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The bus ride home from the Florence Civic Center Feb. 24 was, at times, long and quiet. But by the time the Bishop England High School girls’ basketball team arrived back on campus, the hurt of a 56-33 loss to Andrew Jackson in the Class AA Lower State championship began to subside.    After...
The athletes who make up the Bishop England High School track teams take running seriously.   If you need proof, drive down Seven Farms Drive in the dog days of August and if you see a group of teenagers running, it’s a good chance they are Bishops, getting their work in, along with their...
The Daniel Island School eighth-grade girls’ basketball team won the AAAA and AAA Trident League championship.   Their record was 13-2 overall, including an undefeated run through the playoffs.   Eden Abney was MVP of the tournament and Ava Harkey and Camilla Crittenden were named to the...
In the transition from winter to spring, a unique angling opportunity presents itself.    As the water temperature rises to above 55 degrees, baitfish return to the creeks and trout begin feeding aggressively. In this temperature range, the water maintains its wintertime clarity.  Perfect...
Three new talented tennis players have committed to the 2024 Credit One Charleston Open, the largest women’s-only professional tennis tournament in North America, in competition March 30-April 7 on Daniel Island. Elina Svitolina, Paula Badosa and Leylah Fernandez join a player field that includes...
It’s that time of the year.   The High School League will hold its individual state wrestling championships at the Anderson Civic Center on Friday and Saturday, and one slip up or one tactical error in a three-minute timeframe can wipe out a year’s worth of hard work and lifetime’s worth of...
Bishop England High School girls’ basketball coach Paul Runey’s march to 800 career victories has been well documented. That’s a tribute to Runey’s longevity and a team that annually has top-tier talent.   But if you want to gauge how the Battling Bishops handle the pressure, how they respond...
Daniel Island was well represented when the South Carolina Basketball Coaches  Association recently announced its all-state teams for the 2023-24 season.   Philip Simmons and Bishop England High Schools both had a boy and girl make the elite team.   Philip Simmons’ selections are Tia...
A pickleball class for kids and young adults with special needs recently celebrated its one year anniversary at LTP Daniel Island.   Hosted by Daniel Island resident Steve Gilroy and his wife, Sue, the class launched in February 2023 with nine participants.   Today, the popular sessions...
My picture this week is of me in the water with a redfish. You may be asking yourself, why would Greg get into the water in the middle of February? Is this the fishing version of a polar bear plunge? These are good questions that I will endeavor to answer.   Last Friday, Elliott (my son),...

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