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Athlete of the Week: Perez on track for a bright future

Nandi Perez is a two-time Junior Olympic champion, holds three Myrtle Beach Track & Field Club records, and has more medals than places to hang them. Oh, and she’s just getting started. “You wouldn’t believe how many medals I have,” said Perez, 12, who added the title of Mammy’s Kitchen Athlete of the Week to her growing list of accomplishments. “I have them... 

CAC sending 27 to states following Last-Chance Meet

The Coastal Aquatic Club (CAC) sent 27 swimmers to the Palmetto Aquatics (PALM) Columbia for the Last-Chance Meet over the weekend, the same number of athletes CAC will send to the upcoming Long-Course State Championships in two weeks. The PALM Summer Invite was the last chance for swimmers to qualify for the State meet and/or improve their seed times for the Championship. Approximately 550 swimmers... 

Nation’s No. 1 recruit turns heads at Big Shots tourney

Thon Maker, the nation’s No. 1 basketball prospect in the Class of 2016 backed up his lofty credentials by leading his team to the championship in the top division of the Big Shots tournament on the Grand Strand over the weekend. Team Loaded Virginia won the crown in the 17-year-old Slam Orange division. Other bracket champions include Greg Monroe Assists (Blue 17), Team Go Hard (U17 Orange),... 

Mutiny gives up late goals, misses shot at postseason

The Myrtle Beach Mutiny’s 2014 season came to a close Friday night with a 2-1 defeat to the visiting Upward Stars at Ashley Booth Field. Needing a victory to keep their slim NPSL playoff hopes alive, the Mutiny (3-5-2) looked up to the challenge for the first 70 minutes of play. Following a hard-fought and scoreless first half, the Mutiny got on the board early in the second with a long, arching... 

Strand becomes a hotbed for hoops in summertime

The Grand Strand already has one of the best high school holiday basketball tournaments in the nation. Now the Myrtle Beach area is attracting attention for its summertime hoops tourneys. Hundreds of teams, thousands of players and countless future college stars are on the Grand Strand for several youth basketball events, including the Big Shots hoops showcase and the USBA championships. The Big Shot... 

Local Legion teams swept from playoffs in first round

The American Legion Senior Baseball playoffs came to an early end this season on the Grand Strand after both local posts’ teams were swept in the opening round. Horry Post 111 suffered an 8-1 defeat to host Camden on Wednesday night to cap a 3-0 sweep, and Murrells Inlet Post 178 also got the boot in the best-of-five playoff series with a 14-4 defeat to visiting Hartsville on Thursday night. Murrells... 

Murrells Inlet, Conway face early exits from AL playoffs

The Murrells Inlet Post 178 find their backs against the wall following Tuesday night’s 2-1 loss to host Hartsville Post 53 in the American Legion Baseball first-round playoff series. Hartsville rallied to score the game-winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning, spoiling an otherwise stellar start by Trent Revis. He scattered six hits over 8 2/3 frames but couldn’t get the last out... 

MB Track & Field athletes prevail at Junior Olympics

The Myrtle Beach Track & Field Club saw 13 athletes earn medals in 10 different events at the Junior Olympics Regional in Rock Hill over the weekend. The local club won gold medals in two relays events – the Under 8 boys in the 4×100 team (Christian Ott, Collins McCallum, Jeremiah Favorite and Kymani Clary) with a time of 1:09.24, and the 11-12 Boys in the 4×800 team (Cooper Jennings,... 

Mutiny ties Hammerheads, faces key game with Stars

The Myrtle Beach Mutiny battled to a 1-1 draw with the visiting Wilmington Hammerheads on Monday night at Ashley Booth Field. The Hammerheads took early control of the match, scoring just nine minutes into the contest. But Myrtle Beach’s RJ Bass answered with a goal just before halftime for the equalizer. The second half saw both teams miss out on opportunities to take the lead but Mutiny goalkeeper... 

Murrells Inlet Tide suffers first-round playoff defeat

The Murrells Inlet Post 178 Tide opened the American League Seniors state baseball tournament on Monday night with a 9-2 defeat to Hartsville Post 53. The Tide (11-11) entered the postseason as a No. 2 seed and homefield advantage in the best-of-five playoff series but immediately turned control over to Hartsville. Game 2 is at Hartsville on Tuesday. Murrells Inlet was dominated by Hartsville pitcher... 
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