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Backus, Ross, Moglia lead Chants to 16 BSC awards

National Defensive Player of the Year candidate and senior linebacker Quinn Backus was named the Big South’s Defensive Player of the Year for a third consecutive season, becoming the first person in conference history to be a  three-time player of the year. Also, junior quarterback Alex Ross was voted the Big South’s Offensive Player of the Year while Joe Moglia is this year’s co-Big South Coach... 

Seahawks forced to forfeit victory over Carolina Forest

History will show that Carolina Forest won back-to-back games over Class 3A state football power and rival Myrtle Beach, even if folks don’t quite remember it that way. The Seahawks were forced to forfeit their 52-35 victory over the Panthers on Sept. 19 for using an ineligible player. Offensive lineman Poppy Randall was originally ruled ineligible at the start of the 2014 season but was added... 

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... 

Sand & Hoops Invitational: CF, Socastee win openers

The Carolina Forest girls opened the 2014-15 season Monday night in impressive fashion at the Sand & Hoops Invitational, blowing out Georgetown 82-30 behind the strength of three freshman standouts. Freshman Alexis Tomlin had game-highs with 26 points and 19 rebounds, and senior Kia Brisbon also notched a double-double with 17 points and 11 boards. She also had five steals and five assists. Carolina... 

Socastee rallies past rival CAMB in Turkey Shootout

Socastee High and Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach are separated only by a few miles, but the two teams made the 60-mile trek to Florence to continue the local rivalry in the West Florence Turkey Shootout. Socastee overcame a slow start to defeat Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach 51-40 in the consolation bracket on Monday night. The Braves (1-1) trailed 11-3 after one quarter of play but rallied to... 

Clemson closes out CCU’s soccer season with 2-1 win

Coastal Carolina’s Tommy Gudmundsson scored in the second half, but was unable to overcome a two-goal deficit against seventh-seeded Clemson in the second round of the 2014 NCAA Men’s Division I Men’s Soccer Championship as the Tigers hung on for the 2-1 victory. The loss ends Coastal’s season with a 16-6-1 record. The victory advances the Tigers to the round of 16 where they will host North... 

Lady Chants rally in fifth set to net BSC title, NCAA bid

Trailing to Radford by as many as three points towards the end of the fifth set, the Coastal Carolina volleyball team rallied to win the set 16-14 to be named 2014 Big South Champions, and win the conference’s automatic bid to the 2014 NCAA Volleyball Championship. The Chanticleers will find out their first-round tournament opponent on Sunday, November 30, at 8:30 pm during the NCAA Selection Show,... 

Chants draw No. 7 playoff seed despite first defeat

Despite suffering its first loss of the season on Saturday, the Coastal Carolina football team earned a top eight overall seed and a first-round bye in the FCS tournament for the first time in school history. Coastal drew the No. 7 overall seed and will play host to the winner of Saturday’s first-round game between Morgan State and Richmond in the second round. If Coastal wins, it would likely... 

Saints drop season opener to H-P in Turkey Shootout

The Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach boys basketball team, fresh of its fourth SCISA Class A state championship, opened the 2014-15 season by stepping out of the private-school league to face a public-school power in the West Florence Gatorade Turkey Shootout. Tournament co-host Hannah-Pamplico (1-0) handed the Saints (0-1) a 63-47 defeat by pulling away in the fourth quarter. CAMB, which lost six... 

Coastal XC duo place in top half of field at NCAA meet

Coastal Carolina University teammates Letitia Saayman and Kyla van Graan each placed in the top half of the field at Saturday’s NCAA Cross Country Championship, run on the LaVern Gibson Course in Terre Haute, Ind. Saayman clocked a time of 21:15.9 in the 6K race to place 110th amongst the 251-runner field, while van Graan finished close behind in 123rd with a time of 21:23.5. The top 40 runners earned... 
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