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Bleckley Splits Home Finale with Dublin

Bleckley Splits Home Finale with Dublin

The Lady Royals trailed 27-19 going to the fourth quarter Tuesday versus Dublin. 

Though drawing within two points twice, there would be no comeback as Bleckley lost 41-35. 

Tyresha Williams finished with 13 points.

The Royals trailed 43-36 going into the fourth quarter.  Brentine Taylor scored nine straight points and Bleckley went a perfect eight of eight from the free throw line in the final minute as they won 60-53.  Taylor finished with 25 points.  Vidal Nelson had 15.  Marcus Mack added 10.

Bleckley plays at East Laurens Saturday with seeding for next week's region tournament at stake.  If the Lady Royals win, they'll be the third seed from 3B-AA. 

A Royals win gets them the top seed and an automatic berth in the state tournament.  Games begin at 6 pm.

Bleckley Splits Games at Swainsboro

Bleckley Splits Games at Swainsboro

Tyresha Williams' putback with five seconds left lifted the Lady Royals to a 46-44 win in Swainsboro Saturday.  Rickenya Jenkins added 10. 

Though the Royals were able to cut a 14-point fourth quarter deficit to nine, they were unable to rally as they fell to the Tigers 66-50.  Brentine Taylor had 18 points.  Vidal Nelson finished with 12.

BCHS has its regular-season home finale versus Dublin Tuesday.  Tip time is 6 pm.  Senior players will be recognized that evening.

Bleckley Sweeps Season Series from Twiggs

Bleckley Sweeps Season Series from Twiggs

Rickenya Jenkins scored 15 points and Myesha Moore added 10 off the bench as the Lady Royals doubled up Twiggs County 54-27.  DeMario Beck had 15 points off the bench and was amongst four Royals in double figures as they beat the Cobras 78-48. 

Marcus Mack had 12 points, Vidal Nelson and Brentine Taylor added 10 each.

Bleckley plays at Swainsboro Saturday.  JV games tip at 3 p.m. with varsity to follow.

Bleckley Suffers First Basketball Sweep of Season

Bleckley Suffers First Basketball Sweep of Season

Though leading 16-15 after one, the Lady Royals offense had six-minute scoring droughts in the second and fourth quarters as they lost at Northside 50-35.  Kari Jenkins had 14. 

In the boys game, Northside took its first lead, 37-34 going into the fourth.  Down by 11, the Royals used an 11-2 run to get within two but couldn't complete the comeback as they fell 59-54.  Brentine Taylor had 21 points.

BCHS plays at Twiggs County Tuesday. 

JV boys tip at 4:15 p.m. with varsity to follow.

Another Split Between Dodge and Bleckley

Another Split Between Dodge and Bleckley

A layup with nine seconds left proved to be the game winner as the Lady Royals lost to Dodge County 45-43.  Tyresha Williams had 15 points. 

The Royals used an 11-0 run in the third quarter to break open what was a six-point game as they won versus Dodge County 49-31.  Brentine Taylor had 19 points.  Ken Hughes added 10.

Bleckley plays at Northside Saturday.  JV games tip at 3 p.m. with varsity to follow.

BCHS Kicker Wins NFL-Sponsored Kicking Tournament

BCHS Kicker Wins NFL-Sponsored Kicking Tournament

BCHS Junior Kickier Blake Lucas won the National Camp Series Head to Head Kickoff Tournament held during Super Camp V held January 8-9 in San Antonio, Texas. 

The camp, hosted by NFL kickers and punters, is an invitation-only event for snappers, punters and kickers that provides high-level instruction designed to better prepare them to play at the college level. 

Instructors for the camp included Craig Hentrich, Michael Husted, Louie Aguiar, Mike Hollis, and Lee McDonald. 

Lucas won the tournament in head to head competition versus other punters and kickers.

BCHS Cheer Coaches to Step Down

During recognition of this year's cheerleaders at Monday's football awards banquet, it was announced that Bleckley County High School Head Cheerleading Coach Bonnie Scarbrough and assistant coach Mi Waters would be stepping down at the end of the year.

The squad was informed of their decision in a meeting held earlier this month.  Scarbrough was a member of the 1994 squad that won Bleckley's first state title. 

In seven seasons as coach, Bleckley won one state title, one second-place finish at state, and four region titles.