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Conway topples Carolina Forest at The Black Hole

The Carolina Forest and Conway High boys basketball teams entered Region 6-5A play with high rankings and even higher hopes for a region title. Two weeks later, the two rivals met with their playoff lives potentially on the line. After both teams got off to disappointing 1-2 starts to league play, the loser of Wednesday night’s clash would face an uphill challenge to get back in the race.... 

Football: MB hires Backus; Sharks’ Brown steps down

On a busy day for local football coaching news on Tuesday, Myrtle Beach added a well-known new assistant to its staff, while St. James reportedly lost its beloved head coach. According to multiple media reports, Robby Brown stepped down after three seasons with the Sharks. Brown led St. James to its first-ever playoff victory and a school-best record of 7-5 in 2015, followed by a difficult winless... 

Coastal earns highest-ever preseason ranking at 11th

The defending national champion Coastal Carolina baseball team is ranked 11th in the D1Baseball.com preseason baseball poll, the program’s highest ever ranking to start a season. The Chanticleers’ previous high was ranking 12th in the 2010 Baseball America poll. TCU, a team Coastal beat twice to advance to the College World Series final, picks up its third nod as the preseason #1. Previously,... 

Boys Hoops: Sharks, Saints net big wins in Bennettsville

The St. James High boys basketball team picked up its first region win of the year on the road Tuesday night with a 56-49 victory over Marlboro County. The Sharks (7-11 overall, 1-2 Region 7-4A) got a big all-around performance from freshman Payton Lewis, who scored a team-high 16 points, pulled down four rebounds, dished out four assists and made two steals. St. James also got solid production... 

Girls Hoops: Conway routs CF for first place in region

The Conway High girls basketball team continued its surprising run for a region title Tuesday night, dominating rival Carolina Forest 60-41 in a first-place showdown in Region 6-5A. The Lady Tigers remained undefeated in region play with a 4-0 record, while the Lady Panthers suffered their first league loss to drop to 3-1. Conway is seeking its first region title since 1983. Conway made sure this... 

Athlete of Week: Chadmon lifts Tigers to new heights

Conway High senior guard Zakera Chadmon and her Lady Tiger teammates would like to do a little redecorating to their home gym before she graduates. It’s an extreme makeover that is long overdue. “We’ve got a whole different demeanor this year because we want to win region,” said Chadmon, who was voted the Mammy’s Kitchen Athlete of the Week for helping the Lady Tigers... 

Former Coastal QB Ross signs deal with CFL’s Lions

Former Coastal Carolina quarterback Alex Ross has found a new football home north of the border in the CFL after signing with the BC Lions Football Club on Monday. The all-time passing leader for the Chanticleers hopes to keep his professional aspirations alive after failing to make the roster cut with the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons in training camp. The BC Lions believe he could be a good fit... 

CAC swimmers soak up title atmosphere at Tiger Meet

The Clemson Aquatic Team (CAT) hosted their 2017 Tiger Invitational Meet this past weekend at Clemson University.  In fact, the pool is located adjacent to Memorial Stadium (i.e., “Death Valley”).  The Saturday sessions coincided with Clemson’s National Championship parade which led to the celebration in the stadium. The Coastal Aquatic Club (CAC) sent 35 swimmers to the meet to compete... 

Chants top Mountaineers for Ellis’ 800th career win

Four players scored in double digits to lead Coastal Carolina to an 85-73 win over Appalachian State and in the process, Head Coach Cliff Ellis recorded his 800th career win. Jaylen Shaw continues his torrid pace as he led the Chants in scoring with 20 points, including six straight free throws in the final seconds of the game. Shaw only played 21 minutes due to foul trouble as he finished the... 

Boys Hoops: Seahawks fly, Saints fall at Battle of Beach

Myrtle Beach High senior Robert Swanson put on a show at the Battle of the Beach basketball showcase on Saturday night, knocking off Combine Prep 83-64. Swanson poured in a career-high 33 points to lead the Seahawks in a non-region contest. O’Neil McBride added 12 points and Emory Knox tallied 11 as Myrtle Beach improved to 6-9 on the season. The Seahawks return to region play Tuesdays against... 
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