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The Daniel Island Soccer Academy’s girls’ U12 Freedom team took home the championship trophy at the Carolina Elite Soccer Academy Fall Challenge, held Nov. 18-19. The DISA U12 Freedom defeated the SSC Shadows U12 girls with a score of 4-2. The competition was held at the MeSA Soccer Complex in...
Berkeley County School District (BCSD) leaders have expanded implementation of the “Clear Bag or No Bag” entry procedure to all winter varsity sporting events. This proactive measure is part of an ongoing safety initiative by the BCSD Safety and Security Office to continue to improve and advance...
The Philip Simmons High School girls’ and boys’ basketball teams have suffered through some growing pains this season. The most noticeable example is a 101-26 setback the boys’ team absorbed against North Charleston in its first game in the history of the new school. With teams that include rosters...
Janice Johnson is this week’s winner of the Football Pick ‘Em. Only seven contestants beat Brad Rose of Palmetto Custom Carts and Janice was the only person to pick 10 games correctly. Janice was surprised to be the winner – it was the first time she entered the contest. “Wow!” Janice wrote via...
Hanahan High School boys’ basketball coach Peter Smits says this year’s team is the deepest and most talented squad he’s had in his seven years at the school. The Hawks have shooters, rebounders and playmaking guards, but sometimes you need the intangibles to win when the game is on the line. That’...
Brion Packett has done just about everything since he was named athletic director at the new Philip Simmons High School in December of 2016. Everything, that is, except slow down. Packett oversaw construction of athletic facilities. He developed and executed budgets. He was involved in the hiring...
After spending the better part of eight years traveling the world as a tour coach, Jeff Wilson landed at Family Circle Tennis Center on Daniel Island and realized his dream of launching a charitable tennis foundation. “I’ve seen so many charitable tennis events, foundations and activities around...
Patrick Thomas is this week’s winner of the Football Pick ‘Em. Eighteen contestants beat Noell Smith but Patrick was the only one to pick 11 games correctly. Patrick works at Blackbaud and lives on Daniel Island with his wife Tracey and their golden retriever, Maddux. He explained that his wife is...
The Bishop England boys’ basketball team began the season with a No. 9 ranking in the South Carolina Basketball Coaches Association’s preseason poll. That means the Bishops also begin the season with a bullseye on their collective backs. “Obviously, any time you get recognition from the state...
Four youth soccer teams with the Daniel Island Soccer Academy scored some impressive victories at the Charlotte United – Under Armour Cup and the Savannah Cup. Both tournaments were held the weekend of November 11-12. The U9 Sounders and U13 Gladiators took first place in their age divisions at the...

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