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Pelicans’ power surge puts them tied for division lead

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans erupted for 11 runs on 16 hits in an 11-2 lopsided win over the Potomac Nationals on Monday night at Pfitzner Stadium. Three different Pelicans had three hits, including Royce Bolinger, who his sixth home run and second of the road trip. The bullpen tossed four scoreless innings in relief of Chad James, who earned the win. With the win and the rest of the league idle, the... 

CCU coach’s break leaves big hole in goal for BUFC

One Coastal Carolina soccer coach’s success has left a gaping hole in goal for a local youth travel soccer club. Former CCU women’s assistant Chris Gnehm, who also served as the goalkeeper coach for the Myrtle Beach-based Beach United Football Club, was recently named head coach at Palm Beach (FL) Atlantic University. Gnehm was a standout goalie for Florida Atlantic in college. While the... 

Five Carolina teams named NTBA national champions

The National Travel Basketball Association crowned 17 national champions on Sunday at gymnasiums throughout the Grand Strand, and several teams from the Carolina captured titles in their respective divisions. More than 300 boys basketball teams competed in 10 different age divisions, each with a Gold and Silver bracket. The teams played for four days, beginning with pool play and wrapping up with a... 

NMB product Hemingway earns preseason accolades

Former North Myrtle Beach High standout and South Carolina State tight end  Temarrick Hemingway was named to the All-MEAC Preseason Second Team on Friday, and earned a spot on the 2014 CFPA Tight End Award Watch List earlier this week. Hemingway, a 6-foot-5, 210-pund redshirt sophomore, was one of 10 Bulldogs to earn preseason honors at Friday’s MEAC Football Media Luncheon. S.C. State was picked... 

Chants picked to four-peat; Ross, Backus top POY list

After a record-setting 2013 season, the 2014 edition of the Coastal Carolina football team was voted by the league’s coaches and media as the preseason favorite to win its fourth consecutive conference championship, it was announced Thursday at the annual Big South Football Media Day at the Charlotte Marriott City Center. It was also announced that Quinn Backus and Alex Ross were voted the league’s... 

All eyes on Newton’s ankle at Panthers’ training camp

The Carolina Panthers open training camp practices Friday in Spartanburg knowing that they’re 2014 hopes may last as long as quarterback Cam Newton’s ankle can carry them. Preliminary reports indicate Newton’s ankle is well ahead of schedule and he should be ready for action as the Panthers hit the practice field at Wofford College. Newton will begin the task of getting to know a... 

Sellout crowd sees Pelicans come back, GM bend over

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans rallied to win the series finale with the Frederick Keys 5-4 on Thursday night at TicketReturn.com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. Pelicans Vice President and General Manager Andy Milovich sang “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” while receiving a prostate exam during the seventh inning stretch in front of a sellout crowd of 6,599 to raise awareness of the need for annual... 

Time Warner Cable strikes deal to carry SEC Network

Good news for Gamecocks fans and other Southeastern Conference supporters living on the Grand Strand: You won’t have to leave your sofa to watch your favorite football teams this fall. ESPN and Time Warner Cable have reached an agreement for carriage of the SEC Network when the channel launches on August 14. The network will be available to fans and followers of the Southeastern Conference in... 

Felton enters guilty plea to gun charge, avoids jail time

Former Latta High and Beach Ball Classic standout Raymond Felton pleaded guilty in Manhattan state Supreme Court to a felony gun charge to avoid jail time. Felton, who was traded to the Dallas Mavericks after playing in New York for the Knicks last season, pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a firearm. Felton was sentenced to 500 hours community service... 

City Council expands North Myrtle Beach surf zones

The city of North Myrtle Beach voted to significantly expand surf zones along its beaches Monday night during their city council meeting. The new law, which takes effect immediately, expands the current area that surfers are allowed to surf during the period from May 15th through September 15 during the hours of 9am to 4pm. Surfers are not restricted to a specific area outside of these times and dates. Although... 
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