Sports

Every so often, I meet a young person who is thoughtful, polite and loves to fish. Tyson is one of those people.   So, when the opportunity arose for me to fish with Tyson and his dad, I gladly took it.   However, March is a tough month to fish.   It is windy and the redfish are...
The Philip Simmons High School boys’ soccer team is off to an impressive start to the 2024 season with nine victories in its first 11 games.   That’s pretty much the standard operating procedure for the Iron Horses under the guidance of fourth-year coach Patrick Gunderson.   Gunderson...
Bishop England High School baseball player Jackson Winer’s growth spurt during his sophomore season was obvious to everyone from coach Mike Darnell to the casual Bishop booster.   After all, Winer went from 5-foot-8 inches, 170 pounds to 6-foot-3, 240 pounds during his sophomore season...
For me, constant learning keeps fishing interesting. So I am always looking for opportunities to learn.   Last week, Elliott and I attended a seminar hosted by Pam Corwin, a biologist with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.   In the seminar, Pam shared her knowledge of...
The Credit One Charleston Open is only a couple weeks away, and the main draw field boasts a who's-who of the top women’s tennis players in the world. Kicking off March 30, the largest women’s-only professional tennis tournament in North America, runs through April 7 on Daniel Island. The Credit...
The year 2020 wasn’t a good time to launch a high school girls’ lacrosse program. Just ask Philip Simmons coach Beth Smiley.   But Smiley and her squad persevered through the COVID-19 pandemic and are quickly becoming a force in the Palmetto State.    The Iron Horses opened the 2024...
Bishop England and Philip Simmons both fared extremely well during the 2023-24 basketball season, and, as a result, the Bishops and Iron Horses were well represented when the Region 7-AA and 8-AAA all-star teams were announced.   Four of the top honors went to Daniel Island players.   The...
The Philip Simmons High School girls’ track and field team has one of the best resumes in South Carolina in the past five years.   In 2019, just the second year of the school’s existence, the Iron Horse girls finished second in the state. In 2020, COVID-19 wiped out the season. The Iron...
Friendship is kind of funny. If your friends hang around long enough, they become family.   This is the case with my friend Donna Crocker.   We have been fishing together for over 30 years. Donna has seen my children, Elliott and Maddie, grow from toddlers to adults. She is my wife’s best...
The Bishop England Dance Team garnered the school’s first and second dance championship titles at the South Carolina State Championships in Irmo Feb. 17.   The team took home gold in both Varsity Hip Hop and Varsity Gameday. The team also achieved the highest overall score in the competition...

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