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Seahawks debut at No. 2; Chiefs, Tigers get respect

Myrtle Beach made a good first impression on pollsters in the inaugural South Carolina media football rankings of the season. Initial skeptics who thought last year’s Seahawks were a two-man team instead installed Myrtle Beach as the No. 2 team in Class 4A following Saturday’s 35-19 victory over Class 5A power Byrnes. The Seahawks (1-0), who sent offensive leaders Brandon Sinclair and... 

Socastee spikes CAMB in volleyball season opener

The Socastee High volleyball team opened the 2016 season in impressive fashion, sweeping visiting SCISA power Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach 3-0. The Lady Braves won three close sets, including a 27-25 tiebreaker in the second. Socastee won by scores of 25-20 in the first set and 25-21 in the third to start the season off on a winning note. Christian Academy’s Julia Markley had a team-high... 

Coastal picked to continue soccer success in Sun Belt

Coastal Carolina University men’s soccer will embark on its inaugural Sun Belt Conference season as the favorites to win the league, it was announced Tuesday as the conference released the results of its preseason poll. In addition, junior forward Frantzdy Pierrot was voted Preseason Co-Offensive Player of the Year alongside Hartwick’s Jamie O’Grady. Moreover, Chanticleers Elis Bjornsson,... 

Pelicans shut out Mudcats behind Clifton’s 10-K gem

Trevor Clifton tied a career-high with ten strikeouts Tuesday as the Myrtle Beach Pelicans rolled by the Carolina Mudcats 7-0 at Five County Stadium. Clifton (7-7) went 6.2 innings of shutout ball, allowing only three hits and two walks en route to the victory. The right-hander’s ERA dropped to 2.87, best in the Carolina League by 0.83. His ten-strikeout performance was his second of the... 

Lady Saints claim 5-2 wins over Socastee, St. James

The Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach girls tennis team has been growing into a private-school power. But the Lady Saints are also making some noise against local public-school programs. The Lady Saints opened the season with identical 5-2 victories over Class 4A St. James and and Class 5A Socastee to move to 2-0 on the season. They defeated the Lady Braves at Prestwick Country Club on Monday. Against... 

Lady Chants picked to win Sun Belt in inaugural year

The Coastal Carolina volleyball team was voted preseason favorite of the Sun Belt East Division, it was announced Monday as the conference released the results of its preseason poll. Additionally, junior outside hitter Leah Hardeman was voted Preseason Co-Offensive Player of the Year alongside Arkansas State sophomore outside hitter Carlisa May. The Chanticleers received 10 of a possible 12 first-place... 

Rice plays hero twice to lift Pelicans to comeback win

Ian Rice smashed the game-tying home run in the ninth inning and then lined a walk-off single in the 10th to lead the Myrtle Beach Pelicans to a thrilling 7-6 win over the Lynchburg Hillcats Sunday in front of 4,750 at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. With Myrtle Beach (71-55, 35-21) trailing 6-4 heading into the bottom of the ninth, Yasiel Balaguert led off the inning by pulling a... 

Coastal posts shutout of Wofford in home opener

The Coastal Carolina women’s soccer team captured its first victory of the 2016 campaign as they shutout Wofford 4-0 on its home turf, Sunday afternoon. Four different Chanticleers accounted for the goals to secure its shutout win as they outshot Wofford 14-5. The Chanticleers settled in early on controlling most of the play. Sophomore Kayla Christian put Coastal on the board in the 21st... 

Saints post 17 state cuts at season-opening swim meet

The Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach swim team had 17 state qualifying times at season-opening Northwood Meet over the weekend, including a first-place finish in the girls freestyle relay. Emie Jackson, Hannah Surface, Brae Jackson, and Emma Claire Everett led the freestyle relay team to a state-qualifying victory, and the quartet also took fifth in the medley relay. The CAMB boys relay team of... 

Carolina Forest swimmers finish 1-2 in season debut

The Carolina Forest High boys and girls swim teams placed first and second, respectively, at the season-opening Florence Invitational on Saturday. The Carolina Forest boys racked up 86 points to beat runner-up St. James (56) and host West Florence (48) by comfortable margins in a six-team field. The Medley Relay team of Ethan Nechemia, David Zevgolis, Rafael Adi and Connor Campbell took first place.... 
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