Sports

Sharks are an overlooked sportfishing species. They are large, powerful and abundant. However, they can be a bit of a challenge to catch and release. Especially, if you target them with lures.  This week, I set out to do just that. Recently, at the nearshore reefs, small sharks have been eating the...
For some, those of us who have heard of Babe Ruth, watched Johnny Bench or dreamed of being Mike Trout, it’s the final major decision in the transition from childhood to adulthood.   And that decision is when to give up baseball.   Take Bishop England baseball standout Colby Searson, for...
He played three sports at Philip Simmons High School and was a member of numerous school groups including the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) and the National Honor Society.   But, it was membership in another group that Carter Ensley would like to forget, but will remember for the...
For me, May is the beginning of the warm water fishing season. With water temperatures returning to the 70 degree range, the number of available fish species explodes.  In May, one of the biggest fishing challenges is deciding what to fish for.   On Saturday, the weather forecast was for light...
It’s become a rite of spring on Daniel Island.   Daniel Island Flying Fish members flock to one of the island’s pools for practice under the watchful eye of coach Rose Van Metre.   Some arrive via car. Some arrive by bike. And, some need a ride to practice because these members of this...
Ticket sale options adjusted for 2021 PGA Championship The opening of the ticket purchase windows for the 2021 PGA Championship at The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort has been delayed, and subsequently, the online ticket registration has been extended until Aug. 9. Ticket purchase windows...
There’s a meme going around on social media featuring some worldly gentleman named Newton and boredom, the latter which is a byproduct of the coronavirus pandemic.   The way the meme spins it, Sir Isaac invented calculus during the Great Plague.   “Do you have any idea of how bored you...
Now that the Daniel Island boat landings are open, I am settling back into my regular routine.  However, Brody (the amazing fish-finding dog) is struggling a bit. When the COVID-19 shutdown began, to kill the extra time and have a little fun, I opened Brody an E-Trade account. It all started...
Noah Ward’s dash for the record book has been put on hold because of the coronavirus. But the talented Philip Simmons High School track and field star hasn’t stopped running.   The 2020 high school track and field season has been pretty much wiped out in the Palmetto State as Gov. Henry...
For me, the glass is usually half full. During the closure of our boat landings, many friends went above and beyond to help me fish. Their thoughtfulness and kindness make my glass, and my heart, full. With local boat landings now open, I have returned to my normal (every day) fishing schedule.  As...

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