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: Wrestling is rising – and here to stay – in the Lowco

When you think of winter sports season, you think of the excitement and the heart-pounding action of a basketball game. But even hoops may not compare to the excitement we saw on the wrestling mat this year. 

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. 

WES’s WISDOM: Keep an eye on these key players in Beaufort’s state title bout with South Pointe

After slaying Myrtle Beach up in the Grand Strand and crushing West Florence in front of a packed home stadium, the Beaufort High Eagles have earned their way to Benedict College for Thursday’s Class 4A title bout against former coach DeVonte Holloman and South Pointe. As the two familiar faces prepare for the showdown in Columbia, let’s take a look at some key players on both sides in the 2021 Lowco football season’s grand finale. 

WES’s WISDOM: Contributions from Adams, Houpt can’t be measured in wins and losses

A football coach does so much more than just teaching kids how to win on the field. They are responsible for molding young men to become impactful individuals and future leaders of our community. And nobody did that better over these last few years than Dave Adams and John Houpt. As Houpt makes the transition to his next chapter and Adams embarks on his well-deserved retirement, let’s look back on how both have made their mark here in the Lowcountry.