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Blake Jeresaty still has B1G dreams.   But for now, Jeresaty, a member of the University of Illinois football team, is focused on “developing my mind, developing my body and developing my technique to become a better football player” after the Big Ten conference pulled the plug on the 2020...
As schools prepare to open, I am reminded that kids grow up fast. This is particularly evident with my neighbor, Luke Bishop.     Not too long ago, Luke was a young boy riding his bike to go fishing in the ponds around Daniel Island. I regularly fish in the ponds as well. So, it was...
Abigail Schimpf added to her already impressive golf curriculum vitae by helping the Carolinas girls’ team capture the 19th Mid-Atlantic Junior Girls’ Challenge.   It was just the most recent accomplishment for the Daniel Island resident, who has a slew of awards and accomplishments during...
Look what they’ve done to my game.   After being shut down by the coronavirus pandemic, Major League Baseball is up and running, with the St. Louis Cardinals being the exception.   And the game has changed this season because of the pandemic sweeping the country.   And that can be a...
Anglers can be very creative when explaining why they did not catch any fish. After getting abused by a large crevalle jack last week, I dedicated this week to getting even. Every moment on the water was spent looking for a school of jacks upon which I could take my revenge.     Sadly, the...
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...

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