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Week 1 Previews & Picks: Seahawks ready for repeat

When Myrtle Beach High takes the field for Thursday night’s opener to the Jadakiss tune “The Champ Is Here,” the song takes on deeper significance this season for the Seahawks. Following their amazing run to the Class 3A state championship, the Seahawks have to show they can handle success as well as adversity as they start the 2014 campaign. And they don’t have to look back... 

Aggies QB Hill dismantles Gamecocks in season debut

Forget  Johnny Football; Texas A&M has Kenny Backup, and he won’t be soon forgotten by the South Carolina Gamecocks. Texas A&M sophomore Kenny Hill showed solid command of the Texas A&M juggernaut offensive attack and then some in the season opener Thursday night. Hill threw for a school-record 511 yards and directed the offense efficiently in the No. 21 Aggies’ 52-28 dismantling... 

Four Pelicans make All-Star; Gallo captures MVP award

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans, Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Texas Rangers, are pleased to announce that four Pelicans have been named to the Carolina League Year-End All-Star team, and slugging third baseman Joey Gallo has also been named league MVP, despite a call-up to Double-A before the All-Star Break. The Pelicans, tied with the Potomac Nationals, had the most players named to the team, as catcher... 

CAMB opens title defense vs. public-school powers

The Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach volleyball team picked up right where it left off last season, posting a three-set victory over St. James in Wednesday’s season opener. The Lady Saints, the defending SCISA Class A state champions, defeated the Lady Sharks by scores of 25-13, 25-11, and 25-10. CAMB ended the 2013 season by winning 16 in a row en route to the state title. Rebekah Bowers lead... 

Go Ape Treetop Adventure opens this weekend in NMB

North Myrtle Beach is the latest home to the Go Ape franchise, and will have its Grand Opening on Saturday. The 40-obstacle, treetop ropes course allows adventurers the opportunity to zip line across five areas, Tarzan swing into cargo netting, and balance upon suspended cables and logs. The course begins slow and ramps up intensity through five sites that end with a long zip line across the lake that... 

Lacrosse gets green light at three Grand Strand schools

The fastest growing sport on the Grand Strand carries a big stick, and apparently a lot of weight with the Horry County School Board. The board voted unanimously Monday to approve the additions of boys and girls lacrosse teams at Myrtle Beach and St. James High, as well as to allow the Carolina Forest program to compete as a member of the SCHSL sanctioning body. Factor in the existing boys and girls... 

Panthers open with sweep of Waccamaw, Johnsonville

The Carolina Forest girls volleyball team officially kicked off the 2014 regular season with a doubleheader sweep of Waccamaw and Johnsonville on Tuesday. The Lady Panthers (2-0) scored 2-0 victories over the Lady Warriors, 25-9, 25-16, and Johnsonville, 25-21, 25-16, to open the season in impressive fashion. Leading Carolina Forest against Waccamaw was Ellissa Smalls with six kills and seven aces... 

Big inning propels Pelicans to sole possession of first

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans defeated the Winston Salem Dash 7-2 on Tuesday night at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. Michael De Leon went 1-for-4 in his Class A-Advanced debut; his RBI single in the sixth inning put the Birds ahead for good. With Tuesday’s win, Myrtle Beach moved ahead of the Salem Red Sox, giving the team a one-game lead in the second half Southern Division standings. The... 

Grand Strand area emerges as a volleyball powerhouse

Up until a few years ago, the Grand Strand high school volleyball scene was but a blip on the radar screen for other South Carolina teams heading towards a state title. Now it seems any South Carolina team looking to win a state championship must pass through the Grand Strand. Since 2011, the Grand Strand has had at least one team in a state final match. Myrtle Beach became the first area team to make... 

Weather prompts schedule change for Kickoff Clash

It didn’t take Mother Nature long to have an impact on the 2014 high school football schedule, and even the Derrick Law Firm Kickoff Clash is not immune. Conway’s scheduled home game against visiting Wilmington Hoggard (NC) has been postoned from Thursday to Friday as a result of rain and lightning delays last Friday night. The Wilmington Hoggard vs. South Columbus (NC) contest was postponed... 
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