The Charlton County Maidens softball team returned to action last week splitting a pair of games. The Maidens dropped a close game at home against Ware County before blasting Brooks County on the road. Their record now sits at 6-2 on the season, and they are 3-0 in Region 2-A action.

  The Indian football team also will return to action after their open week. The Tribe will head to Ludowici to face Long County this Friday night at 7:30 p.m. The Blue Tide is currently 0-2 on the season after Friday night's loss to Bacon County.

   The Bethune Middle School Braves put on a fantastic show for the fans in attendance last Wednesday at Champ Bailey Field. The Braves rallied from a 16 point deficit and scored on the game's final play to defeat Berrien 40-36.

Courtney Williams wrapped up the regular season, scoring 44 points and grabbing 30 rebounds in the final three games of the season. The Dream failed to make the WNBA playoffs.

 The Indians will be without any Indians playing college football this fall as Raykwon Anderson of Appalachian State decided to opt out of playing this season due to concerns about the corona virus pandemic.

   However, it looks as if Teon Burroughs will get to play his senior season as Reinhardt University and the NAIA will play their season beginning in February.

 The Jacksonville Jaguars looked surprisingly good in their 2020 NFL opener as they rallied from behind to defeat the Indianapolis Colts 27-20. The defense came up with two key interceptions while Gardner Minshew threw three touchdown passes to lead the offense. 

 Meanwhile the Atlanta Falcons weren't so fortunate as the Seattle Seahawks ruined their season opener by winning 38-25. Matt Ryan threw for 424 yards, but it wouldn't be enough.

   The ACC and Big 12 got their college football seasons underway with top ranked Clemson and fifth ranked Oklahoma having no problems with their opponents. But Big 12 members Iowa State and Kansas State fell in their openers against Louisiana and Arkansas State, respectively. Notre Dame played in their first ever conference game beating Wake Forest, as they are playing in the ACC for this year only.

 Statewide, Georgia Tech shocked Florida State in Tallahassee 16-13 after trailing the Seminoles 10-0 at the half. Georgia Southern, playing without 33 players due to various reasons, also had to come from behind to edge Campbell University 28-27 in Statesboro.

The Atlanta Braves lost two of three games last week to the Miami Marlins, but the one win was a record breaker. The Braves set a National League record when they beat the Marlins by a 29-9 score. Adam Duvall hit three homers in a game for the second time in two weeks to pace the seven home runs the Braves would hit in the game. 

 The Braves would then go on to beat the Washington Nationals three out of four games to keep their lead in the National League East at 3.5 games with 13 games remaining.

  The Chicago Cubs' Alec Mills tossed the second no hitter of the season on Sunday, when he blanked the Milwaukee Brewers 12-0. Mills struck out five and walked three batters in his first career complete game.

The Eastern Conference Finals of the NBA playoffs are set with the Miami Heat taking on the Boston Celtics. The Heat took out top seeded Milwaukee while the Celtics eliminated the defending champion Toronto Raptors.

 In the Western Conference the Los Angeles Lakers are awaiting on the winner of the Los Angeles Clippers and Denver Nuggets who are tied at three games each. The Lakers put out the Houston Rockets to advance.

 At the Richmond Raceway Brad Keselowski dominated the NASCAR Sprint Cup playoff race and secured his place in the Round of 12. He would beat out Martin Truex, Jr. to claim his fourth win of the season.

 Naomi Osaka defeated Victoria Azarenka in three sets to win her second U.S. Open women's title. In the men's final Dominic Thiem and Alexander Zverev met to determine which would win their first major title. In the end, it would be Thiem winning in five thrilling sets that took just over four hours.