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Charleston Battery team president Andrew Bell with club founder Tony Bakker and head coach and general manager Mike Anhaeuser after their 2010 USL Second Division Championship win. It was the third of the club’s four league championships.
If one were to take a mere casual glance at the Charleston Battery Soccer Club, the club’s status as one of the most successful, stable lower-division professional soccer clubs in the country would seem natural. After all, soccer-friendly Charleston and Daniel Island are booming with growth, and...
Philip Simmons High School volleyball coach Jay Watterworth knows all about talent. After all, he coached at Goose Creek for a decade and six times his teams reached the playoffs, with three squads making it to the second round. He’s also coached in the prestigious North-South matches. And, he’s...
Brothers David and Greg Peralta share a laugh with a couple of Spanish Mackerel moments after Greg’s fish slapped David in the face.
A few years ago, there was a county music song with the lyrics “too hot to fish.” On Saturday, with the optimal tide occurring during the middle of the day, the lyrics to that song kept popping into my head. With the heat index hovering around 110 degrees, fishing was not very much fun. Despite my...
Coach Cantey addresses his team after last year’s homecoming victory over Hanahan.
Bishop England High School football coach John Cantey’s wife Haley has opted to take her oldest son on a week’s vacation to Venice, Italy as the beginning of football season looms on the horizon. “If you see John around town, give him a hug,” Haley said on Facebook. “He’ll need it.” Don’t worry....
Sometimes, like the song said, change would do you good. Just ask the Coastal Carolina Aquatic Association, which held its 50th annual City Swim Meet this past weekend. Because of bad weather the past few years, the association changed the starting time of the final day of the three-day event to...
The Charleston Battery fell, 1-0, to Saint Louis FC Saturday night at Toyota Park in the first of three consecutive away matches. The Battery were shutout for the first time this season in the match against Saint Louis, despite creating dozens of scoring opportunities including 11 corner kicks....
Brion Packett’s academic resume is diverse. Packett is assistant principal for athletics at Philip Simmons High School, but it might be a previous job title that will come in handy as the school grows and evolves. He was a history teacher at one time in his career, and who better than a historian...
Daniel Island resident Abbey Schimpf can add one more trophy to her successful teen golf career. Schimpf was named the girls 14-18 champion at the 2nd Annual Stars and Stripes Jr. Classic in Myrtle Beach July 1-2. The event was part of the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (HJGT), now celebrating its 10th...
Each week, the Daniel Island Flying Fish swim team coaches select “Swimmers of the Week” whom they feel best illustrate, through work ethic and sportsmanship, what it means to be a Flying Fish. The honorees for the week of July 2-8 are: 5 & 6 year olds - Elle Gaine and Jason Chalupsky, 7 &...
Charleston resident Shelby Rogers picked up the first two Wimbledon victories of her career. But it was the victory that eluded her that had the tennis world talking. Rogers, World No. 70, fared well in this year’s event, which began July 3 and concludes Sunday on what is arguably tennis’ most...

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