Sports

Most high school football players in South Carolina might dread the beginning of high school football practice, and for good reason. Imagine practicing in humidity that can drive the comfort level to 105-110 degrees on an early August morning. And, imagine practicing in that swampy, soupy weather...
When Bishop England baseball coach Mike Darnell talks about former star pitcher Geoffrey Gilbert, he mentions Gilbert’s talent because he’s a tall, left-handed pitcher who has the potential – and repertoire of pitches — to play in the Major Leagues.   But what Darnell stresses is Gilbert’s...
Typically, I prefer to fish with lures. However, this summer, I have decided to fish more often with bait. Targeting tarpon and sharks. Tarpon are the primary target species, but sharks usually crash the party.  As it turns out, the party crashers can be a lot of fun. Recently, I have been locating...
Competitive professional tennis is coming back to Daniel Island on June 23-28 with the new Credit One Bank Invitational and will raise funds for the Medical University of South Carolina’s (MUSC) frontline healthcare workers.   The 16-player team event will be held at LTP Daniel Island, the...
With Memorial Day in our rearview mirror, the dog days of summer are just ahead. However, when your fishing partner is Brody, the amazing fish-finding and stock-trading dog, every day is a dog day. In warm weather, the best bite is typically at first light. So, Brody and I get out early. Around 5 a...
Gov. Henry McMaster gave the green light for recreation facilities and rec leagues around the Palmetto State to open up after a two-month coronavirus shutdown.   But high school athletes, coaches and fans must wait to find out if high schools around the Palmetto State can open gyms and weight...
When fishing, you just have to take what Mother Nature gives you. Or, be willing to stay home. On Sunday, Mother Nature gave us conditions that had me thinking about staying home. A strong wind blowing against the incoming tide made for standing waves in the Wando River. The heavy wave action made...
Bishop England is one of a dozen high schools in the Palmetto State that filed a lawsuit on Monday against the South Carolina High School League, alleging the governing body of high school sports in the state enacted new rules that unfairly target and discriminate against the state’s private and...
PJ Bride is going to play rugby at Queens University of Charlotte, and his matriculation has been interesting and challenging.   Bride, who will soon graduate from Bishop England, had two major obstacles to achieve his academic-athletic dream.   First, rugby was a club sport when Bride...
Lily Woods’ college recruiting visits this spring were limited by the coronavirus pandemic. But if you are the Bishop England tennis standout, you are just thankful that the only recruiting trip turned out to be the right one.   Woods, who is finishing out her junior year by taking classes...

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