Congratulations to the Charlton County girls’ golf team for winning the A r e a C h a m pionship last week in McRae and to Sam a n t h a Baxter for being the Low Medalist. They now head to the state tournament in Hawkinsville.
The Charlton County football squad continues to hold spring football practice under the direction of Coach Russ Murray. The Indians will wrap up spring drills on May 17 when they scrimmage Camden County.
The Bethune Middle School Braves are also holding spring practice and will continue until May 15 when they play Waycross Middle School in a scrimmage.
Two former Charlton County athletes who used their athletic scholarships for the right reasons graduated from college over the weekend. Curt Nixon, who played football at The Citadel, and Mary Baxter, who played softball and shot archery for Emmanuel College, both received their college diplomas.
The Georgia Bulldog baseball team righted their ship last week and beat The Citadel in a mid-week game before sweeping a three-game series against the Florida Gators. L.J. Talley batted .417 for the week.
Austin Knowles, and his South Georgia College teammates, will enter the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Conference baseball tournament this Wednesday against Gordon College in Albany.
The Atlanta Braves split four games against the San Diego Padres before sweeping a three-game series against the Florida Marlins to move above the .500 mark on the season. Their 18-16 record has them in second place in the East Division, a game-and-a-half behind the Philadelphia Phillies.
In the NBA playoffs, the Golden State Warriors and Portland Trailblazers both opened up two-game-to-one leads in the Western Conference semifinals against the Houston Rockets and denver Nuggets, respectively.
In the Eastern Conference, the Boston Celtics also hold a two-game-to-one lead over the Milwaukee Bucks, while the Toronto Raptors and Philadelphia 76er’s are tied at two games each.
The Jacksonville Sharks improved to 2-1 on the season after beating the Massachusetts Pirates, 55-36, in National Arena League action Saturday night.
Max Homa won for the first time on the PGA Tour at Quail Hollow to claim the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte. Homa shot four under par on the final round to pull away from Joel Dahmen to win by three strokes.
The NASCAR Cup Series race at the Dover International Speedway was postponed until Monday due to the weather.
For the first time in the 145 years of the Kentucky Derby, the winning horse was disqualified resulting in Country House picking up the win. Maximum Security was the clear winner of the race, but was disqualified for drifting in front of another horse causing it to alter its path.