Sports

As the head football coach of a high school that has been in existence for only a short time, Eric Bendig seeks normalcy and continuity as he builds the program at Philip Simmons High School. But the novel coronavirus has probably sacked the team’s spring practices, which were scheduled to begin...
The best in people comes out in the worst of times. This is the bright side of the COVID-19 pandemic. While my biggest challenge is the inability to fish due to closure of our boat landings, I am amazed by the number of people who have reached out to help. A few days into the boat landing closure,...
William Anderson wants to:   1. Go to the senior prom.   2. Help his high school baseball team win a state championship.   3. Be part of the Bishop England High School graduation ceremony, live and in person.   But there’s a good chance the baseball star might go 0-for-3.  ...
For years, people have wondered what on earth can keep Greg from fishing? As it turns out, the answer is a global pandemic. With the boat landings closed, fishing in our rivers and creeks is no longer an option. After sitting around for two weeks, I decided to try and figure out how to catch a...
If you’re a Major League Baseball fan, this summer might mean no runs, no hits and no errors. Ditto for fantasy league members, people who shouldn’t be called fans because they root for players — not teams. But I’m a baseball purist, and if the novel coronavirus pandemic shelves baseball season, I’...
Bob Moran is the tournament director and president of the Volvo Car Open.   Moran’s typical day begins about 5 a.m. and can end as late as midnight during the week of the biggest women’s-only pro tennis event in North America. Among his concerns during his long days are hopes for healthy...
Bishop England High School basketball standout Patrick Antonelli, who earned all-state honors during his senior season, has decided to play basketball at the next level, and it will be out of state.   The talented 5-foot-11 point guard will attend Emory & Henry College, a private liberal...
The boat landings on Daniel Island are closed. So, I have not been fishing. However, I have it on good authority that boat landings in Mount Pleasant and Berkeley County are still operating. If they remain open this week, I will endeavor to leave Daniel Island (say it isn’t so) to go fishing.  In...
I was supposed to be sitting in the upper deck of Progressive Field in Cleveland, watching the Indians’ season-opener. Instead, I’m 100 feet over the Atlantic Ocean at our condo in Myrtle Beach. Yes, life can change just like that because of the coronavirus. And now, I have plenty of time to think...
The undefeated season of the Bishop England High School’s boys’ varsity lacrosse team came to a screeching standstill on March 16, after it was officially announced that spring sports would be halted to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.   The team was 5-0 in the season, beating...

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