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Athlete of Week: Dupuis’ move pays off on course

North Myrtle Beach senior golfer Jake Dupuis has made some serious strides up the leaderboard for the Chiefs, but his best move may have come off the course two years ago. As an aspiring golfer living in his native Ontario, Canada, Dupuis made the difficult decision to leave home and move to the golf capital of the Grand Strand in hopes of improving his game and earning a college scholarship. Missions... 

St. James comes up short against B-HP in state finals

The bats that propelled the St. James High baseball team into the Class 3A state championship series fell silent in the finals again Monday night, ending the team’s impressive season in a 5-0 shutout to repeat state champion Belton-Honea Path. Following a 1-0 loss to the Bears at home Monday, the Sharks hit the road Monday in hopes of forcing a decisive game 3. But that’s about all... 

Gilmore, eight Chants top All-Big South baseball list

Coastal Carolina was well represented on the 2016 Big South Baseball All-Conference team and swept the league’s top three individual awards as Connor Owings was named Big South Player of the Year, Andrew Beckwith was named Big South Pitcher of the Year and Gary Gilmore was named Big South Coach of the Year. Tyler Chadwick was named Academic All-Big South for the third consecutive season in a... 

MB Freedom close regular season with loss to Lions

The Myrtle Beach Freedom closed out their inaugural season in the American Indoor Football League with a .500 record by losing their season finale to the Columbus Lions 52-15 on Monday night at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. The Freedom, who posted a 4-4 record in their first year, came into the contest on the heels of their biggest victory of the season – an 83-18 blowout win over the... 

Three Strand players earn all-state softball accolades

The Grand Strand is well represented on the SCHSL All-State Softball squad with three local players collecting statewide honors. St. James’ Kelsi Bachmann and North Myrtle Beach’s Myatt Hardwick made the Class 3A all-state list, while and Conway’s Neci Hemingway earned a spot on the Class 4A all-state team. Bachmann helped lead the Lady Sharks to the district finals, as did Hardwick... 

Mutiny nets first win of year before long road voyage

The Myrtle Beach Mutiny captured their first win of the season Saturday night with a 3-1 victory over the visiting FC Carolina Discoveries at Ashley Booth Field. After suffering a tough 3-2 loss in their season opener and settling for a 2-2 tie in last week’s home debut against Tobacco Road FC, the Mutiny wasted little time in finally notching one in the win column. Myrtle Beach scored a... 

Baez blasts Pelicans past Hillcats to even up series

Jeffrey Baez reached base three times and hit a two-run home run to lead the Myrtle Beach Pelicans to a 6-4 win over the Lynchburg Hillcats Saturday at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. The Pelicans (23-18) got the offense going quickly in a scoreless game in the bottom of the first. With one out, Gleyber Torres socked a triple to the wall in right-center. Ian Happ followed with a single... 

No. 20 Coastal celebrates Senior Day with a bang

Seniors Connor Owings, Zach Remillard, Tyler Chadwick and David Parrett all hits home runs – part of a CCU school-record seven – on Senior Day to lead #20 Coastal Carolina to a 23-4, seven-inning win over Campbell in the teams’ 2016 regular-season finale Saturday afternoon at Springs Brooks Stadium. (The teams mutually decided to end the game after the top of the seventh.) Owings was 3-for-3... 

Conway grad Young, CCU teammate Owings in semis

Former Conway High standout and Coastal Carolina junior designated hitter G.K. Young was named a semifinalist for the Dick Howser Trophy, given annually to the top player in collegiate and administered by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. Young is one of 43 players to be semifinalists and is the fourth Chanticleer to be considered for one of the nation’s top honors, joining... 

Sharks run out of miracles in first-round loss to B-HP

The St. James High baseball team finally ran out of last-inning magic and lost in a pitchers’ duel to Belton-Honea Path in Thursday’s opening round of the Class 3A state baseball championship series. After scoring walk-off wins in all three of their Lower State tournament games, the Cardiac Sharks finally ran into a pitcher who refused to yield to the pressure in B-HP ace Griffin Jester. Jester... 
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