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Middle Georgia State gets second straight basketball sweep.

Middle Georgia State College picked up a pair of SSAC wins Saturday at College of Costal Georgia.  The women won 66-63, the men prevailed 92-77.  MGA hosts Martin Methodist January 29.  Women tip at 5:30 pm, men 7:30.

BCMS falls in region semifinals.

BCMS falls in region semifinals.

Bleckley Middle School had an eight pont lead with less than three minutes to go during Friday's MGMSAA semifinal game versus JR Trippe.  But the Chiefs forced overtime and would get the game winning shot with seven seconds left as BC lost 44-43.  Nykeem Farrow had 21 for the Barons.

Middle Georgia State sweeps home games versus Brewton Parker College.

Middle Georgia State College took a pair of home games from Brewton Parker Thursday evening with the women winning 59-33 and the men prevailing 84-75.  Both teams travel to College of Costal Georgia Saturday.  Women play at 2 pm, men 4 pm.

BCMS boys basketball team breaks long region tournament losing streak.

BCMS boys basketball team breaks long region tournament losing streak.

The last time a Bleckley County Middle School boys basketball team won in the Middle Georgia Middle School Athletic Association basketball tournament was 2009.  That team featured many future stars for the Royals including Rydealous Taylor, Derrick Farrow, and Ken Hughes.

That long losing streak was broken Thursday night in the first round of this year's MGMSAA tournament being played at BCMS.  The seventh-seeded Barons upended third seed Dublin 36-35 on a Shamar Rouse bucket as time expired.

They'll play for a championship game berth against JR Trippe at 7:45 pm.

Baseball and softball registration occurring now at Cochran-Bleckley Rec. Department.

Registration for baseball and softball at the Cochran Bleckley Recreation Department is happening now through February 20.  Cost is $45 and is offered for ages 4-14.  Those who register by February 13 will be entered into a drawing for a $50 gift card.  Call the rec. department office, 478-934-3225, with questions.

Middle GA State women win, men lose, home games.

It was a split doubleheader Saturday afternoon at Morris Gym with the Midde Georgia State women taking on Brenau University and the men facing Dalton State College.  The women won 67-61, their second straight Southern States Athletic Conference victory.  The men lost 70-53.

MGA hosts Brewton Parker College January 22.  Women tip at 5:30 pm, men follow at 7:30.

Cochran Bleckley Rec. Department to hold meeting with Georgia Dixie Youth Softball officials.

Cochran Bleckley Recreation Department officials, including members of the softball committee, will meet with officials from Georgia Dixie Youth Softball January 20 at 6:30 pm in the rec. department conference room.  Those interested in softball there are encouraged to attend.  CBRD announced Tuesday that the 2015  baseball program would be part of Georgia Dixie Youth Baseball.