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Ex-Conway star Moody suiting up for S.C. State

It appears former Conway High quarterback Mykal Moody hasn’t played his final football game in his hometown after all. Moody, who had committed to play at East Carolina in Greenville (NC), has instead enrolled at South Carolina State in Orangeburg and is competing for the starting job for the Bulldogs. Futhermore, South Carolina State travels to Coastal Carolina for the Chanticleers’ home... 

Lone loss costs Seahawks shot at 7-on-7 passing title

Myrtle Beach High suffered only one defeat at the Palmetto State Showdown 7-on-7 passing tournament. Unfortunately for the Seahawks, it came during elimination play in the quarterfinals. After going a perfect 5-0 in Friday’s pool play, Myrtle Beach started Saturday on fire as well, defeating Union County 42-33 and Bob Jones 47-34 to earn a No. 1 seed and a first-round bye in the single-elimination... 

Seahawks, Tigers pass test at Palmetto State Shootout

The Myrtle Beach and Conway High football teams are flying high after Friday’s first round of the Palmetto State Shootout 7-on-7 tournament in Duncan, SC. Featuring 20 of the top teams from the Carolinas, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and New Jersey, the Seahawks and Tigers both went undefeated in the passing-league format. Myrtle Beach, the defending Class 3A state champion, defeated Southern... 

Athlete of the Week: Copley making strides in offseason

Before Austin Copley became a track and field standout, he was a middle school track dropout. After trying the difficult discipline of distance running as a seventh-grader, Copley decided the sport wasn’t for him. Besides, he was a football player at heart – or so he thought. “I tried it in middle school but I really didn’t like distance running,” said Copley, a rising... 

Holmes signs with Dodgers for $2.5 million bonus check

Former Conway High pitcher Colby Holmes officially became an instant millionaire on Tuesday when he signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Holmes, who had signed to play college baseball at the University of Florida, was the first-round draft pick of the Dodgers in the MLB Draft two weeks ago. Holmes was expected to sign with the Dodgers and did after passing his physical earlier this week in Los Angeles.... 

Jolly joins five local players to lift South all-stars teams

Several local baseball standouts played key roles in leading their respective all-star teams to strong performances over the weekend on the Grand Strand. Recent Carolina Forest graduate and Clemson commit Robert Jolly was named Most Valuable Player of the North Carolina-South Carolina Select All-Star Game on Friday at Pelicans Ballpark. Jolly led the Sandlappers squad to a convincing 6-1 victory over... 

NMB gets approval to name Hardin next football coach

The Horry County School Board approved North Myrtle Beach High’s hiring of Freedom High’s (NC) Blair Hardin as its new head football coach on Monday. Blair spent one season at Freedom in Morganton, NC, after a successful stint at Porter Ridge, where he went 50-18 in five seasons. He was one of three finalists for the job, which opened after Perry Woolbright stepped down last month following... 

St. James products English, Heidt picked by Twins, Jays

Former St. James High teammates Tanner English and Gunnar Heidt could see their paths cross again in the American League. English, a junior outfielder at South Carolina, and Heidt, a junior infielder at The College of Charleston, heard their names called in Saturday’s continuation of the Major League Draft. English was the 11th round selection (320th overall) of the Minnesota Twins, while Heidt... 

Conway’s Holmes drafted in first round by L.A. Dodgers

While most high school seniors are going off to college or starting new careers, at least one Conway High graduate’s future already looks pretty secure. Right-handed pitcher Grant Holmes was drafted in the first round of the Major League Baseball Draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday night as the No. 22 pick overall. He was at the draft in New Jersey to hear his name called. Holmes stock... 

North Myrtle Beach selects new head baseball coach

North Myrtle Beach High School has chosen Brian “B.A.” Alderson to lead the Chiefs varsity baseball program. Alderson will take over for former head coach Tony Boyer after Boyer’s late April resignation. The Chiefs look to improve upon a 2014 season that started out strong with a 5-1 record, but only picked up two more wins all season. They finished 7-14 on the year, and 1-9 in the region. Alderson,... 
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