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AOTW: Henley has Chiefs ready to salvage season

North Myrtle Beach’s Kayla Henley couldn’t wait to get back on the volleyball court for her senior season. Now she and her Lady Chiefs teammates are waiting and wondering when play will resume. Henley helped North Myrtle Beach to a pair of strong tournament showings and a 4-0 sweep of local rivals before Hurricane Florence put the season – and the Lady Chiefs’ momentum –... 

AOTW: Crawford lights fire under undefeated Panthers

As often happens in season openers, Carolina Forest was suffering through some first-game jitters in a scoreless first half against visiting Lower Richland. With the defense holding firm and the offense struggling to get untracked, someone had to make a play – and that someone was senior linebacker Bryce Crawford. The Mammy’s Kitchen Athlete of the Week recovered a blocked punt on special... 

Athlete of Season: Daly, Humes, Barbosa top list

The 2018 Mammy’s Kitchen Athlete of the Spring voting was as much about off-the-field accomplishments as athletic achievements. Winner Patrick Daly’s Carolina Forest boys lacrosse team struggled to a losing season, but that didn’t stop him from running away with the award with more than 11,000 votes. The senior captain made the all-state squad and was named a US Lacrosse Academic... 

Athlete of Week: Humes sets record-breaking pace

If things had played out a bit differently, St. James sophomore sprinter Ka’Mauri Humes might be scoring goals on the soccer pitch instead of shattering records on the track. It took a twist of fate for her to find her true calling. “I played rec league soccer, basketball, volleyball, even cheerleader,” said Humes, who was voted the Mammy’s Kitchen Athlete of the Week for... 

Athlete of Week: Downey part of sister act at NMB

If you only read the box scores, you might think there’s a standout four-sport female athlete named “Downey” at North Myrtle Beach High. In reality there are three, each of them excelling at their chosen sport. In addition to sophomore sister Katelin (volleyball) and twin sister Linsey (soccer), freshman Jenna Downey is a two-sport star in swimming and track and field. It was... 

Athlete of Week: Bodge saves best year for last

Myrtle Beach High senior Carly Grace Bodge hoped to have a successful senior season with the Lady Seahawks. One region title, an all-state selection and an invitation to play in the SCCAWS All-Star Game later, it’s safe to say “Mission Accomplished.” “We came into the season knowing we were better than how we did the past few years and we wanted to change that,” said... 

Athletes of the Week: Duo takes lacrosse to next level

Editor’s Note: Due to time conflicts with spring break, the two previous Athletes of the Week were not featured as scheduled. The two met on the field last week and freelancer Joel Beachum spoke to them for the following feature: As the popular song by DJ Khaled goes, “All we do is win, win, win no matter what.” While this is the favorite walk-up song of St. James lacrosse senior... 

Athlete of Week: CF’s Daly a true leader on, off field

Carolina Forest senior defender Patrick Daly is a bit of a pioneer for lacrosse on the Grand Strand, and he appears to have even more leadership in his future. Daly is among the first wave of local lacrosse players to pick up the sticks at an early age. Now he’s a Mammy Kitchen Athlete of the Week award winner for his leadership on the field, in school and community. Daly plans to continue... 

Athlete of Week: Barbosa reaching record heights

North Myrtle Beach senior Emily Barbosa is literally raising the bar in the pole vault event for the Lady Chiefs track and field team. Her rapid rise over the crossbar saw her shatter the school record with a vault of 9 feet, 6 inches and land the Mammy’s Kitchen Athlete of the Week honors. “That was a goal of mine but I really didn’t expect to break the record the day I did,”... 

Athlete of Season: Collins runs from winter to spring

Even before being voted the Mammy’s Kitchen Athlete of the Winter Season, Myrtle Beach two-sport standout Ivy Collins was already building her case for the spring award. Collins helped the Lady Seahawks basketball team advance to the Class 4A Lower State championship game at the end of February. Days later, she scored a pair of goals for the Lady Seahawks soccer team in a win over rival Socastee.... 
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