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Volleyball: Panthers, Saints, Sharks sweep region foes

In a showdown for first place in Region 6-5A standings, the Carolina Forest volleyball team made the short trip to rival Socastee and made quick work of the Lady Braves on their home court with a 3-0 sweep. The Lady Panthers dealt won by set scores of 25-13, 25-23, 25-20 to remain undefeated in region play. The Lady Braves suffered their first region loss but get a second shot at Carolina Forest... 

Golf: Braves top Warriors; Tigers, Chiefs battle Aynor

The Conway and North Myrtle Beach girls golf teams narrowly missed out on a victory at a four-team match at Diamondback Golf Clube on Tuesday. Aynor (197) edged the Lady Tigers (199) and North Myrtle Beach (203) for top team honors, with Loris (215) rounding out the field. North Myrtle Beach’s Breanna Joynor earned medalist honors with a nine-hole round of 40, beating out Conway’s Lora... 

MB’s Edwards, SJ’s White finalize college decisions

  A pair of recent Grand Strand Sports Report Athlete of the Week winners made their college decisions this week in different sports, and both know how to swing the stick. St. James High golfer Jordan White verbally committed to play college golf at Coker College in Hartsville with a partial academic and partial golf scholarship, while Myrtle Beach High baseball standout Luke Edwards verbally... 

Chanticleers, Gamecocks meet in ’18 season opener

The Coastal Carolina University football team will open the 2018 season on the road, but the Chanticleers won’t have to travel very far to face a top-level , in-state opponent. Coastal will kick off the 2018 season against South Carolina on Sept. 1 at Williams Brice Stadium, according to the Southeastern Conference’s release of next season’s schedule on Tuesday. It will be Coastal... 

Villanueva becomes latest ex-Pelican to make majors

Former Myrtle Beach Pelicans infielder Christian Villanueva made his major league debut Monday with the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Villanueva is the third Pelicans alumnus to debut in The Show over the last nine days and the 169th player, including the 13th this season, to don a Myrtle Beach jersey and play in the big leagues. A native of Guadalajara in Mexico, Villanueva played third base... 

Athlete of Week: Stanfield makes nice football move

  St. James High sophomore running back Deondray Stanfield was only a first-grader when he chose basketball over football. The resurgent Sharks football program and its fans are happy he reconsidered. The two-sport standout has recently made an impressive transition from the hardwood to the gridiron, and Stanfield has had a big hand in helping turn the struggling St. James football program... 

Lady Chiefs sweep season series vs. West Brunswick

The North Myrtle Beach High volleyball team made sure that the visiting West Brunswick (NC) squad’s trip across the state line was a brief one Monday with a convincing 3-0 victory over the Lady Trojans. The Lady Chiefs (11-5 overall, 1-1 Region 7-4A) made quick work of West Brunswick with set wins of 25-8, 25-13, 25-8 to sweep the season series with their out-of-state border rivals. Sydney... 

CCU golf fourth, Obecny second at VCU Shootout

The Coastal Carolina men’s golf team shot a 3-under par 285 Tuesday and finished fourth in the team’s opening event of 2017-18, the 12-team Janney VCU Shootout. The Chanticleers were led by Thadd Obecny II, who was runner-up and posted a career-best, 9-under par 207 (67-70-70) at the par 72, 6,927-yard Tuckahoe Creek Course at the Country Club of Virginia. West Virginia won the team title with... 

St. James takes runner-up at Lady Patriot Invitational

The St. James High girls golf team went toe-to-toe with fellow state power Lexington in the Lady Patriot Invitational at Westcott Plantation over the weekend, but in the end the Lady Sharks fell six strokes shy of the Lady Wildcats for the title in the 14-team tournament, 589-595. After falling one shot behind Lexington in the first round, 300-301, St. James got a scorching 64 from medalist Smith... 

Photos: No TDs but loads of fun at Panthers’ debut

A sellout crowd enjoyed the Carolina Panthers’ 2017 home opener at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte on Sunday. The Panthers defeated the Buffalo Bills 9-3 in a field-goal fest. Fans didn’t get to see a touchdown, but they were treated to a pre-game flyover, the cheerleaders and dance team,  a homecoming for former Coastal Carolina and Carolina Panther Mike Tolbert, and an appearance... 
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