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Pelicans rally to force extra innings but fall to Keys in 10th

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans battled back out of a 3-0 first inning hole, but couldn’t finish the deal late, falling in 10 innings, 5-4, to the Frederick Keys on Monday night. Tied at four in the 10th, the Keys put two men on base against Pelicans reliever Joe Van Meter.  Both Michael Flacco and Ty Kelly walked, bringing Kip Schutz to the plate with a chance to win it.  The Keys leftfielder then... 

Seahawks clinch region title as MB girls sew up second

The Myrtle Beach boys and girls soccer teams clinched first-round playoff games Monday night by sweeping visiting Georgetown. The Lady Seahawks sewed up second place in the region by virtue of their 8-0 win over the Lady Bulldogs, while Seahawks (17-2-1 overall, 8-0 region) clinched the Region VIII-AAA regular-season title by also shutting out the Bulldogs 6-0. The Lady Seahawks (8-5, 6-3) didn’t... 

Socastee’s season comes to a halt with loss at Berkeley

Socastee’s impressive baseball season came to an unceremonious end on Monday night with a 4-1 loss to Berkeley in the district semifinal. Socastee starting pitcher Chase Keevert helped his own cause with an RBI single in the third to break a scoreless tie and put the Braves out front 1-0. But the Stags got to him in the bottom of the frame, posting three runs in the inning and grabbing a lead... 

Soccer Roundup: St. James keeps up run through region

The St. James girls soccer team took one step closer to a clean sweep of region foes with Monday night’s 7-0 victory over Wilson. The Lady Sharks (15-4-1 overall, 80 Region VIII-AAA) already have the region title in hand, but look to set the tone for the postseason by running the table against region competition. Monday’s game was the latest dominating performance by St. James, which got... 

Coast FA 97 Black claims state soccer championship

The Coast Futbol Alliance 97 Black won the South Carolina Youth Soccer Association’s state championship over the weekend in impressive fashion. The Under-14 squad won the Classic division by defeating the Lakeland Toros Soccer Club from Greenwood 4-0 in the final match.  The 97 Black allowed only one goal during the entire the tournament. Playing in South Carolina’s Presidents Medal Soccer... 

Athlete of the Week: Lefty Lembcke lifts Lady Panthers

Carolina Forest senior Rachel Lembcke knows her high school softball career is almost over, but she’s doing her best to make sure the Lady Panthers keep playing as long as possible. The Mammy’s Kitchen Athlete of the Week pitched Carolina Forest to a pair of playoff victories last week, allowing only four hits over 17 shutout innings. The Lady Panthers (18-2) are one win away from the district... 

Five local soccer teams win Coast Spring Classic titles

When it comes to soccer, the Grand Strand traditionally has been lagging behind other areas of the state and region. But that trend may be changing in light of the 4th annual Coast Spring Classic, which was held all over the Strand last weekend. Nearly 200 teams from the Carolinas, Georgia and Pennsylvania traveled to Myrtle Beach for the tournament, and the home teams more than held their own. The... 

Q&A with local pro Zach Byrd hits course, marriage, money

Zach Byrd, 25, is soaring into a successful year as he builds his nest here on the Grand Strand.  It’s been said that good things come in 3’s so that may be the case with Byrd. This year has hatched new opportunities for him, including his recent Nationwide event in Santiago Chile and Monday After the Masters Pro-Am. Zach is a CCU graduate and local golf sensation. During my interview with Byrd... 

Pelicans come out on short end of 2-1 pitchers’ duel

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans fell in an absolute pitchers’ duel Sunday, 2-1, to the Potomac Nationals at Pfitzner Stadium. For the second night in a row the Pelicans jumped on the board first, scoring off Potomac’s Matt Swynenberg with two hits in the second.  Brett Nicholas led off with a double down the leftfield chalk.  He scored two batters later on a Cookie Castillo single to left for... 

Save miles, money, add rivalries, fans with all-Horry region

With South Carolina schools struggling financially, here’s one easy way to cut costs from the state’s sports budgets while adding excitement to the high school sports courts and fields. It’s time to add some common sense to the SCHSL’s realignment policy, which groups similarly sized schools together into regions. It seems more consideration is given to enrollment sizes than... 
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