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CCU’s Ruiz makes cut, still in hunt for Masters invite

Luis Ruiz, a junior on the Coastal Carolina men’s golf team, stands in a tie for 25th and made the cut for the final two rounds at the 2018 Latin America Amateur, played at the Prince of Wales Country Club. Ruiz, representing his native Mexico, shot an opening-round, 1-over par 71 on Saturday, while posting a 2-over par 73 on Sunday for a two-day total of 145. Jaime Lopez Rivarola of Argentina... 

CCU Hoops: Men, women take big road wins at Troy

Trailing by 14 points at halftime, Coastal Carolina went on a second half run that saw the Chanticleers come back for a 74-73 win at Troy. Zac Cuthbertson led the comeback with 15 second-half points and he finished tying for game-high honors with 21 points. Jaylen Shaw, playing in foul trouble for a big part of the game, finished with 13 points, but made the biggest play of the game when he came... 

Saints light up Landsharks in Lowcountry Showcase

The Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach boys basketball team won their third game of the week by 40 points or more by blowing out Oceanside Collegiate 93-46 on Saturday at the Phenom Hoops Lowcountry Showcase in Charleston. The Saints (11-7) connected on 16 3-pointers to put on an impressive offensive performance at the talent showcase. Junior Mike Green led a balanced scoring effort with 18 points,... 

Strand runners dominate NMB Winter Run 15K/5K

More than 200 runners pounded the pavement through the streets in Saturday’s North Myrtle Beach Winter Run 15K/5K, with local participants dominating the medal stand. In the 15K, Myrtle Beach’s Rob Carroca claimed the men’s and overall titles in a time of 54:32, followed by Gage Hicks (57:24) of Myrtle Beach and Chris Sheftic (58:50) of Surfside Beach. Myrtle Beach’s Danielle... 

Hoops: CF girls win in OT; MB claims sweep over MC

The Carolina Forest girls basketball team battled its way to a hard-fought 52-49 overtime victory over visiting Sumter on Friday night to capture sole possession of first place in Region 6-5A midway through the league schedule. The Lady Panthers (13-4 overall, 5-0 region) stayed alive on a game-tying 3-pointer by Ellen Nardella at the regulation buzzer to force an extra period. In overtime, Cheyenne... 

Coastal’s Pierrot picked in second round of MLS draft

After a career which saw him named the Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year, Coastal Carolina University’s Frantzdy Pierrot has been selected in the 2018 Major League Soccer (MLS) SuperDraft by the Colorado Rapids. The Rapids made Pierrot the fourth pick in the second round and the 27th overall pick of the draft. Pierott had the opportunity for this past week to perform in front of all 23 MLS... 

NMB boys, girls suffer first region setbacks at Wilson

The North Myrtle Beach High boys and girls basketball teams suffered tough losses Thursday night at Wilson, dealing each squad their first region defeats of the season. The No. 7-ranked Lady Chiefs (14-2 overall, 2-1 Region 7-4A) saw their 14-game winning streak snapped in a 60-38 loss to the defending state finalist and No. 5-ranked Lady Tigers. Wilson broke open a tight game at halftime to pull... 

CF girls blow out Knights; boys lose to WF at buzzer

Despite the ice-cold weather outside, the Carolina Forest girls basketball team came out red-hot in Thursday night’s 64-33 win over visiting West Florence to remain undefeated in Region 6-5A play. Playing aggressively defense and while knocking down shots from the inside out, the Panthers staked a 22-3 after the opening quarter. They continued to pour it on in the second period en route to... 

CCU Hoops: Chants suffer sixth straight loss at USA

The Coastal Carolina men’s basketball team suffered their sixth consecutive conference loss Thursday night, falling at South Alabama 60-57. It was a game which saw the Chanticleers (7-13, 1-6 SBC) lead by four at halftime and held an eight point lead with less than 13 minutes left, but could not hold the lead in the loss. Demario Beck led CCU’s offensive efforts with 11 points and Zac Cuthbertson... 

Conway sweeps Socastee; NMB, SJ games postponed

The Conway High boys and girls basketball teams swept visiting Socastee on Wednesday night, winning both games by double figures. The Lady Tigers took a 34-24 victory over the Lady Braves, followed by the No. 2-ranked Conway boys battling past the Braves 60-49. Conway’s girls were led in scoring by Meme Williams with 15 points and in rebounding by Neci Hemingway, who posted a double-double... 
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