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Coastal opens national title defense in winning fashion

Ninth-ranked Coastal Carolina began its national championship defense with an 8-5 win versus Richmond in the teams’ 2017 season opener Friday evening at Springs Brooks Stadium before a crowd of 3,280, a record for a Chanticleer regular-season, on-campus contest. (Overall, it is the eighth-largest crowd for a CCU home baseball contest.) Prior to the game, members of the 2016 team unveiled the... 

MB girls get back on track, head to Lower State semis

That’s more like it! After struggling in the first round of the Class 4A girls basketball playoffs, No. 2-ranked Myrtle Beach shifted back into beast mode Friday night by defeating third-seeded Darlington 46-22 in the second-round matchup. The Lady Seahawks (21-2) got off to another slow start before breaking the game wide open in the second quarter. Myrtle Beach outscored the Lady Falcons... 

Monday After Masters lists entertainers, hall of famers

Tickets for the 23rd annual Hootie & The Blowfish Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am golf tournament go on sale Monday at 10 a.m. at the House of Blues, the Barefoot Resort & Golf pro shops and all Ticketmaster outlets. The Monday After the Masters will be played at Barefoot Resort’s Dye Club on April 10. This will mark the 15th consecutive year the event is played at the Dye Course... 

Boys Playoffs: Five area teams are one-and-done

The Myrtle Beach High boys basketball team made a disappointing first-round exit from the Class 4A playoffs Wednesday night, falling at home to Dreher 55-52. The Seahawks tied the game at 50-all on a basket by Emorie Knox, who scored a team-high 20 points, and they took the lead at 52-50 on a pair of free throws by O’Neil McBride with 1:39 remaining. But Dreher scored the game’s final... 

Chants start writing sequel to ’16 summer blockbuster

Forget about “X-Men: Apocalypse”, “Star Trek Beyond”, and “Suicide Squad”. The summer blockbuster of 2016 was staged by the Coastal Carolina baseball team with an improbable run to the national championship that was Straight Outta Hollywood. The Chanticleers begin to write the sequel Friday when they host the 18th annual Caravelle Resort Baseball at the Beach... 

Saints rally to claim region crown in dramatic fashion

The Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach boys basketball team pulled off a big comeback to win the SCISA Region 3-2A tournament championship 71-68 over Trinity-Byrnes on Tuesday night at Coker College in Hartsville. Bryce Schneider made three key plays in the final seconds to complete the rally. His steal and layup proved to be the game-winning basket, and then he made a potential game-saving block... 

5A Girls: Tomlin leads CF; Conway, Socastee survive

Alexis Tomlin 39, Ashley Ridge 38. That was the unofficial score to the Lady Panthers’ 51-38 victory over visiting Ashley Ridge in Tuesday’s opening round of the Class 5A girls basketball playoffs. Although it took a team effort to advance to the second round, Tomlin single-handedly outscored the Lady Swamp Foxes and carried her team to the win. Tomlin scored the first 14 for Carolina... 

4A Girls: MB sleepwalks to win; NMB, SJ drop openers

Fortunately for the No. 2-ranked Myrtle Beach High girls basketball team, there are no style points in the playoffs. The top-seeded Lady Seahawks (20-2) didn’t score many in Tuesday night’s 33-20 victory over visiting Dreher in the opening round of the Class 4A playoffs. Looking to make a repeat trip to the state championship game this season, Myrtle Beach didn’t get off to the... 

Athlete of Week: Johnson doing it all for Lady Chiefs

If you want to know what North Myrtle Beach senior Aquera Johnson brings to the table for the Lady Chiefs, you’d better have a big table. Scorer, rebounder, defender, leader – the list goes on and on. Ironically, it’s her do-it-all mentality that is the strength of her game. “That is my role – to do whatever my team needs me to do,” said Johnson, who leads the... 

Beck’s putback basket lifts Chants past Georgia State

Demario Beck’s offensive rebound and putback basket with 3.5 seconds left in the game gave Coastal Carolina a come-from-behind lead 65-64 win over Georgia State in Sun Belt Conference action. CCU had to fight from behind in the final eight minutes as the Panthers had built a 42-34 lead in a defensive battle. Elijah Wilson was able to connect on consecutive three pointers and a Beck field goal... 
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