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National Signing Day has team spirit on local level

National Signing Day usually honors individual achievement in team sports, but Wednesday’s theme was more about teammates on the Grand Strand. Three sets of teammates were among the signees of National Letters on Intent, including a pair of the top running backs to come out of the area in recent years. Myrtle Beach High’s Brandon Sinclair, who set virtually every rushing record with... 

St. James’ Gulledge, Sloan sign soccer scholarships

Seniors Conor Sloan and Cole Gulledge have played soccer together since age 6, and on Wednesday both signed scholarship offers to play college soccer in a ceremony witnessed by family and friends at St. James High School. Sloan signed with Furman and Gulledge with the College of Charleston. The two started playing rec league soccer behind St James Middle at age 6 and were among the first players... 

Green leads CAMB’s youth surge on all-region team

The youth movement of the Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach basketball program was reflected in the 2015-16 SCISA Region 3-2A All-Region teams. Freshman guard Michael Green was named the Region Player of the Year after averaging 17.7 points per game, and fellow freshman Jaylen Johnson and sophomore Jaylen Johnson joined him on the all-region team. Senior Bernard Jones made the second team, while... 

CCU’s 2016 recruiting class reflects step up to Sun Belt

For the Coastal Carolina University football program, a step up to the FBS level also means a step up in recruiting, and the 2016 class may be the deepest and most talented in program history. With Coastal set to make its transition season from FCS and FBS in the fall, they will have 26 new players to help make the move to the Sun Belt Conference in 2017 and beyond. The following list shows reason... 

Boys Hoops: Braves, local 7-3A teams win nail-biters

This one was more about pride than playoff positioning, and Socastee rose to the occasion when it counted most. The Braves scored the final eight points of double overtime to knock off rival Conway at the Wave on Tuesday night. The hard-fought region win was the first for the Braves (7-14 overall, 1-6 Region 6-4A) and leaves them in the cellar with the Tigers (12-7, 1-6), who suffered their sixth... 

Girls Hoops: Lady Braves surge into second in 6-4A

The Socastee High girls basketball team scored its third region win in five nights to give a big boost to its playoff hopes with a 58-41 victory over visiting Conway on Tuesday night. The Lady Braves (11-10 overall, 4-3 Region 6-4A) moved over the .500 mark for the season and in the league standings, tying Conway for second place with just three region games remaining. The two teams split the season... 

CCU’s Wilson a slam dunk for Big South weekly honor

Coastal Carolina junior guard Elijah Wilson has been named the Big South Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, while Liberty guard Caleb Homesley has been named The Crons Brand Freshman of the Week for games played Jan. 25-31, it was announced today by the Conference office. Wilson averaged 22.0 points, 5.5 rebounds, shot 56.7 percent from the field and 46.2 percent from long range... 

Coast FA teams kick off spring season in Georgia

Coast FA kicked off the spring soccer season over the weekend, with the Under 10 Girls team capturing the championship at the Columbia County Spring Shootout in Evans, GA. Coach Cora Weaver’s team posted a pair of shutouts in the qualifying round before claiming a 2-1 victory in the championship match. “The girls were well prepared after several weeks of good training sessions and put... 

Carolina Forest wins region tourney with six champions

The Carolina Forest High wrestling team crowned six individual champions and captured the Region 6-4A tournament title to go with its regular season championship on Saturday. Carolina Forest claimed titles in six of 14 weight classes to post 111 total team points. They needed every one of them to edge runner-up Sumter (110). Conway (65) and Socastee (52) finished third and fourth to qualify for... 

Local juniors Canipe, White win local qualifier for DJ

Waccamaw High School’s Will Canipe and St. James High School’s Jordan White won the boys and girls local qualifiers for the inaugural Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship Saturday at Myrtle Beach National’s West Course. By virtue of their wins, both Canipe and White earned a spot into the Dustin Johnson World Junior Golf Championship, which will be played February 12-15 at TPC... 
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