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Coast FA squads mix it up with pros at Battery Cup

Six Coast FA teams participated in the Battery Cup this weekend in Charleston as part of the MLS Charleston Cup Challenge. Youth teams from across the Southeast competed in the youth tournament while MLS teams Seattle Sounders, Columbus Crew, Atlanta United and USL Charleston Battery completed their first weekend of play in the two-weekend event. Mario Benjamin’s Coast 06 Red ran through... 

Grand Strand Juniors shine at Valentine’s Beach Bash

The Grand Strand Juniors Volleyball Club captured championships in two divisions at the Valentine’s Beach Bash Volleyball Tournament, held over the weekend at the Myrtle Beach Sports Center. The Grand Strand Juniors 16 National won the 16 Open Gold Division, and Grand Strand Juniors 17 National won the 17 Open Gold. The two teams did not lose a set all weekend and were a perfect 6-0 for the... 

BUFC Strikers go unbeaten to capture Patriots Cup title

Beach United Football Club kicked off the spring soccer season in winning fashion over the weekend at the Patriots Cup in Sumter. The BUFC Strikers dominated the Boys Under-11 Division, winning all four of their matches by a combined score of 28-5 en route to the championship. The Strikers shut out both Saturday opponents by scores of 10-0 and 6-0, and then defeated the host Sumter Cobras 5-3 to... 

Golden Goal: Former locals chase soccer dreams in UK

Every Coast FA training session up until the fall of 2008 saw Deven and Tylor Golden among the first to arrive and the last to leave. The boys were 100 percent committed to the game and, unlike most American boys, showed no interest in other sports. That fall, parents Tony and Tania Golden packed their belongings and made a life-changing move to Ipswich, England, which opened the door for the Golden... 

Coast FA posts solid spring debut at Boys Rule tourney

Coast FA opened the spring club soccer season over the weekend with a successful showing at the Boys Rule Tournament in Savannah, GA. “We brought nine teams to the Savannah event and it proved to be a very productive weekend for our club. It was great to get matches in against quality competitive to prepare us for league play beginning next week,” said Coast director of coaching Ross... 

Riptides net wins, top times at BAC Battle of the Beach

The Riptides Racing Team sent 16 swimmers to Bolivia, NC, over the weekend for the BAC Battle at the Beach in search of new state or sectional cuts, personal best times, to try new events for the first time, or to come home with a gator or two for their heat wins. All Riptides swimmers achieved at least one of those goals. Mason Kinmartin posted two new state cuts (200 IM and 100 fly) and four... 

MB Mutiny reaches affiliate deal with Charleston Battery

The Myrtle Beach Mutiny U23 PDL team, owned locally by Coast FA, has agreed to an affiliate partnership with the USL Charleston Battery franchise.  The agreement is expected to enhance the path for Mutiny players to potentially reach the next level of professional soccer with the Battery. The USL was recently granted Division 2 status from U.S. Soccer beginning in the 2017 season, making it the... 

Strand runners race rain, clock at NMB Winter Run

More than 250 runners hit the rain-soaked streets of the North Strand on Sunday for the 34th Annual North Myrtle Beach Winter Run 5K and 15K. Ryan Farnan of Myrtle Beach won the overall 15K event in a time of 53 minutes, 20 seconds – more than a minute ahead of fellow 23-year-old Myrtle Beach resident Zachery Hensel (54:35). Seventeen-year-old York resident Ben Clark (55:48) was third. Fifteen-year-old... 

CAC swimmers soak up title atmosphere at Tiger Meet

The Clemson Aquatic Team (CAT) hosted their 2017 Tiger Invitational Meet this past weekend at Clemson University.  In fact, the pool is located adjacent to Memorial Stadium (i.e., “Death Valley”).  The Saturday sessions coincided with Clemson’s National Championship parade which led to the celebration in the stadium. The Coastal Aquatic Club (CAC) sent 35 swimmers to the meet to compete... 

Winter Bump attracts top teams, big bucks to Strand

Thousands of athletes and their families will visit the Grand Strand this weekend for the annual Winter Bump Volleyball Classic this weekend. More than 250 teams from across the South will compete at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center and the Myrtle Beach Sports Center from Saturday through Monday. This is the second year in a row that the field is full, bringing in approximately 7,000 players... 
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