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Seahawks lose Schneider; Saints get Busby via transfer

The Myrtle Beach High boys basketball team’s season is still six months away but the Seahawks have already suffered their first major loss. All-Region selection Bryce Schneider announced Tuesday that he will not be returning to Myrtle Beach for his senior season, instead transferring to Laney High in Wilmington, NC. Schneider, a University of Richmond commitment, made the announcement on... 

Athlete of Week: Dupuis’ move pays off on course

North Myrtle Beach senior golfer Jake Dupuis has made some serious strides up the leaderboard for the Chiefs, but his best move may have come off the course two years ago. As an aspiring golfer living in his native Ontario, Canada, Dupuis made the difficult decision to leave home and move to the golf capital of the Grand Strand in hopes of improving his game and earning a college scholarship. Missions... 

St. James comes up short against B-HP in state finals

The bats that propelled the St. James High baseball team into the Class 3A state championship series fell silent in the finals again Monday night, ending the team’s impressive season in a 5-0 shutout to repeat state champion Belton-Honea Path. Following a 1-0 loss to the Bears at home Monday, the Sharks hit the road Monday in hopes of forcing a decisive game 3. But that’s about all... 

Three Strand players earn all-state softball accolades

The Grand Strand is well represented on the SCHSL All-State Softball squad with three local players collecting statewide honors. St. James’ Kelsi Bachmann and North Myrtle Beach’s Myatt Hardwick made the Class 3A all-state list, while and Conway’s Neci Hemingway earned a spot on the Class 4A all-state team. Bachmann helped lead the Lady Sharks to the district finals, as did Hardwick... 

Conway grad Young, CCU teammate Owings in semis

Former Conway High standout and Coastal Carolina junior designated hitter G.K. Young was named a semifinalist for the Dick Howser Trophy, given annually to the top player in collegiate and administered by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. Young is one of 43 players to be semifinalists and is the fourth Chanticleer to be considered for one of the nation’s top honors, joining... 

Sharks run out of miracles in first-round loss to B-HP

The St. James High baseball team finally ran out of last-inning magic and lost in a pitchers’ duel to Belton-Honea Path in Thursday’s opening round of the Class 3A state baseball championship series. After scoring walk-off wins in all three of their Lower State tournament games, the Cardiac Sharks finally ran into a pitcher who refused to yield to the pressure in B-HP ace Griffin Jester. Jester... 

Jolly 4A Coach of the Year; CF, SJ stars make all-state

The Carolina Forest High baseball team’s season might have ended prematurely, but the accolades keep rolling in for the Panthers. Ranked No. 1 before falling in last weekend’s Lower State final, Carolina Forest had three players named to the Class 4A All-State team on Thursday, as well as Panthers skipper Jack Jolly being honored as the Class 4A Coach of the Year. Jolly, who led the... 

Christian Academy honors four-sport standout Gore

The decision to retire senior Caroline Gore’s jersey was an easy one for Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach. Deciding which jersey to hang on the school’s wall must have been the tougher call. Gore recently became the first female athlete to receive the honor as her No. 1 volleyball jersey was mounted in a frame for permanent display. But it easily could have been for soccer, basketball... 

Athlete of the Week: Alston clears hurdles on, off track

Quick, snap your fingers. The instant it took to complete that simple task is the about the same time frame Alexus Alston came from winning a state championship in the 400 meter hurdles at last weekend’s Class 3A Track & Field Championship at Spring Valley High. Her time of 1:07.34 was a little over a second off the winning pace, but her runner-up finish has fueled her fire for next season. “My... 

Chiefs claim share of third; Seahawks finish in top 10

The North Myrtle Beach High boys golf team rallied Tuesday to claim a share of third place in the Class 3A state golf tournament at The Hackler Course in Conway. Matthew Griego (149), Jake Dupuis (156) and McClure Thompson (156) fired rounds of 75 in Tuesday’s second round to give the Chiefs a two-day total of 615. They finished 16 shots off the winning pace of AC Flora (299), five strokes... 
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