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Rob Mester won this week’s Pigskin Pick’em with an impressive 10-2 record. He beat sponsors Mingledorff and Patterson’s 5-7 effort.  Mester also won the tiebreaker.   Mester, his wife, and 3 children have been Daniel Island residents for close to 8 years.  Rob is an anesthesiologist at MUSC...
Philip Simmons High School basketball standout Robert Watson is having a senior season to remember.   The 6-3, 178-pounder recently set the boys’ single-game scoring record when he poured in 36 points in a game against South Florence.   Friday, he became only the fourth boy in school...
The South Carolina Soccer Coaches Association released its preseason polls over the weekend, and the Daniel Island schools are well represented in the state rankings.   Bishop England High School, one of the state’s top soccer machines in both boys’ and girls’ competition, is No. 3 in the...
Bishop England High School, one of the most successful schools in state history when it comes to the athletics arena, suffered a major defeat when the High School League’s Executive Committee appeals panel voted to deny the Bishops’ bid to compete at the Class AAA level, rather than Class AAAA,...
Is it ever too cold to fish?  I don’t think so.   However, on Sunday morning, Brody (the amazing fish finding and stock trading dog) said that it was. The air temperature was 21 degrees and the wind chill felt much colder. We debated what to do and decided to fish in the afternoon when the...
He was born with natural talent and works countless hours to refine and improve his technique, but Philip Simmons High School sophomore wrestler Matthew Spignardo has such lofty goals that his work ethic must be second to none.   That’s why he headed off to The Citadel Sunday morning to train...
The first thing you couldn’t help but notice was her smile.   Emma Navarro was still standing and still smiling after earning the first WTA singles title of her blossoming professional career. She defeated two-time champ Elise Mertens 6-1, 4-6, 7-5 in a slugfest to capture the Hobart...
The Bishop England High School girls’ basketball team holds down the top spot in Class AA in the most recent South Carolina Basketball Coaches Association’s poll.   Coach Paul Runey’s team owns a 17-1 record, including a 16-game winning streak after a thrilling 45-42 overtime victory over...
Thanks to all who reached out and sent notes of encouragement as I recuperate from a heart attack. I appreciate your thoughts, prayers, and kindness. While I am not fishing as much as usual, I am fishing, albeit under the tight supervision of Elliott (my son) and Brody (the amazing fish-finding...
Doug Dodson is this week’s winner of the Pigskin Pick’em. His score of 8-4 beat Garret McNally of Mac’s Daniel Island score of 5-7.   Dodson has been playing The Daniel Island Pick ‘Em for years and this is his fourth time winning over Wild Card weekend.   Each week between now and the...

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