The Charlton County Indians split a pair of games last week, losing to Clinch County before defeating Wilcox County. 

The Indians are in a tight four-team race for the Region 2-A lead as they trail leaders Clinch and Telfair Counties by one game and Irwin County by just a half a game.

Meanwhile, the Maidens slow pitch softball team split a pair of doubleheaders to West Laurens and Thomas County Central and are now 8-2 on the season.

The Bethune Middle School Braves continued their good season after rallying in the bottom of the seventh to beat Camden Middle School. 

The 7-3 Braves wrap up their season this week.

The Charlton County Recreation department is gearing up for the upcoming baseball and softball season. 

Right now games are expected to begin Monday, April 8.

The fifth-ranked Georgia Bulldogs improved to 20-3 on the season after beating Georgia State in a midweek game and then taking two of three from tenth-ranked LSU over the weekend. 

Against Georgia State, former Indian Jack Gowen got some work in pitching an inning while striking out two batters. 

L.J. Talley hit .363 for the week and was on base five times in the series clinching win over LSU.

Mary Baxter hit .478 in a busy week for Emmanuel College as the Lions played eight games during the week. 

Baxter leads the team in hitting at a .301 clip for the year.

Former Maiden Courtney Williams scored 16 points and grabbed 17 rebounds to lead her Spanish League team to a 72-66 win last Sunday.

The first weekend of March Madness didn’t produce many upsets as all of the top seeds advanced to the Sweet Sixteen. 

However, top-ranked Duke escaped by a thread after beating Central Florida by just a single point. 

The SEC is playing well with Kentucky, LSU, Tennessee, and Auburn all advancing.

The Atlanta Braves open up the 2019 season Thursday when they face the Phillies in Philadelphia to begin a three-game series. 

Julio Teheran is set to be the Opening Day starter for the Braves. Two rookies, Bryse Wilson and Kyle Wright will follow Teheran in the rotation.

As the regular season winds down in the NBA the Bucks, Raptors, 76er’s and Pacers have all clinched playoff spots in the eastern Conference while the Nuggets and Warriors sealed played bids in the Western Conference.

In the NFL, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski announced his retirement Sunday after nine seasons. 

At the Valspar Championship, Paul Casey held off Louis Oosthuizen and Jason Kokrak by one stroke to win the PGA Tour event.

Brad Keselowski led for 446 of the five hundred laps to dominate the NASCAR Cup Series race at Martinsville. 

He was only challenged briefly by Chase Elliott who finished second.