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A busy day at BCMS.

A busy day at BCMS.

Bleckley County Middle School was a beehive of activity Tuesday afternoon an evening.  The Lady Barons softball team hosted Toombs County in round one of the MGMSAA playoffs.  Landa Dominy went 3 for 4 with a double and 3 RBI as BCMS prevailed 9-1.  They'll play in the semifinals at 10 am Saturday at the Eastman-Dodge Recreation Department.

That evening, BCMS hosted literarcy night.  Designed to promote reading, students could shop at the book fair, take pratice tests in the computer lab, get free books from Communities in Schools, as well as win books from the Book Walk.  Popcorn, soft drinks, and board games including Scrabble were in the cafeteria.

Travel softball team to hold tryouts.

The Base Invaders, an 8 and under travel softball team, will hold tryouts at the Cochran-Bleckley Rec. Department October 18.  Registration is at 12:30 pm with tryouts at 1 pm for girls who turn 7 or 8 by January 1, 2015.  For more information, call Scott Bowman, 478-278-1874.

Pilot Club of Cochran Golf Tourney October 11.

The Pilot Club of Cochran will hold their 13th annual golf tournament sponsored by the club and the Woods Golf Course October 11.  Cost is $60 per player (includes two mulligans) for the 18 hold, two-person scramble.  Welcome, cofee and donuts at 8 am, tournament at 9 am.  Lunch on the course follows the tournament.  Cash prizes awarded for top three places in each flight.

Proceeds benefit the Pilot Club programs.  To register, call the Woods, (478)934-0731.

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.