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Lady Chants picked to finish fifth in Big South standings

The 2014-15 Coastal Carolina women’s basketball team was voted to finish fifth in the Big South regular season by the league’s head coaches and media members, according to an announcement by the league on Monday at the annual Big South Basketball Media Day in Charlotte, N.C. Liberty is the league’s preseason favorite, garnering five first-place votes and finishing with 113 total points. High... 

Coastal’s Israel, Catron net Big South weekly awards

Coastal Carolina wide receiver John Israel (Florence/Wilson HS) was tabbed the Choice Hotels Big South Offensive Player of the Week and placekicker Alex Catron (Apopka, Fla./Apopka HS) added Big South Special Teams Player of the Week honors in leading the third-ranked Chanticleers to a 43-22 Homecoming victory versus Charleston Southern on Saturday. Coastal Carolina, one of seven NCAA Division I teams... 

Lady Chants take early lead at Palmetto Intercollegiate

Led by Lena Schaeffner’s career-best tying round 68, the Coastal Carolina women’s golf team sits atop the leaderboard at the College of Charleston-hosted Palmetto Intercollegiate. In addition to pacing the Chanticleers, Schaeffner and GRU Augusta’s Eunice Yi co-lead all competitors at the par-72, 5,972-yard Kiawah Island Resort – Turtle Point course. The Chanticleers shot a... 

Region 6-4A Recap: Braves duel past Knights in 2 OTs

The Socastee High football team had to work double overtime to score a huge Region 6-4A victory over visiting West Florence on Friday night. Socastee fullback Angelo Sauter powered his way into the end zone in the second overtime period for the game-winning touchdown for the Braves (7-2 overall, 2-1 region), who saw a 14-point lead in the second half slip away before holding on to win. After a scoreless... 

Chiefs use defense, special teams to knock off Sharks

The North Myrtle Beach Chiefs finally found an answer to their offensive woes in Friday night’s 27-13 victory over visiting St. James. It’s called defense and special teams. The Chiefs (3-6 overall, 2-2 Region 7-3A) scored their first 20 points on defense and special teams, including a pair of pick-sixes by the North Myrtle Beach secondary. Trailing 7-6 just seconds before halftime, Keyshawn... 

Seahawks clinch region title with blowout over Bulldogs

The defending state champion Seahawks (9-0 overall, 4-0 Region 7-3A) clinched their first region title since 2011 with an impressive 54-25 victory over host Georgetown, Friday night. Myrtle Beach wide receiver Kyle Belack caught four of Drayton Arnold’s five touchdown passes as the Seahawks erased a first-half deficit to blow past the Bulldogs (7-2, 2-2). Trailing 19-14 in the second quarter,... 

Volleyball Wrapup: Chiefs, Seahawks reach Round 2

The North Myrtle Beach Lady Chiefs defeated Airport Thursday night 3-1 (25-23, 25-15, 15-25, 25-22) to advance to the second round of the Class 3A state volleyball tournament. The defending Lower State champion Chiefs got out to an early lead in the first and didn’t look back through two games. But, the Eagles from West Columbia’s Airport High School, seeded third in Region 5-3A, came out in the... 

Athlete of Week: Seahawks get big boost from Soapes

Myrtle Beach High senior Kandes Soapes, who began her swimming career at the age of 6, used her experience and maintained her focus to establish crushing records for the Seahawks swim team and capture a gold medal at last week’s Class 3A state championships. The Myrtle Beach girls made Seahawks swimming program history as they placed fifth out of 52 teams at the championship round in Columbia.... 

Socastee XC uses superior depth to sweep region titles

The Socastee boys and girls cross country teams swept the Region 6-4A championships on Wednesday at Florence Freedom Park, using their superior depth to claim the titles. No Socastee runner placed higher than fourth individually, but it was their consistency from top-to-bottom that allowed them to sweep the meet. The Braves won a tiebreaker with Carolina Forest based on sixth-position finishers to... 

Myrtle Beach sweeps region meet; Epstein, Glover medal

The Myrtle Beach High boys and girls cross country teams swept Region 7-3A championships in Tuesday’s meet at the new North Myrtle Beach Sports and Recreation Complex. Ethan Epstein broke the boys tape in a time of 17:17 to claim medalists honors, and teammate Jimmy Recinos placed fourth to help the Seahawks (29) outpace runner-up Wilson (49). Second-place finisher Nolan Fuss helped St. James... 
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