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Good turnout for Fall Buddy Ball.

Good turnout for Fall Buddy Ball.

With morning temperatures in the upper 50's making feel like fall, the 14th annual Fall Buddy Ball game was held Saturday morning at the Cochran Bleckley Rec. Department.  There were 70 special needs children from Bleckley, Dodge, and Pulaski Counties participating in the baseball game designed for those who normally wouldn't get to participate in team sports.

Each athlete was assisted by "buddies."  The volunteers included members of the BCMS and BCHS softball teams, BCHS baseball teams, as well as BCHS Competition Cheerleaders and Middle Georgia State University baseball and softball players.  After the games and trophy presentations, everyone enjoyed hamburgers and hot dogs for lunch.

Spring Buddy Ball will be April 29, 2017.

Co-ed benefit softball tournament postponed until spring.

Co-ed benefit softball tournament postponed until spring.

At the "Share a Spare with Reed" fundraiser held Thursday at Cochran Dairy Queen to raise funds for his kidney transplant, the group spearheading all fundraising announced  the planned co-ed softball tournament set for October 22 has been postponed until Spring 2017.  You can make donations to the fund by going to Citizen's Bank and Trust on S Sixth St.

Local travel team finishes second in return to field.

Local travel team finishes second in return to field.

BC Crush 12-u softball played in the USSSA South Georiga Fall Frenzy at Southern Pines in Dublin Saturday.  They finished second, falling to Middle Georgia Impact 8-4 in the title game.  The team will return to action sometime after middle school season wraps up on October 8.

Another trophy for BCMS Competition Squad.

Another trophy for BCMS Competition Squad.

Bleckley County Middle School picked up their second straight trophy, finishing second in the small school divison of the Middle Georgia Cheer Classic.  Though they just missed first place, BC accomplished another goal in terms of points scored.

To see what that was and read more, click here.

They're very good at dodging balls.

They're very good at dodging balls.

House of Grace Church in Cochran held another dodgeball tournament Friday night.  Proceeds went toward the church food bank used to help people in the community.  The winning team was one very familiar with dodgeball, having already won four previous tournaments.  They called themselves LVPD.  Team members are Dusty Jones, Austin Jones, Spence Greer, Clint Wynn, and Kasey Lawson.

Cochran church bringing back Dodgeball tournament to benefit food bank.

Dodgeball is returning to House of Grace church.   A tournament is set for September 16 at 6:30 pm.  Cost to participate is $5 per person.  Admission is one dried food/canned item, or $1 per person.  To sign up or for moe info, call or text Scott Allen, (478)919-4792.  Proceeds will go toward the church food bank that benefits people in the community.  House of Grace is located at 133 Jac Arts Road.

Golf tournament will benefit Cochran church youth missions.

The fifth annual Jimmy Hill Memorial Golf Tournament will be held September 10 at the Woods Golf Course, 421 Mac Thompson Road in Cochran.  Cost is $10 per person for the four-man scramble.  Meal served at 4:30 pm with play starting at 5:30.  Proceeds will benefit Mt. Calvary Baptist Church youth missions.  Call Charlie Thompson at the Woods, (478)934-0731, or the Mt. Calvary church office, (478)934-0810, for more information.