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Backus, Ross add awards to record-setting weekend

For the second time this season, Coastal Carolina linebacker and Buck Buchanan Award candidate Quinn Backus was named both Big South Defensive Player of the Week and a National All-Star by College Sporting News, while Chanticleer quarterback and Walter Payton Award candidate Alex Ross was named the Choice Hotels Big South Offensive Player of the Week. Backus, the lone defensive player of the five All-Stars... 

Pelicans’ Alberto, Milovich win glove-related honors

Myrtle Beach Pelicans shortstop Hanser Alberto was named one of nine recipients of the Rawlings Gold Glove Award® for his defensive excellence on Monday. Alberto spent the first half of 2014 with the Pelicans and parts of the 2012 and 2013 seasons as well.  Alberto is the only Pelican to win the award during the four-year Rangers era and only the second Texas Rangers minor league to win it. Alberto... 

Christian Academy adds 2, sends dozen to state meet

The Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach swim team traveled to the First Baptist School of Charleston on Saturday for one last chance to qualify before the SCISA states meet. The Lady Saints added two new swimmers to their state meet roster.  Emma Claire Everett and Sarah Ruth Cooke both made a state cut in the 50 freestyle. Overall, there were 26 best times recorded. CAMB has total of 12 swimmers will... 

PridePumas capture title at Charleston Select Shootout

The Beach United Football Club’s PridePumas captured the championship of the Girls Under 11/12 Maroon division at the Charleston Select Shootout on Sept. 27-28 in James Island. The PridePumas dominated the tournament from start to finish with wins of 6-2, 5-1 and 4-0 in pool play. They shut out SCUMP Athletica 5-0 in the championship match to sweep their way through the event. The BUFC Fury and... 

Pieterses sweep; Socastee, St. James claim team titles

Carolina Forest’s brother-sister tandem of Lisa and Michael Pieterse took first place in Saturday’s Pee Dee Classic cross country meet at Florence’s Freedom Park. But the Panthers didn’t have enough Pieterses to take the team titles from a pair of Grand Strand squads. The St. James boys and Socastee girls captured their respective division championships. Michael Pieterse completed... 

Smith, Taliaferro throw 1-2 punch to pound Panthers

A pair of Baltimore Ravens with Carolina ties had big days in their 38-10 victory over the visiting Panthers on Sunday. Former Coastal Carolina University running back Lorenzo Taliaferro rushed for 58 yards and a touchdown, and ex-Panther Steve Smith Sr. tormented his old team by catching seven passes for 139 yards and a pair of touchdowns. “I’m 35 years old and I ran around them boys like... 

Ross’ record night propels No. 3 Chants past Phoenix

Alex Ross threw two touchdowns and ran for one,  set the school record with 34 completions and tied the single game mark with 47 attempts while compiling a school-record 426 yards of total offense to lead #3 Coastal Carolina to a 31-3 victory over Elon Saturday night at Brooks Stadium. Ross threw for 338 yards and added 88 rushing yards. In his 18th career start, he had his eighth career 300-yard... 

Golson falls shy of record in leading Irish past Orange

It was the best of games and worst of games for Myrtle Beach native and Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson, who just missed the FBS record with 25 consecutive pass completions but also made his first three turnovers of the season in leading the No. 8 Fighting Irish to a 31-15 victory over Syracuse on Saturday. Golson established career bests with 363 yards through the air and four touchdown passes.... 

Late FG lifts Socastee past St. James in muddy rivalry

Transferring from Myrtle Beach to rival Socastee doesn’t necessarily make you the most popular guy in school, but that shouldn’t be a problem anymore for kicker Alan Millan. The senior backup kicker helped Socastee defeat another bitter rival, St. James, 17-14 in the Battle of Highway 707, which proved to be a real mud bath in the Shark Tank on Friday night. Tied 14-all with just under... 

Seahawks hold off Tigers late to retain Victory Bell

With the Battle of the Victory Bell hanging in the balance, Myrtle Beach turned to its defense to preserve a 49-42 victory over visiting Conway on Friday night. The Tigers (1-5) scored two unanswered touchdowns in the fourth to make it a close game and they were going for a third when time finally expired. Conway ran two plays after the clock expired – one due to a running clock issue and the... 
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