Sports

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...
Imagine the Bishop England baseball team beginning its quest for yet another state championship when the Battling Bishops begin the season in the fall of 2020. Or, imagine sitting in the stands at Philip Simmons High School for the Iron Horses’ first game of the football season sometime in the...
He’s an ominous figure on the mound — a 6-foot-8, 240-pounder with a flamethrower for a right arm.   But the scary thing about Daniel Brooks, if you are an opposing hitter, is the Bishop England standout is making the complete transition from thrower to pitcher.   Brooks has been...
Barracuda are an overlooked sportfishing species. They are plentiful around artificial reefs, easy to catch and loads of fun on light tackle. For years, I avoided barracuda, but I have begun to see the error in my ways. Recently, flat calm conditions allowed me to take my Pathfinder to the Y73...
Philip Simmons High School assistant football coach Ashley Harvey earned a prestigious individual honor when he was recently named an assistant coach for the annual Touchstone Energy North-South All-Star Football Game.   But the way the veteran coach talks, it was a team award.   He...
When you fish as much as I do, fishing trip memories tend to run together. However, every year there is one trip that clearly stands out — fishing with the grand champion of the Daniel Island Kids Fishing Tournament.  Isla Gustafson is the reigning 2019 champion and I had the pleasure of fishing...

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