Sports

The South Carolina High School League’s Executive Committee’s recent decision to alleviate “competitive balance concerns” will mean that schools such as Bishop England High School, with an enrollment of approximately of 720 students, will have to go up against schools with double the enrollment...
Coach Jay Watterworth will be the first to admit he sets the bar high when it comes to expectations for his Philip Simmons High School girls volleyball team.   The Iron Horses’ goal is to win the state championship – every year. It’s so ingrained in him that he probably has the date of next...
So far, so good for the Philip Simmons High School boys basketball team.   The Iron Horses opened the 2023-24 season by winning the Riptide Preseason Tournament, which was held Nov. 17-18 and hosted by the Charleston School of Math and Science.   “We have high aspirations this year, and...
The Daniel Island Dogs won the 2023 Charleston 10U Tackle Football League championship with a 19-0 victory over Porter-Gaud in the title game. The Dogs went 5-0 in its first year of competition. The defense did not allow a single point in the season. “I’m thankful for having the opportunity to...
Glenn Churchill is this week’s winner of the Pigskin Pick ’Em. His 10-2 score was just enough to beat sponsor Colby Hollifield of Daniel Island Ferry, who went 9-3. Churchill, who tied with several other participants, pulled out the win with a perfect tiebreaker score.   Churchill is married...
The other day, my son (Elliott) and I were eating breakfast at Mpishi. I have an affinity for their pancakes. Elliott loves the fried fish sandwich. Yes, you can order a fish sandwich for breakfast!     While waiting for our food to arrive, Elliott observed that he had over 28,000 fishing...
Philip Simmons High School opened in 2017, and just six years later, the Iron Horses are well on the way to building their first sports dynasty.   The Iron Horse girls captured their second straight Class AAA state cross-country championship on Nov. 10 with a convincing 32-73 victory over...
The Philip Simmons High School football team had another successful season in just its second year as a Class AAA team.   The Iron Horses posted a 10-2 record, had players rewrite the school’s record book and will send student-athletes to college, including their first blue-chip recruit: Troy...
It was a far cry from the red clay of Roland Garros - or even the green clay of the Credit One Charleston Open for that matter.   But Emma Navarro, who has played in some of the most prestigious stadiums in the world, felt right at home at the LTP tennis facility in Mount Pleasant, and for...
Bishop England High School cross country coach Tony Colizzi crunched the numbers, and it added up to the greatest performance – and another state championship – in the illustrious history of the girls’ program.   “Five runners (finished) in the top 10 and seven in the top 15,” said Colizzi...

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