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Athlete of the Week: Hribar a wall in goal for Seahawks

Myrtle Beach High goalkeeper Skyler Hribar has been like money in the bank for the No. 4 Seahawks this season – with lots of zeros. In his first season as the Seahawks starter, the junior netminder has posted 11 straight shutouts in 11 starts, with a streak of more than 1,000 minutes in goal without giving up the goods. “It’s been a pretty good experience so far, and I like the pressure... 

Panthers rally past Braves for extra-inning victory

The Carolina Forest High baseball team rallied to force extra innings and again to win it in the eighth for a 4-3 victory over visiting Socastee. Carolina Forest’s Logan White drove in the game-winning run after the Braves (18-4) had jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the third inning. But the Panthers (13-7) chipped away at the deficit and pitchers Chris Orlando, Jack Kearney and Ryan Flynn shut down... 

NMB in region driver’s seat with victory over St. James

The North Myrtle Beach High softball team took a big step toward clinching the Region 7-3A championship on Wednesday with a 5-3 road victory over region rival St. James. Still reeling from Tuesday’s tough 3-2 loss at Socastee on Tuesday, the Lady Chiefs (18-2 overall, 6-1 region) once again found themselves in a 2-1 deficit after three innings. But North Myrtle Beach scored two runs in the fourth... 

Wheeler wins Big South title; Chants settle for third place

Coastal Carolina junior Ben Wheeler turned in a bogey-free, final-round 3-under par 69 to win individual medalist honors at the 2014 Big South Men’s Golf Championships, played at The Patriot Club at Grand Harbor (par 72, 7.120 yards). The Chanticleers placed third with a 54-hole score of 878 (285-303-290). Wheeler, who won his first collegiate event, becomes Coastal’s 10th Big South individual... 

Carolina Forest gets playoff boost with sweep of Conway

The Carolina Forest boys and girls soccer teams swept a doubleheader with rival Conway on Wednesday to improve their playoff positioning. The Lady Panthers (7-4 overall, 4-1 region) rolled to a 5-1 win and the Panthers (10-4 overall, 3-2 region) battled to a 4-3 victory. Carolina Forest senior Ian McIlrath scored one goal before moving between the pipes and making four saves in the clutch to preserve... 

Baseball: Braves clinch title; MB rallies for big region win

The Socastee Braves turned a tight game into a mercy-rule victory over Region 7-3A foe North Myrtle Beach on Tuesday, scoring nine runs in the fifth inning to end the game with a 10-0 win in five innings. The victory allowed Socastee to clinch the region championship and a No. 1 seed in next week’s playoffs. Tied 1-0 through 4 1/2 frames, the Braves (18-3 overall, 6-0 region) finally got to Chiefs’... 

Soccer: Saints sweep T-B; Panthers split with Bruins

The Christian Academy boys and girls soccer teams used two very different methods to sweep a doubleheader with visiting Trinity Byrnes on Tuesday. The CAMB boys’ game came down to the last kick, while the girls game was over almost as soon as it started. The Lady Saints scored a 10-0 shutout in the opener while the Saints (5-6 overall, 4-3 Region 3-AA/A) took a 1-0 decision via a 5-4 edge in... 

Softball: Socastee’s Talley delivers walk-off homer

The Region 7-3A softball race got a little more interesting Tuesday with Socastee’s wild 3-2 victory over visiting North Myrtle Beach. The first-place Lady Chiefs (17-2 overall, 5-1 region) suffered their first league loss of the season after a pitchers’ duel turned into a wild seventh inning that saw two lead changes and a walk-off two-run home run by Socastee pitcher Savannah Talley to... 

Chants slip into second but still in hunt for title repeat

The Coastal Carolina men’s golf team shot a second-round 303 Tuesday and its two-day total of 588 is good for second place at the 2014 Big South Championships, played at the Patriot Club at Grand Harbor (par 72, 7,120 yards). The team and individual champion will be decided on Wednesday with 18 final holes. Liberty, ranked 35th nationally, moved from fourth after round one into the lead after shooting... 

Chants cash in on Cougars’ errors for shutout victory

All the action in Coastal Carolina’s 3-0 win versus College of Charleston came in the fourth inning Tuesday evening at Pelicans Ballpark. The Chanticleers (21-21) had all three of their hits and scored all three of their runs in the decisive frame while both of the Cougars’ (27-13) errors came in the inning as well. Connor Owings and Michael Paez started the home half of the fourth with singles.... 
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