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Strand runners dominate NMB Winter Run 15K/5K

More than 200 runners pounded the pavement through the streets in Saturday’s North Myrtle Beach Winter Run 15K/5K, with local participants dominating the medal stand. In the 15K, Myrtle Beach’s Rob Carroca claimed the men’s and overall titles in a time of 54:32, followed by Gage Hicks (57:24) of Myrtle Beach and Chris Sheftic (58:50) of Surfside Beach. Myrtle Beach’s Danielle... 

CAC swimmers clean up on medals at Tiger Invitational

The Coastal Aquatic Club (CAC) sent 37 swimmers to compete in the Tiger Invitational, hosted by the Clemson Aquatic Team (CAT), over the weekend at Clemson University with approximately 400 swimmers from 12 swim clubs from South Carolina and Georgia. CAC’s Harrison Clinton, Ian Morgan and Yuri Costa led the way with multiple first-place finishes along with individual wins by Ryan Boudreau,... 

MB Winter Bump tourney expects record crowd, field

The annual Myrtle Beach Winter Bump Volleyball Classic, hosted by Grand Strand Juniors Volleyball Club, will hold its largest event in the tourmament’s history over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. This year’s Winter Bump will bring in 350 teams with more than 3,000 athletes and 8,000 spectators expected to take in the action at the Myrtle Beach Sports Center, Convention... 

Riptides make successful plunge at Polar Bear meet

Riptides Racing’s swimmers braved the cold weather and icy roads to compete in the Polar Bear Invitational in Greensboro, NC over the weekend. Eleven swimmers made up the squad, swimming to numerous best times and one new State Qualifying Time. Kai Wilmot lead off with 8 best times, 8 top ten finishes, one of those a second for his first time swim, the 200 back. Kai added a new state cut... 

Beach Ball finals set: Montverde to face LuHi

Montverde Acadmy (FL) earned the final spot in the Championship game of the 2017 Beach Ball Classic with a 76-66 victory over DeMatha (MD) at the Myrtle Beach (SC) Convention Center. RJ Barrett led Montverde (17-0) with 24 points while Makhi Mitchell added 15 points and 10 rebounds. Justin Moore paced DeMatha (9-1) with 24 points.  Earl Timberlake and Jahmir Young added 12 points each. Montverde... 

Beach Ball Classic tips off with national rankings

The 37th annual Beach Ball Classic kicks off today inside the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.  The 16 team field features some of the best high school teams and players in the country. This year’s field is a list of teams that are familiar to regular attendees. Nine of the 16 teams have made previous appearances, with reigning champion Imhotep returning to face a group that includes the No.1... 

Local surfer given dream surf trip to Nicaragua

Local surfer Bree Labiak recently had the trip of a lifetime, courtesy of the Mauli Ola Foundation. Labiak, a 14 year old competitive surfer from Conway spent 5 days at the Mukul Resort in Nicaragua as part of a dream surf vacation, along with professional wave rider Jamie O’Brien. Born on the shores of Hawaii, the Mauli Ola Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing hope and... 

CAC skirts snow, heats up Snowflake Invite podium

The Coastal Aquatic Club (CAC) dodged a snowy weekend in Rock Hill for the 2017 Rays Snowflake Invite, hosted by the Upper Palmetto YMCA Swim Club. The South Charlotte region was hit with freezing rain on Friday and light snow on Saturday, but the main snow line remained just north and west of the area. The meet brought together teams from South Carolina (Bluffton, Clemson, Mount Pleasant, Myrtle... 

Riptides dash through the Blizzard Blitz competition

Seven Riptide swimmers traveled to Cary, NC, over weekend to compete in the TAC TITANS TYR Blizzard Blitz. The Riptides came home with a grand total of 22 best times, 7 new State qualifying times, 1 Age Group Sectional cut, and 2 new team records. To compete in this meet swimmers must meet a specific qualifying time. For events of 200 yards or less a “BB” time is needed, and for events... 

Steele makes major splash at Winter Junior Nationals

Carolina Forest senior and Coastal Aquatic Club swimmer Taylor Steele made a major splash at the Winter Junior Nationals on Friday in Knoxville, TN. The 2017 South Carolina High School League state champion in the 100 breaststroke took her best event to the national stage, placing 17th overall with a personal-best time of 1:02.24. She cut nearly 1.5 seconds off her previous record in the event. Steele’s... 
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