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Baseball: Myrtle Beach falls to Hilton Head in shootout

The Myrtle Beach High baseball team finally ran into a team swinging a similarly hot bat in Thursday night’s District 7-4A winners’ bracket showdown with visiting Hilton Head, which won the battle of the Seahawks by a 12-9 score. Hilton Head used a six-run second inning to jump on top early but Myrtle Beach quickly closed the gap to tie it up at 7-all after three innings. But Hilton... 

Tennis: Seahawks, Braves soar past first-round foes

The top-seeded Myrtle Beach boys tennis team lost only one set in the entire match en route to a 6-0 victory over visiting Lower Richland in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs. No. 1 singles players John Ed Cahill, No. 2 Josh Wallen, No. 4 W.J Vaught and No. 5 Carson Duerk won their respective matches by perfect 6-0, 6-0 scores, as did the No. 2 doubles team of Ryan Burch and Bailey Morrow. No.... 

Softball: St. James, Conway roll through playoff debuts

St. James softball team picked up in the playoffs where they left off in the regular season by easily handling Crestwood 8-1 in the first round of the Class 4A softball playoffs. St. James pitcher Brooks Spiva scattered seven hits over the same number of innings, striking out three with only one walk to get the win. Crestwood’s lone run came in the sixth to break up the shutout. St. James... 

Lacrosse: Venazio tops list of nine all-state honorees

Lacrosse may be a relatively new sport to the Grand Strand, but several local products are making names for themselves across the state as seven players and two coaches earned all-state honors. Carolina Forest senior Joe Venazio, who led the state in goals this season, was named the Class 5A Attacker of the Year and made first team all-state. He led the Panthers to the second round of the playoffs... 

Athlete of Week: Roberts steps up to plate for MB

The Myrtle Beach High softball team has its own version of “Cayce at the Bat”, and the Lady Seahawks hopes this one has a happier ending. Unlike the old lyric where the hero strikes out, Myrtle Beach sophomore Cayce Roberts rarely goes down swinging in big situations. Batting just under .500 with 35 hits, 26 runs scored, 16 RBIs and 15 stolen bases, Roberts is among the team leaders... 

Cardiac Sharks strike again in 10-inning win over Foxes

Just when you thought it was safe to face St. James in the state baseball playoffs … Cardiac Sharks II. One year removed from a run the state championship series, the fourth-seeded St. James baseball team nearly missed the postseason all together this season. But the Sharks know what to do come playoff time, and they showed it by defeating top-seeded Hartsville 4-3 in 10 hard-fought innings. Nick... 

Golf: Seahawks top Chiefs; Sharks finish off rival Braves

Regular-season region championships in golf are more about bragging rights than any strategic postseason advantage. With the Region 7-4A, Lower State and State tournaments set for next week, the big prizes are still up for grabs. But when the region includes two of the top three boys golf teams in the state, as was the case with No. 2 Myrtle Beach and No. 3 North Myrtle Beach in Wednesday’s... 

Softball: Tigers, Sharks hit postseason as No. 1 seeds

The SCHSL softball playoffs open Thursday with five local teams beginning their quests for state championships. Conway and St. James enter the postseason fray as No. 1 seeds in Class 5A and 4A, respectively, giving them home-field advantage as long as they continue win at the district tournament level. The Lady Tigers, winners of Region 6-5A, take on Spring Valley. The Region 7-4A champion Lady... 

Lady Chiefs run away with fourth straight region title

The North Myrtle Beach girls track team won the Region 7-4A championship for the fourth consecutive year in Tuesday’s meet on their home track. The Lady Chiefs were led by strong performances from all three relay teams, sweeping the 4×100, 4×400, and 4×800. Emily Barbosa and Wilson Jenerette also made major contributions. Barbosa placed first in the 4×800, open 800, and... 

Soccer: Braves sweep MB; Gordon lifts Lady Seahawks

The Socastee High boys soccer team used a big second-half rally to defeat visiting rival Myrtle Beach for the third time this season, claiming a 4-2 victory at The Reservation in Tuesday’s final playoff tuneup. Despite beating Myrtle Beach once in the regular season and again in the championship game of the Soccer at the Beach tournament, the Braves found themselves trailing 2-1 at halftime... 
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