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Most football coaches will tell you they see the biggest improvement in their team in Week 2 of the season. Opening games can be marred by jitters, mistakes and other malfunctions. An extra week of practice and more time in the film room gives a coach a chance to fine tune his team. Philip Simmons...
What do the New York Yankees, Boston Celtics, New England Patriots, UCLA’s basketball Bruins and the Bishop England volleyball team have in common? Each team has dynastic runs in its illustrious history. And, more importantly, the super humans who played on those teams had moments when they proved...
Bishop England High School girls’ soccer star Alexis DeMarco’s excitement was off the charts when she recently committed to Western Carolina University. You can imagine what cloud she will be on when she signs her national letter of intent and finally matriculates to the Cullowhee, N.C. school. “I’...
The Philip Simmons High School football team kicks off its regular season Friday night. The first stop on the 10-week schedule might be called the “Revenge Tour” as the Iron Horses travel to St. John’s to take on the Islanders in the season-opener for both teams. Last year, the Iron Horses faced...
Many years ago, John McLure and I went fishing together. We were both early residents of Daniel Island with a common interest in fishing. So, it was inevitable that we would become friends. Now, many years later, John’s son, Bates, is fast becoming an accomplished angler. Recently, John, Susan,...
Cam Costa, like many other Charleston area residents, is a transplant. The Bishop England senior grew up in a certain state up north that draws a lot of notoriety for its residents migrating to the Palmetto State. There has been so much migration that there was, at one time, a website dedicated...
His tennis team’s top seven players include two seventh-graders, three eighth-graders, a freshman and a sophomore. It’s no wonder that Philip Simmons High School coach Richard Schulz says this is the team of the future. “But, the future might be now,” Schulz said. Only time will tell, and the Iron...
Philip Simmons High School fielded its first varsity football team last fall. But the real story might be coming up as the 2019 season is about to kick off. The Iron Horses finally have a senior class and a roster that includes players who have been with the program since day one. So if you were a...
Bishop England High School football coach John Cantey crunched the roster numbers for the 2019 season and knows depth will be a critical issue as the Bishops try to rebound from a 3-7 record last fall. “One of the biggest surprises is we have only 33 players on the varsity roster,” Cantey said. “...
After winning the 2019 Volvo Car Open in April, Madison Keys has committed to defending her title in 2020. Next year’s event will be Keys’ eighth consecutive Charleston tournament. The 2020 Volvo Car Open will take place April 4 – 12 on Daniel Island. “Madison’s win in Charleston this year was...

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