Congratulations to former Maiden softball players Lauran Allbritton and Savannah Pollock for being named to the USA South Academic All Conference team. Both young ladies had their freshman seasons cut short at Wesleyan College due to the Coronavirus, but maintained a 3.90 grade point average or better to collect honors with Distinction.
The Charlton County Indian football team continued their strength and conditioning workouts last week as they prepare for their season opener on August 21 against Brantley County. The first official day for team practices is July 27.
Former Maiden standout and WNBA player Courtney Williams is awaiting the beginning of her first season as a member of the Atlanta Dream. Players must agree to a proposal to play a 22-game season beginning on July 24.
Former Indian Jack Gowen left for Savannah on Monday in preparation for his second season with the Savannah Bananas of the Coastal Plain League, a collegiate summer baseball league. The Bananas are set to begin play on July 1.
Another Charlton County alumni still has his season in limbo. L.J. Talley, who was set to begin his second season in the Toronto Blue Jays organization, is still waiting to hear if there will be a minor league season this year.
As for major league baseball, the owners and players have yet to reach an agreement after multiple counter proposals from both sides. The players finally told the owners to set a schedule and tell the players when and where to show up. The players were hoping to hear from the owners by Monday.
The NCAA Division I Oversight Committee passed a six-week practice plan in order to start the college football season on time. The plan now heads to the NCAA Division I Council for approval at their Wednesday meeting. The plan includes coaches to begin working with their players beginning as soon as July 6.
NASCAR held two races last week with Martin Truex, Jr. claiming his first win of the season at the Martinsville Speedway on Wednesday. The race was the last held without fans in the stands. On Sunday, 1000 service members from the local area were allowed in the grandstands at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
The race at Homestead was delayed by rain and lightning, but when it began, it belonged to Denny Hamlin, who won the first two stages of the race and then crossed the checkered flag ahead of Chase Elliott to win his 40th career race.
The PGA Tour resumed play last week with the Charles Schwab Classic in Fort Worth. At the tournament Collin Morikawa and Daniel Berger overcame a logjam at the top of the leader board and forced a playoff with Berger winning on the first extra hole.
The NBA has set their training camp schedule for July 9-29 with regular season games resuming on July 30. The playoffs are set to begin on August 17.