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Local travel softball team has good debut.

Local travel softball team has good debut.

The BC Storm 14-u travel softball team made their 2016 debut at Premiere Sports "Let's Roll" played in Cordele. BC had an undefeated day and won first place.

Cochran to host Dixie Youth 10-u state baseball tournament.

Last summer, the Cochran Bleckley Rec. Department made their debut in Dixie Youth baseball.  It was a successful one with both the 8 and 10-u teams going to state and the 10-u team finishing third.  If the 10-u team advances to state this year, local fans won't have to travel to watch.

Georgia Dixie Youth Baseball announced Friday that Cochran would be the host for this year's state championship tournament.  CBRD Director Andy Brand said in a release they were honored to have been selected to host amongst all the organizations that play Dixie Youth Baseball.  He added "This opportunity also allows us to help the community. Teams from all over the state will be coming to Cochran staying in our hotels, eating in our restaurants, and buying gas at our stations. It is a win/win situation.”

Cochran Bleckley Rec. Department doing sports registrations.

The Cochran Bleckley Recreation Department is currently accepting registrations for both soccer as well as softball and baseball.  Cost for all sports is $55 per child for ages 4-14.  Registration for soccer runs through January 19 with softball and baseball registration going through February 12.  Call the rec. department office, (478)934-3225. for more information.

Turkey Shoot to benefit man battling brain cancer.

Gully Branch Tree Farm, located on Butts Road in Cochran, will hold a turkey shoot December 5 starting at 10:30 am.  Proceeds will go toward the medical expenses of Phillip Knight, a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church battling brain cancer.  Shotguns will be provided for those who don't own one, and prizes will be awarded.  Conact Wanda and Earl Barrs for more information, (478)697-0035.

Another night to dodge balls.

Another night to dodge balls.

House of Grace church in Cochran held another dodgeball tournament Saturday night.  Two referees presided as teams went for balls placed in the middle of a marked court.  The goal was to eliminate as many of the other team members before the two minutes expired.  Twelve teams entered and approximately 150 people attended.

Proceeds will go toward the purchase of a church bus.

Another chance to dodge balls in Cochran November 21.

House of Grace Church will hold another Dodgeball tournament November 21.  Cost is $5 per person for a 6-8 person team.  Doors open at 5 pm, registration at 5:30 pm, tournament starts at 6.  Prize games, concessions available.  Proceeds will go toward the purchase of a church bus.

To register or for more information, call/text Scott Allen, (478)919-4792.  House of Grace is located at 133 Jac Arts Road.

BCMS cheerleaders do well at state.

Bleckley County Middle School traveled to Jefferson High School Saturday for state competition.  They were called to the mat as one of the top six.  BC finished fourth.  Classifciations for the top three schools were 6A, 5A, and 4A.