The Bluffton Waves 9U Blue and 10U squads brought home trophies this weekend.
Start your weekend with a snapshot of sports in the Lowcountry and beyond viewed through the prism of an ongoing pandemic. The Lowco Pod Squad of Justin Jarrett and Wes Kerr is joined by guest co-host Sean Rochester to discuss the Lowco hoops scene, the NBA "bubble," and the prospect of returning to high school sports — or not — this fall. Wes also has an interview with legendary Davidson College men's basketball coach Bob McKillop, so hoop heads will not want to miss this episode.
Brooks van Esselstyn was born a Maryland man. Now, he’s headed back to the lacrosse hotbed to show off his new skills. The May River sophomore was selected to the prestigious Under Armour Underclass Games this August, a tournament for the sport’s top high school talent in the country.
The Hilton Head Hurricanes 10U blew away the competition at the Top Gun Sports USA event at Macomber Park in Rincon, Georgia, on Saturday, while the Bluffton Waves earned runner-up finishes in 12U and 9U tourneys.
Local sports news is starting to pick up, and the Lowco Pod Squad is on top of it. Justin Jarrett and Wes Kerr have updates on the timeline for returning to high school sports, as well as discussion of Bluffton golfer Bryson Nimmer's first professional victory and Beaufort 12-year-old Gavin Moore's impressive win in the 50-mile Cremator Ultra. Wes also interviews May River lacrosse star Brooks Van Esselstyn, who was picked for the UnderArmour Underclassmen Games next month.
With the Mackenzie Tour canceling the remainder its season in May, Bryson Nimmer needed another place to play, but professional tournaments are scarce in the age of COVID-19.
Most of the time, Gavin Moore is an ordinary pre-teen boy who loves playing video games and sports and riding his skateboard or surfboard with his friends. Other times, he’s out for an 8-hour run, leaving grown men who have raced all their lives in the dust.
It was a big weekend on the diamond for Bluffton Waves travel baseball teams, as Waves teams won four tournament titles and claimed a runner-up finish in action throughout the region over the weekend.
The Lowcountry Storm softball team out of Bluffton won the 18U division at the USSSA Southeast Slugfest at Ace Basin Complex in Walterboro this weekend.
Camila Burnett of Bluffton shot 3-over-par 219 over 54 holes to claim a four-shot victory in the girls division of the S.C. Junior Golf Association’s 25th annual Jimmy Self Invitational over the weekend at Palmetto Dunes.