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MB, Socastee girls battle to tie in Nash Memorial soccer

The Myrtle Beach and Socastee girls soccer teams are no longer in the same region, but Friday night’s preseason meeting in the Michael Nash Memorial Tournament proved that old rivalries die hard. Socastee rallied to score two goals in the final eight minutes to force a 2-all draw with the Lady Seahawks. Myrtle Beach freshman Tristan Gordon scored the opening goal and assisted on the second to... 

Lady Chants net Big South indoor track three-peat

The Coastal Carolina women’s track and field team once again dominated on the second day of the Big South Championships, capturing eight event titles en route to winning their third straight conference championship on Friday. The Chanticleers totaled 150.5 points on the day to turn a 22.5-point deficit into a 196.5-140 victory over Liberty and record the program’s second women’s indoor three-peat,... 

Young’s walk-off homer lifts Chants past WVU in 13th

Coastal Carolina (6-2) made two impressive plays in the 13th inning to claim a 4-3 victory versus West Virginia Friday evening as part of the Chanticleer Classic at Springs Brooks Stadium. In the top of the 13th, West Virginia (3-5) loaded the bases with one out. However, Shaun Woods flied out to left field and CCU junior Connor Owings, who started the game playing second base and had just moved to... 

Spring sports season open on Strand, `weather’ or not

The weather may not have gotten the memo, but the winter sports season transitions into the spring sports campaign this weekend. Just as local wrestlers are vying for a state title this weekend to close the book on winter sports, several spring sports are hitting the sports fields and courts. After a week filled with rain and cold temperatures, milder weather is expected to let the spring athletes... 

Chants blow chance at title, await fate for BSC tourney

Despite cutting as much as an 18-point deficit to five twice during the final four minutes of play, Coastal Carolina could not find enough baskets to overcome Presbyterian College as the Blue Hose held on for an 80-69 victory. The Chanticleers conclude the regular season with a 21-9 overall record and 12-6 mark in Big South play. Depending on Saturday’s results, Coastal can receive as high as the... 

CCU removes interim label from title of AD Hogue

After serving nearly one year as Coastal Carolina University’s interim director of athletics, Matt Hogue and the Chanticleers made it official Thursday by removing the temporary tag from his title. Hogue, who was previously the “Voice of the Chanticleers” for 17 years, was promoted to the interim position to replace outgoing AD Hunter Yurachek in March of 2014. Apparently CCU President David... 

Cardiac Sharks run out of time, magic at Darlington

The Cardiac Sharks finally ran out of last-second magic in Wednesday night’s Class 3A Lower State semifinal, or maybe they just ran out of time. For the second straight playoff game St. James erased a double-digit halftime deficit to force the game into a frantic few final seconds. But this time the Sharks (18-6) couldn’t complete the comeback and fell 81-77 to host Darlington. This rally... 

Shorthanded Saints’ drive stopped in 2A quarterfinal

For the first time in eight years, the Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach boys basketball team’s season did not end in a SCISA state championship game. The Saints (21-5) lost veteran point guard Bernard Jones to a knee sprain in the opening minutes of the first quarter and in turn lost their Class 2A quarterfinal matchup against Trinity-Byrnes 57-55 on Tuesday night. Without their primary ballhandler,... 

Athlete of Week: Bateson’s big weekend opens doors

Myrtle Beach Riptides swimmer Eddie Bateson turned a few heads at last week’s South Carolina Short Course Championships, but no one was more surprised than Bateson himself. Bateson swam to five team records and three qualifying times for the Senior Sectionals. But his biggest feat was posting three q-times in the Junior Nationals in the 100 freestyle (59.47), the 200 breaststroke (2:09.50) and... 

Manning RB Bennett brings CCU’s recruiting class to 22

Coastal Carolina head football coach Joe Moglia didn’t have to travel very far to find his next star running back prospect. Moglia announced the addition of running back Ra’Quan Bennett from nearby Manning High, bringing the 2015 recruiting class to a total of 22 players. Bennett is rated as a three-star recruit by 247Sports.com and listed as the 18th-best prospect in the state. Bennett pushes... 
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