Congratulations go out to Tommy Layden, Thomas Johnson and Craig Carlisle for advancing to the State Finals Wrestling Tournament in Macon this week. 

It’s been a while since the Indians have advanced that many that far.

The Charlton County basketball teams saw their seasons end during the Region 2-A Tournament, so now it’s time for the spring sports to begin.

The Indian baseball team dropped a close decision to Ware County in a scrimmage last week, but started the season in full force this week on the road.

Tennis, golf, and track are right around the corner as they look to have good showings this season.

The Bethune Middle School Maidens came from behind to defeat St. Marys Middle School, 10-5, last Friday to even their record at 2-2 on the season. Meanwhile, the Bethune Braves baseball squad lost their season opener at Ware County, 8-1. 

The Charlton County Recreation Department has begun youth baseball and softball sign-ups. For further information, contact the recreation department at 496-7037.

Congratulations to former Indian baseball player L.J. Talley for being named to the Pre-Season All-SEC Baseball Team. Talley is entering his senior season at the University of Georgia.

With the NFL season over, the newly formed Alliance of American Football made its debut this weekend. The eight-team league will play a ten-game schedule.

In college hoops, Tennessee remains the top team, while second-ranked Duke beat third-ranked Virginia in the matchup of the week. This weekend will see Tennessee face off against fifth-ranked Kentucky, which is on a ten-game winning streak.

In the NBA, James Harden has scored at least 30 points in 29 straight games while Russell Westbrook has a streak of nine consecutive triple doubles. 

Both streaks stayed intact when the two squared off with Westbrook’s Oklahoma City Thunder defeated Harden’s Houston Rockets by a 117-112 score last Saturday night.

Twenty-one-year-old William Bryan claimed the pole position at this year’s Daytona 500, which takes place on Sunday.

At the AT&T Pebble Beach pro-Am Tournament, Paul Casey held a three-shot lead going into the final round, but Phil Mickelson roared back to take a three-shot lead of his own, but darkness halted play with two shots left. They were set to complete their round on Monday.