The Charlton County Maidens softball team continued their good start to the season after knocking off Ware County and Atkinson County on the road. The Maidens are now 5-1 on the season and 2-0 in Region 2-A play.

The Indian football team held their annual Soap game scrimmage last Friday night to help prepare themselves for the season opener against Brantley County on September 4. The Indians want to thank everyone for their contributions of laundry soap.

The Bethune Braves open up their 2020 season on Wednesday, when they host Camden Middle School at Champ Bailey Field.

Signups for youth football, soccer and cheerleading have been extended until September 4. For further information contact the Recreation Department at 496-7037. 

Courtney Williams continues to play well despite the struggles of the Atlanta Dream. Forced into playing the point guard position due to injuries, Williams responded with 60 points and 19 assists over three games last week including a 30 point effort against the defending champion Washington Mystics.

College football is set to begin over the Labor Day weekend. While there won't be any of the big matchups we had expected it will be great to see games begin playing even if the biggest game will be BYU versus Navy.

In a move announced by the NCAA, all college football players will be granted another year of eligibility regardless if they play this fall or not.

The Atlanta Braves continue to play well and lead the National League East by 2.5 games with a 16-11 record.

The NBA playoffs are underway and the Boston Celtics became the first team to advance to the second round after they swept the Philadelphia 76er's in four games. All but one of the series are being led by the higher seeded team, with the lone exception being the fifth seed Miami Heat leading the fourth seed three games to none in the Eastern Conference and the sixth seeded Utah Jazz up two games to one over the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference.

Dustin Johnson opened the final round of the Northern Trust, with a five stroke lead and continued to run away from the field winning by an 11 stroke advantage. Johnson was a remarkable 30 shots under par easily distancing himself from runner-up Harris English.

Denny Hamlin passed Martin Truex, Jr. with nine laps remaining and then held on to win the NASCAR Cup Series race at the Dover International Speedway last Saturday. The win was Hamlin's first win in 28 tries at the track and was his sixth win of the season.