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Seahawks’ backups spark playoff win over Hanahan

Despite suffering a painful 1-2 punch of injury and suspension to a pair of key players, Myrtle Beach (11-1) saw their backups deliver knockout performances in the Seahawks’ 46-34 victory over visiting Hanahan in the second round of the Class 3A playoffs. Senior quarterback Jake Deskins got the start in place of junior Drayton Arnold, who is out with a broken thumb, and the Seahawks’ didn’t... 

Socastee’s season stopped by Stratford in first round

Socastee’s game plan to protect the football, control the clock and keep Stratford quarterback Jamison Mobbs on the sidelines lasted less than 30 seconds into Friday night’s season-ending loss in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs. The Braves (7-5) fumbled the opening kickoff and Mobbs threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to Van Harvey on the first play from scrimmage for a quick lead that... 

Playoff Previews and Picks: MB limps into second round

After putting up 69 points in the first round of the Class 3A playoffs, Myrtle Beach’s offense would seem to be firing on all cylinders just in time for the postseason. But a couple of key injuries in last Friday’s thumping of Gilbert has the Seahawks (10-1) justifiably concerned about their second round showdown with visiting Hanahan. Starting quarterback Drayton Arnold and wide receiver... 

Lady Seahawks hope state title marks dynasty’s return

When the Myrtle Beach High girls tennis team clinched the Class 3A state championship on Saturday, it was more than just a victory celebration. The Lady Seahawks hope it also signals a return to the glory days for the state powerhouse program. The Lady Seahawks broke into a wild celebration when the No. 2 doubles team of Catherine Truluck and Katherine Woodard stepped in to finish off the competition... 

Lady Seahawks claim first state tennis title since ’05

The Myrtle Beach High tennis team captured its 15th state championship and its first since 2005 by defeating Chapin 4-2 in the Class 3A final on Saturday at the Cayce Tennis Center. The Lady Seahawks finished the season with a 21-1 record and returned the powerhouse program to its position of prominence by defeating the Upper State champion Chapin. Myrtle Beach defeated Hilton Head in the Lower State... 

Conway freshmen duo leads local pack at state XC meet

A pair of Conway High freshmen led all local finishers at Saturday’s state championship cross country meet at the Sandhills Research Center in Columbia. The Myrtle Beach boys placed 14th as a team and the Lady Seahawks finished 19th, followed by the St. James girls in 20th. No other local teams cracked the top 20. In Class 4A girls, Conway freshman Kenia Smith posted an eighth-place finish with... 

Socastee loses to Sumter; faces Berkeley in first round

Socastee came dangerously close to missing the Class 4A playoffs Friday night with a 31-15 loss to Sumter, but the Braves got a little help from their friends at South Florence and Carolina Forest to claim a No. 3 seed. The Braves (7-4 overall, 2-3 Region 6-4A) lost three of their final four games of the season to slip into the precarious position of scoreboard watching to make the postseason. Despite... 

Seahawks shellack Gilbert despite injury to QB Arnold

Myrtle Beach brought a championship mentality into Doug Shaw Stadium on Friday night and captured a first-round playoff victory by a convincing 69-28 score over Gilbert. The top-seeded Seahawks (10-1) exploded for 35 unanswered points in the first quarter before quarterback Drayton Arnold left the game with an injury to his throwing hand. Brandon Sinclair ran for three touchdowns and Arnold connected... 

Chiefs see season come to a close to Mustangs’ Carr

North Myrtle Beach’s season came to an end in the first round of the Class 3A state playoffs Friday night with a 35-21 loss to visiting Midland Valley. The Chiefs (4-7) defense seemed to get hit by a truck, but it was actually a Carr, as in running back Dre Carr. He rushed for three touchdowns and delivered some punishing runs that helped the Mustangs (7-4) control the ball and advance to the... 

Carolina Forest closes out season by beating Conway

Both teams were eliminated from the playoffs before the opening kickoff, but you couldn’t tell it from the intensity of this Highway 501 rivalry. Carolina Forest quarterback Will Brunson threw the final touchdown pass of his illustrious career for the game-winner in the Panthers (3-8) to a 35-28 victory over visiting Conway (2-9). Carolina Forest added a late interception to stop Conway’s... 
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