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Faulkner’s scoreless streak snapped but Pelicans win

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans earned a 6-2 win in the opening game of the series with the Winston-Salem Dash at BB&T Ballpark on Wednesday night. Andrew Faulkner was scored upon for the first time since July 1 when he allowed a third-inning run but went on to win the game, his ninth and fifth in five starts. He is now tied for the league lead in wins and moved to the top of league in ERA, dropping... 

CCU women’s soccer hires former Georgia All-American

Coastal Carolina University women’s soccer head coach Paul Hogan added Carrie Patterson, a former All-American at the University of Georgia, to his coaching staff on Wednesday. “I recruited Carrie years ago to Colorado, but she chose to play at Georgia where she still holds the career record for goals and points.,” said Hogan. “Not only does Carrie have an excellent playing background,... 

Beach Ball, CresCom bring top talent, teams to Strand

Two days after the Big Shots tournament brought some of the top basketball prospects in the country to the Grand Strand, plans were announced for two more high-profile high school hoops tournaments in Myrtle Beach. The lineups for the Dec. 26-31 Beach Ball Classic and CresCom Holiday Hoops Invitational were unveiled, promising once again to attract some of the best teams and talent to the Grand Strand... 

Thigpen, Connie among 5 in CCU Hall of Fame class

The Coastal Carolina Department of Athletics announced that Alan Connie (cross country/track & field head coach), Josh Hoke (football), Diana Jepchirchir Mendes (cross country/track & field), Thomas Jordan (track & field) and Tyler Thigpen (football) will be the 24th group of inductees into the George F. “Buddy” Sasser Athletics Hall of Fame. The Class of 2014 will have its... 

Spurrier considering return to his Fun ‘N Gun offense

South Carolina football coach Steve Spurrier has had to make some adjustments since taking over a struggling gamecocks’ program, but this season he might return to the air-it-out offense from his Fun ‘N Gun days with the Florida Gators. With a duel threat quarterb ack liike Connor Shaw running his offense for the past three seasons and record-setting running back Marcus Lattimore also carrying... 

CAC sending 27 to states following Last-Chance Meet

The Coastal Aquatic Club (CAC) sent 27 swimmers to the Palmetto Aquatics (PALM) Columbia for the Last-Chance Meet over the weekend, the same number of athletes CAC will send to the upcoming Long-Course State Championships in two weeks. The PALM Summer Invite was the last chance for swimmers to qualify for the State meet and/or improve their seed times for the Championship. Approximately 550 swimmers... 

Nation’s No. 1 recruit turns heads at Big Shots tourney

Thon Maker, the nation’s No. 1 basketball prospect in the Class of 2016 backed up his lofty credentials by leading his team to the championship in the top division of the Big Shots tournament on the Grand Strand over the weekend. Team Loaded Virginia won the crown in the 17-year-old Slam Orange division. Other bracket champions include Greg Monroe Assists (Blue 17), Team Go Hard (U17 Orange),... 

Ex-Pelican Gallo puts force on display at Futures Game

Former Myrtle Beach Pelicans third baseman Joey Gallo put on a show in Sunday’s All-Star Futures Game in Minneapolis. After entertaining the crowd during batting practice with several deep bombs out of Target Field, Gallo hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the sixth inning to lead the U.S. Team to a 3-2 win over the World Team. The Texas Rangers’ prospect was named the game’s MVP, in... 

Lone loss costs Seahawks shot at 7-on-7 passing title

Myrtle Beach High suffered only one defeat at the Palmetto State Showdown 7-on-7 passing tournament. Unfortunately for the Seahawks, it came during elimination play in the quarterfinals. After going a perfect 5-0 in Friday’s pool play, Myrtle Beach started Saturday on fire as well, defeating Union County 42-33 and Bob Jones 47-34 to earn a No. 1 seed and a first-round bye in the single-elimination... 

Mutiny gives up late goals, misses shot at postseason

The Myrtle Beach Mutiny’s 2014 season came to a close Friday night with a 2-1 defeat to the visiting Upward Stars at Ashley Booth Field. Needing a victory to keep their slim NPSL playoff hopes alive, the Mutiny (3-5-2) looked up to the challenge for the first 70 minutes of play. Following a hard-fought and scoreless first half, the Mutiny got on the board early in the second with a long, arching... 
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