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BCMS cheerleaders win for third time this season.

BCMS cheerleaders win for third time this season.

Bleckley County Middle School's competition cheerleaders picked up their third first place trophy of this season, finishing first in the small school division of Rumble in the Jungle hosted by Swainsboro High School.  The win marks the first time since 2006 since BCMS has won three first place finishes in a season.  They had not won more than three since 2005.

The squad will be off until October 31 when they travel to a competition hosted by Toombs County High School.

Thirteenth annual Fall Buddy Ball moved indoors.

Due to the threat of rain, tomorrow's 13th Annual Fall Buddy Ball in Cochran has been moved indoors.  Younger children will play in the Cochran Bleckley Rec. Department gym.  Older children (IE: 14-17) will play inside the old Bleckley County Middle School gym.

A "grand" morning for BCMS cheerleaders.

A "grand" morning for BCMS cheerleaders.

Bleckley County Middle School traveled to Milledgeville Saturday for the Greyhound Cheer Invitational.  They were in the small school division.  After getting third place last week at West Laurens, BCMS rebounded Saturday by winning first place.  They also had the highest overall score of all middle schools competing in both divisions, and were crowned Grand Champion.

Bleckley travels to Swainsboro October 3 for the Rumble in the Jungle at 11 am.

Former BCHS star Farrow named Big South Defensive Player of the Week.

Former Bleckley and current Kennesaw State football player Derrick Farrow was announced as the Big South Conference Defensive Player of the Week Monday.  Farrow had five tackles and three forced fumbles in the Owls 58-7 win over Edward Walters.

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Local teen wins first race- September 12 Cochran Motor Speedway results.

Local teen wins first race- September 12 Cochran Motor Speedway results.

***Results courtesy Willis Wombles***  Will Fordham of Cochran won his first career race, taking the checkered flag in the Jr. Enduro division Saturday night at Cochran Motor Speedway. Fordham defeated Ridge McCoy, Taylor Herringdine, and Parker Martin.

Other results: Jordy Nipper won Late Model followed by Dennis McDaniel and Caleb Gay. Monte Vaughn was first in Sportsman. Eric Baggett was second, Tony Head, third. Kyle Conyer won Super Street followed by Justin Sapp and Don Gay. Pure Stock top three were: Cody Giddens, Wiley McDaniel, Jr., and Brandon McCarra. Jimmy Haynes won Bomber with Matthew Davis second and Jeffery Yates third.

A two-day race is scheduled for September 18-19. Heat races and qualifying in Sportsman, Super Street, Bomber, Pure Stock, and Southern Thunder Late Model on Friday. Cash prize races on Saturday. For more info, visit www.cochranspeedway.com or call (478)456-4036.

BCMS cheerleaders open competition season with win.

BCMS cheerleaders open competition season with win.

Bleckley County Middle School made their competition cheer debut Saturday at the MCHS Cheer Invitational hosted by Morgan County High School.  This was the first year sixth graders were on the mat.  Though an early stunt did not stick, BCMS recovered and finished strong.  They picked up first place out of six teams competing.

BC will be part of the Raider Rumble hosted by West Laurens High School September 19.  Start time is 10 am.

August 29 Cochran Motor Speedway results

****Results courtesy Willis Wombles***

Kyle Conyer won the Pit Bull Engines Super Street race Saturday night at Cochran Motor Speedway. He is points leader in the division. Don Gay was second, Michael Howell, third. Wiley McDaniel, Jr. won Heartland EMS Pure Stock followed by Cole Giddens and Bubba Howell. First in Johnson Recycling Pure Stock was Jimmy Sharp, SR., with Chaz Haskins second and Jimmy Pannell third. Tony Head won Baldwin Builders Sportsman followed by Josh Odom and Cameron Mets. Jeffery Yates won Bomber, followed by Dalton Poole and Jeremy Moore. Parker Martin was first in Last Air & Elect Jr. Enduro followed by Will Fordham and Ridge McCoy.