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MGSC to join National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics

MGSC to join National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics

Middle Georgia State College will join the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics this fall.

The NAIA formally extended the invitation Monday, April 14, during its annual convention of member schools. It's a major step for Middle Georgia State, a bachelor's degree-granting institution moving toward university status.

Cochran travel team earns berth in showcase tournament

Cochran travel team earns berth in showcase tournament

Cochran-based Motion Fastpitch played this past weekend in Camsports King of the Mountain tournament.  The two-day event was played in Lovejoy.  Motion finished second.  

They also earned a spot at the Atlanta Legacy Showcase.  Held in July, the invitation-only event is attended by college scouts from across the nation.

Motion will play at Southern Pines in Dublin April 19.  To learn more about the team, visit their website.

Royal Touchdown Club golf tournament May 3

Royal Touchdown Club golf tournament May 3

The Touchdown Club will hold the 24th annual Royal Golf Tournament May 3 at Uchee Trail in Cochran.  

Shotgun start is 9 am for the four-man scramble.  Cost is $60 per person which includes mulligans and lunch as well as entry into the longest drive, most accurate drive, closest to the pin, and bulls eye contests.  

The field is limited to the first 30 paid teams. 

For more information, call touchdown club president Ricky Yearty, 478-230-7172 or Uchee Trail, 478-934-7891. Proceeds beneit the BCHS football team.

Bleckley-based travel team wins second straight tournament

Bleckley-based travel team wins second straight tournament

Motion Fastpitch went 2 for 2 in tournaments this season by winning the Mizuno Southern Diamond Classic played this past weekend at Freedom Park in Valdosta.  The team suffered just one loss, 7-4 to MSA Pride.  

They would avenge the defeat by beating the Pride 12-1 in the title game.

Motion return to action April 5 at Southern Pines in Dublin.

BCHS alum, Mercer student, reacts to Bears NCAA appearance

BCHS alum, Mercer student, reacts to Bears NCAA appearance

Last weekend was an exciting time for Mercer.  The fourteenth-seeded Bears upended third seed Duke in the NCAA tournament, making them the talk of the sports world  Though their run would end Sunday against Tennessee, fans still treasured the experience.

That was the feeling of Kristin Mullis.  Mullis is a 2013 graduate of Bleckley County High School and freshman at Mercer.   On the upset and the attention Mercer received she said "It was extremely cool!  I am so proud to be able to say that I go to Mercer and was a part of it all!  It's truly is a great school and I'm  glad that everyone else in America got to see how great it is as well."

Upcoming MGMSAA post season events information

Upcoming MGMSAA post season events information

The MGMSAA baseball playoffs will be March 25, 27-28 with games each day being played at the higher seeded school.  Playoffs were delayed until next week due to rain.  

The MGMSAA region championship track meet will be March 26 at East Laurens Middle School.  Start time is 3:30 p.m.

Cochran church to host benefit softball tournament.

House of Grace Church, located at 133 Jac Arts Road in Cochran, will hold a softball tournament March 15 begining at 9 am.  Entry fee is $100 per team with proceeds benefitting the church mission team that will travel to the Dominican Republic to feed and minister to underprivliged children.  Game balls will be provided.  There will also be a home run challenge with a 12' Easton Incrediball.  Trophy for first place team and first home run hitter.

To register or for more information call 478-934-4494.