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Abbott shuts out Rebellion to lead Scrapyard Dawgs

Monica Abbott turned in her fifth shutout of the NPF season Thursday, but needed a little help from her defense in the Scrapyard Dawgs 3-0 win over the Pennsylvania Rebellion at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. With the Dawgs up 3-0 in the bottom of the seventh, Abbott retired the first two batters and was one out away from an easy shutout before the Rebellion battled back. Whitney... 

Local surfers hit waves for 17th Guy Daniels Memorial

The 17th Annual Guy Daniels Memorial Surfoff will be held Saturday and Sunday in Surfside Beach, bringing surfers together for some friendly competition while supporting a worthy cause. This year’s Surfoff will continue to showcase some of the best surfing talent in the area, as well as promote the sport of surfing to young surfers while bringing the community together to support the Foundation. In... 

Panthers search for a cure to Super Bowl hangover

The Carolina Panthers opened training camp Thursday hoping to end one of the NFL’s oddest streaks – the Super Bowl hangover. Not since the 1993 Buffalo Bills as a team that lost the Super Bowl returned to the big game. Only the 1971 Dallas Cowboys and 1972 Miami Dolphins have lost the Super Bowl and returned to win it the next year. The 23-year hangover was yet again a topic of conversation... 

Local Olympian Campbell honored by City of MB

The guest of honor will be nearly 5,000 miles away for the August 5 celebration of “Amber Campbell Day” in Myrtle Beach, but she could receive something far more valuable than a ceremonial key to the city – like an Olympic medal. The Myrtle Beach City Council this week declared Friday, August 5, as Amber Campbell Day in honor of this area’s three-time Olympian, Amber Campbell. A CCU... 

Football, fall sports teams open practice for season

The thermometer may say it’s the dog days of summer, but the calendar says it’s time for the fall sports season. The SCHSL’s official start for fall sports practices is Friday as football teams will take the field in record-setting heat. Volleyball, swimming, cross country and girls tennis and golf are also set to hold tryouts and workouts in the coming weeks as Horry County Schools... 

Pelicans drop first-place showdown with Red Sox

Daniel Spingola notched three hits, but the Salem Red Sox blew open Thursday’s rain-shortened game late, winning the series opener 8-2 in eight innings over the Myrtle Beach Pelicans at LewisGale Field to take over first place in the Carolina League Southern Division. Myrtle Beach (54-50, 18-16) starter Trevor Clifton (5-7) rolled through the first five innings, yielding just one hit as the Birds... 

CAC coach Lemos goes to Rio to carry Olympic flame

Coastal Aquatic Club (CAC) assistant coach Tatiana Lemos de Lima, a two-time member of the Brazilian Olympic Swim Team, will be carrying the Olympic torch in Rio de Janeiro the day before opening ceremonies as a part of the torch progression through Brazil.  Each Olympics, the torch is carried by a select group of distinguished sports figures from the host country. Tatiana has been working to... 

Pelicans host pro fastpitch softball’s debut on Strand

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans are excited to bring National Pro Fastpitch softball to Myrtle Beach beginning this Thursday. The team will be hosting two games between the Pennsylvania Rebellion and the Texas-based Scrapyard Dawgs, both of which are scheduled for 7:05 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. NPF showcases the top softball talent in the United States over a four-month schedule, drafting and signing... 

Balaguert’s blasts power Pelicans past Mudcats

Yasiel Balaguert homered twice and Charcer Burks delivered a go-ahead two run triple to propel the Myrtle Beach Pelicans to a 10-7 win and series victory over the Carolina Mudcats Wednesday in front of 4,095 fans at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. The Pelicans (54-49, 18-15) scored five runs or more Wednesday for the 17th time in their last 21 games, the most in recorded franchise... 

Pair of Strand products on the rise in Mountain State

A pair of Grand Strand football products left the beach for the Mountain State of West Virginia, and their gridiron stock has seen a similar rise in elevation. Former Myrtle Beach High standout Octavius “OT” Thomas, a rising senior at Shepherd College in Shepherdstown, was named to the Scouting News’ Preseason Division II All-American team this week. Thomas started in 12 games... 
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