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Third-quarter explosion lifts Socastee over SE Raleigh

Following a frustrating first half that saw Socastee High miss out on three scoring opportunities, the Braves exploded for three touchdowns in the third period to prevail 22-12 over Southeast Raleigh in Saturday’s Derrick Law Firm Carolina Kickoff Clash. Three different Braves rushers reached paydirt in the third quarter, beginning with Angelo Sauter’s 3-yard plunge to turn a 6-0 deficit... 

Week 1 Football Roundup: Black Friday strikes again

Black Friday struck for the second straight week for Grand Strand football fans as local teams went 1-4 on Friday, a slight improvement over last week’s 0-5 start to the season. Following a tough Week 0 that saw all five local teams lose (Socastee won its opener at West Brunswick last Saturday in a rain-delayed game), Grand Strand teams posted had another tough Friday (Myrtle Beach won on Thursday... 

Eager Seahawks come out swinging in season opener

The Myrtle Beach Seahawks kicked off their season Thursday night against visiting West Brunswick (NC) with high expectations to defend their 2013 Class 3A state championship. It didn’t take them long to rise to the occasion. Myrtle Beach scored three first-quarter touchdowns in the span of 6 minutes en route to a convincing 42-14 victory in the Derrick Law Firm Kickoff Clash at Doug Shaw Memorial... 

CF battles to win trimatch; CA scores upset over NMB

Carolina Forest escaped with a pair of hard-fought victories in a trimatch with Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach and host North Myrtle Beach on Thursday. The Lady Panthers (4-0) needed three sets to dispatch their county rivals but came up with big third sets when they needed them most for their second trimatch sweep of the week. Class 4A Carolina Forest got a quick wake-up call from the defending... 

Week 1 Previews & Picks: Seahawks ready for repeat

When Myrtle Beach High takes the field for Thursday night’s opener to the Jadakiss tune “The Champ Is Here,” the song takes on deeper significance this season for the Seahawks. Following their amazing run to the Class 3A state championship, the Seahawks have to show they can handle success as well as adversity as they start the 2014 campaign. And they don’t have to look back... 

CAMB opens title defense vs. public-school powers

The Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach volleyball team picked up right where it left off last season, posting a three-set victory over St. James in Wednesday’s season opener. The Lady Saints, the defending SCISA Class A state champions, defeated the Lady Sharks by scores of 25-13, 25-11, and 25-10. CAMB ended the 2013 season by winning 16 in a row en route to the state title. Rebekah Bowers lead... 

Lacrosse gets green light at three Grand Strand schools

The fastest growing sport on the Grand Strand carries a big stick, and apparently a lot of weight with the Horry County School Board. The board voted unanimously Monday to approve the additions of boys and girls lacrosse teams at Myrtle Beach and St. James High, as well as to allow the Carolina Forest program to compete as a member of the SCHSL sanctioning body. Factor in the existing boys and girls... 

Panthers open with sweep of Waccamaw, Johnsonville

The Carolina Forest girls volleyball team officially kicked off the 2014 regular season with a doubleheader sweep of Waccamaw and Johnsonville on Tuesday. The Lady Panthers (2-0) scored 2-0 victories over the Lady Warriors, 25-9, 25-16, and Johnsonville, 25-21, 25-16, to open the season in impressive fashion. Leading Carolina Forest against Waccamaw was Ellissa Smalls with six kills and seven aces... 

Grand Strand area emerges as a volleyball powerhouse

Up until a few years ago, the Grand Strand high school volleyball scene was but a blip on the radar screen for other South Carolina teams heading towards a state title. Now it seems any South Carolina team looking to win a state championship must pass through the Grand Strand. Since 2011, the Grand Strand has had at least one team in a state final match. Myrtle Beach became the first area team to make... 

Weather prompts schedule change for Kickoff Clash

It didn’t take Mother Nature long to have an impact on the 2014 high school football schedule, and even the Derrick Law Firm Kickoff Clash is not immune. Conway’s scheduled home game against visiting Wilmington Hoggard (NC) has been postoned from Thursday to Friday as a result of rain and lightning delays last Friday night. The Wilmington Hoggard vs. South Columbus (NC) contest was postponed... 
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