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Philip Simmons High School assistant football coach Ashley Harvey earned a prestigious individual honor when he was recently named an assistant coach for the annual Touchstone Energy North-South All-Star Football Game.   But the way the veteran coach talks, it was a team award.   He...
When you fish as much as I do, fishing trip memories tend to run together. However, every year there is one trip that clearly stands out — fishing with the grand champion of the Daniel Island Kids Fishing Tournament.  Isla Gustafson is the reigning 2019 champion and I had the pleasure of fishing...
Team Peace defeated Team Kindness, 26-22, in the Credit One Bank Invitational, which concluded Sunday, June 28, at The Billie King Stadium on Daniel Island.   The event was mostly exhibition as many of the top players on the WTA Tour worked on their shot selection, improved their fitness and...
Bishop England High School and 11 other charter and private schools from the Palmetto State scored a big court victory late Monday afternoon that should allow the Battling Bishops to continue winning on the athletic field. A Richland County judge granted a temporary injunction that blocks the South...
Many years ago, I gave up tournament fishing. While I enjoyed the competition, tournament fish-ing became more work than fun. At this juncture of my life, fun is the primary focus. Thus, tournament fishing fell by the wayside. However, the Daniel Island Inshore Fishing Club held its first member...
Remnants of Madison Keys’ success from the 2019 Volvo Car Open still remain. The American tennis player won the Volvo Car Open in 2019, but couldn’t defend her crown this year because the coronavirus pandemic wiped out sports. But she’s back on Daniel Island for the Credit One Bank Invitational, a...
Competitive women’s professional tennis returns to Daniel Island on Monday, June 22 with the Tennis Channel kicking off its coverage of the new Credit One Bank Invitational at 8 p.m. Monday night’s coverage will feature team captains, Madison Keys (Team Kindness) and Bethanie Mattek-Sands (Team...
Eric Bendig is the football coach at Philip Simmons High School. He also is a teacher, husband and father. And, as his team begins the first step in preparing for the 2020 season, he realizes the coronavirus pandemic is the biggest foe on the Iron Horses’ schedule. The virus is so ominous that he’s...
Bishop England High School, which features the top Class AAA athletic program in the state, is involved in a different type of game these days: a waiting game.   Bishop England is part of a group of 12 private and charter schools that filed a civil lawsuit on May 18 against the High School...
This week, I felt my age. On Monday, I pulled a muscle in my back. On Tuesday, I could barely get out of bed (much less go fishing). So, I spent most of the week laying about feeling sorry for myself. Thankfully, my back recovered enough to fish with Jack Gardner on Sunday. Jack and I have been...

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