Football season is right around the corner and on Saturday in Brunswick the Southeast Georgia Media Day will be held with coaches around the area giving their prognosis for the upcoming season.
The Indians are continuing their off season workouts gearing up for the opening of practice. The Tribe will scrimmage Pierce County on August 16 in Blackshear before opening the season at home against Frederica Academy on August 23.
The weather played havoc with the Maidens summer league games last week but they will continue moving forward as they prepare for their season opener at Brunswick on August 3.
Charlton County will be represented at the next level this fall with Teon Burroughs entering his senior season at Reinhardt University. A.J. Bell will take a redshirt season this year at Valdosta State after transferring from Lenoir-Rhyne and freshmen Raykwon Anderson and Michael Elliott will begin their collegiate careers at Appalachian State and West Georgia, respectively. Of course Chris Milton will be entering his fourth season playing for the Indianapolis Colts.
The Maidens will also be represented with Savannah Pollock and Lauran Allbritton heading off to Mercer University to play softball.
The Connecticut Sun fell to the Atlanta Dream early last week to extend their losing streak but rallied back to beat the Phoenix Mercury and Indiana Fever to end the week. Former Maiden Courtney Williams scored thirty two points and grabbed seventeen rebounds in the three games.
Jack Gowen pitched two scoreless innings last week for the Savannah Bananas while striking out five batters.
The American League claimed their seventh straight All Star Game in Cleveland last Tuesday with a 4-3 win over the National League. Braves pitcher Mike Soroka pitched a scoreless innings for the Senior Circuit.
On Monday night New York Mets rookie Pete Alonso won the Home Run Derby over another rookie, Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. of the Toronto Blue Jays.
In their first home game since the death of teammate Tyler Skaggs the Los Angeles Angels paid him the ultimate tribute. Every player wore Skaggs #45 jersey and then proceeded to blank the Seattle Mariners on no hits. Taylor Cole and Felix Pena combined on the no hitter allowing just one walk in the 13-0 Angels win.
The Atlanta Braves started off the second half of the season with three straight wins over the San Diego Padres to increase their lead in the National League East to seven games over the Washington Nationals.
The Jacksonville Sharks clinched home field advantage throughout the playoffs after their eleventh straight win Saturday night. The Sharks defeated the Massachusetts Pirates on the road 59-42. The Sharks and Pirates will meet again this Saturday in Jacksonville.
Dylan Frittelli won his first ever PGA Tour event on Sunday when he shot seven under par on the final round of the John Deere Classic to win by two strokes over Russell Henley.
Kurt Busch beat out his younger brother Kyle Busch to win the NASCAR Cup Series race at the Kentucky Speedway.
At Wimbledon Simona Halep defeated Serena Williams in straight sets to claim her second Grand Slam title of her career. Williams was denied a chance of a record tying twenty fourth major championship.
On the men’s side Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic battled for almost five hours before Djokovic claimed his eleventh Grand Slam title in a thrilling five set match.