Sports

She’s a typical Bishop England High School student-athlete. Volleyball player Shawna Swanson has talent, a big heart and a team-first attitude.   She also has the determination to get past any obstacle in her path.   With all those attributes working for her you might think Swanson has a...
Eric Bendig moved to South Carolina when he was 2 years old. He was born in Pennsylvania and moved south when opportunity knocked for his father, who worked for IBM.   Once in the Palmetto State, he forged an alliance that is still in place today. His neighbors next door happened to be fans...
Crevalle jack are summertime residents of Charleston Harbor. They are a great sportfish. They are big (20 to 40 pounds). They are tough. They break tackle and the hearts of anglers. That is exactly what the jacks did to me on Friday.   The day started as an early morning top water trip for...
It was supposed to be their last splash as competitive swimmers for the summer – and their careers. But for three just-graduated members of the Daniel Island Flying Fish team, the season never materialized, including one of the biggest mile-markers of the summer – the annual City Swim Meet, which...
People who live on Daniel Island have a couple of characteristics in common. They are nice and genuinely care about the community. Thus, it should not have been a surprise when so many people reached out to wish me a quick recovery from my back injury. I am happy to report that it is feeling much...
In January, Carson Baker proved to be in the mix for the best 14-year-old tennis player in the country when he teamed up with Lucas Coriaty of California to win the USTA boys’ 14 Winter Nationals doubles crown in Tucson, Arizona.   In February, Baker moved to the top of the rankings chart...
For the past few weeks, a nagging back injury has limited my fishing and my mobility. Just about the time it gets to feeling better, I do something stupid (like going fishing) and set my recovery back.     This week I decided to truly limit my fishing. Not surprisingly, my back felt much...
Are you ready for some football?   And some cross country, volleyball, swimming, competitive cheer, girls’ tennis and golf as well?   If you are a fan of high school sports in the Palmetto state, there is a menu of sports this fall – for now. But the season has been pushed back, and the...
For the first time in the history of the award, Bishop England High School did not win the Carlyle Cup for the just completed academic year. The award, which used to be known as the Director’s Cup, goes to the top sports program in each classification in South Carolina.   That’s because the...
Recently, I received a picture of Kyle Thaxton with an outstanding redfish that he caught in the Wando River.     Kyle is 12 years old and a rising seventh grader at Daniel Island School. The approximately 5-year-old redfish was 28 inches long and weighed about nine pounds. Great catch, Kyle...

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