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Local basketball coaching carousel continues to spin

The local high school basketball coaching carousel continues to spin this summer with two more positions coming open this week for head coaches. St. James boys basketball coach Monty Carr has resigned his post with the Sharks after serving 13 seasons as the only boys coach the school has had. He led the Sharks to the Lower State semifinals in 2015 – the deepest the program has advanced –... 

Seahawks duo make list of state’s Top 100 prospects

The Myrtle Beach High football team has two rising seniors ranked on South Carolina’s Top 100 Prospects List for the Class of 2017, recently released by the High School Sports Report. Defensive end/outside linebacker Sean McGonigal is ranked 50th on the list following a breakthrough junior season. The 6-foot-2, 206-pounder posted 72 total tackles, 21 for losses, as well as six sacks and one... 

Saints’ Gore to step aside; Stevens, Hall to move up

When Darren Gore took over as coach of the upstart Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach boys basketball program, the team practiced in a church fellowship hall. When he steps down after his upcoming 10th season, he will leave the program with a new gymnasium and at least five state championship banners hanging from the rafters. Gore announced Wednesday he will turn his whistle over to assistant coach... 

Seahawks, Sharks ranked in SCAAA Directors Cup

Myrtle Beach High and St. James High made strong showings in the 2015-16 SC Athletic Administrators Association Directors Cup, which ranks schools based on their overall finishes in all 22 sanctioned sports. Myrtle Beach ranked fourth in the state in Class 3A, thanks in part to a Class 3A state championship by the girls tennis team, the 17th in school history.  The Seahawks also scored points... 

Tigers QB Derrick commits to play at Appalachian State

Conway High quarterback Peyton Derrick is heading from the beach to the mountains to play college football, the Tigers quarterback announced Tuesday. The rising senior received an official offer from Appalachian State after impressing coaches at camp in Boone, NC, and he quickly took the Mountaineers up on the opportunity. Derrick, who is already a three-year starter for the Tigers, said Tuesday... 

Carolina Forest grad Gold opts to sign with Toronto

It didn’t take Carolina Forest graduate Ryan Gold to make his decision between college or professional baseball. The Coastal Carolina University commitment was selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 27th round of the Major League Baseball Draft on Saturday, forcing him to choose between playing for the College World Series-bound Chanticleers next year or realize his childhood dream of playing... 

CF grad, CCU commitment Gold drafted by Blue Jays

Carolina Forest graduate Ryan Gold didn’t participate in this weekend’s North-South All-Star Baseball Weekend, but he did get thrown one heck of a curveball. The All-Star catcher and Coastal Carolina commitment heard his name called by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 27th round of the Major League Baseball Draft on Saturday, forcing him to rethink his decision about whether to play college... 

Athlete of Spring Season: Panthers’ Gerber nets title

The growing popularity of lacrosse was certainly reflected in the Mammy’s Kitchen Athlete of the Spring Season voting as lone lacrosse representative Phil Gerber ran away with the title. Gerber received more than 10,000 votes to earn the distinction. The Carolina Forest graduate is heading to Greensboro (NC) College to continue in the sport after leading the Panthers to a first-ever playoff... 

Former NMB star Quigley gets released by Eagles

Former North Myrtle Beach High and Boston College punter Ryan Quigley was released by the Philadelphia Eagles on Friday without ever having the opportunity to kick for the team in a game or training camp. Quigley signed a one-year free-agent contract with the Eagles in April after being released by the New York Jets in the offseason. The Eagles released Quigley to make room for the signing of defensive... 

Longtime Panthers baseball coach Jolly goes to Dorman

The Carolina Forest High baseball program is losing the only coach it has ever known. Jack Jolly, the reigning Class 4A Coach of the Year, has served as skipper of the Panthers since the school opened in 1997. He is leaving Carolina Forest to take over the same role at Dorman High in Spartanburg. Jolly, who led the Panthers to the Class 4A Lower State finals this past season, departs with a 435-307... 
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