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Report: Coastal invited to join Sun Belt Conference

Multiple media outlets are reporting that Coastal Carolina University will join the Sun Belt Conference after the league voted to extend an invitation to the Chanticleers, and the school has called a press conference at 1 p.m. Tuesday for a major announcement. ESPN’s Brett McMurphy cited unnamed sources on his Twitter account Monday afternoon, announcing that “Coastal Carolina will... 

Volleyball: MB, Socastee, CF roll past local rivals

The Myrtle Beach High girls volleyball team opened the season in impressive fashion on Monday by sweeping rival Conway on the road. Myrtle Beach won by scores of 25-10, 25-18 and 25-10. The Lady Seahawks (1-0) were led by Emily Wunder with 11 kills. Teammate Maggie Slabinski added 10 kills and Gracie Davis had six. Myrtle Beach plays its home opener Wednesday against Socastee. * Carolina Forest... 

Golson gets green light to start for No. 10 Seminoles

Myrtle Beach High graduate Everett Golson, a senior transfer from Notre Dame, has been named the starting quarterback for Florida State in Saturday’s season opener against Texas State. Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher chose Golson over junior Sean Maguire, whose lone career start came in a win over Clemson last year. Meanwhile, Golson has 25 starts under his belt, including the 2012 BCS National... 

Big names, top teams make up 2015 Beach Ball Classic

Teams have been announced for the 2015 Beach Ball Classic, the nation’s premier holiday high school basketball tournament. Slated for December 26-31 at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. This year’s event “will leave fans on the edge of their seats,” according to BBC Executive Director, John Rhodes. “With 16 of the nation’s top teams contending, there’s sure to be a lot... 

Wins vault CCU to No. 14; Pina nets national honors

After posting a pair of 2-0 shutout road victories to open the 2015 season, Coastal Carolina University goalkeeper Fernando Pina has been named to the College Soccer News National Team of the Week. In addition, the Chanticleers have moved up to 14th in the online publication’s top-30 poll. Pina opened his Coastal career as the starting goalkeeper against No. 22/24 Old Dominion on Aug. 28 and... 

Charlotte Christian shuts down Seahawks offense

The No. 1-ranked Myrtle Beach High football team opened the 2015 season Saturday in the nightcap of the Carolinas Kickoff Clash. The usually high-scoring Seahawks will have to wait until September to score their first touchdown. North Carolina power Charlotte Christian shut down the Seahawks in a surprising 24-3 win on Myrtle Beach’s home field of Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium. The Seahawks... 

Lady Sharks, Knaffle finish fourth at major tournament

The St. James High girls golf team finished fourth at the prestigious Lexington Lady Wildcat Challenge at Golden Bear Golf Club in Hilton Head Island on Friday and Saturday. Led by Smith Knaffle’s 27-hole total of 2-over 110, which was also good for a fourth-place tie individually, the Lady Sharks (494) took on some of the top teams and players in the Southeast, including champion Baylor... 

MB girls swim past CF, SJ; six Saints make state cuts

After finishing a close second in last week’s season-opening Ripley’s Invitational, the Myrtle Beach High girls swim team got their first win in Waccamaw’s Warrior Invitational. Olivia McGonigal won the 50 freestyle and Drew Kennedy took the 200 individual medley to lead the Lady Seahawks to 104 points and the victory. St. James, led by Ana Wolff’s win in the 100 free, tied... 

Blocked PAT helps Chiefs preserve win over Lions

One of the best installments in the storied North Myrtle Beach-Loris football rivalry came down to a blocked extra point as the Chiefs held on for a 27-26 victory over the host Lions on Friday night. In a game that was tied three times, the Chiefs made sure there wasn’t a fourth when Chris Johnson blocked the potential-tying PAT with 5:30 remaining. North Myrtle Beach managed to use the clock... 

Carolina Forest’s upset bid falls shy to Fort Dorchester

As impressive as Carolina Forest’s season-opening victory was last week, the Panthers may have earned more respect in Friday night’s 36-28 loss to No. 2-ranked Fort Dorchester. Carolina Forest’s final push to force a tie the game ended 2 yards shy of the end zone with a Fort Dorchester interception in the final minute. The play ended a valiant upset bid by the Panthers (1-1) to... 
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