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Strand runners beat rain, clock at NMB Winter Run

More than 250 runners hit the rain-soaked streets of the North Strand on Sunday for the 34th Annual North Myrtle Beach Winter Run 5K and 15K. Ryan Farnan of Myrtle Beach won the overall 15K event in a time of 53 minutes, 20 seconds – more than a minute ahead of fellow 23-year-old Myrtle Beach resident Zachery Hensel (54:35). Seventeen-year-old York resident Ben Clark (55:48) was third. Fifteen-year-old... 

Chiefs, Panthers dominate Horry-Georgetown match

Carolina Forest and host North Myrtle Beach dominated Saturday’s Horry-Georgetown Wrestling Invitational, with each team claiming championships in four different weight classes. Carolina Forest’s P.J. Wunderlich (113), Corey Conover (132), Matt Jacoby (145), and John Winzenried (152) captured titles in the annual bi-county battle for local bragging rights. Wrestling on their home mat,... 

Girls Hoops: MB, SJ score big victories on short rest

The Myrtle Beach High girls basketball team won its second game in less than 24 hours on Saturday by defeating Northwood Academy 60-55 on Saturday afternoon. Following an easy 80-33 victory over Marlboro County on Friday night, the Lady Seahawks (14-2) boarded the bus for Charleston for a challenging non-league contest. Myrtle Beach used a balanced scoring attack to get past SCISA power Northwood... 

Hot-shooting Panthers halt CCU’s Sun Belt win streak

Colton Ray-St Cyr completed a double-double with 20 points and 12 rebounds, but it was not near enough as the Chanticleers fell to Georgia State 76-56, breaking CCU’s four-game winning streak. It was a tale of two halves as CCU’s defense was strong in the first half, but not the offense, and it was just the opposite in the second half. Georgia State (11-7, 4-2 Sun Belt) shot 64 percent in the... 

Lady Chants hold off hard charge from Georgia State

The Coastal Carolina women’s basketball team took a second-quarter lead and held off several late surges from Georgia State to take a 73-67 victory Saturday afternoon inside GSU Sports Arena. Coastal (8-9, 3-4) was led by Jas Adams, who matched her career high in scoring with 23 points on 8-of-12 from the field, including five 3-pointers, and a pair of free throws. Kennedy Archer – who... 

Boys Hoops: Tigers top SF; Braves knock off Panthers

The Conway High boys moved back into region title contention Friday night, winning their second league victory in three nights with a 63-49 victory over visiting South Florence. Conway’s Jimmy Nichols had a huge night for the Tigers (13-3, 3-2 Region 6-5A) with a double-double of 23 points and 12 rebounds – both team-highs. The Tigers take on Sumter next week looking for their third... 

Lady Seahawks ring up 80 in rout of Marlboro County

A rare week off during the midseason seemed to do the Myrtle Beach High girls basketball team good as the Lady Seahawks posted a season-high in points in an 80-33 victory over visiting Marlboro County. Playing for the first time since a win over St. James eight days ago, the Lady Seahawks (13-2 overall, 3-0 Region 7-4A) came out on fire on the offensive end of the floor Friday night to stay unbeaten... 

Pelicans Ballpark stays on top stadium experience list

For the sixth consecutive season, Stadium Journey included TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark among its rankings for the Top 50 Stadium Experiences in all of sports. The home ballpark of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans placed 38th in all of sports, fifth in Minor League Baseball and tops in the Carolina League. Since the publication began its rankings in 2011, the Pelicans have been in the top... 

Girls Hoops: CF rebounds; Conway rallies to down SF

Two night after losing a tough first-place showdown with region rival Conway, the Carolina Forest girls basketball team bounced back in impressive fashion. The Lady Panthers (12-5 overall, 4-1 Region 6-5A) claimed sole possession of second place by blowing out visiting Socastee  61-35 on Thursday night at The Black Hole. Carolina Forest standout Alexis Tomlin had one of her biggest nights yet,... 

Archer’s hot hand can’t help CCU stop Georgia Southern

Despite several second-half comeback attempts, the Coastal Carolina women’s basketball team was unable to overtake Georgia Southern as the Eagles claimed a wire-to-wire, 78-70 victory over the Chanticleers Thursday night at Hanner Fieldhouse. Coastal (7-9, 2-4) set a season high in both 3-pointers made and 3-point attempts with 12 and 29, respectively. The former high was five makes from... 
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