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Athlete of Week: Young’s Socastee stay short, sweet

In the short span of five months, Socastee High’s Brianna Young went from the new kid in school to the big star on campus. Something about winning a state title will do that. The junior relocated to the Grand Strand from Canada in January, when an unseasonably warm winter and an absence of longtime friends allowed Young to focus on her chosen track and field event – the discus. All... 

St. James’ Gross leads local list of all-state, all-star picks

St. James senior softball player Dominique Gross turned a different kind of double play this week, earning all-state honors and an invitation to play in the North-South All-Star Game. Gross, who led the Lady Sharks to the league title as the Region 7-4A Player of the Year, was named to the South Carolina Athletic Coaches Association’s All-State Team. She also was selected to play for the... 

Athlete of Week: Conway’s Hemingway hits new highs

Conway High’s girls sports teams are enjoying a record-setting year. So is Lady Tigers’ two-sport star Janecia Hemingway. Those two facts are not a coincidence. After helping the Conway girls basketball program to its first-ever Class 5A Lower State championship game appearance, Hemingway made the transition from the hardwood to the diamond to lead the Lady Tigers to a first-ever district... 

Bell one of nine Seahawks to sign to play at next level

Kira Bell became the third Myrtle Beach High girls basketball player to sign a Division I scholarship on Wednesday, and eight of her fellow student-athletes joined her in making their college and prep school plans official in a ceremony at the school. Bell signed to play at South Carolina State after teammates Kiana Adderton and Nia Sumpter previously committed to play at Wright State. Transferring... 

Markleys, Davis earn spots in SCISA girls all-star game

The Markley family has scored a different kind of soccer hat trick for the Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach by placing three family members on the SCISA Class 2A North-South All-Star Game this weekend. After helping the Lady Saints advance to the SCISA state championship game for the third consecutive season, junior twin sisters Julia and Natalie Markley earned spots on the South all-star roster. Father... 

Golf: Grigg wins state title, leads Seahawks to second

Myrtle Beach High sophomore Holden Grigg captured the state boys golf individual championship and led the Seahawks to a second-place finish at the SCHSL Class 4A Championships on Tuesday. Holden fired a two-day total of 14-under-par 130, a course record for a two-round tournament at The Barony in Hilton Head Island. His back-to-back rounds of 65 were also a two-day record for the state tournament. The... 

Five local baseball players, two coaches make all-stars

The sun may have set on the 2017 SCHSL baseball season, but the all-stars are just starting to shine. Five local seniors and two coaches will take part in postseason festivities as part of the SCBCA All-Star Game on May 23-25 in Lexington. Carolina Forest landed a couple of standouts on the All-Star Select South squad, with pitcher Bryar Johnson and catcher Christian Maggio making a possible appearance... 

CA girls soccer second in state for third year straight

The third time was not the charm the Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach girls soccer team was hoping for in Saturday’s SCISA Class A-AA state championship match at Porter Gaud in Charleston. Making their third straight state championship game appearance, the Lady Saints again fell one win shy of claiming the program’s first state crown. They lost to defending champion Oakbrook Prep for... 

Class 5A Track: Socastee’s Young strikes gold in discus

Junior Brianna Young was Socastee’s only athlete to qualify for Saturday’s Class 5A SCHSL Track & Field Championships at Spring Valley High. She represented her school the best way possible. Young struck gold in the girls discus throw with a personal-best toss of 139 feet – nearly 6 feet farther than the runner-up. She accounted for all 10 points for the Lady Braves, good... 

Class 4A Track: Close calls cost Myers, Alston crowns

St. James High led local teams with podium appearances in Saturday’s Class 4A SCHSL Track & Field Championships at Spring Valley High, but it’s hard to blame for the Sharks for thinking about the ones that got away. For a split second, it appeared senior Trey Myers of St. James High had claimed the Class 4A state title in the 400-meter hurdles by more than 1 second. But upon closer... 
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