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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,... 

CAC’s Fachin, Bryan take medal stand at state meet

The Coastal Aquatic Club closed out the long-course season at the South Carolina State Swimming Championships over the weekend at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. CAC swimmers Andre Fachin and Mason Bryan earned spots on the medal stand as two of 21 club members to compete in the top event of the year. CAC swimmers set 68 personal best times, 26 top-10 finishes and 25 new club records... 

CCU coach’s break leaves big hole in goal for BUFC

One Coastal Carolina soccer coach’s success has left a gaping hole in goal for a local youth travel soccer club. Former CCU women’s assistant Chris Gnehm, who also served as the goalkeeper coach for the Myrtle Beach-based Beach United Football Club, was recently named head coach at Palm Beach (FL) Atlantic University. Gnehm was a standout goalie for Florida Atlantic in college. While the... 

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),... 
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