Sports

Turn the frown of a basketball season that began with nine losses in 12 games upside down and you have the current state of Philip Simmons High School girls’ basketball.   Coach Dustin Williams’ squad rebounded from the rough start to post eight victories in a row, including seven consecutive...
March Madness is on the menu and Daniel Island will be well represented as both the boys’ and girls’ teams from Philip Simmons and Bishop England high schools qualified for postseason action.   The regular season was scheduled to conclude Feb. 6 and playoff seedings weren’t scheduled to be...
Brody, the amazing fish-finding and stock-trading dog, will be 9-years-old this week. One of his birthday wishes is to be the official photographer of our fishing adventures. For years, Elliott (my son) has been the official photographer, but you only turn 9-years-old once. So, on our most recent...
Jon Cassella won the NFL Conference Championship Pick ’Em round with a 6-6 record. He beat sponsor Gabe Jolly of Carolina One, who had a 5-7. Cassella also won the tiebreaker to take home the prize.   Cassella and his wife, originally from Pittsburgh, moved to Charleston two and a half years...
What’s a student-athlete to do?   Matt Moloney, one of the top golfers in the country, moved to Charleston from the Washington D.C. area in time for his junior year of high school.   He proceeded to help Bishop England High School win the Class AA state golf championship last May, while...
High school wrestling is always intense, but the sport becomes even fiercer now that the postseason is upon us.   Philip Simmons and Bishop England were scheduled to compete in the Region 8-AAA and Region 7-AA championships, respectively and then next up is the state duals.    The Iron...
Bishop England High School boys’ basketball coach Bryan Grevey admits playing 20-something games during the season can be a long grind.   “But, the kids still come to practice motivated and ready to work,” Grevey said. “When you have something like that, you know you are doing something right...
January marks the end of duck hunting season. Given my recent health issues, I missed most of the season. So on Saturday, Elliott (my son), Brody (the amazing fish-finding and stock-trading dog) and I set out to end the season with a bang. We planned to duck hunt early in the morning and then...
Rob Mester won this week’s Pigskin Pick’em with an impressive 10-2 record. He beat sponsors Mingledorff and Patterson’s 5-7 effort.  Mester also won the tiebreaker.   Mester, his wife, and 3 children have been Daniel Island residents for close to 8 years.  Rob is an anesthesiologist at MUSC...
Philip Simmons High School basketball standout Robert Watson is having a senior season to remember.   The 6-3, 178-pounder recently set the boys’ single-game scoring record when he poured in 36 points in a game against South Florence.   Friday, he became only the fourth boy in school...

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