The Charlton County Indians were well represented at the 912 Sports Connection Media Day, held at the brand new Glynn County Athletic Center in Brunswick. Coach Russ Murray previewed the Indians, as well as coaches from all across the 912 area.
The Indians have completed their summer workouts, and will begin practice on Thursday for conditioning before putting on full pads on August 1.
The Charlton County Maidens defeated Atkinson County and Liberty County in summer league action last Thursday. The Maidens will continue to prepare for their regular season opener against Brunswick on August 3.
The Connecticut Sun routed the Atlanta Dream, 98-69, in their lone game last week. Courtney Williams scored eight points and grabbed four rebounds while sitting out most of the final period. The Sun are now 12-6 on the season, which is the best record in the WNBA.
Jack Gowen continued his good work on the mound for the Savannah Bananas. In 2.2 scoreless innings of work, Gowen struck out five batters.
SEC Media Days wrapped up last week with media members selecting the Georgia Bulldogs to repeat as SEC East Champions, while choosing Alabama to claim the West Division once again. They picked Alabama to repeat as the SEC Champions.
The Georgia Bulldogs had four players selected to the preseason All-SEC First Team. Running back D’Andre Swift, Offensive Lineman Andrew Thomas, Defensive Back J.R. Reed, and Kicker Rodrigo Blankenship were the picks for the Bulldogs. Florida had two players chosen for the First Team in Defensive lineman Jabari Zaniga and Defensive Back C.J. Henderson.
The Valdosta State Blazers have been selected as the preseason favorite to repeat as the NCAA Division II champions.
The Atlanta Braves saw their lead in the National League East shrink to 5.5 games after the Braves dropped four of six games prior to their Sunday night game.
The Baseball Hall of Fame inducted six new members on Sunday, highlighted by the best closer in history, Mariano Rivera. Joining Rivera was fellow pitchers Roy Halladay, Mike Mussina, and Lee Smith. Designated hitters Edgar Martinez and Harold Baines wrapped up the newest class of stars.
The Jacksonville Sharks had to go into overtime to defeat the Massachusetts Pirates Saturday, but after an interception sealed the 54-47 score, the Sharks had their 12th-straight win. Jacksonville will play their final regular season game Saturday night when the Sharks host the Orlando Predators.
Shane Lowry overcame adverse weather conditions on Sunday and the pressure to win on his homeland to claim the British Open held in Northern Ireland. Lowry shot 15 under par for the tournament and won by six strokes over Tommy Fleetwood.
At the NASCAR Cup Series race in New Hampshire, Kevin Harvick had to fend off Denny Hamlin at the end to claim his first checkered flag of the year.
Kurt Busch beat out his younger brother Kyle Busch to win the NASCAR Cup Series race at the Kentucky Speedway