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Athlete of Week: Bateson’s big weekend opens doors

Myrtle Beach Riptides swimmer Eddie Bateson turned a few heads at last week’s South Carolina Short Course Championships, but no one was more surprised than Bateson himself. Bateson swam to five team records and three qualifying times for the Senior Sectionals. But his biggest feat was posting three q-times in the Junior Nationals in the 100 freestyle (59.47), the 200 breaststroke (2:09.50) and... 

Coast FA 04 Red claim title at Charleston Battery Cup

The Coast FA 04 Red squad won the championship in the Under-10 boys division over the weekend at the Charleston Battery Challenge Cup. The 04 Red posted two dominant results in Saturday’s matches with a 5-2 win over the Savannah (GA) Storm and a 6-2 victory over the host Daniel Island Celtic. The semifinal match ended in a 1-1 draw against SCUMP Impact but was enough to allow the Coast boys to... 

Bateson twins lead Riptides at SC State Championships

Competing in the largest event in club history, the 2015 SC Swimming State Championships in Greenville, the Myrtle Beach Riptides swim team came up big-time. With more than 800 swimmers from the Palmetto State aged 18/Under in attendance, the  Riptides sent its largest squad ever of 17 swimmers. The Riptides concluded the state championships with 60 personal best times, 12 new team records, nine Senior... 

CAC swimmers record 20 top-10 finishes at state meet

South Carolina Swimming hosted the annual Short Course Championship meet February 13-16, 2015 in Greenville, SC. This year, 807 swimmers from 19 swim clubs qualified to participate.  Locally, Coastal Aquatic Club (CAC) had 26 swimmers qualify with 24 swimmers competing in 103 individual events. During the meet, these swimmers posted personal best times in 57% of their races. Over the 4-day competition,... 

Sinko, Pastorek lead pack at Myrtle Beach Marathon

Steve Sinko of Wilmington, DE, won the 18th annual Myrtle Beach.com Marathon on Saturday with a time of 2 hours, 40 minutes and 12 seconds. Jeremy Lynch of Springfield, Va, was second (2:24:01), Jonathan Yoch of Collinsville, IL, was third (2:44:56) overall. Robert Carroca of Myrtle Beach (2:47:10) was the top local finisher. In the women’s division, Allison Pastorek of Jonesborough, TN, was... 

Coast FA 00 Red captures title in sunny Winter Classic

Thirty-six teams competed in the U13/U14 Coast Winter Classic over the weekend in Myrtle Beach and were blessed with some of the greatest February weather on record. Teams from South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia battled hard as five different clubs took home championship trophies, including the host Coast 00 Red in the U-14 Boys First division). Coach Joel Banta’s Coast 00 Red had a tremendous... 

CAC swimmers earn state bids at Last Chance Meet

Coastal Aquatic Club sent 24 swimmers to compete in the 2015 Last Chance Meet over the weekend at the Hilton Head Island Rec Center. CAC swimmers earned 48 top 3 finishes by 13 different swimmers and 79 top 5 finishes by 19 different swimmers.  Here’s a breakdown of the top-5 finishes: •    Casey Mitchell: 1st in 100 Back; 1st in 100 Breast; 1st in 200 IM; 1st in 1,000 Free; 1st in 100 Free;... 

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... 
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