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Surf legends series: Meet Surf City’s Mark Allison

Mark Allison has achieved the near impossible in the surfing world. He owns a successful surf shop, surfs when he wants, gets the cool gear and clothes, travels the world, and everyone loves him. “I’ve always considered Mark to be the unelected president of the surf club in town. If there ever could be an unofficial guy, he would be the president,” said local surfboard shaper Gary Wilson. Wilson,... 

Chanticleers’ next best destiny? My thoughts

On the eve of the Big South Football Media gathering in Atlanta this week, an eye-catching headline, “Sun Belt Conference reaches out to Coastal Carolina,” appeared in The Daily Advertiser in Lafayette, Louisiana, and calls in to question the future of Chanticleer athletics and the very conference they help found thirty years ago. It was confirmed by Sun Belt Commissioner Karl Benson and CCU... 

Mammy’s Kitchen Athlete of the Week Voting

Voting for this contest ends at 11:59pm Saturday Visit Mammy’s Kitchen online at http://mammyskitchen.com (function () { var opst = document.createElement('script'); var os_host = document.location.protocol == "https:" ? "https:" : "http:"; opst.type = 'text/javascript'; opst.async = true; opst.src = os_host + '//' + 'www.opinionstage.com/polls/2284996/embed.js'; ... 

Swinney has confidence in Clemson’s chances for title

The Clemson Tigers are looking forward to what could become their best season in years. With the preseason ACC player of the year, quarterback Deshaun Watson, controlling the offense, the Tigers were picked today to win the ACC football championship by media members in attendance at the ACC Football Kickoff in Pinehurst, NC. “Hopefully we can meet the expectations that other people have,” said... 

Quigley seeks to improve on record-setting season

It says something that one of the best punters in Jets history has a whole lot to improve on to keep his job in 2015. So say the punter and his coach. New York Jets punter Ryan Quigley grew up in the Little River Area. The North Myrtle Beach High School alumni set records at Boston College, and eventually landed the starting job with the Jets as their punter. “I think the way the season went... 

My 2015 preseason SEC predicted order of finish

With the SEC’s preseason poll expected to be released anytime now, I thought I’d take a shot in providing my “vote” and picks that we talked about on “Straight Up With Sturg” this week. It’s not easy this year, especially in trying to sort out the SEC West because of the quality and depth going into the season. But as of today, here’s how I think the final standings turn out… SEC... 

Mammy’s Kitchen Athlete of the Week Voting

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Adaptive Surf Project puts two more in ocean waves

Summer plans dramatically changed today for two area adaptive surfers. The Adaptive Surf Project presented brand new surf boards to Murrells Inlet’s Courtney Faile, and Myrtle Beach’s Danielle Duncan, both wheelchair bound and recent members of the quickly growing adaptive surfing community. Faile began surfing about two years ago as part of the Wheel to Surf event in North Myrtle Beach. She... 

Local surf event receives Christopher Reeve grant

A locally based surfing organization received a grant this week from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation’s Quality of Life Grants Program. Coastal Carolina Adaptive Sports and Recreation received the $6540 grant to be used to enhance the Wheel to Surf event that has been held annually in North Myrtle Beach. The grant will allow the organization to build 5 new adaptive surfboards and 5 beach... 

Mutiny net first division title with shutout of RailHawks

The Myrtle Beach Mutiny wrapped up the NPSL South Atlantic Division title for the first time in franchise history on Saturday night with a 1-0 road victory over the Carolina Railhawks U-23s. Myrtle Beach’s Jon Ander Ibarrondo scored the game-winning goal at the 45-minute mark at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, NC. It was Ibarrondo’s fifth goal in four games. He was also named the Mitre... 
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