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Coach 1K: Duke legend nets 1,000th career win

Just call him Coach 1K. Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski became the first Division 1 coach to win 1,000 games, guiding the No. 5 Duke Blue Devils to a 77-68 win over the St. John’s Red Storm on Sunday at Madison Square Garden. “We were so gritty in the last 10 minutes,” Krzyzewski said after the game. “It was tough to get involved with 1,000. I was just trying to survive this game,... 

Coastal plays D, hits boards in blowout over Blue Hose

Fueled by a plus-22 rebounding margin and stifling defense Coastal Carolina weathered a slow start to claim a 63-52 victory over Presbyterian College in Big South men’s basketball action Saturday afternoon. Coastal was shooting just 26 percent from the field before making 11-of-14 shots during a 12-minute, game-defining stretch through the middle stages of the second half. The shooting spree ended... 

Boys Hoops: MB outbattles NMB in showdown for first

Everyone anticipated a hard-fought battle between first-place rivals Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach on Friday night, and they got more than expected. A third-quarter fight spoiled an otherwise classic matchup between the two Region 7-3A rivals, with the Seahawks (7-11 overall, 3-1 region) surging in the fourth quarter for a 63-54 victory over the host Chiefs (10-5, 2-2). Following a first half... 

Girls Hoops: Seahawks stay atop region perch with win

The Myrtle Beach High girls basketball team flexed its muscle in Region 7-3A play on Friday night by blowing out host North Myrtle Beach 79-41 on Friday night. The Lady Seahawks (13-5 overall, 4-0 region) jumped out to a 29-9 lead after one quarter of play and never let off the gas en route to a win over the Lady Chiefs (10-8, 2-2). Myrtle Beach Keocia Walker led all scorers with 18 points and teammates... 

MB Riptides dive into 2015 with strong start to season

The Myrtle Beach Riptides swim team has already made a huge splash in 2015 with success at two meets in January. At the final one-day meet of the 12/Under Grand Prix Series, the Riptides sent 11 swimmers to Mount Pleasant. The swimmers were able to garner 17 personal best times and qualified two new swimmers to the 2015 State Championships. Anaya Brown swam to four personal best times and her first-ever... 

Coastal kicks off installation of Teal Turf football surface

Heavy equipment dotted Benton Field at Brooks Stadium this week as preparations for Coastal Carolina’s new “Teal Turf” began. The home for Chanticleer football and women’s lacrosse amidst the TD Sports Complex had its top layer of grass removed and by mid-April a new and unique-looking playing surface will be installed featuring the first “Teal Green Turf” field in the nation. “When the... 

SI: Johnson’s focus on golf return, first-time fatherhood

Former Coastal Carolina All-American golfer Dustin Johnson is looking for to the birth of his first child, and the rebirth of his PGA Tour career. In this week’s edition of Sports Illustrated, Johnson announced his plans to return to the Tour in early February at Torrey Pines or Pebble Beach, depending on the timing of girlfriend Pauline Gretzky’s delivery of their expectant child. Johnson... 

Saints top Trinity-Byrnes in showdown for region lead

The Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach boys basketball team captured sole possession of first place in SCISA Region 2-AA with a 60-49 victory over visiting Trinity-Byrnes. The showdown of region unbeatens saw the Saints (14-5 overall, 5-0 region) jump out to a commanding 26-13 lead at halftime and cruise the rest of the way for the win. The Saints were led by Michael Green’s 19 points and eight... 

Pelicans take a promotional swing at ‘Deflate-gate’ scam

Last year it was extending a baseball contract to Super Bowl winning quarterback Russell Wilson; this year it’s weighing in on the New England Patriots’ “Deflete-gate” scandal. The Myrtle Beach Pelicans, the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, announced #DeflateCancer Night, one of the six nights in the team’s Strike Out Cancer Series, on Wednesday, April 15... 

Boys Hoops: Sharks, Chiefs win for share of region lead

The St. James boys basketball team pulled out a 76-69 overtime victory over visiting Myrtle Beach on Tuesday night, handing the Seahawks their first Region 7-3A loss of the season. The Sharks (11-3 overall, 2-1 region) tightened up the region race and pout themselves in a share for first place after taking down Myrtle Beach (6-11, 2-1). In the final minute of regulation in the see-saw affair, Myrtle... 
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