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Coast, Beach United teams shine in NC tournaments

A total of 10 local youth soccer teams wrapped up their fall tournament schedules over the weekend in the state of North Carolina. Three Coast FA teams brought home hardware from the Adidas Clash over the weekend in Greensboro, N.C., which also saw the Coastal Carolina University men’s team capture the Big South Tournament championship 1-0 over Radford to advance to the NCAA Tournament. The Coast... 

NMB teen Jenerette, MB’s Tilford win Turtle Strut 5K

The 23rd Annual Pawleys Island Turtle Strut saw a serious youth movement on Saturday when 13-year-old Wilson Jenerette captured the overall female division. The North Myrtle Beach High track athlete (although she’s still in middle school) completed the 5K course in 21 minutes, 14 seconds – more than a minute ahead of runner-up Carolann Saracco of Myrtle Beach (22:37) and third-place Mary... 

CAC swimmers make major splash at Clemson Classic

The Coastal Aquatic Club took part in the 2014 Clemson Classic Meet at Clemson University over the weekend. Twenty-nine swimmers from the CAC participated in the meet, along with 11 teams from the Carolinas and Georgia. CAC swimmers recorded 11 first-place finishes, including Mason Bryan (100 Fly, 1,000 Free, 200 Fly, 200 Breast); Casey Mitchell (400 IM, 200 IM, 100 Fly); Brae Jackson (1,000 Free,... 

CAC hosts season-opening Coastal Classic Invitational

The Coastal Aquatic Club (CAC) hosted its Sixth Annual Coastal Classic Invitational Swim Meet over the weekend at the Pepper Geddings Recreation Center in Myrtle Beach. More than 300 swimmers from eight swim clubs from the Carolinas participated, including teams from Bluffton, Clemson, Columbia, Florence, Hilton Head, and Sanford (NC). CAC had 64 swimmers participating in the event, with 18 CAC swimmers... 

MB Riptides put big dent in record books, breast cancer

The Myrtle Beach Riptides hosted the 2nd Annual “IM” for Breast Cancer Awareness meet Oct. 17-19 at the North Myrtle Beach Aquatic and Fitness Center. The meet provides local and regional athletes an opportunity to compete in their first weekend meet of the season and also serves to assist the Susan G. Komen Foundation in its efforts to thwart breast cancer. For the Riptides, more than 40 swimmers... 

Local teams hold home turf at Great Carolina Shootout

More than 160 teams from throughout the Southeast descended on the Grand Strand to compete in the Great Carolina Shootout youth soccer tournament over the weekend, and hometown clubs held their own on the local pitches. The Beach United Football Club’s Strikers swept their way to the championship of the Under 8/9 Boys Blue Division, winning all four games by a combined score of 23-0. The Coast... 

Sosa takes fifth at Ironman, earns spot in World event

Myrtle Beach resident Diego Sosa qualified for the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Austria 2015 over the weekend by making a top-five finish in his division at the Ironman Augusta 70.3. Sosa, who competes and trains with the Grand Strand Running Club and Myrtle Beach Triathlon Club, completed the 70.3-mile course in 4 hours, 38 minutes, 10 seconds to place fifth in the Men’s 40-44 age group. The... 

PridePumas capture title at Charleston Select Shootout

The Beach United Football Club’s PridePumas captured the championship of the Girls Under 11/12 Maroon division at the Charleston Select Shootout on Sept. 27-28 in James Island. The PridePumas dominated the tournament from start to finish with wins of 6-2, 5-1 and 4-0 in pool play. They shut out SCUMP Athletica 5-0 in the championship match to sweep their way through the event. The BUFC Fury and... 

Nine Coast FA teams collect hardware at DSC Classic

Nine Coast FA teams returned to the Grand Strand with medals from the DSC Classic in Rock Hill over the weekend. Coast sent 15 boys teams to the event and collected four championship trophies and five finalist awards. “This is probably the best result that the club has ever posted with almost two-thirds of our teams bringing home hardware,” said Coast director of coaching Ross Morgan. “The... 

BUFC, Coast FA teams net 4 of 5 CASL tourney titles

The Grand Strand sent five local club teams to the CASL National Qualifier in Raleigh, NC, over Labor Day weekend and all five advanced to the finals of their respective divisions, with four bringing home championships. The Beach United Football Club and Coast FA Crush represented the Grand Strand well by dominating one of the toughest events on the East Coast. CASL is one of the largest club’s... 
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