Congratulations to Indian head football coach Russ Murray for picking up his first career win last Friday night against Frederica Academy. The Indians got 125 yards rushing and two touchdowns from Tony Cobb, while the defense created five turnovers and a score themselves.
The Maiden softball team picked up a pair of Region 2-A wins last week after shutting out both Clinch County and Turner County. The Maidens got strong pitching performances from Emma Woolard and Emilee Zetmeir in the two wins.
The Bethune Braves picked up their first win of the season when they knocked off University Christian, 26-0, in Jacksonville last Monday.
Former Maiden Courtney Williams scored 24 points including several key baskets down the stretch to lead the Connecticut Sun to an 89-85 win over the Las Vegas Aces on Friday. She then added 18 more points on Sunday in their loss to the Los Angeles Sparks. The Sun remain one game behind the Washington Mystics for the league's best record with five regular season games remaining.
Former Indian Chris Milton recorded two tackles in the Indianapolis Colts preseason loss to the Chicago Bears. The Colts will hold their final preseason game this Thursday against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Teon Burroughs and his Reinhardt University teammates opened up his senior season with a 16-6 win over Webber International. Raykwon Anderson and Appalachian State begin their season Saturday against East Carolina, while Michael Elliott and West Georgia will not begin play until September 7 against Catawba.
L.J. Talley hit his fourth and fifth home runs of the year for the Lansing Lugnuts last week. Talley's first professional baseball season is winding down early next week.
College football got underway last Saturday with the Florida Gators and Miami Hurricanes renewing an old rivalry. Miami gave the Gators all they wanted, but in the end, Florida came away with a 24-20 win.
Georgia will open their season this weekend when they travel to Nashville to face Vanderbilt. Other statewide teams playing will be Georgia Tech opening up at Clemson and Georgia Southern traveling to play LSU.
The Jacksonville Jaguars dropped their third straight exhibition game when they fell to the Miami Dolphins, 22-7. Quarterback Nick Foles played for the first time this preseason throwing one touchdown and one interception in one quarter of play.
The Atlanta Falcons can't seem to win in the preseason after dropping their twelfth-straight preseason game dating back to 2016. The Falcons and Jaguars face each other in the final exhibition for both teams.
The Atlanta Braves ran their winning streak to eight games in a row after sweeping three game series against the Miami Marlins and New York Mets. The Washington Nationals have won five in a row to keep the pressure on the Braves,who hold a six-game lead.
At the Little League World Series in Williamsport,PA the team from Louisiana defeated Curacao, 6-0, to claim the title.
Rory McIlroy shot a final round of 66 to win the FedEx Cup as the winner of the PGA Tour's Championship. McIlroy would overcome a one stroke deficit to begin the final round and win by four strokes over Xander Schauffele.