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Lady Royals Softball Coach Steps Down

Christie Bergh, who has coached the Lady Royals softball team for the past three seasons, resigned last week. 

Bergh, who is expecting her first child in July, compiled a 59-30 record highlighted by this year's team advancing to the Sweet 16 of the AA state playoffs. 

BCHS Opens Sub-Region Play with Sweep

BCHS Opens Sub-Region Play with Sweep

Tia Troup scored 18 points and Nyaisa Anderson added 12 as the Lady Royals won in Dublin 58-43. 

Brentine Taylor had 23 points, Marcus Mack had 12, and Vidal Nelson added 11 as the boys completed the sweep 65-53. 

The wins mark the first for Bleckley basketball in Dublin since the two schools became region opponents.

BCHS continues play in Region 3B-AA Tuesday at East Laurens. 

JV girls begin at 4:15 p.m. with varsity tipping at 6 p.m.

Fifth Annual Biking Bleckley Metric 100 Febuary 26

The Cochran-Bleckley Chamber of Commerce will host the Fifth Annual Biking Bleckley on Febuary 26. 

The event is designed for families as well as both new and experienced cyclcists. 

Routes will go through southern country roads of Bleckley and surrounding counties. 

Routes of 15, 30, 50, and 62 miles are available. 

All routes are supported with maps, SAG's, and refreshment breaks. 

Registration is $25 before Febuary 16, $30 after February 16..  Registration before Febuary 16 guarantees a T-shirt. 

All fees are non-refundable.

Rides begin at 8:30 a.m. from the parking lot of the Cochran-Bleckley Chamber of Commerce. 

The Biking Bleckley Cycling club cordinates the event. 

For more information, e-mail the chamber at cbchamber@comsouth.net or call 478-934-2965. 

Bleckley Middle School Plays First Basketball Games in New Gym.

Bleckley Middle School Plays First Basketball Games in New Gym.

It had been two years since Bleckley County Middle School had a true "home" basketball game.  Last season's games were played at the high school due to construction of the new middle school. 

As work was being completed during the fall, Bleckley County Middle School played its first seven games on the road.

First classes were held in the new school Monday. 

Thursday, the Barons and Lady Barons got to play a true home game as they hosted Dublin Middle School.

Though the girls lost 36-11 the boys overcame a five-point deficit in the fourth quarter to win 32-29. 

Fans who have not seen the new gym will have another opportunity Monday when Bleckley hosts West Laurens Middle School at 4 p.m.

Bleckley Splits Home Games with Wilcox

Bleckley Splits Home Games with Wilcox

Tyresha Williams scored six of her 23 points in a 12-0 fourth quarter run to help the Lady Royals erase a 10-point deficit versus Wilcox County. 

Bleckley won 57-55.  Despite numerous rally attempts, the Royals could not overcome an early 17-point deficit against the fifth-ranked Patriots as they lost 91-82. 

Brentine Taylor had 24 points and 13 rebounds.  DeMario Beck had 16 points and 11 boards off the bench.

BCHS begins sub-region play Friday in Dublin. 

Both JV teams will be in action with the girls starting at 4 p.m.  Varsity games begin at 7 p.m.

Bleckley Boys Finish Third in Jones Tourney

Bleckley Boys Finish Third in Jones Tourney

Bleckley shook off Wednesday's bad game versus Washington County to defeat host Jones County 58-44 in the consolation game of the State Bank and Trust Holiday Classic Thursday.  Marcus Mack had 13 points and four steals.  Raykel Anderson added 10 off the bench.  Vidal Nelson, who led the team in rebounds for the tournament, was named to the All-Tournament team.

Both teams will be in action when BCHS hosts Wilcox County January 4.  JV boys tip at 4:15 p.m., varsity games begin at 6 p.m.

Bleckley Boys Suffer First Loss

Bleckley Boys Suffer First Loss

Bleckley's boys had just ten points at halftime and a season-low 16 as they lost to Washington County 63-16 Wednesday in the State Bank and Trust Holiday Classic. 

The Royals play for third place Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at Jones County High School.