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The following are the top 10 seeds for the 2021 Volvo Car Open as of March 29. (Players and rankings subject to change.) Compiled by Boots Gifford, boots@thedanielislandnews.com   #1 ASHLEIGH BARTY, Australia, age 24 WTA Rank: 1 RESIDENCE: Ipswich, Australia HEIGHT: 5’ 5”  PLAYS:...
The Philip Simmons boys’ and girls’ track and field teams fared well Saturday in the Bob Jenkins Coaches Classic, which used a new format this year.   The event was played out at seven regional qualifiers this year with the top 16 finishers at each site advancing to the Coaches Classic Elite...
The Bishop England boys’ golf team had an impressive showing at the 18th Georgia-South Carolina Cup, which was contested at the Curahee Club in Toccoa, Georgia.   Westminster (Atlanta) claimed the championship of the 16-team event, which featured eight of the best squads from Georgia vs. the...
Much has changed in the world and in the Philip Simmons High School boys’ tennis program since the Iron Horses captured the Class AA state championship in May 2019.   The COVID-19 pandemic pretty much shut down the spring sports schedule around the state last year, while seven of the players...
Fishing got a lot easier this week. The water temperature hit the upper 60-degree range and Brody started finding fish again.     Seemingly overnight, baitfish became abundant in the creeks. With the warmer water, the metabolism of redfish and trout has kicked into high gear. After a long and...
They are in the midst of a building boom along the once-sleepy Clements Ferry corridor, with plans for up to 8,000 new residences under construction or on the drawing boards.   At Philip Simmons High School, the benefactor of all the growth of houses and humans, they are focused on...
The soccer team is young at best, with a combined 12 freshmen and sophomores on the 21-man roster.   The coach is in his second year at the school. He was an assistant last spring when the season was cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, he’s the head coach of a program that has been...
There was some question if Bishop England basketball standout Jaiha Williams would play at the next level as she prepared for her final season with the Battling Bishops.   The senior guard answered those questions with a decision to play for the Coker University Cobras.   Williams was...
Fishing in March is always pretty tough. With my amazing canine companion Brody on hiatus from finding fish, this March has been particularly so. However, I am muddling through.   Thankfully, longer days and rising water temperatures are turning the odds in my favor. Trout have been the most...
Charleston Tennis LLC, which owns and operates the Volvo Car Open, will host an additional WTA tennis tournament on Daniel Island – The Charleston 250, April 10-18.   The second event will immediately follow the Volvo Car Open, April 3-11, at LTP Daniel Island Tennis Center.    Both...

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