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MGSC to host intersquad football scrimmage.

Middle Georgia State College will host an intersquad football scrimmage (purple vs white) September 4 at NeSmith Field (soccer stadium.)  Gates open at 6 pm with kickoff at 7 pm.  Admission is free.  Both the MGSC band and cheerleaders will perform and concessions will be available.

Cochran Bleckley Recreation Department to provide NYSCA training for coaches

The Cochran-Bleckley Recreation Department announced Thursday that they had formed a local chapter of the National Alliance for Youth Sports and would be providing required training for all coaches through the National Youth Sports Coaches Association (NYSCA.)  

Besides offering liability insurance and other benefits to coaches, a release states NYCSA certification will ensure GRPA certification requirements for all star tournament play will be met.

To read more, click here.

Football registration at Cochran-Bleckley Rec. Department.

The Cochran-Bleckley Recreation Department is currently accepting registration for football.  Cost is $35 for ages 4-6, $55 for ages 7-14.  Call the office, 478-934-3225, for more information.

New Bleckley church softball champion crowned.

New Bleckley church softball champion crowned.

For the first time in three years, First Baptist Church of Cochran wasn't involved in the Bleckley County Church Softball League tournament final.  Their team one, winner of the past three championships, was eliminated Saturday morning.

St. Paul Baptist Church prevailed.  They defeated Mt. Calvary Baptist Church by scores of 4-3 and 2-1, avenging an earlier loss to Mt. Calvary.  

To read more from Saturday, click here.

Longtime racer, fan, of Cochran Speedway honored at race

Longtime racer, fan, of Cochran Speedway honored at race

Cochran Motor Speedway held the third annual Arlene Pittman Memorial Race Saturday evening.  Pittman was a driver at CMS and the wife of former track owner Phil Pittman.  

Before the races began, the family was presented with a plaque honoring Pittman for being a "loyal, devoted, Fan/Driver/Promoter of Cochran Motor Speedway."  

Track announcer Pastor Todd Shearin, who presented the plaque, said it would be displayed in the VIP booth of the tower.  

Other memorials are displayed there, including one for longtime race reporter April Johnson.

Home run derby for Cochran church held

Home run derby for Cochran church held

House of Grace Church in Cochran held their third annual softball home run derby Saturday.  

Proceeds will benefit improvements to the softball field.  John Caleb White won the adult division, hitting five home runs in the final round to do so.  Austin Harris was the youth division winner.  

Both won tickets to the August 31 Atlanta Braves versus Miami Marlins game.

Soccer registration at CBRD extended

Soccer registration at CBRD extended

The Cochran-Bleckley Rec. Department announced Monday via their Facebook page  that the deadline for summer soccer registration has been extended until July 18.  Cost is $45 and it's for ages 4-14.  Call the office, 478-934-3225, for more information.