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Local sports this week in Cochran.

With school starting back, sports are resuming at both Bleckley County Middle School and BCHS.  Tuesday, BCMS soccer teams host JR Trippe.  Wednesday will be eighth grade recognition when they host Dodge County.  Both games start at 3:30 pm.

December 1, BCHS basketball returns to the court, hosting West Laurens.  Varsity games start at 6 pm.  Both the girls and boys are 1-0 on the young season.

Racers get ready for finale at Cochran Speedway.

Racers get ready for finale at Cochran Speedway.

Engines roared and dirt flew as racers got practice in for Cochran Speedway's annual year-end event the Gobbler 100 Thursday night.  Qualifying races will be Friday, with the finals November 25.  For more info, visit their website.

BCMS wins third straight region cheer title.

BCMS wins third straight region cheer title.

It was a history-making night for Bleckley County Middle School at Monday's MGMSAA Region Cheerleading Championship.  For the first time in school history, BCMS won three straight region cheerleading titles.

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Local travel team Crush works out with Middle Georgia State softball.

Local travel team Crush works out with Middle Georgia State softball.

Crush 04 recently changed their name to Middle GA Crush 04 to help differentiate themselves from numerous travel softbal teams with the name "Crush."  This week, players got some valuable experience, working out for three nights with the Middle Georgia State Knights softball team.  "It was a great experience for our girls," said head coach Kevin Wimberly.  The team will be in action Saturday at the USSSA Cordele Slam.

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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