In the final week of school before graduation, the Charlton County girls’ golf team finished off the sports season for the year with a seventh-place finish at the state tournament in Hawkinsville. Congratulations to Samantha Baxter, Lauran Allbritton, Shelby Bell, and Emma Harris on a fine season.
Next year’s athletes will now begin summer leagues, weight training, and various camps to improve their abilities since it won’t be as long as you think before next year’s teams are in action.
Recreation baseball and softball seasons have also come to a close. Several all star teams will begin gearing up to get ready for district play which begins in a few weeks.
The Indians baseball team will be holding their annual baseball camp on June 4-6 for the first session and on June 11-13 for session two. Cost is $75 for one session or $125 for both. Contact Coach Marchman at the high school for more details.
The Georgia Bulldog baseball team defeated Texas A&M and Arkansas in the SEC Tournament but fell to Ole Miss in the semifinals. Charlton County natives L.J. Talley and Jack Gowen will continue their season as the Dawgs will be hosting an NCAA Regional Tournament that will begin on Friday.
Prior to the tournament Talley was named 2nd Team All-SEC and also named to the SEC All Defensive Team.
The Connecticut Sun opened up their WNBA season last Saturday with an 84-69 win over the Washington Mystics. Folkston’s Courtney Williams scored six points, grabbed five rebounds, and dished out five assists in the opener.
Chris Milton will be hosting his third annual “A Day of Play” on the old track behind the football stadium on June 15. This event is free to the public so make plans to attend.
The NBA Finals have been set. The defending champion Golden State Warriors swept past the Portland Trailblazers in four games to earn the Western Conference berth. The Warriors will face the Toronto Raptors, who will be making their first Finals appearance in franchise history. The Raptors won four-straight games after dropping the first two to the Milwaukee Bucks to claim the Eastern Conference title.
The Women’s College World Series field has been set with eight teams winning their way to play in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma State knocked off defending champion Florida State and Florida had to go three games to defeat SEC rival Tennessee in order to advance. Others making the field are Oklahoma, Alabama, UCLA, Washington, Arizona, and Minnesota. Games will get underway beginning on Thursday.
The Atlanta Braves won three of four from the San Francisco Giants on the road and followed that up by winning two of three from the St. Louis Cardinals to run their record to 30- 24 on the season. Rookie Austin Riley continues to stay hot and now has five home runs in just 11 games since being called up from the minors.
The Jacksonville Sharks had the week off and will return to action this Friday when they head south to face the Orlando Predators.
At the Charles Schwab Challenge in Fort Worth, Kevin Na cruised to a four stroke win over runner-up Tony Finau. Na led Finau by two strokes heading into the final round and slightly increased his lead to claim the win.
At the Coca Cola 600 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Martin Truex, Jr. regained the lead with three laps remaining and held off Joey Logano at the end to claim the win.