GOLF: HHP star Bridget Wilkie wins Jimmy Self Invitational at Palmetto Dunes

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.

WEIGHTLIFTING: Lowco resident Fattouh Paiva hits PR at Tokyo Olympics

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.

WES’s WISDOM: Tokyo only the beginning of CJ Cummings’ Olympic story

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. 

Battery Creek announces six new head coaches for 2021-22 school year

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. 

WES’s WISDOM: CJ Cummings took the road less traveled … all the way to Tokyo

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.

WRESTLING: HHIHS star Estrada places 2nd at 16U Nationals

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.