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Local student-athletes get in Special Olympics spirit

Josh Brown has a knack for throwing tennis balls. The North Myrtle Beach High School student and recently crowned prom king was one of around 300 athletes who participated Wednesday in the Special Olympics Spring Games, having competed now for roughly a decade. “I like finishing the events, the crowd cheering me on and getting a medal,” said the 18-year-old, who also competed in the 100 yard... 

Local girls hoops stars join forces to net Big Shots title

The Confidence Cougars out of Horry County captured the championship of the Girls Under-17 division at Big Shots South Carolina Tip Off in Columbia over the weekend. Featuring players from several local high schools, the Cougars defeated Lady Big Shots Elite 56-49 in the championships game to claim the statewide title. The Cougars were led by North Myrtle Beach standout and Tournament MVP Daveona... 

Coast FA players take part in training with Hackworth

Six current Coast FA players were selected to participate in a training session Wednesday night ran by current U.S. Under 17 National Team head coach John Hackworth. Twenty-six players ran through the two-hour session that concentrated on high-pressure tactics. “I want to personally thank Kevin Johnson and Carson Porter of the Wilmington Hammerheads for extending an invitation to our players... 

MB Track & Field Club lets kids discover their passion

At a time when cell phones and video games vie for kids’ time and attention, one local group is working to introduce children to the healthier and more rewarding alternative of track and field. Before the Alan Connie Shamrock Invitational took over Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium for a major college meet last weekend, the Myrtle Beach Track & Field Club held its annual Kids Day competition.... 

CAC’s Clinton, Habib get real Olympic experience

Two Coastal Aquatic Club members competed at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center, the same pool used for the 1996 Summer Olympics, in the ESSZ Age Group Sectional meet this weekend in Atlanta. Over 100 swim clubs sent their fastest 11-14 year-old swimmers to Atlanta from the member states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Mississippi. Locally,... 

Kids kick up heels, kick off Shamrock Invitational fun

The Alan Connie Shamrock Invitational got under way Thursday with approximately 60 kids from the Carolina coast testing their track and field skills at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium. It was all part of the Myrtle Beach Track & Field Club’s Kids’ Day meet, which gave children ages 6-12 the opportunity to try their hands – and feet – in track and field events. “It’s... 

CAC’s Steele, Costa prevail at Spring Senior Sectionals

The Coastal Aquatic Club (CAC) sent its fastest senior swimmers (ages 15 and up) to compete in the Speedo ESSZ Spring Senior Sectional Meet in Cary, NC this weekend. The Eastern Section of the South Zone (ESSZ) includes teams from North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Mississippi. Swimmers from 59 teams were entered in this meet. Taylor Steele... 

MB Track & Field Club lets kids compete in free event

Myrtle Beach Track & Field Club will be hosting Track & Field Day for Kids (Boys & Girls) Ages 6-12 years old on Thursday, March 15 at Doug Shaw Stadium, 5:30 – 6:15pm with Registration beginning at 5pm. The event is free. Co-Sponsored by Myrtle Beach Sports Tourism, Coastal Carolina University Men & Women’s Track & Field Team in conjunction with the CCU Shamrock... 

Seahawks take third place at FTA Tennis Tournament

The Myrtle Beach boys tennis team captured third place in the FTA Boys Tennis Tournament in Florence on Sunday by defeating AC Flora 4-2. Myrtle Beach’s #1 singles Josh Wallen lost 6-4, 6-4, #2 John Cahill won 6-2, 7-5, #3 Rivers Cahill won 7-5, 6-2, #4 Dever Smith lost 6-4, 6-4, and #5 WJ Vaught won 7-6, 6-3. Myrtle Beach’s #2 Doubles team of Ryan Burch and Bailey Morrow won their... 

More than 4,000 runners hit the streets of Myrtle Beach

Eddie Posey of Easley captured his first-ever victory in a 26.2-mile marathon on Saturday by running away with the 21st Annual Myrtle Beach Marathon. Easley’s time of 2:43:11 was a full 2 1/2 minutes ahead of the runner-up, Paul Newnham of Charlotte, NC, placed second overall in a time of 2:45.42. Jenn Helmer of Johns Island was the top finisher in the women’s division with a time of... 
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