It was a busy week around the diamonds for the Charlton County High and Bethune Middle School teams. 

The varsity squad won three of four games to improve to 7-4 on the season. 

The Indians will be home against Lanier County on Tuesday and Friday against Echols, before travelling to Hinesville Saturday to face Bradwell Institute.

The slow pitch softball team got their season off to a bang with two impressive wins over West Laurens. 

The Maidens hit four home runs in the two games. 

They are scheduled to travel to Thomas County central Tuesday before hosting Northeast Macon, Friday, in a pair of doubleheaders. 

The Bethune Middle School Braves improved to 6-2 after winning two of three games. 

They were scheduled to host Fernandina Beach Monday in their lone game of the week.

The Georgia Bulldogs swept three games from Presbyterian College over the weekend to improve to 14-2 on the season. 

Former Indian star L.J. Talley leads the Bulldogs with a .446 average on a team-high 25 hits.

March Madness has begun across the country with conference tournaments getting underway. 

Murray State, Bradley, Liberty and Gardner-Webb became the first teams to claim automatic bids to the NCAA Tournament by winning their conference tournaments.

LSU claimed the top seed in the upcoming SEC Tournament, while Virginia heads into the ACC Tournament as the team to beat.

In women’s hoops, Mississippi State handled upstart Arkansas to win the SEC Tournament, while Notre Dame claimed the ACC Tournament.

The Atlanta Braves have been playing pretty good ball during spring training as they have a 9-7 Grapefruit League record. 

The Braves have about two weeks of spring training left before starting the season on March 28 at Philadelphia.

Speaking of Philadelphia, the Phillies signed free agent slugger Bryce Harper to a 13-year, 330 million dollar contract.

Francesco Molinari capped off a two-stroke win with a 45-foot birdie putt to beat Matthew Fitzpatrick at the Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando.

Kyle Busch passed Ryan Blaney with 16 laps remaining and then held on to claim the NASCAR Cup Series race in Phoenix.