With school out of session for the summer most of the local sports have come to a close for the most part. Indians and Maidens will have summer league games upcoming in various sports, while the Indians football squad will be hard at work in the weight room preparing for the season in the fall.
The Charlton County Recreation Department wrapped up their youth baseball and softball seasons last week. Now all-star teams are preparing for district tournaments that will begin on June 11 in Alma, Baxley, and Hazlehurst.
L.J. Talley had another big game for the New Hampshire Fisher Cats last week driving in four runs in an extra inning win. His two run double tied the game and sent the game into extra innings. Although he has played in just 11 games so far for New Hampshire, he is second on the team with 13 RBI's in just 12 games.
Former Maiden basketball star Courtney Williams had a big week scoring 63 points and grabbing 25 rebounds in the Atlanta Dream's three wins last week. Capping the week was a 31 point, 12 rebound game in which she hit the game winning shot in overtime.
Jack Gowen picked up the save last week for Georgia after pitching a scoreless ninth inning against LSU in the Bulldogs first round SEC Tournament win. However, Georgia would be later eliminated and are now awaiting to see if they qualify for the NCAA Tournament.
While the Georgia baseball team waits on their bid to the tournament the Georgia softball team swept two straight games from fourth seeded Florida in the Super Regionals to earn a spot in the Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City.
The Atlanta Braves continue to struggle to reach the .500 mark. They remain in second place in the National League East behind the New York Mets, but are just 2.5 games out of first.
If you're looking for a fun filled trivia answer in the future, let it be known that former Braves player Josh Donaldson scored the two millionth run in major league history on Sunday for the Minnesota Twins.
The Atlanta Hawks have opened up a two games to one lead over the New York Knicks in the opening round of the NBA Playoffs. Guard Trae Young has led the Hawks scoring over 27 points a game against the Knicks.
The Milwaukee Bucks became the first team to advance to the next round after sweeping four straight from the Miami Heat.