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CAC’s Fachin, Bryan take medal stand at state meet

The Coastal Aquatic Club closed out the long-course season at the South Carolina State Swimming Championships over the weekend at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. CAC swimmers Andre Fachin and Mason Bryan earned spots on the medal stand as two of 21 club members to compete in the top event of the year. CAC swimmers set 68 personal best times, 26 top-10 finishes and 25 new club records... 

Local pro leads pupil to win in Blade Junior Golf Classic

South Carolina Golf Center’s Instructional Director and former PGA Tour Player, Hugh Royer, III led his student 16-year-old Hailey Cleary to victory during The Blade Junior Golf Classic held over the weekend in Greenville, SC. The Blade Junior Golf Tournament is one of the top junior golf tournaments in South Carolina. Past participants in The Blade Tournament include: PGA tour winners Bill Haas... 

Pelicans’ power surge puts them tied for division lead

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans erupted for 11 runs on 16 hits in an 11-2 lopsided win over the Potomac Nationals on Monday night at Pfitzner Stadium. Three different Pelicans had three hits, including Royce Bolinger, who his sixth home run and second of the road trip. The bullpen tossed four scoreless innings in relief of Chad James, who earned the win. With the win and the rest of the league idle, the... 

Five Carolina teams named NTBA national champions

The National Travel Basketball Association crowned 17 national champions on Sunday at gymnasiums throughout the Grand Strand, and several teams from the Carolina captured titles in their respective divisions. More than 300 boys basketball teams competed in 10 different age divisions, each with a Gold and Silver bracket. The teams played for four days, beginning with pool play and wrapping up with a... 

CCU coach’s break leaves big hole in goal for BUFC

One Coastal Carolina soccer coach’s success has left a gaping hole in goal for a local youth travel soccer club. Former CCU women’s assistant Chris Gnehm, who also served as the goalkeeper coach for the Myrtle Beach-based Beach United Football Club, was recently named head coach at Palm Beach (FL) Atlantic University. Gnehm was a standout goalie for Florida Atlantic in college. While the... 

NMB product Hemingway earns preseason accolades

Former North Myrtle Beach High standout and South Carolina State tight end  Temarrick Hemingway was named to the All-MEAC Preseason Second Team on Friday, and earned a spot on the 2014 CFPA Tight End Award Watch List earlier this week. Hemingway, a 6-foot-5, 210-pund redshirt sophomore, was one of 10 Bulldogs to earn preseason honors at Friday’s MEAC Football Media Luncheon. S.C. State was picked... 

Chants picked to four-peat; Ross, Backus top POY list

After a record-setting 2013 season, the 2014 edition of the Coastal Carolina football team was voted by the league’s coaches and media as the preseason favorite to win its fourth consecutive conference championship, it was announced Thursday at the annual Big South Football Media Day at the Charlotte Marriott City Center. It was also announced that Quinn Backus and Alex Ross were voted the league’s... 

All eyes on Newton’s ankle at Panthers’ training camp

The Carolina Panthers open training camp practices Friday in Spartanburg knowing that they’re 2014 hopes may last as long as quarterback Cam Newton’s ankle can carry them. Preliminary reports indicate Newton’s ankle is well ahead of schedule and he should be ready for action as the Panthers hit the practice field at Wofford College. Newton will begin the task of getting to know a... 

Sellout crowd sees Pelicans come back, GM bend over

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans rallied to win the series finale with the Frederick Keys 5-4 on Thursday night at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. Pelicans Vice President and General Manager Andy Milovich sang “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” while receiving a prostate exam during the seventh inning stretch in front of a sellout crowd of 6,599 to raise awareness of the need for annual... 

Time Warner Cable strikes deal to carry SEC Network

Good news for Gamecocks fans and other Southeastern Conference supporters living on the Grand Strand: You won’t have to leave your sofa to watch your favorite football teams this fall. ESPN and Time Warner Cable have reached an agreement for carriage of the SEC Network when the channel launches on August 14. The network will be available to fans and followers of the Southeastern Conference in... 
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