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Ailing Pelicans drop fourth straight, place three on DL

Sunday was a bad one for the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, who suffered their fourth straight loss to open the second half of the season and sent three key players to the disabled list. Pelicans starter Jonathan Martinez retired the first 12 batters he faced on Sunday, but took no decision as the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, lost 3-2 to the Winston-Salem Dash... 

CAC swimmers post fast times at Dash and Splash

Team Greenville hosted its annual Dash and Splash Invitational at the Westside Aquatics Complex over the weekend, and several Grand Strand area swimmers made strong showings. Coach Tatiana Lemos de Lima, a two-time Olympian from Brazil, was on deck with 11 Coastal Aquatics Club members competing with swimmers from North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. The indoor pool was set up for 50 meters,... 

Mutiny secures franchise’s first-ever berth to playoffs

For the first time in the NPSL franchise’s five-year history, the Myrtle Beach Mutiny are going to the playoffs. The Mutiny (7-1-1) secured their first-ever postseason berth Saturday night with a 3-1 victory over the visiting FC Carolina Discovery at Ashley Booth Field. Myrtle Beach broke a scoreless tie late in the first half with a pair of goals within a 4-minute span. Hector Rivas put... 

Thompson makes perfect pro debut out of bullpen

The setting for Socastee High graduate Dylan Thompson’s professional baseball debut was far from ideal. His two innings of relief, however, were perfect. Thompson, who was drafted in the fourth round by the Seattle Mariners earlier this month, took the mound for the first time as a member of the Arizona League’s Mariners Rookie-A squad Saturday night during a sand storm, and even more... 

Campbell strikes gold again at USATF Championships

Former Coastal Carolina University standout and Myrtle Beach resident Amber Campbell is one step closer to going to Rio. Campbell captured the gold medal in the hammer throw at the USATF Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday in Eugene, OR., earning her a spot in the World Games in Beijing, China, and making her the frontrunner for her third Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Campbell’s... 

Murrells Inlet hurls no-hitter, hosts tourney this weekend

Murrells Inlet Post 178 had three pitchers combine for a no-hitter in a 9-1 win over Georgetown Post 114 on Thursday, giving Post 178 a sweep of the three-game American Legion series. Jon Yarbrough pitched five hitless innings, Sam McKinney added three and Finn Melko has one as the trio allowed only one unearned run in the seventh inning. McKinney and Melko also go it done at the plate with three... 

Coastal men’s hoops team taking historic trip to Cuba

The Coastal Carolina University men’s basketball program will embark on a truly unique experience this August as the Chanticleers become the first NCAA Division I team to both visit and play basketball games in Cuba, announced veteran head coach Cliff Ellis on Tuesday. “This foreign tour to Cuba is a great honor for our program as the United States begins to open its relationship with Cuba,”... 

Sports world weighs in on Confederate flag debate

The recent flap over the Confederate flag has carried over into the sports world, with various sports officials weighing in on the debate whether to remove the controversial symbol from the South Carolina statehouse grounds. NASCAR released a statement Tuesday supporting Gov. Nikki Haley’s call to remove the symbol, but steered clear of banning the flag will from the organization’s... 

Riptides open local season, compete at Cuttino meet

Nearly a dozen members of the Riptides traveled to Savannah, GA, for the 2015 SST Cuttino Invitational, a preliminary/finals formatted meet for swimmers 13 and over and a timed-finals formatted meet for swimmers 12 and under. Hurley Cribb led all Riptides with 11 personal best times, three new SC State Championship qualifying times (q-times) and two Riptides’ records.  Cribb scored new q-times... 

CCU lands chance to host 2016 BSC baseball tourney

Coastal Carolina University will host the 2016 Big South Conference Baseball Tournament on May 24-28, the announced Monday, marking the first major event to be held at the new Springs Brooks Stadium. The league made additional updates to policies and procedures from the League’s annual Big South Conference Council of Chief Executive Officers meeting in late May. In addition to awarding CCU the... 
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