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NMB, CF join for nine of 15 local Lower State qualifiers

North Myrtle Beach had five of the 10 local qualifiers in Saturday’s Class 4A Lower State wrestling tournament, and Carolina Forest scored four of five state qualifiers in the Class 5A Lower States. The top four finishers in each weight class advance to next week’s state tournament. North Myrtle Beach was led by the area’s only Lower State champion, 145-pounder Brennan Michael,... 

Christian Academy rolls into SCISA state quarterfinals

The Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach boys stormed into the SCISA Class 2A state quarterfinals Saturday night by destroying Thomas Sumter Academy 66-33. The Saints (18-11) built an insurmountable 35-8 lead at halftime and called off the dogs in the second half to cruise to the victory. Christian Academy was led by Justin Busby with 16 points and Michael Green with 13. Bryce Schenider and Sam Woods... 

5A Girls: Conway, Socastee win to meet in third round

The Class 5A girls basketball playoffs will feature an unlikely matchup of local teams thanks to a pair of big wins on Friday night. Top-seeded Conway held off Dutch Fork 54-45 to advance to the third round, their deepest postseason trip in program history. The Lady Tigers will host fourth-seeded Region 6-5A rival Socastee, which upset No. 1 seed Spring Valley 50-47. The Lady Braves (13-12), who... 

MB girls get back on track, head to Lower State semis

That’s more like it! After struggling in the first round of the Class 4A girls basketball playoffs, No. 2-ranked Myrtle Beach shifted back into beast mode Friday night by defeating third-seeded Darlington 46-22 in the second-round matchup. The Lady Seahawks (21-2) got off to another slow start before breaking the game wide open in the second quarter. Myrtle Beach outscored the Lady Falcons... 

Boys Playoffs: Five area teams are one-and-done

The Myrtle Beach High boys basketball team made a disappointing first-round exit from the Class 4A playoffs Wednesday night, falling at home to Dreher 55-52. The Seahawks tied the game at 50-all on a basket by Emorie Knox, who scored a team-high 20 points, and they took the lead at 52-50 on a pair of free throws by O’Neil McBride with 1:39 remaining. But Dreher scored the game’s final... 

Saints rally to claim region crown in dramatic fashion

The Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach boys basketball team pulled off a big comeback to win the SCISA Region 3-2A tournament championship 71-68 over Trinity-Byrnes on Tuesday night at Coker College in Hartsville. Bryce Schneider made three key plays in the final seconds to complete the rally. His steal and layup proved to be the game-winning basket, and then he made a potential game-saving block... 

5A Girls: Tomlin leads CF; Conway, Socastee survive

Alexis Tomlin 39, Ashley Ridge 38. That was the unofficial score to the Lady Panthers’ 51-38 victory over visiting Ashley Ridge in Tuesday’s opening round of the Class 5A girls basketball playoffs. Although it took a team effort to advance to the second round, Tomlin single-handedly outscored the Lady Swamp Foxes and carried her team to the win. Tomlin scored the first 14 for Carolina... 

4A Girls: MB sleepwalks to win; NMB, SJ drop openers

Fortunately for the No. 2-ranked Myrtle Beach High girls basketball team, there are no style points in the playoffs. The top-seeded Lady Seahawks (20-2) didn’t score many in Tuesday night’s 33-20 victory over visiting Dreher in the opening round of the Class 4A playoffs. Looking to make a repeat trip to the state championship game this season, Myrtle Beach didn’t get off to the... 

Athlete of Week: Johnson doing it all for Lady Chiefs

If you want to know what North Myrtle Beach senior Aquera Johnson brings to the table for the Lady Chiefs, you’d better have a big table. Scorer, rebounder, defender, leader – the list goes on and on. Ironically, it’s her do-it-all mentality that is the strength of her game. “That is my role – to do whatever my team needs me to do,” said Johnson, who leads the... 

MB’s Swanson spoils Tigers’ sweep of all-region honors

This year’s All-Region 7-4A boys basketball team could be called the “All-Wilson” squad, except for a lone Seahawk to crack the starting lineup. Myrtle Beach junior Robert Swanson joins four Tigers on the first team, breaking up a clean sweep of the awards. Region champion, undefeated and top-ranked Wilson saw Jamal Bryant as Player of the Year, Derrick McQueen as Coach of the... 
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