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Coast FA teams battle foes in snow at St. Patrick’s Cup

Eleven Coast FA teams entered the St. Patrick’s Cup in Columbia over the weekend and faced quality competition as well as challenging weather conditions. Nice conditions on Saturday gave way overnight and snow covered pitches awaited the teams on Sunday morning. Championships were awarded to the 11U Coast 06g Red coached by Vinny De La Cueva after posting a perfect 4-0-0 record and the 10U... 

Local clubs combine for five Can-Am Cup championships

The Grand Strand YMCA Can-Am Cup youth soccer tournament featured more than 200 teams from all over the Southeast competing over the weekend, and the drama literally came down to the last kick for a pair of local clubs. With the rest of The Market Common’s Grand Park Complex empty and the sun setting on the Sunday finale, the Beach United PridePumas claimed the Under-14/15 Girls Red championship... 

CAC swimmers make big splash in Grand Prix finale

Over this short-course swim season, the Coastal Aquatic Club (CAC) has participated in five Grand Prix meets in Myrtle Beach, Charleston, and Mount Pleasant. This past weekend, the Championship Meet of the Grand Prix series was held at the outdoor pool of the I’On Club in Mount Pleasant. To be eligible to compete, a swimmer must not have a state qualifying time for a particular event (such as... 

Meraz, Miller break tape at 20th Annual MB Marathon

Pedro Meraz of Wesley Chapel (FL) won the 20th Annual Myrtle Beach Marathon on Saturday, competing the 26.2-mile course in a time of 2:45:30. The 38-year old edged Dustin Sneed of Chapel Hill (NC) by nearly 2 minutes. Erin Miller of Columbia captured the women’s marathon title with a time of 2:58:31. The top-finishing local was David Chrisofili of Myrtle Beach with a time of 3:07:54. In the... 

Morgan leads strong CAC showing at statewide meet

Coastal Aquatic Club made a strong showing at the Short Course State Championships over the weekend in Greenville, setting a club record with 32 swimmers qualifying for the event. South Carolina Swimming hosted the four-day competition as four CAC swimmers earned 16 TOP 10 finishes, led by Ian Morgan’s 8 TOP TENs and 3 TOP THREE finishes.  In fact, he made TOP TEN in every event he entered. ... 

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... 
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