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We've all heard the expression "a picture is worth a thousand words". And photos really are a special way to help tell the story of our lives - who we are and what's important to us.

And, of course, some images speak to us more strongly than others. More often than not we love a photo not so much because it shows us how we look but because it captures a very human element that is hard to express in words – an authentic connection with those we love or with ourselves and how we show up or want to be seen in the world.

Whether you're looking to capture someone's attention with a professional headshot or want to commemorate the beautiful connection with your partner or family, I can help.

My name is Adam Chandler, and as a professional photographer in Hanahan, SC. I truly find joy and fulfillment in the work I do. I love the adventure of photography and I continually immerse myself in learning and exploring how to improve my craft which includes learning new ways to connect with and capture my subjects. I truly understand that, for many people (if not most), even the idea of having your picture taken can cause a good bit of discomfort and anxiety. That's why I place so much importance on putting my subjects at ease while also really listening to any concerns or wants they have for their session.

I draw upon my technical knowledge of photography, my ability to connect with people, and my creativity to produce beautifully memorable photos for my clients. I believe that my unique creative vision and many years of experience combined with the way I strive to give my clients the most enjoyable experience possible sets me apart from some of the other great photographers in Hanahan.

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my most popular photography services in Hanahan: My Mission Is To Exceed Expectations

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My Mission Is To Exceed Expectations

The importance of family is hard to overstate. From children to grandparents to nieces and nephews, families and the family dynamic can grow and change before you know it, with many beautiful milestones taking place along the way.

I think that one of the best ways to remember some of these important moments of togetherness is with a fun family photo session.

I absolutely love photographing families and, while no two families are the same, I always strive to give each session my all in order to best connect with and capture the uniqueness of each family. Even though each session is somewhat different, I approach each one with the same goal: to capture the distinct personality, affection, and energy of each family in order to provide authentic, engaging pictures and a joyful experience.

Whether you have a toddler that you want to celebrate or have grandparents in town for a visit, Hanahan is an amazing city for family photography. There are so many locations in the Lowcountry that make for great family photography backdrops:

  • Beaches - Folly Beach, Sullivan's Island, Kiawah, Seabrook, Isle of Palms, Hilton Head, Edisto Beach
  • Popular Places - Washington Square, Broad Street, Hampton Park, Waterfront Park, Shem Creek, The Cistern at College of Hanahan
  • Historical Sites - Hanahan Battery, Fort Sumter, Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Rainbow Row

Historical Sites - The Battery/Whitepoint Gardens, Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Boone Hall, Fort Sumter, Middleton Place, Morris Island Lighthouse Whatever location you choose for family photography in Hanahan, the Holy City is a wonderful place to explore and enjoy with friends and family.

As a family photographer in Hanahan, one of the reasons why I love working with families so much (in addition to getting to meet some really awesome people) is the opportunity to combine my creativity with my ever-evolving technical skill. I also gladly accommodate the style preferences my clients are looking for - be it more traditional, posed images, or candid, playful pictures.

I use a clear yet relaxed style of direction to get you and your family engaged in our photography session, to help get authentic expressions that really show the unique dynamic and relationships of each family.

Here are just a few reasons why families choose Adam Chandler Photography for their family portraits:

Document Family Growth

Change, of course, is part of life and with each passing year families, too, change and often grow. Each stage is beautiful in its own way and having annual family photographs is a fun way to document the different seasons of family life. Be it a new baby, a birthday or anniversary or simply wanting to capture your kids at each special age, I'd be honored to be chosen to help tell the story of your family over the years.

Remember Milestones

With each year that passes, new milestones are reached. From a child's first steps to a sibling getting married, there is no better way to remember these wonderful occasions than with quality photographs. Whether you're welcoming a new puppy into your life, are celebrating an anniversary or finally have gathered your extended family together in one place, capturing these special times in your life is a great way to ensure you'll be able to enjoy and relive these moments years from now.

Create Memories

Many families tell me before their sessions that it's not often that they are all able to be together and they emphasize how special and important this session is. Or, perhaps, a mom or dad will talk about how fleetingly special a certain age of their child is and how they really want to capture their children's personalities. Even if you capture lots of great moments of your family throughout the year it's likely not very often that all of you are in the pictures at once (other than maybe having a stranger tell you to "say cheese" after you hand them your phone. Having a time that's dedicated to capturing the special bonds between family members - parents and their children, grandparents and their grandchildren, siblings and maybe extended family as well - is so important. We all know just how special these people and moments are and how we tend to treasure these memories more with each passing year.

Portraits And Headshots In Hanahan, SC

A great headshot shows you at your best - whether you want to impress a prospective employer or need professional photography for your website. In today's digitally-intensive society, having a professional headshot or portrait of you or your team that stands out for all the right reasons is becoming a necessity. It's no surprise, then, that headshots and portraits are among the most popular genres of photography.

Headshots can be tricky, mostly because many (if not most) people don't like being in front of the camera (trust me, I totally get that). I know that for some clients, it can be hard to know what to do, what to wear or how to relax enough to let their authentic selves come through so that they can end up with a professional photo or headshot that inspires authenticity and confidence.

Fortunately, I have years of experience taking professional headshots of all types of people. No matter what your comfort level is with having your picture taken, I pride myself on being able to create the conditions necessary to help capture my clients as you want to be seen. Through lighting, posing and direct yet relaxed interaction I'll help guide you to great photos that you’ll be proud to showcase and share with others.

A professional headshot or portrait is an investment into your personal brand, and here is why:

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Show Your Personality

Not all headshots should be approached the same way. Depending on your industry or how you'll be using the photos, there are certain things to consider. A great headshot reflects not just how you look but also how you show up in the world. It can help give people an idea of the kind of person you are before you sit down to meet them. Oftentimes, too, people may want a variety of "looks" to suit different needs and uses. My goal is to listen to your expectations and then deliver results that will serve you will in your professional and/or personal life.

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Show Your Professionalism

Clients, collaborators, investors, and employers are typically much more likely to interview you or to contact you or your business if you look professional. If you've taken the time to invest in your brand, in part by making the effort to arrange a professional headshot, people notice that. And who doesn't want to make a great first (or second or third) impression?

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Stand Out on Social Media

Many of my clients make appointments for headshots and portraits when they want to stand out from the crowd on social media. Whether you own a business and need to create new social media pages or you're looking to network with recruiters on LinkedIn or, perhaps, update your website, a professional headshot can definitely set you apart in the modern sea of selfies and snapshots that you often see out there.

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Show Off Your Current Look

None of us look the same as we did 10 or 15 years ago yet some of us keep the same photo up for decades. Having outdated headshots can send a message of inauthenticity. When you have up-to-date, professional headshots, you're showing clients and employers that you are confident, committed, and authentic.

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Qualities Of A Great Photographer In Hanahan, SC

Being a great photographer means more than owning fancy equipment. While having expensive gear can be quite helpful, the real test of a professional, for me, has a lot more to do with being able to draw upon my deep understanding of the craft of photography so that I can focus more on connecting with and beautifully capturing my subjects without getting bogged down in figuring out the technical side of things. It's taken me many years to get where I am and I'm always striving to improve in order to continue to deliver the best pictures and most enjoyable experience possible for my clients.

Clients choose Adam Chandler Photography because my experience shows and they trust me to always give them the results and experience that they're looking for. Here are just a few qualities that my clients appreciate:

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Imagination

I wholeheartedly consider photography to be an artform - one that requires lots of curiosity and imagination along with a good bit of technique. A great photographer knows how to get beautiful results no matter what the conditions or circumstances are and this only comes with experience and preparation.

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Passion

This quality might seem obvious but I can't tell you how many times I've seen photography that may be technically good but is missing something. My passion for photography largely comes from my passion for connecting with people in a way that helps them feel comfortable letting their guard down so they can enjoy the process. And this almost always leads to exceptional, authentic images.

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Patience

Patience can also be essential for great photos. As in life, there are many things that we just can't control. Sometimes the best photos come from patiently going with the flow and not trying to force something to happen. I find that when I'm patient yet prepared - ready to capture the right moment or expression when the time is right - that's often the best approach. As a professional with many years of experience, I understand the importance of having the patience to deal with whatever comes my way as well as the flexibility and preparedness to make the most out of any situation.

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People Skills

If ever there was a business where people skills were important I think portrait photography is definitely one of them. Knowing how uncomfortable many people can be when getting their pictures taken, I put every effort into helping ensure the best possible experience for my clients and communication is such a big part of that. I love interacting with my clients to build trust and rapport as well as a deep understanding of your expectations including any concerns you may have. As I've said, for me my job is not just about delivering beautiful images but also a wonderful client experience. That's why I focus so much on each and every interaction with my clients. Yes, people skills are a must in this business. Luckily for me, it's one of my favorite parts of the job!

Eye for Detail

As a professional photographer in Hanahan, SC I am meticulous when it comes to details. Through my many years of photographing many different types of subjects under many different circumstances I've come to learn just how important details are. Whether it's finding or creating the best quality of light for my clients, eliciting a great expression or
adjusting the background or, perhaps, a piece of clothing, all of these things impact the overall look and feel of a photo. Whether I'm photographing a family, a business professional or a couple in love I always look for all the ways I can create the best image possible.

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"As I hope you can tell by looking at my work, I really love my job. And most of all I love the people I get to meet and work with. I'd be honored and delighted to be chosen for your photography needs."

Adam Chandler

Ready to Get Started?

One of my favorite things to do is to talk to clients about what they're looking for and how I can serve them. If you are in need of professional photography, let's talk today about what you have in mind. Whether you're looking for family or couples' photography in Hanahan or want great new headshots for you or your team, I'm here to help every step of the way!  

Latest News in Hanahan, SC

Hammond, Cardinal Newman to meet for soccer title. Gray’s Stukes tosses no-hitter

Another night of playoff action in Midlands included a no-hitter and rivals Hammond, Cardinal Newman earning a spot in state soccer championship.Gray Collegiate pitcher Brent Stukes struck out 12 and didn’t allow a hit in the 3-0 win over Abbeville on Thursday in the first round of the Class 2A Upper State playoffs. He hit the first batter and that was only base runner.Stukes also drove in two runs for the War Eagles, who will travel to Chesterfield on Saturday.? In SCISA 3A boys soccer, defending state Cardinal Ne...

Another night of playoff action in Midlands included a no-hitter and rivals Hammond, Cardinal Newman earning a spot in state soccer championship.

Gray Collegiate pitcher Brent Stukes struck out 12 and didn’t allow a hit in the 3-0 win over Abbeville on Thursday in the first round of the Class 2A Upper State playoffs. He hit the first batter and that was only base runner.

Stukes also drove in two runs for the War Eagles, who will travel to Chesterfield on Saturday.

? In SCISA 3A boys soccer, defending state Cardinal Newman and Hammond won their semifinal matches and will face off for a state championship on Saturday. The state championship is 6:30 p.m. at Cardinal Newman. The teams split their two matches this season.

? Cardinal Newman defeated Porter-Gaud, 2-0, on two goals from Matthew Harrison. The Cards will be attempting to win their 12 state championship in school history.

? Hammond defeated Wilson Hall, 2-1, in overtime on a goal by Aspen Brooks in the third minute of the first 10-minute overtime period.

Other playoff highlights:

? Clemson signee Nathan Hall hit two homers as Lexington defeated Chapin, 8-2, in the opening round of the Class 5A Lower State. Lexington is at Berkeley on Saturday at 2 p.m. in a winner’s bracket while Chapin will host Summerville

? No. 1 Blythewood suffered its first loss of the season, falling at TL Hanna, 2-1. The Bengals host Boiling Springs in an elimination game Saturday.

? Brookland-Cayce won its Class 3A Lower State opener with a 6-1 win over Hanahan. The Bearcats will host Oceanside on Saturday in a winner’s bracket game.

? AC Flora and Airport had their games rained out and will be made up Friday.

Class 5A

TL Hanna 2, Blythewood 1

WP: Cothran LP: Wright. Hitters: B: Alex Nevils 1-3 HR, RBI

Lexington 8, Chapin 2

WP: Cole Long LP: Foster Apple Hitters: L: Nathan Hall 4-4 2 HR, 4 RBI; Cole Long 2-3 RBI; Caleb Warren 2-4 2 RBI

Class 4A

Eastside 10, Dreher 4

WP: Brody Fowler LP: Josh Elliott Hitters: E: Jack Davis 3-4 HR, 2 RBI; Brody Fowler 1-2 2 RBI. D: Josh Elliott 2-4 RBI

Class 3A

Brookland-Cayce 6, Hanahan 1

WP: Skylar King. Hitters: BJ Etheridge 1-3 RBI

Oceanside Collegiate 17, Gilbert 4 (5)

WP: Caleb Costa LP: Jake Torbett Hitters: OC: Andrew Palmer 2-3 HR, 6 RBI; Dylan Dampler 1-4 3 RBI; Reid Warden 1-3 3 RBI

Class 2A

Gray Collegiate 3, Abbeville 0

WP: Brent Stukes (No-hitter, 12 Ks). Hitters: GC: Brent Stukes 1-3 2 RBI; Kendruck Wright 1-3 RBI

SCISA 3A

Laurence Manning 5, Hammond 2

WP: Jackson Campbell LP: Jack Western SV: Jackson Clemmons. Hitters: H: Dylan Richardson 3-4 RBI; Jack McCall 1-3 RBI.

Becoming More of a Morning Person Helps Fabian Excel On and Off the Field

Jordan Fabian wasn't much of a morning person at the start of her college career, but after some struggles to excel on and off the field, she motivated herself to make changes. Now South Carolina softball's senior catcher is excelling in the classroom and on the diamond and recently received the Dodie Anderson Academic Enrichment Center MVP Award at the Gamecock Gala for her efforts."The biggest challenge was just doing it," sai...

Jordan Fabian wasn't much of a morning person at the start of her college career, but after some struggles to excel on and off the field, she motivated herself to make changes. Now South Carolina softball's senior catcher is excelling in the classroom and on the diamond and recently received the Dodie Anderson Academic Enrichment Center MVP Award at the Gamecock Gala for her efforts.

"The biggest challenge was just doing it," said Fabian who will graduate in May with a degree in exercise science and then attend graduate school. "I think a lot of things can be done when you just make the decision to do it. One day I decided that I would do better and feel better if I made the decision to change."

When she first arrived on campus, Fabian struggled to be at her best for morning workouts, which usually started around 6:30 a.m. Being alert in her morning classes was also a struggle.

"I was not morning person, honestly, not until last year," Fabian said with a laugh. "My teammates joke that I could sleep almost anywhere. They make fun of me how easily I fall asleep anywhere. My freshman and sophomore year, I would fall asleep on the airport floor when we were traveling. My sophomore year, we were playing at a tournament in Florida, and we had some time in between games, and I took nap on the bench in the dugout. I go to bed a lot earlier now. Even when I went to bed at a reasonable time, I didn't like the mornings."

Fabian would eventually take charge of her sleeping habits, and it paid off.

"I just decided that I needed to be more awake for weights. The weight sessions that we have for the team in the fall are something that I really value. I'm going into strength and conditioning (as a career), so being in the gym is something I value, and I felt like I wasn't getting as much out of it. I was going in there, and I was taking nap on the floor before we started! So, I didn't feel like I was getting as much out of it as I should because I was half asleep. I saw a correlation with the effort and energy I put into the weight room, and it showed on the field, power-wise and speed-wise. That was a big step for my career."

"At the beginning, it did seem like graduation was a long way away, but now we have just a couple of weeks until it's all done."

After struggling offensively her first two years on the diamond, Fabian broke through last year and was tied for the team lead in home runs and was fourth in runs batted in. This season, Fabian took it up another level and hitting in the leadoff spot in the lineup, her batting average has hovered around .300 and she is second on the team in home runs and RBI, while leading the Gamecocks in runs scored, walks, and stolen bases. The success also carried over into the classroom.

"I just really wanted to get more value out of what I was doing in the mornings," Fabian said. "I was enjoying the classes I was in because I was learning about the body and how it functions. I realized how crucial sleep was, so I worked on my sleep schedule a little bit. As athletes, we don't sleep that much, but I wanted to get more out of what I was doing. No matter what the grades were, I was learning!

"They were definitely very tough classes. The first six semesters, I was taking two science classes per semester. The lectures for both of those and the labs every semester were very challenging. I did feel like that some people understood it a little easier than I did. It just clicked for them. It was frustrating too because I felt like I was understanding the material, but the exam grades weren't showing me that. That was frustrating."

During her transition the Hanahan, S.C., native was happy to see the hard work pay off but keeping herself motivated every day was still a challenge.

"Classes were a little harder to motivate myself to stay awake for," Fabian said. "Along the same lines, I wasn't getting as much out of them as I could have been. I've had a bunch of professors say that some of the most important stuff is said in the first ten minutes and the last ten minutes of class. I was definitely missing out on a lot of those first ten minutes when I was still walking in half asleep.

"Classes were definitely harder than high school. It was a lot of science classes with chemistry and anatomy. I really have only done poorly in two classes here. I get As and Bs mostly, and I might have one or two Cs on my transcript, but there were two not-so-greats on my transcript. I did retake those classes and did do very well the second time. They were challenging courses."

Fabian intends to come back and play next year with the extra season of eligibility granted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. She is appreciative of the tutors and academic advisors at "the Dodie" who helped keep her on the right path. Once she became more disciplined with her sleep schedule, she found herself more prepared to achieve her goals.

"At the beginning, it did seem like graduation was a long way away, but now we have just a couple of weeks until it's all done," Fabian said. "I didn't think I wouldn't graduate, but I definitely wasn't sure after my freshman year if I would be staying in exercise science just because of the science load. Now I just feel relieved and super-happy. It's rewarding."

Pop Singer/Songwriter NEDY Announces 2022 'You Matter Tour'

Rising Inspirational Pop singer/songwriter NEDY is excited to announce she will be headlining the 2022 'You Matter Tour' with multiple dates spread across the U.S.!NEDY will be bringing her lively spirit to a stage near you, performing her latest single "Made To Be" along with other uplifting music that will have crowds on their feet. NEDY hopes to touch hearts and send messages of encouragement to each audience on the 'You Matter Tour.' With dates continuously being added, fans will not want to miss NEDY's energetic live pe...

Rising Inspirational Pop singer/songwriter NEDY is excited to announce she will be headlining the 2022 'You Matter Tour' with multiple dates spread across the U.S.!

NEDY will be bringing her lively spirit to a stage near you, performing her latest single "Made To Be" along with other uplifting music that will have crowds on their feet. NEDY hopes to touch hearts and send messages of encouragement to each audience on the 'You Matter Tour.' With dates continuously being added, fans will not want to miss NEDY's energetic live performances!

"My heart and mission is to reach the world with the message of hope and value," shares NEDY. "I want every single person that hears my music to know that they matter and that they were created on purpose, with a purpose."

NEDY is currently in the works of her own anti-bullying faith-centered tv show called, 'In With The Outcasts' on Christian Television Network set to air late this summer/fall. NEDY recently released the remix video to her latest single "Made To Be."

Through neon colors, dynamic visuals, backup dancers, and more, the video showcases NEDY's individuality and undeniable spirit. Prompting viewers to get on their feet and match her energy, NEDY's talent shines within the lyrics of the tune, which serves as a reminder to be comfortable in the skin God gave us. The "Made To Be" Remix Video was premiered by Talk of Alabama, digitally by The Hollywood Times, and the single is available to download and stream on all digital platforms.

Upcoming Tour Dates

MAY 14 - Hanahan Amphitheater / Charleston, S.C.MAY 21 - Ashtabula, OhioMAY 27 - Jesus Is Lord Ministries / Adrian, Mich.MAY 28 - Central Community Church / Transfer, Pa.JUN 04 - Lake Bailee Recreational Park / Hamilton, OhioJUN 11 - Farmer's Market / St. Helen, Mich.JUN 12 - Lake St. Helen Baptist Church / St. Helen, Mich.JUN 18 - Kings Settlement Family Camp / Alpena, Mich.JUN 24 - Community Bible Church / SunRiver, Ore.AUG 12 - Holland, Mich.AUG 26 - Visible Music College / Memphis, Tenn.SEP 17 - Level Up Arcade and Billiards / East Ridge, Tenn.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit here.

There have always been those whose hearts dance to the beat of a different drum, those who see the world in a different way, and those who find our differences far more beautiful than our similarities. NEDY is one of those people.

Armed with an enchanting spirit and a musical talent that is nothing short of stunning, NEDY is an inspirational pop artist poised to lead her loyal fandom into a brighter future. Her new single "Made to Be" now serves as the cornerstone to a new chapter in her career, in which her artistic soul never again tries to mold into someone else's expectations. THIS is the music that NEDY has waited a lifetime to create.

SC high school baseball playoffs have begun. A look at scores, updated schedule

The South Carolina High School League and SC Independent School baseball playoffs begin next week. The SCHSL state championship series will be May 21-28 and SCISA championships are May 16-19.Double Elimination Upper StateSaturdayFort Mill 4, TL Hanna 3Blythewood 2, Boiling Springs 0, Boiling Springs eliminatedMondayTL Hanna at Blythewood, 6:30 p.m.WednesdayTLH/Blythewood at Fort MillLower StateSaturdayBerkeley ...

The South Carolina High School League and SC Independent School baseball playoffs begin next week. The SCHSL state championship series will be May 21-28 and SCISA championships are May 16-19.

Double Elimination

Upper State

Saturday

Fort Mill 4, TL Hanna 3

Blythewood 2, Boiling Springs 0, Boiling Springs eliminated

Monday

TL Hanna at Blythewood, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday

TLH/Blythewood at Fort Mill

Lower State

Saturday

Berkeley 7, Lexington 2

Chapin 5, Summerville 4, Summerville eliminated

Monday

Chapin at Lexington, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday

Chapin/Lexington at Berkeley

Double Elimination

Upper State

Saturday

AC Flora 6, Eastside 5

Laurens 4, Dreher 0, Dreher eliminated

Monday

Laurens at Eastside

Wednesday

Laurens/Eastside at AC Flora

Lower State

Thursday

Hartsville 15, Beaufort 4

Airport 2, James Island 1 (Saturday)

Monday

Airport at Hartsville

James Island at Beaufort

Double Elimination

Upper State

Saturday

Chapman 9, Clinton 7

Powdersville 9, Seneca 3, Seneca eliminated

Monday

Powdersville at Clinton

Wednesday

Powdersville/Clinton at Chapman

Lower State

Saturday

Oceanside Collegiate 7, Brookland-Cayce 2

Hanahan 10, Gilbert 3, Gilbert eliminated

Monday

Hanahan at Brookland-Cayce

Wednesday

Hanahan/BC at Oceanside Collegiate

Double Elimination

Upper State

Saturday

Gray Collegiate 9, Chesterfield 7

St. Joseph’s 11, Abbeville 4, Abbeville eliminated

Monday

St. Joseph’s at Chesterfield

Wednesday

SJ/Chesterfield at Gray Collegiate

Lower State

Saturday

Andrew Jackson 6, Philip Simmons 3

Woodland 1, Buford 0, Buford eliminated

Monday

Woodland at Philip Simmons

Wednesday

Woodland/PS at Andrew Jackson

Double Elimination

Upper State

Saturday

Southside Christian 5, Lewisville 1

Whitmire 10, McBee 0, McBee eliminated

Monday

Whitmire at Lewisville

Wednesday

Whitmire/Lewisville at Southside Christian

Lower State

Thursday

East Clarendon 9, Green Sea Floyds 3

Johnsonville 6, Branchville 5

Monday

East Clarendon at Johnsonville

Green Sea Floyds at Branchville

Best of 3 Championship Series

Monday

Ben Lippen vs. Laurence Manning, 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday

Laurence Manning vs. Ben Lippen, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday

Ben Lippen vs. Laurence Manning at neutral site, if necessary

Best of 3 Championship Series

Monday

Williamsburg Academy vs. Pee Dee Academy

Tuesday

Williamsburg Academy vs. Pee Dee Academy

Thursday

Williamsburg Academy vs. Pee Dee Academy at neutral site, if necessary

Best of 3 Championship Series

Monday

Andrew Jackson Academy at Richard Winn, 6 p.m.

Tuesday

Richard Winn at Andrew Jackson

Thursday

Andrew Jackson Academy vs. Richard Winn at neutral site, if necessary

This story was originally published May 13, 2022 11:59 PM.

After 28 years and 4 state titles at Goose Creek, basketball coach Tim Baldwin moving on

After 28 years of coaching and teaching at Goose Creek High School, Tim Baldwin is moving on.Baldwin built the Goose Creek girls basketball program into a state powerhouse, winning nearly 450 games and four state championships. His teams played for six state titles and won 14 region championships, which included a string of 17 consecutive 20-win seasons.Baldwin opted to put in his retirement papers earlier this year, deciding that 28 years of teaching special education was enough. Like many before him in various schools around ...

After 28 years of coaching and teaching at Goose Creek High School, Tim Baldwin is moving on.

Baldwin built the Goose Creek girls basketball program into a state powerhouse, winning nearly 450 games and four state championships. His teams played for six state titles and won 14 region championships, which included a string of 17 consecutive 20-win seasons.

Baldwin opted to put in his retirement papers earlier this year, deciding that 28 years of teaching special education was enough. Like many before him in various schools around the area and state, Baldwin was hoping to be rehired on a limited basis as a teacher, which would afford him the opportunity to continue coaching. That did not happen as Goose Creek’s leadership opted to hire Jabari Deas as the new coach last week.

“It’s unfortunate and I am disappointed, but I am moving on,” said Baldwin, who also is a Goose Creek High graduate. “They wanted a change and I’m okay with that. I had a great run. I coached some great players and I was able to coach at a place where we had great support. I had great assistant coaches and together we built something. It came down to the school wanting a full-time teacher to be the head coach.”

While Baldwin harbors no bitterness, he admits he was “more than a little disappointed” with how things ultimately went down. Baldwin was not informed by anyone at the school of their decision to go in another direction. He found out late Friday afternoon from a friend who read about it on social media.

“I’m disappointed that no one told me Friday at school,” Baldwin said. “I never got a chance to bring my team in and tell them. I was there all day and no one said a word. That bothers me. Not being able to tell my team before it was announced doesn’t sit well with me. I thought maybe I had earned that opportunity.”

Baldwin said he has received several calls about coaching possibilities and has a plan in place to continue to coach the sport he loves.

“I will coach again, in some capacity, that’s for sure,” Baldwin said. “I still want to coach and I have a plan moving forward. I’m not looking back. My eyes are on the future.”

In addition to Goose Creek, several other area schools are in the midst of coaching changes in basketball. Wando boys coach Chris Warzynski announced on May 9 that he was stepping down to accept a position at Pendleton High School in the Upstate. Warzynski has been at Wando as an assistant and head coach for the last 15 seasons.

Berkeley and Burke also are looking for head coaches for boys basketball.

Baseball, softball playoffs

The Lower State baseball final four brackets have been set with first-round games on May 12. The brackets consist of four teams in each classification in a double-elimination format. In Class AAAAA, the final four teams in the Lower State are Lexington, Chapin, Summerville and Berkeley. The Class AAAA Lower State bracket includes James Island, Hartsville, Airport and Beaufort.

In Class AAA, Hanahan and Oceanside Collegiate are joined by Brookland-Cayce and Gilbert. Woodland and Philip Simmons are two of the final four in the Class AA bracket, along with Andrew Jackson and Buford.

In softball, district championships will be decided on May 11. Local teams involved in championship games include Cane Bay, Summerville, Wando and Berkeley in Class AAAAA, and Hanahan in Class AAA.

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