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Sports signups ongoing at Cochran Rec. Department.

The Cochran Bleckley Recreation Department is currently accepting signups for two sports.  Summer soccer registration is ongoing until July 1. Cost is $55 and is for ages 4-12.   Age control (to determine age group is August 1.)  Registration for football is now through July 22.  Cost is $55 with flag for ages 4-6 and tackle for ages 7-12 offered.   Age control is August 1.

For more information, call (478)934-3225.

Softball camp will benefit local players trip to USFA World Series.

Aliyah Whitehead, Faith Harris, and Jordan WIlliams are teammates on both the BCHS softball team as well as travel team Fusion Gold.  Fusion will be playing in the USFA World Series this July.  To help raise funds for the trip, the three will be hosting a softball camp for children in grades 3-8 June 29-30 at the Cochran Bleckley Rec. Department.  Cost is $20 one day, $30 for both.  Skills taght include hitting, slap hitting, base running, and fielding.  A three-inning game will be on June 30.  Drinks and snacks provided.

To reserrve a spot, contact Amy Ingrahm (478)230-7327, Shermanda Harris (478)230-1436, or Pamela Williams (478)230-2621 by June 28.

Local travel team battles through loser's bracket to get trophy.

Local travel team battles through loser's bracket to get trophy.

BC Storm 14-u played in USSA's Father's Day Classic Saturday at Southern Pines in Dublin.  They lost their opening bracket game 9-6 to K-Zone Rebels.  BC stayed alive at 2 pm with a 12-0 win over the Southern Angels.  At 5, they played three back to back games, all wins, to advance to the title game against Xtreme Fastpitch.

Storm would fall 5-4 to Xtreme, losing on a walkoff hit with two outs.  But they had played four back to back games to claim a trophy.

Bleckley 8-u girls win Hawkinsville Invitational.

Bleckley 8-u girls win Hawkinsville Invitational.

The 8-u girls All Star softball team picked up their second first place trophy of the year Thursday, winning the Hawkinsville Invitational.  Leading 6-5 in the sixth, Crisp County scored twice to take the lead.  But BC scored two with two outs, the game winner coming on Zymori Colson's hit, to win 8-7.

Also Thursday, the 10-u girls tried to rally from a 5-1 deficit versus Dodge County in the sixth, only to fall 5-4.  They finished third.

8-u district and 10-u subdistrict begins June 23 in Hawkinsville.

Bleckley All Star teams news.

Dixie Youth District Tournaments for T-Ball (6-u) and 8-u Coach Pitch Baseball began this weekend.  The Bleckley T-Ball team saw their inaugural season come to an end.  In games played at West Macon Park, they lost to Jones County Purple 21-5 on Saturday then were eliminated by Crawford County 31-23 Sunday afternoon.

Coach Pitch District began Saturday in Eatonton.  Bleckley lost their opener to Taylor County 10-3 but stayed alive with a 19-15 win over Warner Robins National League.  Sunday afternoon, they defeated Greene County 11-7 and lost to Baldwin County 20-10.  They will have a rematch with Taylor County today at 6:30 pm to determine the fifth seed and a state tournament berth.

Local travel teams face off in close games, bring home trophies.

Local travel teams face off in close games, bring home trophies.

BC Crush 12-u and BC Storm played in the CAMSPORTS-USA Class C State Championships in Milledgeville Saturday.  Both teams were seeded into the siler bracket.  Storm handed Crush their first loss, 5-4.  Crush defeated the Crawford Crushers 5-2 to earn a championship rematch.

They would defeat Storm 5-4, then win an International Tiebreaker (last batted outs from previous game on second and third) 3-2 to bring home first place.  

Bleckley 8-u girls all stars wins Wilcox Invitational.

Bleckley 8-u girls all stars wins Wilcox Invitational.

The 8-u girls al star softball team won the Wilcox Invitational Tournament played this week in Rochelle.  Bleckley had goen undefeated the first two days but lost to Crisp County 14-1 Thursday evening, forcing a game two.  In that second game, BC used a four-run top of the sixth to break an 8-8 tie then held on to win 12-9.

They'll be in action Saturday at the Dodge County Invitational.