Bluffton’s Bridget Wilkie kept the hardware close to home this weekend, rallying in the final round to claim the girls title at the 26th annual Jimmy Self Invitational played on the Arthur Hills Course at Palmetto Dunes.
With a 270-pound weight latched around her neck, Mahassen Hala Fattouh Paiva took a deep breath. After some final words of encouragement, she raised it skyward and dashed into her coaches’ arms. The Beaufort County resident and Lebanon’s first-ever female Olympic weightlifter just pulled off something extraordinary.
A bronze medal was potentially in CJ Cummings’ grasp as he walked back to the stage for his final lift Wednesday in Tokyo. But this time, it wasn’t meant to be. The opening act in his Olympic career may have ended in disappointment, but his time in the spotlight is just getting started.
There will be some new faces on the sidelines at Battery Creek this season. The Dolphins had a busy offseason, as athletics director Sarah Hayes has announced six coaching staff changes for the 2021-22 school year.
It was a fantastic effort from CJ Cummings in his Olympic debut, but his quest for a medal in Tokyo came up short.
Zach Jacobs hoped he would still be playing in 2021, but baseball comes at you fast. Becoming a high school head coach at the age of 24 is a heck of a detour.
Seven years ago, Codee Yeske was a stellar infielder on an up-and-coming South Carolina softball team. Now, the former Gamecock is heading back to her home state to lead the USCB Sand Sharks.
When we first heard CJ Cummings’ name nearly 10 years ago, we knew that one day he had the potential to become an American hero. Now, his moment has arrived. In just a few days, the hometown kid from Beaufort will take his shot at Olympic stardom and U.S. weighlifting immortality. But his career and his incredible journey to the global stage in Tokyo almost never happened.
After a one-year stop at Chapin High School, Jacob Coltrane is taking his coaching skills back to the college level.
Hilton Head High’s Zao Estrada, who made history when she placed third in the SCHSL State Championships last winter, added to her impressive resume last week with a runner-up finish at the U.S. Marine Corps Junior and 16U National Championships in Fargo, North Dakota.