WES’s WISDOM: Seeing the ’Canes with Curry has spurred hockey fever

There’s nothing I enjoy better than covering sports action in the Lowco and beyond. But there’s something special about attending a game not as a reporter, but as a fan. Especially when it’s a playoff game in one of the loudest arenas in sports. I’ve always been told how few athletic experiences can top the … Continue reading WES’s WISDOM: Seeing the ’Canes with Curry has spurred hockey fever

WES’s WISDOM: Trevor Weldon has always exceeded external expectations, so why not at Miami?

The best student-athletes are those who shine with their commitment and drive every time they take the field. Here in the Lowco, there may be no better example than University of Miami-bound Hilton Head Prep kicker Trevor Weldon. 

WES’s WISDOM: Abby is writing her own story in the Peduzzi legacy

Throughout its storied Lowco history, Hilton Head Christian Academy has produced more than its fair share of memorable athletes. But few have meant more to the Eagles than five-time state champion Abby Peduzzi. 

WES’s WISDOM: Get ready for the February Frenzy of playoff hoops

When your season is riding on just a single game, every point, rebound, steal, and bucket means so much more on the court. From a dynasty looking to run it back to some up-and-coming programs in search of that signature run, we’ve got several Lowco teams primed to take it deep in the postseason. Let’s take a look at some key playoff contenders before the dance tips off on Wednesday. 

WES’s WISDOM: College signings represent culmination of longtime dream

Throughout a high school sports season, there are special moments that stick with you as a journalist. The championship moments come to mind first, like Skylar Smith’s game-winning 3-pointer for Hilton Head Christian Academy or Tyler Haley’s clutch pass to McLeod Reichel to lead Beaufort High to a Lower State title. But the most rewarding moment of my work is seeing the culmination of dreams years in the making: the day where a lofty goal becomes an achieved reality. 

WES’s WISDOM: Plenty of positives from Sand Sharks’ opening weekend

It ended as a weekend of disappointment on the diamond, but there were still lots of positives to take away from USCB baseball’s first action of the 2022 season. Despite dropping three of four games in the series, we saw some encouraging signs on the mound and on defense alongside a few strong performances at the dish. Here are a few Sand Sharks that caught my eye and raised their stock as Ted Falkner’s second season at the helm gets rolling.

WES’s WISDOM: There are some shots we can’t afford to pass up

On Monday, I’ll be heading out to get my COVID-19 booster shot. If it has been more than six months since your initial vaccination and you haven’t had the booster yet, I’m hoping you do the same.

WES’s WISDOM: A few personal highlights from a memorable year at LowcoSports

We’re nearing the end of 2021, a year that was again marked by the many challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. But we found a way to push through and witnessed another unforgettable year of local sports action. Let’s take a look at some of my favorite memories and moments of the action I covered this year across the Lowco.

WES’s WISDOM: Reflections on a season to remember in the Lowco

We’ve come to the end of another football season in the Lowco, and this year’s edition may have been one of the most special yet. We saw a pair of state champions defend their titles and another team run the gauntlet all the way to the final weekend in Columbia. We witnessed a Lowco star crowned as the top player in the state, and a number of others earn recognition for their hard work on and off the field. We’ll always look back on this 2021 season, and especially these moments and stories that captivated us over a memorable fall.