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West Laurens to Scrimmage with East Laurens

West Laurens to Scrimmage with East Laurens

East and West Laurens kick off the football season with a scrimmage.

That's on Friday, August 16.

East Laurens High School then plays their first season game on Friday, August 23 at Aquinas.

The Raiders take on Vidalia on August 23 at Vidalia High School.

Dublin High School Football to Kick Off Away

Dublin High School Football to Kick Off Away

Dublin High School kicks off their season away, at Dodge County.

That first game is on August 31, with kickoff at 8 p.m.

The JV football team also kicks off against Dodge Countyk, but at home on September 6 at 5 p.m..

See the full schedule.

BCHS Tennis Teams To Host Dublin in Second Round of State

BCHS Tennis Teams To Host Dublin in Second Round of State

The BCHS tennis teams will face a familiar foe in their second round state matchup as they'll take on former region rival Dublin High School April 29 in Cochran. 

Girls play at 3:30 p.m. with boys to follow.

Big Inning Powers Bleckley to Win at Dublin

Big Inning Powers Bleckley to Win at Dublin

BCHS had their last non-region game of the season Monday at Dublin.  The Royals lost at home to the Irish on March 11.  Down 3-0 in the third, Austin Williams and Caleb Slaughter both had two RBI hits to put BC on top.  What was a four-run lead in the fifth was cut to one as Dublin pushed three across.

Slaughter's bases clearing triple in the sixth was part of a seven run inning.  Bleckley went on to win 14-8.  Slaughter was a home run away from hitting for the cycle, going 3 for 4 with seven RBI.  Cal Young was 3 for 5 with 1 RBI.  Bryant Trice was 2 for 3 with an RBI double.  Austin Williams went 1 for 2 with a two-run double.

Region play resumes Tuesday at Taylor County.  Game time is 5:30 p.m.

Rain Forces Cancellations, Changes to Sporting Events

Rain Forces Cancellations, Changes to Sporting Events

Thursday's Bleckley-West Laurens golf matches that were to be played at Green Acres Golf Course were rained out. 

The home JV baseball game versus Veterans High School was also canceled and will be made up as part of a doubleheader at Veterans April 18. 

Friday's varsity baseball game against Putnam County High School has been moved back to 6:30 p.m. in order to allow more field time preparation due to recent rain.

How to Write for 13WMAZ's Where You Live

How to Write for 13WMAZ's Where You Live

Where You Live is WMAZ's hyperlocal feature. This means that we are helping bring you more community-specific news more often.

We have websites for these communities:

Dooly-Macon County
Hancock-Putnam
Bleckley-Dodge-Pulaski
Twiggs
Sandersville
Milledgeville
Peach-Crawford
Gray-Jones
Forsyth-Monroe
Dublin
Perry 
Warner Robins
Macon
R
obins AFB

These community websites are a place for you and your community members to share information.

To join our team and share with folks just like yourself, all you have to do is email us your email address and name whereyoulive@13wmaz.com

From there, we set up an account for you. This account lets you log in to your community site and post photo galleries, concerts, community events, 100th birthday parties, your concerns, latest creative projects, how-to advice and anything else you want people in your area to know.

Once you have an account, here are some examples of how you can stay involved Where You Live:

(These are just ideas to get you started. Feel free to come up with your own blog ideas!)

  • Post about your hobby: 
    Exercise 
    Photography 
    Scrapbooking 
    Hunting 
    Fishing 
    Couponing 
    Music reviews 
    Movie reviews 
    Local fashion

 

  • Are you that person who always takes photos at the high school's football games or at community festivals?  You can log in with your new account and create a gallery to show off your photos on our site.
  • Have a story idea that may need a reporter in our newsroom? Send us a news tip by emailing eyewitnessnews@13wmaz.com
  • Where You Live is your space for public conversation.  Feel free to comment on others' articles. New ideas can crop up just from simple conversations with others.
  • See something bizarre around town? Take a (cell phone) photo and post it to your community site! Maybe someone else will know the background story.
  • Add an event to our community calendar. Click "Add an Event"  on your community site's event section.
  • Like" us on Facebook to include your local news, breaking news and weather warnings and watches in your Facebook feed.
  • Follow us on Twitter for breaking news and weather updates.

Three Minutes With Howard High Football Coach Barney Hester

Three Minutes With Howard High Football Coach Barney Hester

Barney Hester officially took over as Athletic Director and Head Football Coach at Howard High School earlier this month.

Coach Hester comes from Tattnall Square Academy, where he has led players to 11 state football championship titles since 1982. While at Tattnall, he served in such positions as Headmaster, Athletic Director, Head Football Coach, and Head Track Coach. As Head Track Coach, he also led the track team to at least five state championship victories.

Prior to his work at Tattnall, Coach Hester worked at Josey Academy and Gordon Ivey High School before joining the coaching staff at Georgia Southern University when the university first began its college program.

He is originally from Dublin, where he grew up playing football for East Laurens High School.

QUESTION: What made you decide to join the Bibb County School District?