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Cochran Rec. Department offering adult flag football, coed softball leagues.

The Cochran Bleckley Recreation Department is starting an adult flag football and coed softball league. Cost of each is $225 per team with all games played at the rec. department. Both will include a single elimination postseason tournament. Registration for football runs through September 15, softball September 22. Softball teams must provide own balls. For more information, call (478)934-3225. 

Local travel baseball team makes the most of return to the field.

Local travel baseball team makes the most of return to the field.

Because of things like injuries and schedule conflicts, Bleckley-based Heat baseball hadn't gotten to play since last year.  They hadn't even practiced. The team reunited (with some pickup players) for CAMSPORTS-USA's Summer Nationals at Southern Pines this past weekend. Heat made it to the championship game of the 15/16-u division, falling in the finale by one run.

Football registration ongoing at CBRD.

The Cochran Bleckley Recreation Department is enrolling children for fall football now through August 11.  Ages are 4-12 with 4-6 playing flag football, 7-12 regular (tackle) football.   Cost is $55 per child.  Call Andy Brand or Jordy Gray, (478)934-3225, for more information.

Local travel team does well at USFA World Series.

Local travel team does well at USFA World Series.

Crush 04 played in the 12-u Class C USFA World Series last week in Panama City Beach, Florida.  They won both pool games and won four bracket games, before being eliminated July 21.  Crush finished tied for ninth and was the final team frrom Georgia to be eliminated.

Golf tournament will benefit Promise of Hope men's campus.

Promise of Hope Men's, Inc. will hold their third annual "Swing for Hope" August 5 at Uchee Trail Country Club in Cochran.  Shotgun start is 8 am.  Door prizes, food and drink, raffles, as well as championships for both the first and second flight.  Proceeds will benefit the men's campus in Cochran.  For more information, call (478)934-0774, (478)676-4673, or Steve Brown, (478)-279-2221.

Weather cuts day short for local travel team.

Weather cuts day short for local travel team.

Crush 04 (BC Crush) played in the USSSA's Madeline Grace Memorial Saturday in Milledgeville.  The team was trying to fight their way out of the loser's bracket when play was suspended due to weather.  During the delay, two teams left.

Because of field conditoins and more storms incoming, the tournament was halted.  Crush, and Wicked 05, who had beaten Crush earlier, were the only two teams reamining after the tournament was stopped.  Therefore, Wicked got first place, Crush second.

Crush travels to Panama City Beach, Florida this coming weekend for the USFA World Series.

Bleckley 8-u softball team headed to state as district top seed.

The GRPA District 1, Class C 8-u machine pitch softball tournament was played this past weekend in Sylvania.  Host Screven County, who will get an automatic berth into the state tournament which will also be in Sylvania, won.  They defeated Bleckley in two games, 5-13, 12-11 Monday night.

Because Screven already had a berth as host, it was determined earlier in the day that the winner of Hawkinsville vs Bleckley (the final two loser's bracket teams) would be district top seed.  Bleckley won that game 17-13 and plays July 11 at 6 pm.   Hawkinsville will be the second seed and play at 7:30.