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Sosa takes fifth at Ironman, earns spot in World event

Myrtle Beach resident Diego Sosa qualified for the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Austria 2015 over the weekend by making a top-five finish in his division at the Ironman Augusta 70.3. Sosa, who competes and trains with the Grand Strand Running Club and Myrtle Beach Triathlon Club, completed the 70.3-mile course in 4 hours, 38 minutes, 10 seconds to place fifth in the Men’s 40-44 age group. The... 

PridePumas capture title at Charleston Select Shootout

The Beach United Football Club’s PridePumas captured the championship of the Girls Under 11/12 Maroon division at the Charleston Select Shootout on Sept. 27-28 in James Island. The PridePumas dominated the tournament from start to finish with wins of 6-2, 5-1 and 4-0 in pool play. They shut out SCUMP Athletica 5-0 in the championship match to sweep their way through the event. The BUFC Fury and... 

Nine Coast FA teams collect hardware at DSC Classic

Nine Coast FA teams returned to the Grand Strand with medals from the DSC Classic in Rock Hill over the weekend. Coast sent 15 boys teams to the event and collected four championship trophies and five finalist awards. “This is probably the best result that the club has ever posted with almost two-thirds of our teams bringing home hardware,” said Coast director of coaching Ross Morgan. “The... 

BUFC, Coast FA teams net 4 of 5 CASL tourney titles

The Grand Strand sent five local club teams to the CASL National Qualifier in Raleigh, NC, over Labor Day weekend and all five advanced to the finals of their respective divisions, with four bringing home championships. The Beach United Football Club and Coast FA Crush represented the Grand Strand well by dominating one of the toughest events on the East Coast. CASL is one of the largest club’s... 

Coast FA teams claim three titles in Chapel Hill opener

Eleven teams from Coast FA joined 200 others from throughout the Southeast at the Eighth annual RBC Classic in Chapel Hill, NC over the weekend and posted impressive results. Three Coast teams won championships including two by first-year coaches . Coach Josh Long’s Coast 04 Girls Red team claimed top honors in the U10 girls division winning four straight matches that included a hard fought 3-1... 

Local youths hit pool, track, street in MB Kids Triathlon

More than 120 kids biked, swam and ran their way around the Pepper Geddings Recreation Center on Saturday as part of the Sixth Annual Myrtle Beach Kids Triathlon. Justin Roberts completed the course in 38 minutes, 25 seconds to win the 13-14 Boys division for the best time of the day among all boys. Julia DeSalvo, who won the 11-12 Girls division with a time of 45:14, turned in the top time among all... 

CAC’s Bryan, Dear go west to compete against the best

Mason Bryan, who swims locally with the Coastal Aquatic Club (CAC) and North Myrtle Beach High School, represented South Carolina as part of the 16-person team in the 15-18 year old category for the USA Swimming Zone meet, held last weekend in San Antonio, TX. Bryan had an impressive showing at the Southern Zone meet, finishing fourth place in the 400 Medley Relay, seventh in the 200 Medley Relay,... 

Athlete of the Week: Glover goes distance with MBT&F

Kelsey Glover didn’t know exactly what she was getting into when she joined the Myrtle Beach Track & Field Club this summer. The rising junior at St. James High was just looking to work on her distance running in the offseason. That mission was accomplished, carrying her all the way to the USATF Junior Olympics Nationals in Houston, Texas last week. “It was a great experience and there were... 

Richards advances to semis of the US Open of Surfing

Garden City Beach surfer Cam Richards advanced to semifinals of the jr. mens division of the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing today. The event, held in Huntington Beach, CA runs in conjunctions with the mens and womens WQS contest with the same name. Richards cruised easily through the first two rounds of the event defeating his competitors by an average of two points. The quarterfinals saw Richards dominating... 

Batesons lead MB Riptides in double-dip season finale

The Myrtle Beach Riptides competed in their final meets of the season over the weekend.  While one group of Riptides represented the team at the 2014 SC Swimming State Championships in Columbia, another group competed in the City of Myrtle Beach Summer Swim League Championships July 26, 2014 at the “Pepper” Geddings Recreation Center. In the SC Swimming State/Finale Championships for the Riptides,... 
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