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Former Seahawk Thomas shooting to go out on top

Former Myrtle Beach High football standout Octavius “O.T.” Thomas closed out his senior season as a Seahawk with a state title, and now he’s looking to finish his college career in championship fashion. The senior linebacker at Shepherd (WV) University has helped the Rams post a perfect 13-0 record and a bid to the NCAA Division II National Championship Game against North Alabama... 

Athlete of the Fall Season: Jenerette goes distance

On the day that Wilson Jenerette was voted the Mammy’s Kitchen Athlete of the Fall Season, she was going about starting her resume for some winter sports honors. The North Myrtle Beach High cross country runner’s strong season that saw her lead the Lady Chiefs to a top-10 finish in the state was up to her old tricks Saturday by taking first place in the women’s division of the... 

Sharks use second-half run to breeze past Bulldogs

The St. James High boys basketball team scored a big road victory over former region rival Georgetown on Monday night, blowing out the Bulldogs 48-26. St. James led only 20-16 at halftime after both teams were ice cold from the field, but the Sharks heated up after the break and held the Bulldogs to only 10 second-half points to pull away. The Sharks were led by senior Trey Myers with 14 points... 

Myrtle Beach scores sweep over Conway in basketball

This time the Myrtle Beach High boys basketball team didn’t let a fourth-quarter lead slip away, defeating host Conway 52-45 on Saturday night to earn its first victory of the season. After blowing fourth-quarter leads to Socastee and Carolina Forest in opening week, the Seahawks (1-2) finally finished the deal. Myrtle Beach carried a 43-32 lead entering the final frame and the Tigers closed... 

Football: Conway, NMB see seasons end in third round

Football finally came to a end on the Grand Strand in Friday’s third round of SCHSL playoffs as both remaining team suffered season-ending road defeats. Conway saw its season close in a 42-13 loss to Fort Dorchester in the Class 5A Lower State semifinals, while North Myrtle Beach came out on the short end of a 38-7 defeat to host Chapin. Both teams saw their five-game winning streaks snapped... 

Hoops: MB-CF split twinbill as Braves top Sharks in OT

The Myrtle Beach boys basketball team blew a fourth-quarter lead for the second straight game to open the season, allowing visiting Carolina Forest to steal a 60-55 victory on Friday. Carolina Forest (2-1) led by double digits at halftime, 38-28, but Myrtle Beach rallied to take a 47-46 edge through three quarters. But the Seahawks (0-2) went cold in the fourth and the Panthers hit 8 of 10 free... 

St. James wins home debut, faces rival Socastee next

After watching their chances of winning their season opener disappear with a scoreless fourth quarter, the St. James High boys basketball team didn’t let its first victory slip away in Thursday’s home opener against North Myrtle Beach Christian Academy. The Sharks (1-1) scored a 49-38 victory over the Stallions to even their record following Tuesday’s 44-38 loss to Conway.St.... 

Playoffs Previews & Picks: Tigers, Chiefs riding storm

There are only two Grand Strand teams still playing football in December, and they may share a common MVP – Hurricane Matthew. At least the two-week delay caused by the storm proved to be a turning point for both teams and their seasons. Conway and North Myrtle Beach enter Friday night’s third round of the playoffs on five-game winning streaks as they hit the road looking for continued... 

Carolina Forest boys, girls split twinbill at E.A. Ashley

The Carolina Forest boys and girls basketball teams crossed the Carolina border to split a doubleheader Wednesday with E.A. Ashley in Wilmington, NC. The Lady Panthers (2-0) got another double-double from Alexis Tomlin to score a 52-33 victory over the Lady Screaming Eagles. Tomlin accounted for more than half her team’s scoring with 27 points, 17 rebounds, five steals and four blocks. The... 

Local volleyball stars earn all-state, all-region awards

The accolades keep rolling in for Grand Strand volleyball players following an outstanding year for local high school teams. Four area players earned all-state honors, including two from Myrtle Beach High, Gracie Davis and Cassie Runyon, in Class 4A. In Class 5A, Carolina Forest’s Alexis Tomlin and Conway’s Mykah Frazier received all-state recognition. Carolina Forest also dominated... 
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