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Athlete of Week: Borriello boosts lacrosse on Strand

Nick Borriello’s passion for lacrosse began well before the Grand Strand got into the game. Nine years later, both have come a long way in the sport, and the Socastee senior has had a hand in helping to grow lacrosse’s popularity to the area. “I grew up in Long Island (NY) and lacrosse was huge there,” recalled Borriello, who was named the Mammy’s Kitchen Athlete of the... 

Record rounds place Chants atop Big South leaderboard

The Coastal Carolina men’s golf team shot a 7-under par 281 in the first-round – which began Sunday and completed Monday morning – for a two-stroke lead  then shot a 4-under par 284 Monday afternoon to expand its advantage to four strokes and lead the 2015 Big South Championship with a 36-hole score of 11-under par 565. The event is being played at the par 72, 7,120- yard The Patriot... 

Socastee, Carolina Forest girls make all-state in LAX

On the heels of successful seasons and first-ever playoff appearances, the Carolina Forest and Socastee girls lacrosse teams were well represented on the SCHSL All-State lacrosse teams. After leading the Lady Braves to a 13-3 record and a second-round playoff run, Socastee’s Hayley Fergus and Jackie Turner earned first team All-State honors Teammate Rachael Harter was awarded first team Lower... 

MB’s Pepp, Diego lead local pack at Boston Marathon

Frank Pepp of Myrtle Beach led a strong local contingent to the finish line in Monday’s Boston Marathon. Pepp completed the famed 26.2-mile course through downtown Boston in 2:48:35, placing him 781st overall amid the field of more than 30,000. Diego Sosa of Myrtle Beach turned in a time of 3:04:45 to finish in 3,533rd place overall. Other Myrtle Beach finishers include James Carter (3:22:22),... 

Braves, Panthers land three on all-state lacrosse squads

The Grand Strand emergence in the sport of lacrosse was reflected in Sunday’s annoucement of the All-State and Lower State high school teams. Socastee and Carolina Forest each had three players earn All-Lower State honors and one of those make All-State following successful seasons. Socastee’s Nick Borriello and Carolina Forest’s Zach Earnest made first team All State and second team... 

Furyk goes from fun in NMB to triumph in Hilton Head

Jim Furyk started the busy week with a relaxing loss in the Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am at Barefoot Resort and finished it with a playoff victory in the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town. Furyk, who won the Hootie and the Blowfish charity event in 2014 but lost the PGA Tour event in Hilton Head, reversed the trend this year with Sunday’s impressive day of golf. Furyk made a birdie on... 

Highlanders down Chants, take over first place in BSC

Radford capitalized on five walks and an error in the decisive third inning to claim a 7-1 victory versus #18 Coastal Carolina Sunday at Springs Brooks Stadium. With the win, the Highlanders (25-13 and 12-3 in the league) win the series, two games to one, and take a one-game lead in the Big South standings over the Chanticleers (27-12, 11-4). Hunter Higgerson led the Radford offense, getting three... 

Cubs promote first Pelican; Rakkar to replace Peralta

The Chicago Cubs have promoted the first Pelicans player to Double-A. Myrtle Beach Pelicans right-handed pitcher Starling Peralta has been promoted to Double-A Tennessee. In a corresponding move, Class-A South Bend righty Jasvir Rakkar (pronounced JAZZ-veer rah-CAR) has been received by the Pelicans. Peralta, 24, made three appearances for Myrtle Beach, most recently on Saturday in game one of a doubleheader... 

Chants hold unofficial lead after storm halts first round

The first round of the 2015 Big South Championship was suspended Sunday because of thunderstorms and will resume Monday at 10 a.m. at the Patriot Golf Club at Grand Harbor in Ninety Six, SC. Coastal Carolina is currently leading, posting a 6-under par team score after playing 8-10 holes. The Chanticleers are leading Radford by two strokes prior to the suspension. The start of the round was delayed... 

Chants topple Highlanders, rubber match for first place

After allowing two singles to start the top of the ninth inning, Coastal Carolina freshman Bobby Holmes struck out the next three batters to earn his third save of the season and give the 18th-ranked Chanticleers a 3-2 win versus Radford Saturday night at Springs Brooks Stadium. With the win, Coastal Carolina (27-11) and Radford (24-13) are tied for the Big South lead once again as each have won a... 
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