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MB Riptides dive into 2015 with strong start to season

The Myrtle Beach Riptides swim team has already made a huge splash in 2015 with success at two meets in January. At the final one-day meet of the 12/Under Grand Prix Series, the Riptides sent 11 swimmers to Mount Pleasant. The swimmers were able to garner 17 personal best times and qualified two new swimmers to the 2015 State Championships. Anaya Brown swam to four personal best times and her first-ever... 

Youth baseball: Schedule set for upcoming clinic, tryouts

The Coastal Carolina baseball program is proud to announce more than 200 participants have signed up for this year’s annual free baseball clinics, held Jan. 19  from 10 am-1 pm. However, due to unforeseen circumstances, the one-day clinic will only be at two locations (St. James High School and Myrtle Beach High School) this year. Those that signed up for the clinic at Carolina Forest High School... 

Fifth Annual Winter Bump grows beyond the Strand

More than 280 juniors volleyball teams and 6,000 athletes and spectators will converge on the Palmetto State this weekend for the Fifth Annual Winter Bump Volleyball Classic. The tournament began in Myrtle Beach but has grown to include both Charleston and Spartanburg as host sites. Teams from throughout the Southeast and as far away as Michigan are participating. The tournament is expected to generate... 

Jones, Hicks win at Run til the Cows Come Home 5K

Amelia Jones of Pawleys Island successfully defended her home turf on Saturday by winning the overall female division of the 10th Run til the Cows Come Home 5K. The 16-year-old completed the Pawleys Island course in 21:12, more than a minute faster than her closest challenger. Carolann Saracco (22:49) of Myrtle Beach finished second and Judy Phelps (22:55) of Malta, NY, placed third. In the men’s... 

CAC swimmers make big splash at Carolina Classic

Carolina Aquatics (CA) of Columbia hosted the 2014 Carolina Classic swim meet this past weekend (Dec 12-14, 2014) on the campus of the University of South Carolina. Over 585 swimmers from North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia participated.  Locally, 40 swimmers from the Coastal Aquatic Club (CAC) competed in the meet. During this short-course meet, races for swimmers ages 10 and under followed... 

MB Riptides close out 2014 with pair of strong meets

The Myrtle Beach Riptides swim team wrapped up their December meets over the weekend with events in Charleston and Columbia. The final meet of the calendar for Riptides was the 2014 Carolina Classic at the University of SC.  Nineteen members of Riptides made the trip for the 3-day, prelims/Finals-formatted meet.  Riptides’ swimmers posted their best meet of the season, achieving 120 personal best... 

Kinsey leads local pack at RiverTown Reindeer 5K

Jonathan Kinsey of Mullins won the Sixth Annual RiverTown Reindeer 5K, which saw more than 300 runners hit the streets of Conway on Saturday. Kinsey broke the tape in 17:10, beating a pair of Myrtle Beach runners – John Hynes (17:42) and Diego Sosa (18:16) – and Conway’s own Dwayne Carter (18:16). Fifteen-year-old Nicholas Lefever (18:57) of Myrtle Beach placed fifth overall and won... 

NMB, MB Riptides’ Teasley to swim for Lenior-Rhyne

North Myrtle Beach High and Myrtle Beach Riptides swimmer Chase Teasley, who also competes for the Myrtle Beach Riptides, has signed  National Letter of Intent to attend Lenoir-Rhyne University in the fall. Teasley, who served as the senior captain for the Chiefs this past season, helped lead North Myrtle Beach to a second–lace finisher in the region as he captured first team all-region honors. In... 

Local runners outpace field of 1,250 at MB Turkey Trot

Frank Pepp of Myrtle Beach and Robert Carroca Myrtle Beach took first place in their respective divisions in Thursday’s Myrtle Beach Area Turkey Trot 5K/10K at the Surfside Beach Pier. Pepp completed the 5K course in a time of 17:51 to win the 5K, and Carroca clocked the 10K course in 36:26 to make it a hometown sweep in a race that features more than 1,250 runners. Winning her second local 5K... 

Smith, Pieterse lead MBTC at Junior Olympic XC meet

Kenia Smith of Conway High and Michael Pieterse of Carolina Forest won their respective divisions at the the 2014 USA Track and Field Region 16 Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships over the weekend. Held at Whispering Pines Golf Course in Myrtle beach on Saturday, the meet saw Smith win the 13-14 Girls Division title and Pieterse breaking the tape in the 15-16 Boys Division. Smith also led the... 
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