LowcoSports Lowdown S2E33: It’s Heritage Week!

LowcoSports.com's Justin Jarrett and Wes Kerr discuss the latest sports news from throughout the South Carolina Lowcountry, including updates on the high school spring sports season, college signings from around the Lowco, a national honor for a former Lowco football star, a check on the USCB Sand Sharks, and our teams and athletes of the week. And of course, plenty of RBC Heritage talk, as Lowco Golf writer Brian Rietveld stops by to talk about the latest from the local links.

🎧 LowcoSports Lowdown S2E30: Golf Takes Center Stage In The Lowco

LowcoSports.com's Justin Jarrett and Wes Kerr discuss the biggest local sports news from the South Carolina Lowcountry, covering Beaufort, Jasper, and Colleton counties. Lowco golf writer Brian Rietveld drops in with an update on the local golf scene, including which high school programs are off to a good start, Jonathan Griz's quick start at the Azalea Invitational, and an exciting new addition at Palmetto Dunes. We also hear an excerpt from reigning RBC Heritage champion Webb Simpson from Thursday's virtual Media Day.

NFL: HHI’s Poona Ford signs lucrative two-year extension with Seahawks

Poona Ford never heard his name called on draft day, but it didn't stop the Lowcountry legend from making a name for himself on the biggest stage. After three impressive seasons in Seattle, the former Hilton Head Island High and University of Texas defensive lineman cashed in on Tuesday, signing a lucrative two-year, incentive-laded contract with the Seahawks that reportedly could earn him up to $14 million.

🎧 LowcoSports Lowdown, S2E29: Long Live DJ

LowcoSports.com's Justin Jarrett and Wes Kerr discuss all the latest local sports news from the South Carolina Lowcountry in this week's episode of the LowcoSports Lowdown podcast. We have excerpts from interviews with pro golfer Bryson Nimmer and Bluffton High School football coach John Houpt, who helps us remember the life of Dwon (DJ) Fields Jr. This week's show also includes a recap of Hilton Head High's trip to the Class 4A boys basketball championship game, HHCA star Dior Shelton's college choice, a trio of state championship wrestlers from the Lowco, a May River High School graduate making major waves on the collegiate gymnastics scene, and a recap of the past week in USCB Sand Sharks athletics, and we name our team and athletes of the week.

WES’s WISDOM: It’s up to us to make sure DJ’s loss sparks lasting change

On Friday night, the Lowcountry lost one of its greatest young people we’ve ever seen. I was coming back from covering Hilton Head High’s state championship basketball game when the news of this heartbreaking tragedy shocked me in every way.

🎧 Lowco Sitdown: John Houpt, Bluffton football (Tribute to DJ Fields)

Bluffton High School football coach John Houpt joins LowcoSports.com's Justin Jarrett and Wes Kerr for a special edition of the Lowco Sitdown honoring the life of Dwon (DJ) Fields Jr., a Bobcat football standout who was killed in a drive-by shooting last weekend. LowcoSports has launched a "One Lowco" T-shirt campaign to raise funds for the families of Fields and fellow Bluffton student-athlete Edwin Graham, who remains hospitalized due to injuries suffered in the shooting.

“One Lowco” t-shirts fundraiser to benefit the families of DJ Fields and EJ Graham

Each purchase of one of our new "One Lowco" t-shirts will result in a $10 donation to the families of Bluffton High School student-athletes Dwon (DJ) Fields Jr. and Edwin (EJ) Graham Jr., who were the victims of a drive-by shooting in March 2021. DJ was killed in the shooting, and EJ remains hospitalized and his family faces massive medical expenses.