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Socastee scores near clean sweep over Myrtle Beach

The Socastee High wrestling team dominated visiting rival Myrtle Beach on Thursday, winning every match by one en route to a 73-6. Socastee’s Justin Knipper (120), Dylan Martin (126), Brandon Rogers (138), Jordan Hodge (145), Koy Mai (152), John Leggett (170), Zach Mor (195) and Aydin Imani (220) won their respective weight divisions via pins. The Braves’ lightest and heaviest weights –... 

Saints survive cold-shooting night at Carolina Academy

The Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach boys basketball team survived an ice-cold shooting night and a fourth-quarter deficit to escape with a 41-31 victory over host Carolina Academy on Thursday night. The Saints trailed 25-22 entering the final period but finally heated up to outscore Carolina Academy 19-6 in the fourth period, led by freshman Jaylen Johnson’s game-high 20 points, seven rebounds... 

Myrtle Beach falls to O-W in CresCom Bank tournament

Orangeburg-Wilkerson defeated Myrtle Beach 59-33 to advance to the semifinal round of the consolation bracket of the 2014 CresCom Bank Holiday Invitational. The Lady Bruins (10-1) used a pressure defense to force 21 Myrtle Beach (6-2) turnovers in the opening half.  Orangeburg-Wilkerson turned those miscues into a 16-0 points off of turnovers advantage that led to a 35-10 cushion for the Lady Bruins... 

Conway boys, girls sweep Georgetown on the road

The Conway High boys and girls basketball teams swept host Georgetown on Wednesday night, winning by near identical lopsided scores. The Tigers (6-0) remained undefeated on the season with a 62-38 win over the Bulldogs, while the Lady Tigers (3-3) took a 63-40 victory. Bryan Edwards led a balanced scoring attack for the Tigers with 13 points. Christian Jeffords added 11 points and Jalen Hennigan had... 

Football: Brunson signs with Albany; Jordan out as AD

The Carolina Forest football program’s loss is the University of Albany’s gain as Panthers quarterback Will Brunson officially committed to play for the Great Danes. The three-year starter signed his National Letter of Intent with Albany in a ceremony at the high school on Wednesday following an outstanding career with the Panthers. Brunson passed for nearly 8,000 yards and 40 touchdowns... 

Former big-leaguers join Pelicans’ managerial staff

In conjunction with the Chicago Cubs, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, are pleased to announce the field staff for the Pelicans for the upcoming 2015 season. Mark Johnson leads the coaching staff as the manager in the team’s first year as a Cubs affiliate. Most recently, Johnson was named the Manager of the Year in the Midwest League for his work... 

Boys Hoops: Chiefs, Saints ride defense to big victories

The North Myrtle Beach High boys basketball team scored a quick technical knockout over Carolina Forest on Tuesday night en route to a 61-41 victory. The Chiefs came out red hot and amassed a 42-19 halftime lead before cruising the rest of the way. They also played stellar defense against the Panthers, holding them without a 3-pointer in the game. Matthew Stanaland scored a game-high 16 points and... 

MB girls, Socastee boys hold off late runs by rivals

The Myrtle Beach High girls basketball team scored a 39-37 victory over visiting Socastee on Tuesday night in a tournament tune-up for both teams. After clinging to a 19-18 halftime lead, the Lady Seahawks stretched their lead to 32-24 entering the final period. Socastee (5-4) rallied in the fourth quarter but came up short by two points. Leading Socastee were Shayla Baldwin with 15 points and five... 

Chants enter Ole Miss game ranked in mid-major top 25

With an 8-2 record, including a win at Southeastern Conference member Auburn, the Coastal Carolina men’s basketball team has surged into the CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Top 25 Poll, checking in at 21. The appearance in the poll is the Chanticleers’ first since ranking 25th on Dec. 19, 2011. Coastal reached a program-high in the poll with a third-place ranking on Feb. 14, 2011, while riding a program-record... 

Athlete of the Week: Tigers flying high behind Hennigan

There’s a lot of noise coming from Conway High these days, and it’s not from The Backyard. Long regarded as a football school, it’s the basketball Tigers who are starting to turn heads with a 5-0 start, thanks in part to guard Jalen Hennigan. Averaging 18 points per game so far this season, Hennigan has led the Tigers to a 5-0 start, including a series sweep of Myrtle Beach and an... 
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