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Bleckley Sweeps Region Soccer Opener

Bleckley Sweeps Region Soccer Opener

Ashley Burton had two goals and the assist on Amber Lucas' goal as the Lady Royals picked up their first win of the year 3-1 versus Dodge County at home Tuesday. 

Dean Murphy's goal at 7:05 of the second proved to be the game winner as the Royals won 2-1.  Vincent Garcia had Bleckley's other goal.

Friday's home match with Laney has been cancelled.  BCHS plays at Dublin High School March 1. 

Game times are 5 p.m. girls, 7 p.m. boys.

 

Bleckley Loses Baseball Opener in Hawkinsville

Bleckley Loses Baseball Opener in Hawkinsville

Bleckley gave up two runs in each inning including a seven-run fourth as they lost for the first time in five games to Hawkinsville 14-1 Monday.  Ben Harris was 1 for 2 with a solo home run. 

Cody Jones was 1 for 2 with a double. 

Jordan Perdue was 1 for 2.

BCHS travels to Franklin County Friday. 

Game time is 7 p.m. 

The Blue Devils are coached by former Royal head coach Brent Honeywell.

Bleckley Unable to Complete Comeback in Region 3-AA Consolation Game

Bleckley Unable to Complete Comeback in Region 3-AA Consolation Game

Down 12 at the half to East Laurens Saturday, Bleckley opened the third on a 16-3 run to take a one-point lead.  However, they would be unable to sustain the rally as they fell 75-64. 

Marcus Mack finished with 21 points, Brentine Taylor and Vidal Nelson scored 10 each.

BCHS finishes as the fourth seed in Region 3-AA. 

They will open the state playoffs on February 26 at Thomasville, the top seed in in 1-AA.  Game time is 7 pm.

Bleckley falls in region semifinals.

Bleckley falls in region semifinals.

The Royals led 34-29 at halftime of Friday's Region 3-AA semifinal game at host Swainsbor Friday. 

But a Tiger 12-0 run over the final two plus minutes put Bleckley in a 48-42 hole going into the fourth. 

Foul trouble was also a factor as Brentine Taylor picked up his fourth foul late in the third quarter and the team had ten fouls early in the fourth.  BCHS lost 67-53.  Taylor and Vidal Nelson both scored 11.  Ken Hughes had 14.

Bleckley will play for third place Saturday versus East Laurens.  Tip time is 5:30 p.m.

BCHS Soccer Teams Swept in Home Opener

BCHS Soccer Teams Swept in Home Opener

The Bleckley County High School soccer program has had to start over in a way this season. 

Both teams lost seniors.  Kevin Pych, who started the program and led the boys to a state playoff berth in just the program's second season, is no longer there. 

Thursday, Bleckley hosted perenial soccer power First Presbyterian.  BC was swept as the boys lost 6-0, the girls 10-0.

After traveling to Hebron Christian Saturday, the Royals begin Region 3-AA play February 22 at home versus Dodge County. 

Girls play at 5 p.m. with boys to follow.

Lady Royals Fall in First Round of Region

Lady Royals Fall in First Round of Region

The Lady Royals trailed 38-33 going into the fourth quarter of Tuesday's Region 3-AA tournament opener at Swainsboro. 

Though going through a long field-goal drought, they would stay close until less than three minutes remained. 

However, the Lady Tigers went on a 12-2 run over the final two plus minutes as Bleckley saw its season end 61-47. 

Tyresha Williams had 19 points.  Rickenya Jenikns finished with 10. 

The Royals play in the Region 3-AA semifinals Friday night in Swainsboro at 8:30 p.m.

Relay for Life 5K and 1 mile Fun Run on April 9

The Bleckley County Relay for Life will have a 5k run and 1 mile fun run on April 9 at Middle Georgia College. 

The fun run starts at 8:30 a.m. with the 5k begining at 9.  Registration for school age and college students is $15.  Early registration (before March 31) is $15, $20 guarantees a t-shirt. 

Family registration is $50, $70 includes t-shirts.  Shirts will not be available during race day registration (7-8 a.m.)

There will be 14 men's and women's divisions for the 5K ranging from 1-9 to 70 and above. 

Trophies will go to first place winners, medeals for second and third.  Registration forms are available at www.bleckleyprogress.com and www.active.com