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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.

Bleckley Grits Out Sweep of Howard

Bleckley Grits Out Sweep of Howard

Though unable to hold on to a five-point lead with less than three minutes to play, the Lady Royals avenged last Saturday's loss as they defeated Howard 50-45 in overtime Saturday.  Rickenya Jenkins and Kari Jenkins both had 13 points.

Marcus Mack hit a go-ahead three in the fourth quarter as the Royals got past Howard 48-43.  Vidal Nelson scored nine of his 13 points in the fourth quarter.

Bleckley plays at Wilcox County Tuesday.  JV girls tip at 4:15 pm with varsity to follow.

Lady Royals Player Signs with East Georgia College

Lady Royals Player Signs with East Georgia College

Wednesday, Mychavia Harris signed to play college softball with East Georgia College. 

Harris, a second baseman for Bleckley County, played all four years for the Lady Royals.  She was named to the second team of the Region 3-AA All-Region team and was a part of this year's team which advanced to the sweet 16.

Bleckley Splits Afternoon Games with Howard

Bleckley Splits Afternoon Games with Howard

Though opening with an 8-0 lead, the Lady Royals couldn't maintain the advantage as they lost at Howard 57-43 Saturday.  Tyresha Williams had 17 points.  Tia Troup finished with 12.

After trailing by as much as eight in the first half, the Royals used an 11-0 run to begin the third to take the lead for good.  Bleckley edged the Huskies 55-52.  Brentine Taylor had 21 points and eight rebounds.  DeMario Beck had 10 points and eight boards off the bench.

Bleckley returns to sub-region play January 21 at home versus East Laurens.  JV boys tip at 4:15 p.m. with varsity to follow.

Bleckley Splits Close Sub-Region Games at Dodge County

Bleckley Splits Close Sub-Region Games at Dodge County

The Lady Royals had leads in the second and third quarters and were tied with Dodge County going into the fourth.  

However, an 11-3 Squaws run put the gameout of reach as the Lady Royals lost 49-41. 

Rickenya Jenkins and Tyresha Williams had 13 points each.

The Royals had a lead of four points with one minute left in regulation only to see Dodge send the game into overtime.  A five-point lead with less than two miniutes remaining would not be enough as the Indians used a buzzer-beating three to force a second extra frame.  In that extra session, Bleckley hit three of four free throws.  Savon Walters' hit with 47 seconds left proved to be the game winner for BCHS 50-49.

Bleckley plays at Howard High School Saturday.  Tip time is 1 p.m.


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.