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Pelicans split twinbill with Mudcats, play finale today

After the Myrtle Beach Pelicans fell 2-1 to the Carolina Mudcats in a nine-inning affair for game one of Saturday’s doubleheader from TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark, the Birds took the finale by a final count of 2-0. Casey Bloomquist (2-0) was brilliant in his first start of the season for the Pelicans (34-35) in game two. The righty tossed five shutout innings while just surrendering... 

All-County Boys Tennis: Johnson, MB duo top list

The future looks bright for the sport of high school boys tennis on the Grand Strand, as this year’s My Horry News All-County Boys Tennis Players of the Year can attest. Myrtle Beach High juniors Josh Wallen and John Edward Cahill were named Doubles Players of the Year and will return next season to make another run at a state title. They also had strong seasons as Nos. 1 and 2 singles players... 

All-County Boys Golf: MB’s Jarman trades bat for club

If things had worked out differently, Myrtle Beach High senior Dock Jarman might be swinging a Louisville Slugger instead of a Taylor Made. Looks like he picked the right stick. Jarman was named the My Horry News Player of the Year after leading the Seahawks to their second straight runner-up finish in the SCHSL Class 4A state boys golf tournament. “I stopped playing baseball after my sophomore... 

All-County Girls Soccer: Gordon nets record, POY

Blair Mueller remembers her first day on the job as the Myrtle Beach High girls soccer coach four years ago while she was trying to get a sneak preview of her young team. Standing unassumingly on the sidelines was a pair of undersized freshmen hoping to join the varsity squad – Tristan Gordon and Josie Posma. They gave Mueller no reason to believe they would become her most potent 1-2 punch. “I... 

All-County Boys Soccer: Matlashewski tops team

Grand Strand Sports Report and Waccamaw Publishers are teaming up to recognize the best prep athletes in Horry County. The format features a player and coach of the year, plus one player from each school. This is the first installment of out all-county teams. Chris Matlashewski was a diehard Gamecocks fan when he headed to Clemson soccer camp two years ago. Not only was he converted, he was also... 

CF’s Bernhardt, Nardella sign college scholarships

A pair of Carolina Forest senior student-athletes added one more crowning achievement to their graduation and awards ceremonies during their final week of high school. Panthers’ boys lacrosse standout Braeden Bernhardt (pictured left) and girls basketball sharpshooter Ellen Nardella signed their National Letters of Intent to continue playing their sport of choice at the collegiate level. Bernhardt... 

Athlete of Season: Daly, Humes, Barbosa top list

The 2018 Mammy’s Kitchen Athlete of the Spring voting was as much about off-the-field accomplishments as athletic achievements. Winner Patrick Daly’s Carolina Forest boys lacrosse team struggled to a losing season, but that didn’t stop him from running away with the award with more than 11,000 votes. The senior captain made the all-state squad and was named a US Lacrosse Academic... 

CAMB duo Washington, Woods sign with colleges

A pair of Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach senior athletes signed National Letters on Intent on Wednesday to play their respective sports at the collegiate level. Saints swimming star Miles Washington (pictured right) signed with Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY, and basketball standout Sam Woods signed to play at Erskine College in Due West, SC. Washington captured gold and silver at... 

Athlete of Week: Humes sets record-breaking pace

If things had played out a bit differently, St. James sophomore sprinter Ka’Mauri Humes might be scoring goals on the soccer pitch instead of shattering records on the track. It took a twist of fate for her to find her true calling. “I played rec league soccer, basketball, volleyball, even cheerleader,” said Humes, who was voted the Mammy’s Kitchen Athlete of the Week for... 

Athlete of Week: Downey part of sister act at NMB

If you only read the box scores, you might think there’s a standout four-sport female athlete named “Downey” at North Myrtle Beach High. In reality there are three, each of them excelling at their chosen sport. In addition to sophomore sister Katelin (volleyball) and twin sister Linsey (soccer), freshman Jenna Downey is a two-sport star in swimming and track and field. It was... 
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