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Athlete of Week: Johnson makes big move for Saints

Jaylen Johnson is accustomed to turning heads on the basketball court. That’s why it’s even more special for him to be named the Mammy’s Kitchen Athlete of the Week in football, a sport he hadn’t planned to play when he transferred back to Christian Academy from Carolina Forest for his senior year. “I wasn’t going to play football this year. I was going to focus... 

Athlete of Week: Spickler runs full circle for Chiefs

It’s only fitting that senior Breeauna Spickler is leading the North Myrtle Beach High girls cross country team to an undefeated season. After making a bit of a cross-country move of her own, Spickler’s course has come full circle for a dramatic finish to her high school career. Spickler, who was named the Mammy’s Kitchen Athlete of the Week for leading a strong North Myrtle Beach... 

Athlete of Week: Green means go for Seahawks

The Myrtle Beach High football team in the midst of an amazing midseason turnaround, and the Seahawks can thank about six guys named Jermani Green for helping the team turn the corner. There’s Jermani Green the running back, Jermani Green the quarterback, Jermani Green the wide receiver, Jermani Green the linebacker, Jermani Green the defensive back, and Jermani Green the kick returner. Oh... 

Athlete of Week: Stanfield makes nice football move

  St. James High sophomore running back Deondray Stanfield was only a first-grader when he chose basketball over football. The resurgent Sharks football program and its fans are happy he reconsidered. The two-sport standout has recently made an impressive transition from the hardwood to the gridiron, and Stanfield has had a big hand in helping turn the struggling St. James football program... 

Athlete of Week: Practice paying for NMB’s Bellamy

North Myrtle Beach High junior volleyball player Sydney Bellamy is a good example of hard work paying off. Turning to the sport as a novice just four years ago, Bellamy has worked her way up the ladder to become a solid contributor on the court for the Chiefs. “When I started volleyball in the seventh grade, I wasn’t very good. I tried out for JV and I wasn’t sure I was even going... 

Athlete of Week: Tomlin killing it on court for CF

Carolina Forest senior two-sport star Alexis Tomlin has never been one to worry about her individual statistics, but sometimes those numbers get so great it is unavoidable. Such was the case when Tomlin recorded her 1,000th career kill on the volleyball court last Thursday, and her second Mammy’s Kitchen Athlete of the Week award in two different sports within the last year. “When I... 

Athlete of Week: White takes aim at three-peat

If St. James High golfer Jordan White needed any extra motivation to go for a state championship three-peat, she got it one week before the start of her senior campaign. White shot a lights-out 69 at Seabrook Plamtation to win the South Carolina Junior Golf Association Tommy Hubert All-Star Championship, erasing a seven-stroke deficit on the final day to claim the prestigious tournament. “It... 

Athlete of Week: Knaffle has hot summer on links

Remember those pesky first day of school assignments “What I did on my summer break” essays? St. James High junior golfer and Mammy’s Kitchen Athlete of the Week Smith Knaffle could write a novel about her experiences over the past two months. “It really flew by,” Knaffle said via phone from Iowa, the latest stop on a summer golf tour that has taken her all over the... 

Athlete of the Week: Uzo finds second home in MB

Myrtle Beach Mutiny striker Toby Uzo came to the Grand Strand from his hometown of Houston in 2015 hoping to find a path to the next level of soccer. It turns out he also found a second home and a second family to help him pursue his dream. “I came here my last year of college because Coastal Carolina is a very good program,” said Uzo, who was voted the Mammy’s Kitchen Athlete... 

Athlete of Week: Clinton makes big splash in pool

Like many kids his age, Harrison Clinton has spent a lot of time in the pool this summer. But unlike many of those teenagers who have been enjoying their leisure time, Clinton has been putting in hard work, and it’s starting to pay off. The 14-year-old swimmer has been raking in the awards as a member of the Coastal Aquatic Club, including first-place finishes in six of eight events at last... 
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