The Charlton County Maidens softball team split a pair of games last week as they dropped a one run decision to Glynn Academy before bouncing back to win their first region game over Turner County.
The Indian football team will hold their annual “Soap Game” scrimmage this Friday night at Champ Bailey Field. Admission to the intrasquad scrimmage will be laundry detergent that the Indians need to keep all the practice and game uniforms clean during the season. The Bethune Middle School Braves will take the field at 6:45 p.m. while the Indians are expected to begin action around 7:20 p.m.
Signups for youth football, soccer, and cheerleading have been extended until September 4. For further information contact the Recreation Department at 496-7037.
Former Indian Jack Gowen wrapped up his time with the Savannah Bananas for the summer as he heads back to school at the University of Georgia. Gowen registered a 3.07 earned run average over 14.2 innings of work while striking out 22 batters.
Courtney Williams entered the starting lineup for the Atlanta Dream last week. In four games Williams scored 48 points, grabbed 34 rebounds and dished out 15 assists. Despite her efforts the Dream lost all four games and are now just 2-8 on the season.
A week of walk-throughs in helmets and shorts ended last week for the Tennessee Titans and former Indian Chris Milton during training camp. The Titans were to go in full pads this week. With no preseason games this year, teams will have to make cuts after no live game action for some players. The Titans open the season on September 14.
Former Indians at the collegiate level will be slim this fall as the seasons of Teon Burroughs (Reinhardt University) and Michael Elliott (West Georgia) have been postponed possibly until the spring, while incoming freshmen Seaquan Clark (Albany State) and Marcell Maxwell (Defiance College) also saw their seasons canceled or delayed. That leaves Appalachian State sophomore Raykwon Anderson as the lone Indian playing this fall as the Mountaineers are scheduled to open their season on September 12.
Two of the Power 5 Conferences in college football made their decision to postpone the fall season. The Big 10 and PAC 12 Conferences chose to shut down over the Covid-19 virus. Meanwhile the Southeastern Conference, Atlantic Coast Conference, and Big 12 Conference all announced their decision to move forward in playing this fall.
The Atlanta Braves lost their first four games of the week, but bounced back to defeat the Miami Marlins twice to finish off the week. The Braves are tied with the Marlins atop the National League East standings.
The Portland Trailblazers claimed the final slot in the Western Conference of the NBA and first round playoff matchups were set to begin on Monday and Tuesday with best of seven series.
The Milwaukee Bucks and Toronto Raptors are the top two seeds in the Eastern Conference, while the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers are the top seeds in the Western Conference.
Jim Herman shot a final round of 63 to pull ahead of Billy Horschel and win the Wyndham Championship in Greensboro by one stroke. The win was just the third career PGA victory for the 43 year old Herman.
At the Daytona Road Course, Chase Elliott held off Denny Hamlin to claim his third road course win of the season in the NASCAR Cup Series race.