Congratulations to Indian football players Tony Cobb and Asad Akbar for being honored by 912 Sports Magazine as the Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year for the Indians.

The Charlton County Indians and Maidens are entering their final month of the regular season in hopes of being one of the four teams from the region to qualify for the state playoffs. The Region 2-A Tournament begins on February 11.

The Bethune Middle School hoops teams are in their final week of the season. They play host to Camden Middle School on Thursday in their final contest.

It seems as if the 2021 minor league season will be delayed until around May after having all of last season cancelled. Minor leaguers, such as Charlton's L.J. Talley aren't expected to report to spring training until after the start of the major league season.

Teon Burroughs will finally get to play his senior season at Reinhardt University. Burroughs received a redshirt season last year after being injured in the opening game and the Eagles will begin play on February 6 after Covid-19 postponed the fall season.

A pair of former Indian baseball players will be hitting the field soon for the college baseball season. Jack Gowen will be pitching for the University of Georgia, while Trevor Knowles will be catching at Gordon State College.

Meanwhile a trio of former Maidens will be suiting up to play college softball at Wesleyan College. Savannah Pollock and Lauran Allbritton will begin their second season, while Jalees Murphy will begin her freshman year.

The Tennessee Titans saw their season come to a close on Sunday when they fell to the Baltimore Ravens 20-13 in the AFC Wild Card Playoff Game. Also in the AFC the Buffalo Bills defeated the Indianapolis Colts and the Cleveland Browns knocked off the Pittsburgh Steelers. Next week the Browns will face the Kansas City Chiefs while the Bills will play host to the Ravens.

In the NFC Playoffs the Los Angeles Rams knocked off the Seattle Seahawks, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the Washington Football Team and the New Orleans Saints beat the Chicago Bears. Next week the Saints will host the Buccaneers and the Rams will travel to play the Green Bay Packers, who got a first round bye.

The Jacksonville Jaguars, coming off the worst season in franchise history fired head coach Doug Marrone. Marrone was 25-44 in four plus seasons as the Jaguars head coach.

In college football Alabama wide receiver Devonta Smith won the Heisman Trophy over teammate Mac Jones, Florida quarterback Kyle Trask and Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence.

In baseball news, Tommy Lasorda, former manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers passed away at the age of 93. Lasorda won two World Series and also claimed a gold medal in leading the United States to victory in the Olympics.

In college hoops top ranked Gonzaga and second ranked Baylor remained unbeaten to maintain their spots.

The NBA seems to be more balanced this season so far. The Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76er's lead the Eastern Conference with 7-3 records, while the Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns lead the Western Conference with the same record.