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Pelicans clinch second-half title, host first-round playoff

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans won 3-2 in walk-off fashion over the Lynchburg Hillcats in the final game of the regular season on Monday night at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. The Pelicans won the second half Southern Division title when the Wilmington Blue Rocks defeated the Salem Red Sox 7-6 in 10 innings. The Pelicans finished the season 82-56, the best record in the four-year Rangers... 

Chants crack top 5 of polls; Backus earns three awards

With a season-opening win at The Citadel, the Coastal Carolina football program moved up two spots in both of the national polls, climbing to fourth in the FCS Coaches poll and fifth in The Sports Network media poll. In addition, Buck Buchanan Award candidate Quinn Backus was selected the Big South Defensive Player of the Week by the league’s office as well as by CollegeSportsMadness.com, while... 

No. 17 Coastal falls short against No. 2 Maryland

Chanticleer newcomer Bryce Follensbee scored a pair of second-half goals, but they would not be enough as No. 17 Coastal Carolina fell to No. 2 Maryland 3-2 in front of 4,695 fans at the Terrapins’ famed Ludwig Field in a Labor Day evening match. The Chanticleers (1-1-0) fell behind early in the first half, but battled back to knot the game at 1-all in the 59th minute on Follensbee’s first... 

BUFC, Coast FA teams net 4 of 5 CASL tourney titles

The Grand Strand sent five local club teams to the CASL National Qualifier in Raleigh, NC, over Labor Day weekend and all five advanced to the finals of their respective divisions, with four bringing home championships. The Beach United Football Club and Coast FA Crush represented the Grand Strand well by dominating one of the toughest events on the East Coast. CASL is one of the largest club’s... 

Third-quarter explosion lifts Socastee over SE Raleigh

Following a frustrating first half that saw Socastee High miss out on three scoring opportunities, the Braves exploded for three touchdowns in the third period to prevail 22-12 over Southeast Raleigh in Saturday’s Derrick Law Firm Carolina Kickoff Clash. Three different Braves rushers reached paydirt in the third quarter, beginning with Angelo Sauter’s 3-yard plunge to turn a 6-0 deficit... 

No. 6 Chanticleers roll over The Citadel in road opener

Junior quarterback Alex Ross completed 24-of-32 passes for 263 yards and a touchdown to lead the No. 6 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers to a 31-16 victory over host The Citadel in the season opener for both teams on Saturday evening at Johnson Hagood Stadium. Ross extended his program record for consecutive games with a touchdown pass to 15 and surpassed the 200-yard mark for the 11th time in 22 career... 

MB’s Golson shines in Irish return to tune of five TDs

Former Myrtle beach High standout and Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson waited more than a year and a half to return to the field. When Golson’s opportunity arrived Saturday in the season opener against Rice, he took full advantage. He threw for two long touchdowns and rushed for three more to lead the No. 17 Fighting Irish to a 48-17 season-opening win against the Owls. If not for a couple... 

Cordell’s grand slam trims Pelicans’ magic number to 1

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Texas Rangers, won in comeback fashion 5-2 over the Lynchburg Hillcats on Saturday night at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. Ryan Cordell hit his first career grand slam off of Hillcats closer Alex Wilson in the bottom of the eighth inning to give the Pelicans the lead. With the win, the Pelicans’ magic number to clinch the... 

Week 1 Football Roundup: Black Friday strikes again

Black Friday struck for the second straight week for Grand Strand football fans as local teams went 1-4 on Friday, a slight improvement over last week’s 0-5 start to the season. Following a tough Week 0 that saw all five local teams lose (Socastee won its opener at West Brunswick last Saturday in a rain-delayed game), Grand Strand teams posted had another tough Friday (Myrtle Beach won on Thursday... 

No. 17 Chants rally to upset No. 8 Connecticut in opener

After falling behind by a pair of scores in the early minutes of the second half, the 17th-ranked Coastal Carolina men’s soccer team scored three unanswered goals in the final 56 minutes to stun eighth-ranked Connecticut and 4,385 Husky faithful by a 3-2 count at Joseph J. Morrone Stadium on Friday evening. In a match that featured a trio of MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List members, it was the Chanticleers’... 
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