Sports

I was supposed to be sitting in the upper deck of Progressive Field in Cleveland, watching the Indians’ season-opener. Instead, I’m 100 feet over the Atlantic Ocean at our condo in Myrtle Beach. Yes, life can change just like that because of the coronavirus. And now, I have plenty of time to think...
The undefeated season of the Bishop England High School’s boys’ varsity lacrosse team came to a screeching standstill on March 16, after it was officially announced that spring sports would be halted to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.   The team was 5-0 in the season, beating...
Imagine being a seventh- or eighth-grader and trying to separate fact from fiction concerning the coronavirus, and wrapping your head around the worldwide pandemic.   Now, imagine being the coach for those students.   William Muhn is in that situation. He is the head coach of both the...
Paul Runey is 64 years old, and for 51 of those years he’s been affiliated with Bishop England High School in one way or another. He graduated from BE in 1974, and has spent all of his adult life as a coach or athletic director for the Battling Bishops.   On a normal spring day, he would pull...
Daniel Island is a great place to live. Is it beautiful? Yes. Does it have wonderful amenities? Yes. Are there good schools for our children? Yes. However, it is people who make Daniel Island a special place. I was reminded of this last Friday morning when I dropped by Publix to pick up a bag of...
The Daniel Island Flying Fish organizers are adjusting their usual registration process as they prepare for the summer swim season. The group is moving ahead with a modified registration in hopes the COVID-19 virus situation will ease and the team will be able to compete. “We will continue to...
Getting enough exercise during this unprecedented period of social distancing is important to both your physical and mental health. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) suggests these fitness guidelines: “Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate. Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals; exercise...
For now, Emma Albano is enjoying her current vocation, which is athletics. She’s a three-sport star for Bishop England High School, competing in volleyball, basketball and track and field. She’s won state championships in the shot put and discus, and favorite to repeat as gold medalist in the...
You probably recognize him from his plump face on the $100 bill. You might remember him as the pudgy fellow in the film “1776” who advocated for the turkey to be the national bird. But, despite his portly portrayal in film, TV, and on “the Benjamin,” for most of his life, Benjamin Franklin was an...
The Bishop England boys’ and girls’ basketball teams both fell short in accomplishing their missions of winning Class AAA state championships. But the postseason included good news. Two BE players were named all-state by the SC State Basketball Coaches Association. The players are Jaiha Williams...

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