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Bleckley Avenges Opening Loss to Hawkinsville

Bleckley Avenges Opening Loss to Hawkinsville

Bleckley led 3-0 going into the fifth of their home opener versus Hawkinsville Monday.  A three-run home run tied the game.  The Royals answered with six in their half of the inning as they avenged last Monday's loss 9-4.  Bryant Trice was 3 for 4 with 2 RBI.  Frankie Mullis was 2 for 4.  Winning pitcher Kace Kirkpatrick struck out eight and was 1 for 2 with 1 RBI.  Cody Jones had a solo home run.

Bleckley hosts Fitzgerald High School Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Eighth Annual Biking Bleckley Held

Eighth Annual Biking Bleckley Held

Sunny skies and pleasant temperatures greeted the riders of Saturday's eighth annual Biking Bleckley.  The annual ride, sponsored by the Cochran-Bleckley Chamber of Commerce, attracted 162 participants. 

Some of the participants were from as far away as California and New York. 

Over 50 percent of the riders did the full metric 100 which took them through Bleckley and surrounding counties.

Bleckley Falls in First Round of State

Bleckley Falls in First Round of State

Down 14 points in the third quarter of Saturday's AA state playoff at third-ranked Thomasville and with Brentine Taylor on the bench with three fouls, Bleckley used an 8-2 run to get within eight. 

Thomasville though pushed its lead to 16 by the fourth quarter.  Though the deficit grew to 21, the Royals tried to rally with an 11-3 run.  It would not be enough as BCHS saw its season end with a 57-45 loss.

Taylor and Vidal Nelson both scored 10 points.  Ken Hughes had 12.  BC finishes its season 18-9.

Bleckley Falls to 0-2 on Baseball Season

Bleckley Falls to 0-2 on Baseball Season

Friday's Bleckley-Franklin County baseball game in Carnesville had some good news for the Royals. 

BCHS had seven hits compared to just three in the season opener versus Hawkinsville. 

Kace Kirkpatrick struck out the side in a scoreless sixth inning of relief.  The bad news was 10 walks and three errors as BC lost to Franklin 11-3.

Frankie Mullis was 2 for 4 with a double and 1 RBI.  Allen Mikel Floyd had a two-run home run.

The Royals have their home opener Monday versus Hawkinsville. 

JV play at 4 p.m. with varsity to follow.

One Week Left to enter Ga. Four-Ball Tournament

Entries will be closing on March 2 for the 23rd annual Georgia Four-Ball Tournament, which takes place March 25-27, at Southern Hills Golf Club in Hawkinsville and Houston Lake Country Club in Perry. 

This event is open to two-man teams of male amateur golfers who are GSGA members, have a combined USGA Handicap Index of 4.0 or above and a maximum differential of six strokes.

The field will consist of 96 teams -- 82 determined by lottery, three spots reserved for each host club and one spot reserved for each of the previous year's flight winners. The format is 54 holes of flighted, four-ball stroke play.

Last year, Jack Benson of Roswell and Pete Malcolm of Duluth posted a birdie on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff to capture their second-straight Four-Ball Tournament title at Kinderlou Forest Golf Club and Valdosta Country Club.

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.