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Chants carry momentum, awards into tournament

Coastal Carolina’s Billy Cooke, who led the league in three offensive categories, was voted Sun Belt Player of the Year and Cory Wood, who had the league’s best batting average in conference games, was selected Sun Belt Freshman on the Year, it was announced Monday by the Conference. Cooke, Alex Cunningham and Kevin Woodall Jr., were named first team All-Sun Belt, while Wood, Andrew Beckwith... 

Pelicans use back-to-back homers to blast past Salem

Adbert Alzolay yielded just one hit in six dominant innings and Eddy Martinez and Matt Rose hit back-to-back homers in a five-run seventh on Sunday to push the Myrtle Beach Pelicans to a 5-1 win over the Salem Red Sox at Haley Toyota Field at Salem Memorial Ballpark. The Pelicans (23-21) had mustered just two hits against Salem (27-16) starter Shaun Anderson, who exited after six shutout innings.... 

Chants honor seniors, win division title and top seed

For the third consecutive weekend, Coastal Carolina swept its league series, beating Appalachian State 6-2 in the teams’ 2017 regular-season finale Saturday afternoon at Springs Brooks Stadium. The Chanticleers (37-18-1, 22-7-1 Sun Belt) end the regular season by winning 12 of its final 14 games, win the Sun Belt East Division title and will be the #1 seed at next week’s Sun Belt Championship,... 

St. James’ Gross leads local list of all-state, all-star picks

St. James senior softball player Dominique Gross turned a different kind of double play this week, earning all-state honors and an invitation to play in the North-South All-Star Game. Gross, who led the Lady Sharks to the league title as the Region 7-4A Player of the Year, was named to the South Carolina Athletic Coaches Association’s All-State Team. She also was selected to play for the... 

Athlete of Week: Conway’s Hemingway hits new highs

Conway High’s girls sports teams are enjoying a record-setting year. So is Lady Tigers’ two-sport star Janecia Hemingway. Those two facts are not a coincidence. After helping the Conway girls basketball program to its first-ever Class 5A Lower State championship game appearance, Hemingway made the transition from the hardwood to the diamond to lead the Lady Tigers to a first-ever district... 

Bell one of nine Seahawks to sign to play at next level

Kira Bell became the third Myrtle Beach High girls basketball player to sign a Division I scholarship on Wednesday, and eight of her fellow student-athletes joined her in making their college and prep school plans official in a ceremony at the school. Bell signed to play at South Carolina State after teammates Kiana Adderton and Nia Sumpter previously committed to play at Wright State. Transferring... 

Markleys, Davis earn spots in SCISA girls all-star game

The Markley family has scored a different kind of soccer hat trick for the Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach by placing three family members on the SCISA Class 2A North-South All-Star Game this weekend. After helping the Lady Saints advance to the SCISA state championship game for the third consecutive season, junior twin sisters Julia and Natalie Markley earned spots on the South all-star roster. Father... 

Cunningham’s 14-K outing keeps Chants in title chase

For the second time this season, Golden Spikes candidate Alex Cunningham struck out 14 batters to tie a Coastal Carolina single-game record and lead the 24th-anked Chanticleers to a 5-0 victory over Appalachian State Thursday afternoon at Springs Brooks Stadium. Game two between the Chanticleers (35-18-1, 20-7-1 Sun Belt) and Mountaineers (19-34, 8-20 Sun Belt) is set for 6 pm Friday. Coastal is... 

Clemson’s late grand slam spoils Coastal’s comeback

In a game that featured seven home runs (four by Clemson and three by Coastal Carolina) it was the last one, a grand slam by Tiger sophomore Seth Beer in the eighth, that proved to be the difference as #12 Clemson (38-15) rallied to beat #24 Coastal (34-19-1) 11-8 Tuesday night at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. Coastal trailed 7-1 through five innings before coming back taking an 8-7 in the top of the... 

Golf: Grigg wins state title, leads Seahawks to second

Myrtle Beach High sophomore Holden Grigg captured the state boys golf individual championship and led the Seahawks to a second-place finish at the SCHSL Class 4A Championships on Tuesday. Holden fired a two-day total of 14-under-par 130, a course record for a two-round tournament at The Barony in Hilton Head Island. His back-to-back rounds of 65 were also a two-day record for the state tournament. The... 
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