The Maiden softball team won one of two tight games last week, defeating Glynn Academy, 3-2, and then dropping their first Region 2-A contest at Lanier County by the same score. The Maidens are now 3-2 on the season and 2-1 in region play.
Game week is officially upon the Charlton County football squad. The Tribe will play host to Frederica Academy this Friday night. The Indians have been hard at work trying to correct mistakes made during their scrimmage loss to Pierce County last Friday night.
The Bethune Middle School Braves had their season opener against St. Marys cancelled last Wednesday due to lightning in the area. They were on the road Monday when they ventured into Jacksonville to take on University Christian.
The Connecticut Sun rebounded from their two-game losing skid by knocking off the Phoenix Mercury, Seattle Storm and Dallas Wings last week. The win over Dallas clinched a playoff berth as they still trail the Washington Mystics by one game for the WNBA’s best record. Courtney Williams scored 39 points in the three wins.
Chris Milton continued his strong special teams play for the Indianapolis Colts Saturday in their preseason game against the Cleveland Browns.
L.J. Talley continued to show production for the Lansing Lugnuts last week. He batted .350 and drove in six runs for the Toronto Blue Jays minor league affiliate.
The Atlanta Braves won two of three games last week from the New York Mets and then did the same to the Los Angeles Dodgers to maintain a 5.5 game lead over the Washington Nationals.
The Jacksonville Sharks pulled off an amazing come-from-behind win to claim the National Arena League championship Saturday night. The Sharks trailed the Carolina Cobras by 11 points with just a minute remaining. After an interception return for a touchdown, the Sharks successfully pulled off an onside kick to get the ball back. After driving the length of the field, the Sharks would score with seven seconds left to pull off the 52-48 win to win the title.
Meanwhile, the Jaguars fell to 0-2 on the preseason after dropping a 24-10 decision to the Philadelphia Eagles. New quarterback Nick Foles has yet to see action in any preseason games so far as the Jaguars are looking to keep players healthy for the regular season.
The Atlanta Falcons dropped to 0-3 in the preseason after losing 22-10 to the New York Jets. Quarterback Matt Ryan looked sharp in his limited time completing ten of 14 passes for 118 yards.
Justin Thomas entered the final round of the BMW Championship with a six-stroke lead and then had to hold off a late charge by Patrick Cantley to pick up the win.
Denny Hamlin chased down Matt DiBenedetto to win the NASCAR Cup race at the Bristol Motor Speedway. The win denied DiBenedetto his first career win while Hamlin won for the fourth time this season.