Sports

In September 2020, Swim Charleston swimmers were just happy to be back in the water training. There was no certainty about meets or championships.     Despite this unknown, Swim Charleston participants committed themselves to a season of hard work with some fun thrown in, noted Head Coach...
Bishop England basketball standouts Jaiha Williams and Daniel Brooks have been selected to play in the North-South All-Star Game, which is slated for March 27 at Brookland-Cayce High School.   Williams began the season as one of the top five seniors in the state in Class AAA, as selected by...
On Sunday, I went fishing by myself. Brody, the amazing fishing-finding and stock-trading dog, is still on hiatus after his GameStop windfall.  After a couple of weeks without Brody on the boat I miss him, but I am beginning to adjust.     Adjustment No. 1 – No tunes when fishing. Brody’s...
Time.   It is the only thing standing in the way of coach Beth Smiley’s plan to turn the fledgling Philip Simmons High School girls’ lacrosse program into a perennial state power.   Smiley was named coach of the program and oversaw the junior varsity team last year. The Iron Horses were 3...
Building a sports program takes time when you are a coach at a relatively new school. Just ask Philip Simmons High School’s Jay Watterworth, who coaches the girls’ soccer team.   The first year the school opened, interest just wasn’t there, so the Iron Horses fielded a co-ed team. The next...
In early March 2020, the defending Volvo Car Open (VCO) champion Madison Keys met with Charleston media to help kick off the 20th anniversary of the event’s move to Daniel Island.   Only days later, the tournament was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has continued to impact the...
Miles Haight’s first three seasons as a member of the Philip Simmons High School boys’ basketball team has included some outstanding individual achievements.   He recently became the first male hoopster at PSHS to be named all-state. And, he was a shoo-in next season to become only the third...
It was a season of uncertainty, with a dash of heartache and hope.   And in the end, it included drama, lots of drama.   The Bishop England girls’ basketball team came up a little short in Friday’s Class AAA  state championship game, dropping an intense 62-55 decision to sophomore...
Daylight saving time begins at 2 a.m. on March 14. What does this mean for anglers? More time to fish!     With an extra hour of daylight, late afternoon fishing is once again a possibility. The water temperature is rising, and baitfish are returning to the creeks. So, I am getting ready to...
The Philip Simmons junior varsity girls’ basketball team closed out the season with a 5-1 record. Although the COVID-19 pandemic caused some issues with the schedule, the student athletes persevered through it all. “I was so proud of our girls,” said JV coach Greg Taylor. Pictured above, from...

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