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Red Storm rains on Chants’ parade in third straight loss

St. John’s scored three runs in the top of the 10th to hand Coastal Carolina 7-4 loss Monday afternoon at Springs Brooks Stadium, sending the defending national champions to their third straight loss in their season opening tournament. The Red Storm were 4-0 at the 18th annual Caravelle Resort’s Baseball at the Beach this weekend, while the Chanticleers fall to 1-3 to start the season. The... 

Johnson ravages Riviera, lands on top of the world

When Dustin Johnson left Coastal Carolina and his adopted hometown of Myrtle Beach a decade ago to embark on his pro career, he never dreamed of being the No. 1 golfer in the world. Mission accomplished anyway. Johnson cake-walked his way to a win in the Genesis Open at Riviera (CA) on Sunday, dominating the field for a 17-under 267. But his five-shot victory was far from the big prize of the day. The... 

Coast FA squads mix it up with pros at Battery Cup

Six Coast FA teams participated in the Battery Cup this weekend in Charleston as part of the MLS Charleston Cup Challenge. Youth teams from across the Southeast competed in the youth tournament while MLS teams Seattle Sounders, Columbus Crew, Atlanta United and USL Charleston Battery completed their first weekend of play in the two-weekend event. Mario Benjamin’s Coast 06 Red ran through... 

CCU sees record crowds but drops second straight

James Madison’s Adam Sisk hit a three-run home run in the fourth inning and another three-run shot in the fifth to lead the Dukes to an 11-3 victory over ninth-ranked Coastal Carolina Sunday afternoon at Spring Brooks Stadium. A crowd of 2,488 was on hand Sunday, the eighth-largest, on-campus crowd I school history, and put the opening-weekend crowd at 9,545, a CCU record for a regular-season... 

NMB, CF join for nine of 15 local Lower State qualifiers

North Myrtle Beach had five of the 10 local qualifiers in Saturday’s Class 4A Lower State wrestling tournament, and Carolina Forest scored four of five state qualifiers in the Class 5A Lower States. The top four finishers in each weight class advance to next week’s state tournament. North Myrtle Beach was led by the area’s only Lower State champion, 145-pounder Brennan Michael,... 

Christian Academy rolls into SCISA state quarterfinals

The Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach boys stormed into the SCISA Class 2A state quarterfinals Saturday night by destroying Thomas Sumter Academy 66-33. The Saints (18-11) built an insurmountable 35-8 lead at halftime and called off the dogs in the second half to cruise to the victory. Christian Academy was led by Justin Busby with 16 points and Michael Green with 13. Bryce Schenider and Sam Woods... 

Photo Gallery: Loss can’t spoil CCU title celebration

For the second consecutive day, Coastal Carolina baseball set an on-campus attendance record as 3,777 helped the 2016 team celebrate its national championship with a ceremony and ring presentation. However, the visiting Catamounts from Western Carolina spoiled the day with a 5-4 victory over the Chanticleers Saturday afternoon at Springs Brooks Stadium. The ceremony was led by emcee Kaylee Hartung... 

Coastal men, women swept by Troy in Sun Belt twinbill

Coastal Carolina made their first trip to Troy and ran into a hot-shooting Trojan team in an 87-78 loss. The Trojans, winners of three straight, were shooting 70 percent from the field until the final seven minutes building as much as a 24-point (81-57) lead with four minutes to go. From there the Chanticleers (13-14, 8-6 Sun Belt) made a late run to cut the lead to the final nine-point margin,... 

5A Girls: Conway, Socastee win to meet in third round

The Class 5A girls basketball playoffs will feature an unlikely matchup of local teams thanks to a pair of big wins on Friday night. Top-seeded Conway held off Dutch Fork 54-45 to advance to the third round, their deepest postseason trip in program history. The Lady Tigers will host fourth-seeded Region 6-5A rival Socastee, which upset No. 1 seed Spring Valley 50-47. The Lady Braves (13-12), who... 

Walk-off homer, no-hitter clinch Lady Chants’ sweep

The Coastal Carolina softball team swept an opening day mixed doubleheader at the Battle at the Beach tournament, notching two victories. First, the Chanticleers had an extra-inning, 3-2 win over UMKC before Taylor Rahach stunned Rider by pitching a no-hitter in an 11-0 victory. Coastal (5-2) will return to the field tomorrow to face UMKC at 3pm and UNC Greensboro at 5:30 pm. In game one, UMKC... 
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