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Fifth Annual Winter Bump grows beyond the Strand

More than 280 juniors volleyball teams and 6,000 athletes and spectators will converge on the Palmetto State this weekend for the Fifth Annual Winter Bump Volleyball Classic. The tournament began in Myrtle Beach but has grown to include both Charleston and Spartanburg as host sites. Teams from throughout the Southeast and as far away as Michigan are participating. The tournament is expected to generate... 

Boys Hoops: Tigers trounce Braves; Panthers fall in OT

The Conway High boys basketball team rolled to a 59-33 victory over Socastee on Tuesday night to jump start the Region 6-4A schedule with a big road win. The Tigers (12-2 overall, 1-0 region), ranked No. 8 in the latest Class 4A poll, plays host to Sumter on Friday night. * West Florence 69, Carolina Forest 66: The Panthers took the visiting Knights to overtime before falling in the extra period of... 

Girls Hoops: Socastee hits floor running in new region

The Socastee High girls basketball team made an impressive debut in Region 6-4A with a dominating 50-30 victory over visiting Conway on Tuesday night. The Lady Braves (9-6 overall, 1-0 region) jumped out to an early lead and maintained it the rest of the way to defeat the Lady Tigers. Socastee’s stingy defense limited Conway to only five points in the first quarter and three points in the second... 

Former Sharks QB Roper among four CCU transfers

Former St. James High quarterback Josh Roper is among four winter transfers to the Coastal Carolina football program, the school announced Tuesday. Coastal Carolina coach Joe Moglia announced the addition of transfers Roper (QB, Univ. of Pikeville), Ray Lewis III (DB, Univ. of Miami), Adam Maxie (DB, Kent State Univ.) and Kyle Wilson (WR, Univ. of Memphis) to the 2015 roster. The four players and their... 

NMB boys, St. James girls win close region openers

The North Myrtle Beach High boys basketball team captured a key home victory in Monday night’s Region 7-3A opener, defeating preseason co-favorite St. James 60-57. Josh Livingston scored a game-high 25 points to lead the host Chiefs (9-3 overall, 1-0 region) past the pesky Sharks (9-3, 0-1). Kendrick Furness added 14 points and Doodle Hill chipped in nine points for the Chiefs. St. James rallied... 

Chants survive scare from Camels for sixth straight win

Coastal Carolina endured 12 Campbell 3-pointers and overcame a 14-point first-half deficit to remain perfect in Big South play with a 70-67 victory over the Fighting Camels Monday evening. Coastal Carolina improved to 14-3 overall and 5-0 in league play in head coach Cliff Ellis’ 1,200th career game as a college head coach. Campbell dropped to 7-10 (1-3 Big South) with the loss. Shivaughn Wiggins... 

Coastal finishes consensus Top 5 in final FCS rankings

After yet another record-setting season, the Coastal Carolina football program added another item to its impressive 2014 resume by finishing a program-best fifth in both The Sports Network Poll and Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Coaches Poll. This is the second consecutive season head coach Joe Moglia has led the Chanticleers to a consensus top 10 finish as the program finished seventh in... 

Tigers, Chiefs, Sharks top first CBCA poll of the year

Conway High sits atop the first Coastal Basketball Coaches Assocation poll of 2015, which was released the same week in which the Tigers (11-2) suffered their first two losses of the season. Conway lost to state power Wando in the Lowcountry Classic in Charlston and to St. James before bouncing back to beat North Myrtle Beach, which is ranked No. 2 in the area poll. St. James climbed to third behind... 

Dunes Club, Caledonia leap up in Golf Digest’s Top 100

The new year is off to a banner start for two of Myrtle Beach’s premier layouts. The Dunes Golf & Beach Club and Caledonia Golf & Fish Club are ranked among “America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses” in the February 2015 issue of Golf Digest. A Robert Trent Jones, Sr, design, the Dunes Club is No. 50 in the biennial rankings while Caledonia, the late Mike Strantz’s first solo design,... 

MB boys, girls roll in region openers on road at Wilson

The Myrtle Beach boys basketball team may have found its groove just in time for the start of region play by winning its second road game in 24 hours on Saturday night. Following Friday night’s victory over non-region rival Socastee, the Seahawks (5-10 overall, 1-0 region) upset preseason favorite Wilson 46-42 in their Region 7-3A opener. Bryce Schneider scored 12 points and Adam Zam added 10... 
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