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Bleckley 4H Shotgun Team finishes second in the nation

Bleckley 4H Shotgun Team finishes second in the nation

The Bleckley 4H Senior Shotgun team finished second in the nation at the National 4H Shooting Sports Competition held last week in Grand Island, Nebraska. Their success came off finishing third as a team in clay shooting, fourth in skeet shooting, seventh in trap shooting.

Individually, Wesley Hobbs finished eighth, Will Fordham was ninth. The team finished second amongst 28 teams. They were coached by Todd Kirkpatrick.

Fall Ball registration at CBRD extended to July 8.

Due to the Cochran Bleckley Recretion Department being closed this week because of the July 4 holiday, the decision was made to extened registration for fall baseball and softball to July 8.  Cost is $45 per child.  All signups ages 7-12 will get to attend a free baseball or softball camp hosted by Middle Georgia State College.

History made: June 27 Cochran Motor Speedway results.

(Results courtesy Willis Wombles.)  History was made Saturday night at Cochran Motor Speedway as 11-year old Parker Martin became the youngest driver to ever win a race there.  He held off the challenges of Ridge McCoy and Dillon Nico to win the JR Enduro Series in his third career race.

In other races: Montana Dudley won the $2,000 Late Model Feature.  Tyler Sanders won Bomber.  Joseph Brown was first in Sportsman.  Kyle Conyer won Super Street and Jason Floyd was the Pure Stock winner.  The second annual Georgia Showdown will be July 2-4 at CMS.  Visit www.cochranspeedway.com for more information.

The best dodgers of all Saturday.

The best dodgers of all Saturday.

House of Grace church held their first annual dodgeball tournament Saturday morning.  It was a benefit for Pastor Shane Allen's upcoming mission trip to Uganda.  Five teams participated.  Organizers were happy since it was their first one.

The winning team had members from a fellow Bleckley church.  The team of Jody Kirkpatrick, Austin Jones, Dusty Jones, Eli Belflower, Mason Kirkpatrick, Jacob Smith, and Tristan Cooper won.  Their name was "Las Vegas Police Department" and most were members of Bethany Baptist Church.

House of Grace does plan to hold future tournaments.

Golf tournament benefiting Promise of Hope August 8

Promise of Hope will sponsor the first annual Men's Swing For Hope golf tournament August 8 at Uchee Trail Country Club in Cochran.

Cost is $200 per team and the tournament has an 8 am shotgun start. There will be door prizes, a raffle, food and drinks, as well as prizes for the top three places. Proceeds benefit Promise of Hope. 

For more information, contact the Cochran campus, 478-934-0774, or Steve Brown, 478-279-2221.

Bleckley 10-u all star baseball team headed to state

Bleckley 10-u all star baseball team headed to state

The Bleckley 10-u baseball team, in their first year of Dixie Youth play, will be headed to Manchester the weekend of July 9-12 for state.  

They finished second in District 3 tournament play held in Warner Robins. Wednesday night, BC, who had been undefeated, lost the championship series to Perry (Maroon.)  

Bleckley is coached by Shane Savant, Craig Chapman, and Chris DuBois. They join the 8-u baseball team who will be headed to state in Manchester July 3-5 as the fourth seed.

June 20 Cochran Motor Speedway results.

June 20 Cochran Motor Speedway results.

***Results courtesy Willis Wombles***  Wil Herrington picked up his first Late Model win of the season Saturday at Cochran Motor Speedway.  Eric Baggett was second.  Other results.  Super Street- Chris Cape, Justin Sapp, Kyle Conyer.  Pure Stock- Tyler Giddens, Brandon McCarra, Jason Floyd.  Bomber- Eddie Peacock, Terry Cummings, Eli Evans.  All Star- Cole Exum, Michael Davis, Bud Chancey.  JR Enduro-Ridge McCoy, Dillon Nico, Taylor Herringdine.  Sportsman- Caleb Michael, Monte Vaughn, Cameron Hall.  Racing returns June 27.