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Swim Charleston sent 72 swimmers to the Palmetto State Championships in late March in Duncan SC. Nearly all (98%) of the races completed by Swim Charleston were personal bests. Daniel Island residents Gracyn Ross, JJ Vance, and Addison Stephens had some of the team’s largest time drops: Gracyn (25...
High school football involves X’s and O’s, conditioning, time in the film room and last but not least, Friday night lights. It might also include a potato or two if you are a member of the Philip Simmons High School football team. Well, maybe it’s more like 15,000 pounds of potatoes, but who is...
One of the systems of checks and balances Jeff Weiner established when he took over as the Bishop England girls’ lacrosse coach was a review of the previous day’s game. Every player has a chance to speak up, and the review, usually initiated by the seniors, can be either positive or negative. “The...
What do Strom Thurmond, the Kremlin and Bill Steadman have in common? More than you might think. Thurmond, the late U.S. Senator from the Palmetto State, members of the Russian government, and Steadman, a former head coach of the Hanahan High School baseball team, worked in unison to get the...
Tides are an important factor for consistent fishing success. Reading a tide chart and selecting the optimal time to fish is often the difference between being a hero or a zero. That was the case on Saturday when I narrowly escaped a zero. The optimal tide was in the afternoon. However, I wanted...
Two Daniel Island Soccer Academy teams fared well at the St. Patrick’s Day Cup in Columbia the weekend of March 16-17. The DISA U13 Athletico were finalists in the tournament and the DISA U10 Spurs were named champions in their division.
Swim Charleston sent 32 swimmers to the S.C. Swimming 8/u State Championship meet in Greenville March 9-10. The swimmers, wearing superstar swim caps, had 81 percent best times and 20 top three finishes, bringing home lots of hardware and even more smiles! Jason Chalupsky, a Daniel Island resident...
Madison Keys left Charleston with a key to the city, a $141,420 check and a subscription to customize her own new Volvo sedan for claiming Sunday’s championship in the Volvo Car Open. But the biggest thing Keys might take from an ultra-impressive week of effort on Daniel Island is confidence. She...
A news conference usually involves members of the media asking their subjects questions. But it was the other way around when Shelby Rogers lost a heartbreaking 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 decision to Jelena Ostapenko in the second round of the 2019 Volvo Car Open last week. “Why is no one smiling?” Rogers asked...
Madison Keys had a winning weekend in Charleston. On Sunday, Keys scored her first WTA championship in two years, defeating Caroline Wozniacki to win the Volvo Car Open. Earlier in the weekend, Keys won the “Player Who Makes a Difference” award. She is the second recipient of the prize. In 2018,...

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