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Chants erupt to hang 100 on Piedmont International

Demario Beck had a career-high 20 points to lead Coastal Carolina to a 100-63 win over Piedmont International University. Beck also picked up his second double-double of the season grabbing another game-high 13 rebounds. There was plenty of offensive support in the 100-point game as Elijah Wilson finished with 16, Jaylen Shaw added 11 and Amidou Bamba and Joseph Williams-Powell added 10 each. CCU... 

Former Seahawk Thomas shooting to go out on top

Former Myrtle Beach High football standout Octavius “O.T.” Thomas closed out his senior season as a Seahawk with a state title, and now he’s looking to finish his college career in championship fashion. The senior linebacker at Shepherd (WV) University has helped the Rams post a perfect 13-0 record and a bid to the NCAA Division II National Championship Game against North Alabama... 

Athlete of the Fall Season: Jenerette goes distance

On the day that Wilson Jenerette was voted the Mammy’s Kitchen Athlete of the Fall Season, she was going about starting her resume for some winter sports honors. The North Myrtle Beach High cross country runner’s strong season that saw her lead the Lady Chiefs to a top-10 finish in the state was up to her old tricks Saturday by taking first place in the women’s division of the... 

Sharks use second-half run to breeze past Bulldogs

The St. James High boys basketball team scored a big road victory over former region rival Georgetown on Monday night, blowing out the Bulldogs 48-26. St. James led only 20-16 at halftime after both teams were ice cold from the field, but the Sharks heated up after the break and held the Bulldogs to only 10 second-half points to pull away. The Sharks were led by senior Trey Myers with 14 points... 

Beach United Mundial win Open Cup championship

The Beach United Football Club’s Mundial captured a state championship at the Dec. 3-4 Publix Open Cup in Columbia, going 3-1 over the weekend to take the U-19 Boys title. The BUFC Mundial won their matches by scores of 4-0, 1-0, 4-1 and lost their lone match 1-0. They earned the points-differential tiebreaker to finish atop the five-team pool. Two other BUFC squads were involved in State... 

Renfrow’s clutch grabs lift Tigers to ACC title repeat

Clemson won back-to-back ACC championship games by defeating Virginia Tech 42-35 on Saturday night in Orlando, thanks in part to key back-to-back plays by Socastee High product Hunter Renfrow. With No. 3 Clemson clinging to a 35-28 lead in the fourth quarter, Renfrow came through with two huge plays to spark the Tigers to victory. The sophomore wideout caught a diving 31-yard catch to keep the... 

Myrtle Beach scores sweep over Conway in basketball

This time the Myrtle Beach High boys basketball team didn’t let a fourth-quarter lead slip away, defeating host Conway 52-45 on Saturday night to earn its first victory of the season. After blowing fourth-quarter leads to Socastee and Carolina Forest in opening week, the Seahawks (1-2) finally finished the deal. Myrtle Beach carried a 43-32 lead entering the final frame and the Tigers closed... 

Coastal’s historic volleyball season halted by Tar Heels

The Coastal Carolina volleyball team ended its historic 2016 season Saturday night as the Chanticleers fell in four sets (25-23, 19-25, 17-25, 16-25) to #7 North Carolina in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at Carmichael Arena. Coastal closes the season with a 28-5 overall record, marking the program’s highest win total in a season. The Chants also won the program’s first NCAA Tournament... 

Young, old show the way at RiverTown Reindeer Run 5K

Only a little over a minute separated the men’s and women’s winners of Saturday’s RiverTown Reindeer 5K in downtown Conway, but the age difference was 38 years. Conway resident and 53-year-old Dwayne Carter won the overall event with a time of 18:39, while 15-year-old Wilson Jenerette of North Myrtle Beach was first among the female runners with a time of 20 minutes flat. In a... 

Chants’ second-half surge falls short to UNCA in OT

Jaylen Shaw led a second-half comeback with a team-high 21 points, but it was not enough as Coastal Carolina fell to UNC Asheville 79-77 in overtime. UNCA opened up a 21-point lead (56-35) with 14:02 left in the game.  It was after a timeout the Chanticleers went into a zone and held the Bulldogs to only one field goal over the last 10 minutes of the game. During that time, the Chanticleers (3-6)... 
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