played in Eastman en route to winning first place. Storm scored eight runs with two outs in the second inning versus the Hot Shots to erase a 5-1 deficit and went on to win 11-5.

They scored four in the first versus the Bombshells in the title game and went on to win 7-3.

Local travel softball team brings home second trophy in three tournaments.

Local travel softball team brings home second trophy in three tournaments.

The BC Crush are a newly formed 10 and under travel softball team.  Founded by David Stevens, coaches include Stevens, Kevin Wimberly, Bob Rickerson, and David Dean.  Saturday, they played in Cordele at a tournament hosted by Extreme Girls Fastpitch.

After an undefeated day, the Crush took on the Jeff Davis Stingerz.  BC had given the Stingerz their first loss in many gmes earlier in the day.  The Crush had a 12-7 lead but lost game one 19-14, forcing a second game.  BC trailed 11-9 in that contest with no time left.  They scored twice to force a shootout.  The Stingerz would score four times, the Crush just once as they lost 15-12.

Still, it was the second second place trophy in just three tournaments for BC.  

BCHS hosts Tri County Olympics

BCHS hosts Tri County Olympics

The Tri County Olympics were held Tuesday at Bleckley County High School's track.  

Independently funded by organizers, including over $2,500 raised by Bleckley Elementary, the Tri County Olympics were track events for special needs students from Bleckley, Dodge and Pulaski Counties. Events included the standing and running long jump, wheelchair race and softball toss.

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BCHS boys tennis falls in the semifinals

The Bleckley boys saw their tennis season end at home Tuesday as they lost to Greater Atlanta Christian in the semifinals 0-5.

Good turnout for Spring Buddy Ball.

Good turnout for Spring Buddy Ball.

The sixth annual Spring Buddy Ball was held Saturday at the Cochran-Bleckley Rec. Department.  Special needs children from Bleckley, Dodge, and Pulaski Counties got to enjoy a game of baseball with a "buddy," a volunteer who offered a helping hand.  Volunteers included coaches from the middle and high school as well as baseball and softball players.  There were 50 children participating according to Danette Rogers.  After the game, everyone enjoyed hamburgers and hot dogs for lunch.

April 18 Cochran Motor Speedway results.

April 18 Cochran Motor Speedway results.

Here are results from April 18 races at Cochran Motor Speedway.  Results are courtesy CMS' Willis Wombles.

Sixth annual Spring Buddy Ball set for May 2.

The sixth annual Spring Buddy Ball will be held May 2 at the Cochran-Bleckley Recreation Department.  It's a game of baseball for special needs children who would not normally get to participate in team sports and is open to children in Bleckley, Dodge, and Pulaski counties.  Games start at 10 am and will be played on foulr fields.  Participants are asked to arrive by 9:45 to ensure getting a T-Shirt.  

Lunch will be provided afterwards.  For more information, contact Danette Rogers, 478-934-2280, or Kathy Simmons, 478-374-6489.