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CF girls in top 5 at Ripley’s; Saints record 10 state cuts

The Carolina Forest girls swim team scored a top-5 finish in the Seventh Annual Ripley’s Invitational meet it hosted at “Pepper” Geddings Recreation Center in Myrtle Beach on Saturday, when 429 swimmers and 18 of the top teams from across the Carolinas hit the pool. The Lady Panthers were led by Peyton McWhorter and Taylor Steele to place fifth out of 18 teams. McWhorter took... 

Pelicans ace Clifton named Carolina League’s top arm

Myrtle Beach Pelicans right-hander Trevor Clifton has been named the Carolina League’s Pitcher of the Year, the league office announced Saturday. Clifton becomes the first Pelican to win the honor since Robbie Ross in 2011, and the fourth Myrtle Beach pitcher to take the award. Clifton leads the Carolina League in ERA at 2.87, nearly a full run better than second-place Jordan Stephens of Winston-Salem.... 

Seahawks score complete victory over New Hanover

The No. 2-ranked Myrtle Beach High offense showed significant improvement over last week’s season opener to give the Seahawks a complete game victory over visiting New Hanover (NC) 34-13 on Friday night. Junior quarterback Lawson Cribb threw for two touchdowns and 200 yards, exceeding the total yardage output of the Seahawks’ offense in last week’s win over Byrnes. Keyonte Sessions... 

4A Roundup: Chiefs crush Lions; Sharks fall on road

The North Myrtle Beach High football team got an early wake-up call from rival Loris on Friday night, but the host Chiefs answered the bell with 46 unanswered points to quickly knock out the Lions 46-7. Loris’ Tevin Livingston scored just 2 minutes into the contest, and the Chiefs (2-0) found themselves trailing 7-3 at the end of the first quarter, thanks to a 45-yard field goal by Andrew... 

5A Roundup: Panthers roll; Braves rally; Tigers tumble

As the only team to take a bye week last Friday, the Carolina Forest football team was chomping at the bit to get the season started. The Panthers made up for lost time by blowing out host Fairmont (NC) 48-16 on Friday night. Carolina Forest QB Matt Beale threw for a touchdown and ran for another, and running back Dyverse Simmons ran for two scores as the Panthers jumped out to a 27-0 halftime... 

Soccer: Cavs top Chants; CCU women win thriller

The No. 18/21 Coastal Carolina University men’s soccer team opened the 2016 campaign with a defeat 2-1 at No. 17 Virginia. Coastal counted a goal by Wes White, but the Chanticleers conceded goals to UVA’s Paddy Foss (PK) and 73rd minute strike by Edward Opoku. Coastal struck quickly as Wes White banged a one-timer off the post and in for the Chants’ first goal of the season in the fourth... 

Athletes of the Week: Boys of summer make memories

Mammy’s Kitchen Athletes of the Week Will Jackson, Kellan McDowell and their Myrtle Beach All-Star teammates didn’t get much free time over the summer break. But after representing the state of South Carolina in the Dixie Youth Majors World Series, they definitely had the best “What I did during my summer vacation” essays when they returned to school last week. The Myrtle... 

Lady Chiefs sweep Aynor, Carolina Forest in tri-meet

The North Myrtle Beach High volleyball team scored a pair of victoriess over local rivals in a Thursday tri-meet, defeating Aynor and host Carolina Forest 2-0. After going 4-4 in the same gym at last weekend’s Lady Panther Invitational, the Lady Chiefs came away with a sweep this time. They made quick work of the Lady Blue Jackets before taking down Carolina Forest in close 25-21 matches. Carolina... 

Lady Saints improve to 3-0 with sweep of Lady Marlins

The Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach girls tennis team opened SCISA play Thursday with a resounding 9-0 sweep over Low Country Prep. After taking 5-2 wins over local public-school programs St. James and Socastee, the Lady Saints (3-0) ran the tables on the Lady Marlins, a Pawleys Island private school, in impressive fashion. Led by Tatiana Harrelson’s 6-0, 6-0 clean sweep at No. 1 singles,... 

Lady Sharks open string of tournament title defenses

The St. James High girls golf team begins its victory tour of sorts this weekend with the Lady Blue Jackets Invitational at Diamondback Golf Course in Loris. The 2015 Class 3A state champions open a string of tournament title defenses, beginning with the annual season kickoff in Aynor. St. James has won this event for the past three seasons and appears to be a favorite for a four-peat. The Lady... 
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