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Coast FA takes five titles as Coast Spring Classic host

The second week of the Coast Spring Classic youth soccer tournament saw host club Coast FA capture five division championships and two runners-up, and local club Beach United had three runners-up in a field of hundreds of teams from five states. Competing at fields at Market Common’s Grand Park in Myrtle Beach and the North Myrtle Beach Sports & Recreation Complex, Coast FA earned five... 

Siblings power Riptides to strong showing in Savannah

The locally-based Riptides Racing Team kicked off their summer competition schedule with their first meet in Savannah, GA.  More than a dozen members of Riptides travelled to Savannah April 22-23 for the IM-Extreme Challenge and posted almost 75 percent personal best times, 12 new SC Swimming State Championship qualifying times and 3 new team records. Andi Churchill posted best times in the 400... 

Grand Strand runners make strides at Boston Marathon

Several members of the Grand Strand Running Club made the trip from a beach town to Bean Town to compete in Monday’s 120th running of the Boston Marathon. Ryan Dion (3:14:23) was the fastest local finisher, followed across the finish line of the 26.2-mile course by Frank Pepp (3:17:03), Diego Sosa (3:33:50), George Redman (3:36:11), Scott Leroux (4:20:43) and Robyn Showstack (5:40:47). Ethiopians... 

BUFC, Coast FA teams win titles at Strand tournament

Three Coast FA boys teams took first place in their respective divisions as tournament hosts of the Coast Spring Classic over the weekend, and another Myrtle Beach-based team captured a girls division title in thrilling fashion. The Beach United PridePumas went to a shootout to capture the championship of the U-14 Girls First Division, avenging their lone loss of the tournament in penalty kicks... 

CAC swimmers strike gold in the cold at Early Bird meet

The Southern Marlins Racing Team (SMRT) of Charleston hosted the 2016 SMRT Early Bird Invitational this past weekend at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Outdoor Pool in Charleston despite the chilly and windy conditions. Six teams from across the Lowcountry brought a total of 380 swimmers to Charleston for the 2-day event.   This meet marked the start of the Long Course season as swimmers will now... 

Alston, Watkins lead local track pack at Beach Run

Carolina Forest High sophomore Kayla Watkins, who also competes for the Myrtle Beach Track Club, earned Elite Performance status for her first place long jump of 17 feet, 6.75 inches in the Coach O Beach Run Invitational over the weekend at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium. Watkins was one of only six Silver Elite Performances that met the MileSplit US National Second Team standard. She also placed second... 

MB Freedom captures first road win at Central Florida

The first-year Myrtle Beach Freedom indoor football team scored its first road victory in franchise history Saturday night with a 47-34 win over the Central Florida Jags. The Freedom found themselves trailing the Jags 18-16 at the end of the first quarter, but they scored 25 unanswered points to pull away from Central Florida the rest of the way. Myrtle Beach led 35-18 at halftime and built its... 

Pair of Sharks get their shot to play soccer for Battery

A pair of St. James High soccer standouts are getting their shot at the big time as defender/midfielder Cole Gulledge and forward Conor Sloan have made a professional soccer roster. Four teenage prospects from the SC Battery Academy have joined the Charleston Battery’s 2016 roster through a program that allows USL teams to sign amateur players from their affiliated academies without it costing... 

Freedom rallies past Steam to win indoor football debut

The Myrtle Beach Freedom kicked off their inaugural season in dramatic fashion Monday night at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, using a late touchdown pass to thrill the small but enthusiastic crowd with a 34-33 victory over the visiting Savannah Steam. Former Conway High and Newberry College star Jason Livingston hauled in a long bomb from former Penn State quarterback Daryll Clark with 4.5... 

Area players on full display for Freedom football debut

Grand Strand football fans get their first taste of professional indoor football tonight in more than a decade with the debut of the Myrtle Beach Freedom. But longtime high school and college fans will spot some familiar names on the field for the upstart American Indoor Football franchise. When the Freedom kicks off the season at 7 tonight against the Savannah Storm at the Myrtle Beach Convention... 
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