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Softball: Lady Tigers turn to small ball for big comeback

The Conway High softball lineup is filled with heavy hitters, but the Lady Tigers turned to some small ball to rally for a 7-6 victory over Penn Yan (NY) in Tuesday’s second round of the Grand Strand Softball Classic. Trailing 6-0 and unable to put together enough offensive firepower to get on the scoreboard, Conway (10-7) successfully laid down eight bunts and took advantage of several Penn... 

Baseball: Thompson hurls one-hitter in Mingo Bay tilt

High school baseball teams come from all over the country come to compete in the Mingo Bay Classic and see some of Myrtle Beach’s top attractions. One Monday, one unfortunate team started their spring break staring down the barrel of Socastee pitcher Dylan Thompson’s right arm. The junior struck out 14 batters and allowed only one hit in the Braves’ 3-0 victory over Greenbrier Christian... 

Softball: Timely hits lift NMB to victory in tourney opener

The North Myrtle Beach High softball team put together three consecutive hits in the fifth inning to break open a tie game and claim a 4-2 victory over Obion (TN) in the Grand Strand Softbll Classic on Monday. Featuring teams from all over the Southeast and East Coast, the GSSC saw several local teams use their spring break to stay sharp on the diamond. The Lady Chiefs (13-1), who lead Region 7-3A,... 

CAC swimmers bring home hardware from SMRT meet

Coastal Aquatic Club (CAC) sent 14 swimmers to the 2014 SMRT Early Bird Invitational in Charleston over the weekend and returned with 19 top-five finishes in the kickoff of the long course season. The meet, hosted by the Southern Marlins Racing Team (SMRT) of Charleston, saw CAC swimmers record personal best times in 65 of 91 events entered. Top CAC performers for the weekend included: * Maggie Langdale... 

Pelicans cap perfect week; Gallo captures CL award

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans won their seventh straight game road game with a 9-6 victory over the Salem Red Sox on Monday afternoon at Lewis-Gale Field. The Pelicans erased two deficits and got homers from Joey Gallo and Jorge Alfaro to take the road trip and series finale. Gallo was named the Carolina League Player of the Week for his role in leading the Pelicans to an undefeated week. The Pelicans... 

Coast FA wins one title, two runner-ups at Palmetto Cup

Three Coast FA teams returned with medals from the 2014 Palmetto Academy Cup over the weekend at Patriots Park in Sumter. The Coast 03 Red team, coached by Swavik Apanowicz, posted a 3-0-1 record to take home the winner’s trophy, despite playing up a year in the U-11 MLS division. “I’m very proud of the way we played. It was a great weekend of soccer from the boys that were playing up an age... 

Chants roll; Gilmore seeks 1,000th victory at Clemson

Coastal Carolina’s G.K. Young and Connor Owings each hit home runs and combined to drive in five as the Chanticleers won the weekend series with a 9-3 victory at Radford Sunday afternoon. The Chants (17-20, 8-7 Big South) won heir third straight league series against the Highlanders (18-16, 8-7) as CCU skipper Gary Gilmore won his 999th game as an NCAA Division I head coach. Young, a Conway High... 

Lady Chants in second place at Big South Championship

The Coastal Carolina University women’s golf team is in second place after turning in a 9-over 297 over the opening round of the 2014 Big South Women’s Golf Championship contested at The Patriot Club at Grand Harbor. Campbell, ranked 53rd by Golfstat, leads the field with a conference record 10-under 278 on the par-72, 6,083-yard track. The Chanticleers trail the Camels by 19 strokes and... 

Braves battle past Sharks, begin play in Mingo Bay

The Socastee and St James High baseball teams both put runners in scoring position in Saturday’s key Region 7-3A contest, but the Braves made the most of their opportunities, pulling out a 4-2 win over the visiting Sharks to remain undefeated in league play. St James had seven hits compared with the Socastee Braves’ six, but the Sharks stranded eight runners on base after claiming a 2-0... 

Chanticleers show promise at spring football game

The Coastal Carolina University football program concluded the spring practice season with its annual Spring Game at Brooks Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Reigning two-time national coach of the year finalist Joe Moglia opened the day addressing the crowd to explain the game’s format. In addition, Moglia gave the 556 fans in attendance an introduction to new assistant coaches Bill Durkin and Ryan... 
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