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Athletics and academics go hand in hand for Philip Simmons High School football star Mickey Walker. In addition to signing a scholarship to play for Presbyterian College, Walker is ranked No. 1 academically in Philip Simmons’ first graduating class, the Class of 2020. “It’s a small class,” Walker...
February often brings the coldest weather of the year. However, this year was different. For most of the month, the weather and fishing conditions have been outstanding. Last Monday, that was certainly the case. Warm temperatures, sunshine and a light breeze conspired to have me drop everything...
Bishop England High School basketball standout Aidan McCool scored his 1,000th career point in a rare loss to Georgetown on Feb. 7. But McCool didn’t have reason to celebrate until four days later when the Battling Bishops edged Manning 60-56 for an impressive road victory. That gave the Bishops a...
The reigning queens of Class AAA basketball in the Palmetto State, the Bishop England High School varsity girls, opened the first round of the state playoffs with a game on Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 17. The Bishops were more than up for the challenge against a Lake City team that traveled to...
Forget March Madness. There was too much going on, too much at stake, to look ahead to the postseason. Three local high school teams — the Philip Simmons High School girls’ team, along with both Bishop England squads — had a chance to win region titles on the final day of the regular season, which...
Last year, I officiated the wedding of Amee and Andrew Moss. Amee is my niece and longtime fishing partner. She is a great angler and has the inherent ability to make me laugh. So, I always look forward to our time together. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it seemed fitting to invite...
It’s a cycle of success — and a sign of the times. The Bishop England girls’ lacrosse team wins yet another state title, suffers heavy graduation losses a few weeks later, and as the new season approaches, the coach talks about gloom and doom when he looks at the upcoming roster and schedule. It’s...
Although it was their first year participating in the Pigskin Pick’em Football Contest, Chris Mingledorff and Michael Patterson were quick to figure out a formula for success. The friends and business associates who make up Mingledorff & Patterson: Attorneys At Law on Daniel Island came out on...
The scoreboard at Bishop England’s Father O’Brien Gym turned out to be an impromptu tribute to the late, great Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant following a Jan. 28 victory over Hanahan. The scoreboard read “Bishop England 81, Hanahan 33.” The 81 matched the points Bryant once scored in a game...
Diana Nyad can sing John Lennon’s “Imagine” straight through 1,000 times in row. And she knows that it takes precisely 9 hours and 45 minutes. Odd talent, you say. Well, it’s not her talent, it’s one of her ways. One of her methods of finding a way to achieve a goal. Specifically, “Find a Way” was...

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