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Football: Conway, NMB see seasons end in third round

Football finally came to a end on the Grand Strand in Friday’s third round of SCHSL playoffs as both remaining team suffered season-ending road defeats. Conway saw its season close in a 42-13 loss to Fort Dorchester in the Class 5A Lower State semifinals, while North Myrtle Beach came out on the short end of a 38-7 defeat to host Chapin. Both teams saw their five-game winning streaks snapped... 

Hoops: MB-CF split twinbill as Braves top Sharks in OT

The Myrtle Beach boys basketball team blew a fourth-quarter lead for the second straight game to open the season, allowing visiting Carolina Forest to steal a 60-55 victory on Friday. Carolina Forest (2-1) led by double digits at halftime, 38-28, but Myrtle Beach rallied to take a 47-46 edge through three quarters. But the Seahawks (0-2) went cold in the fourth and the Panthers hit 8 of 10 free... 

Coastal volleyball captures program’s first NCAA win

The Coastal Carolina volleyball team won the program’s first ever NCAA Tournament match Friday evening as the Chanticleers downed James Madison in five sets (19-25, 25-18, 25-18, 17-25, 15-9) at North Carolina’s Carmichael Arena. The historic win improves Coastal’s record to 28-4, setting a program high for wins in a season. It is also Coastal’s 18th straight win, matching the program’s... 

CCU’s Bothma is Sun Belt XC Newcomer of the Year

Coastal Carolina’s Annie Bothma was selected the Sun Belt Conference Women’s Cross Country Newcomer of the Year, as voted on by the league’s head coaches. This is the first year the conference has named a Newcomer of the Year. “Bothma had four really outstanding performances this year, culminated with wins at the conference and region meets, I’m very proud of what she has achieved in... 

The Dunes Club tops local courses on prestigious list

Golfweek’s Best: Resort Courses, 2017, a ranking of America’s premier resort courses, has been unveiled and three of Myrtle Beach’s most acclaimed layouts are included among the nation’s 100 best. The Dunes Golf & Beach Club, which was ranked 24th, No. 27 Caledonia Golf & Fish Club and No. 63 True Blue Golf Club led the Myrtle Beach honorees. Dunes Club, which has hosted six Senior... 

St. James wins home debut, faces rival Socastee next

After watching their chances of winning their season opener disappear with a scoreless fourth quarter, the St. James High boys basketball team didn’t let its first victory slip away in Thursday’s home opener against North Myrtle Beach Christian Academy. The Sharks (1-1) scored a 49-38 victory over the Stallions to even their record following Tuesday’s 44-38 loss to Conway.St.... 

Playoffs Previews & Picks: Tigers, Chiefs riding storm

There are only two Grand Strand teams still playing football in December, and they may share a common MVP – Hurricane Matthew. At least the two-week delay caused by the storm proved to be a turning point for both teams and their seasons. Conway and North Myrtle Beach enter Friday night’s third round of the playoffs on five-game winning streaks as they hit the road looking for continued... 

Carolina Forest boys, girls split twinbill at E.A. Ashley

The Carolina Forest boys and girls basketball teams crossed the Carolina border to split a doubleheader Wednesday with E.A. Ashley in Wilmington, NC. The Lady Panthers (2-0) got another double-double from Alexis Tomlin to score a 52-33 victory over the Lady Screaming Eagles. Tomlin accounted for more than half her team’s scoring with 27 points, 17 rebounds, five steals and four blocks. The... 

Athlete of the Week: Tario earns East Coast surf title

The East Coast Adaptive Surfing Championship trophy was so heavy that when our Athlete of the Week hoisted it above her head in classic celebration style, she flipped her wheelchair backwards, landing in the sand, laughing. Veronica Tario, known as “Roni” to her friends, was crowned the very first East Coast champion, of the adaptive surfing division, at the Atlantic Surfing Federation’s... 

MB Mutiny elevates status by joining PDL expansion

The Myrtle Beach Mutiny become the third expansion club based in the Carolinas to join the Premier Development League ahead of the 2017 season. Founded in 2011 and owned by Coastal Futbol Alliance, the Mutiny join the league alongside Tobacco Road FC and Wilmington Hammerheads FC, who have both been announced as expansion franchises. “The PDL strives to add the highest performers both on and... 
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