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Chants dig deep, rally past Highlanders in first round

Top-seeded and 17th-ranked Coastal Carolina took a two-run lead in the seventh inning, allowed three runs in the top of the eighth to tie the game and scored twice in the bottom of the eighth to claim a 7-5 win over eighth-seed Radford on Tuesday evening in the first round of the 2016 Big South Championship, presented at Hardee’s, at Lexington County Stadium. The Chanticleers (41-15) will face... 

Local 6-year-old girl claims two state titles in wrestling

Don’t let her cute appearance or pink wrestling shoes fool you. Six-year-old Anna Morales is 45 pounds of mean when she steps in the ring, and she has the belt to prove it. Wrestling as a member of the Grand Strand Hurricanes, a local club of young grapplers that train year-round, Morales captured South Carolina state championships in the 45-pound weight class in both Freestyle and Grecco... 

Happ helps Pelicans outlast Mudcats in 14-inning battle

Great pitching and three hits from Ian Happ helped the Myrtle Beach Pelicans outlast the Carolina Mudcats 3-2 in 14 innings Tuesday at Five County Stadium. With the score deadlocked at two since the seventh inning, Happ advanced to second on an infield single and error to begin the 14th inning. A groundball advanced him to third to draw the Mudcats (17-26) infield in with one out. Daniel Lockhart... 

Athlete of Week: Dupuis’ move pays off on course

North Myrtle Beach senior golfer Jake Dupuis has made some serious strides up the leaderboard for the Chiefs, but his best move may have come off the course two years ago. As an aspiring golfer living in his native Ontario, Canada, Dupuis made the difficult decision to leave home and move to the golf capital of the Grand Strand in hopes of improving his game and earning a college scholarship. Missions... 

St. James comes up short against B-HP in state finals

The bats that propelled the St. James High baseball team into the Class 3A state championship series fell silent in the finals again Monday night, ending the team’s impressive season in a 5-0 shutout to repeat state champion Belton-Honea Path. Following a 1-0 loss to the Bears at home Monday, the Sharks hit the road Monday in hopes of forcing a decisive game 3. But that’s about all... 

Gilmore, eight Chants top All-Big South baseball list

Coastal Carolina was well represented on the 2016 Big South Baseball All-Conference team and swept the league’s top three individual awards as Connor Owings was named Big South Player of the Year, Andrew Beckwith was named Big South Pitcher of the Year and Gary Gilmore was named Big South Coach of the Year. Tyler Chadwick was named Academic All-Big South for the third consecutive season in a... 

MB Freedom close regular season with loss to Lions

The Myrtle Beach Freedom closed out their inaugural season in the American Indoor Football League with a .500 record by losing their season finale to the Columbus Lions 52-15 on Monday night at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. The Freedom, who posted a 4-4 record in their first year, came into the contest on the heels of their biggest victory of the season – an 83-18 blowout win over the... 

Three Strand players earn all-state softball accolades

The Grand Strand is well represented on the SCHSL All-State Softball squad with three local players collecting statewide honors. St. James’ Kelsi Bachmann and North Myrtle Beach’s Myatt Hardwick made the Class 3A all-state list, while and Conway’s Neci Hemingway earned a spot on the Class 4A all-state team. Bachmann helped lead the Lady Sharks to the district finals, as did Hardwick... 

CCU’s Gilbert duo sweeps Big South weekly awards

Coastal Carolina senior outfielder Connor Owings (Gilbert, S.C.) has been named the Big South Conference Baseball Player of the Week, while Chanticleer senior right-hander Mike Morrison (Gilbert, S.C.) has been named The Crons Brand Pitcher of the Week for games played during the final week of the regular season, it was announced today by the Conference office. Owings posted a hitless outing in... 

Mutiny nets first win of year before long road voyage

The Myrtle Beach Mutiny captured their first win of the season Saturday night with a 3-1 victory over the visiting FC Carolina Discoveries at Ashley Booth Field. After suffering a tough 3-2 loss in their season opener and settling for a 2-2 tie in last week’s home debut against Tobacco Road FC, the Mutiny wasted little time in finally notching one in the win column. Myrtle Beach scored a... 
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