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Strand runners beat 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... 

Local soccer duo shines in FC Bayern Junior Showcase

Two local youth soccer players literally went from coast to coast over the weekend to compete in a major tournament, and they may get the opportunity to cross the Atlantic Ocean this summer for an even bigger opportunity. Mathi Ott and Cooper Jennings, who have been playing club soccer locally since the ages of 5,  made the cross country trip to Riverside, CA, to take part in the FC Bayern Junior... 

CAC’s up-and-comers get time to shine at Grand Prix

This past weekend, the Coastal Aquatic Club (CAC) sent 35 swimmers to Charleston for a one-day Grand Prix Meet hosted by the Southern Marlins Racing Team (SMRT). Each Grand Prix meet is a one-day meet for swimmers who do not currently have state-qualifying times for each specific event entered (such as the 50 yard breaststroke). These meets are often the first out-of-town meets a competitive swimmer... 

CAC swimmers bring home titles from Carolina Classic

Carolina Aquatics (CA) of Columbia hosted the 2016 Carolina Classic meet this past weekend on the campus of the University of South Carolina. Over 440 swimmers from 11 swim clubs from North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and Virginia participated, including 34 swimmers from the Coastal Aquatic Club (CAC).  Over the 3-day meet, 17 swimmers (half of CAC swimmers in the meet) combined... 

Beach United Mundial win Open Cup championship

The Beach United Football Club’s Mundial captured a state championship at the Dec. 3-4 Publix Open Cup in Columbia, going 3-1 over the weekend to take the U-19 Boys title. The BUFC Mundial won their matches by scores of 4-0, 1-0, 4-1 and lost their lone match 1-0. They earned the points-differential tiebreaker to finish atop the five-team pool. Two other BUFC squads were involved in State... 

Young, old show the way at RiverTown Reindeer Run 5K

Only a little over a minute separated the men’s and women’s winners of Saturday’s RiverTown Reindeer 5K in downtown Conway, but the age difference was 38 years. Conway resident and 53-year-old Dwayne Carter won the overall event with a time of 18:39, while 15-year-old Wilson Jenerette of North Myrtle Beach was first among the female runners with a time of 20 minutes flat. In a... 

Athlete of the Week: Tario earns East Coast surf title

The East Coast Adaptive Surfing Championship trophy was so heavy that when our Athlete of the Week hoisted it above her head in classic celebration style, she flipped her wheelchair backwards, landing in the sand, laughing. Veronica Tario, known as “Roni” to her friends, was crowned the very first East Coast champion, of the adaptive surfing division, at the Atlantic Surfing Federation’s... 

MB Mutiny elevates status by joining PDL expansion

The Myrtle Beach Mutiny become the third expansion club based in the Carolinas to join the Premier Development League ahead of the 2017 season. Founded in 2011 and owned by Coastal Futbol Alliance, the Mutiny join the league alongside Tobacco Road FC and Wilmington Hammerheads FC, who have both been announced as expansion franchises. “The PDL strives to add the highest performers both on and... 
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