Congratulations to Maiden softball player Jalees Murphy for signing to play college softball at Wesleyan College in Macon.

If you weren't there, you missed some good entertainment Saturday night as the Maidens held their first Alumni Game at Maidens Field. Some of the young ladies showed they haven't lost the skills they had while playing for the Maidens.

The GHSA Board of Trustees met on Monday to discuss the opening of the fall sports seasons. Information from that meeting will be in next week's Herald.

If given the go-ahead to move forward, the Indian football squad will begin official practice on Monday, July 27. They plan to hold the annual Soap Game scrimmage on August 7, and will host Frederica Academy in a preseason scrimmage on August 14, before opening the regular season at home against Brantley County on August 21.

The Maiden softball team will begin practice a week later on August 1 and won't have much time before playing in the Thomasville Tournament on August 8.

Signups for youth football, soccer, and cheerleading are currently underway until August 20. For further information contact the Recreation Department at 496-7037. 

The Atlanta Braves received some good news last weekend when Freddie Freeman returned to camp after several negative tests for the Covid-19 virus. The Braves are still trying to obtain a bat to replace the loss of Nick Markakis who opted out of playing this year.

Baseball will return to live action this Thursday with a pair of games, while the Braves will begin their season on Friday in New York against the Mets.

One team is looking for a new home field after the Toronto Blue Jays were denied by the Canadian government to play in Toronto. The Blue Jays are looking at some of their minor league facilities to have home games.

The NFL is still moving forward with their plans to start the season on time as training camps are supposed to open up next week.

The NBA began a week's worth of exhibition games on Wednesday in preparation for the resumption of the regular season on July 30.

The WNBA will begin their season on Saturday and Courtney Williams will make her Atlanta Dream debut on Sunday against the Dallas Wings.

At the Memorial Tournament, Jon Rahm took a four stroke lead into the final round and increased his lead to eight strokes before coming back to the field and won by three strokes over Ryan Palmer after being assessed a two stroke penalty after play had been completed. It was Rahm's fourth career win.

NASCAR held its annual All Star race on Wednesday at the Bristol Motor Speedway. Chase Elliott beat out Kyle Busch to win the one million dollar prize.

Then on Sunday, drivers moved to the Texas Motor Speedway and Austin Dillon held off Tyler Reddick to claim the Cup Series win.