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Local travel team does well in season debut.

Local travel team does well in season debut.

Bleckley-based Crush 04 made their season debut at the USSSA Pink Out played at Southern Pines in Dublin.  They officially were now a 14-u team after playing one 14-u tournament last season.  After going undefeated during the day, Crush's lone loss came in the title game against Middle GA Impact.  Trailing 5-4 in the final inning, Impact scored four runs with two outs to seal the game.

BCMS cheerleaders overcome adversity to win.

BCMS cheerleaders overcome adversity to win.

One of the most jarring, unsettling things that can happen to any cheerleading squad during a competition is to have their music malfunction.  That happpened to the Bleckley County Middle School cheer squad while competing at the Sweet Onion Cheer Classic hosted by Vidalia High School Saturday.  In the middle of their routine, the music just stopped.  However, BC would go on, sticking everything and won first place in the A/AA division.  They return to action October 28 at the Rumble in the Jungle hosted by Swainsboro High School.

BCMS softball wins region softball title.

BCMS softball wins region softball title.

It's been a good season for Bleckley County Middle School softball.  They swept Dodge County and split with West Laurens en route to securing top seed for the MGMSAA playoffs.  Saturday, the Lady Barons capped their season by defeating fourth seed JR Trippe 11-3 then winning the school's first region softball title since 2005 with a 5-2 win against West Laurens.

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Clay shoot hopes to help "bust" local man's cancer.

"Busting Cancer for Brian Smith" is a benefit clay shoot that will be held October 14 at 235 Rebie Road in Cochran. Registration at 8 am, shoot from 9 am-3 pm. Cost is $65. Please bring own safety glasses, ear protection, ammo for 100 rounds. 7.5, 8, and 9 shot shells only, one ounce limit. Meal ticket, water, snacks, provided. Prizes to be given away. Station sponsors available for $50. Proceeds will go toward the medical expenses of Brian Smith as he battles cancer. Contact Deidra Tompkins (478)278-5726, or Amy Caffey (478)230-9331, for more information.

Fall baseball, softball, T-Ball registration ongoing at Cochran Rec. Department.

Registration for fall baseball, softball, and T-Ball leagues at the Cochran Bleckley Rec. Department is going on now through September 15. Cost is $55 and open to children ages 4-12. (4-6 play T-Ball, 7-12 baseball or softball.) If your child would move up in the spring, they would move up in age group now. Opening Day October 21. Call (478)934-3225 for more information.

Golf tournament will benefit church youth missions.

The Jimmy Hill Memorial Golf Tournament will be held September 16 at the Woods Golf Course in Cochran.  Cost is $10 per person for the four-person scramble with proceeds benefitting Mt. Calvary Baptist Church youth mission projects.  Tournament will be nine holes.  Meal at 4:30 pm, golf starts at 5:30.  Call the church office, (478)934-0810, or Charlie Thompson at the Woods, (478)934-0731, for more information.

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.