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Panthers make strong finish but fall short of playoff bid

Two weeks ago, the second-year Carolina Forest lacrosse program was sitting with a 1-5 record and little chance of playing in the postseason. But after a strong finish that saw the Panthers win five straight games, they just missed out on the playoffs but managed a strong send-off. Carolina Forest lost Saturday’s regular-season finale that snapped its winning streak and kept it out of the postseason,... 

Grant, Pieterse, Gore strike Beach Run Invitational gold

Conway High sprinter Raven Grant, Carolina Forest distance runner and St. James pole vaulter Valerie Gore claimed gold medals at Saturday’s Beach Run Invitational at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium. Grant won the 200 meters (24.78), placed second in the 100 meters (12.44) and led the Lady Tigers to a runner-up finish in the 4×100 relay (50.04). Socastee’s girls took third in the 4×800... 

Carolina Forest scores sweep over St. James

The Carolina Forest boys continued its undefeated season and the Lady Panthers pulled out a win in sudden death in a sweep of non-region rival St. James on Wednesday. The Panthers (4-0) scored three unanswered goals to score a 4-2 victory over the Sharks, while the Lady Panthers (3-1) claimed a 2-1 victory via a 5-4 advantage in penalty kicks. The Carolina Forest girls entered overtime after Haley... 

Carolina Forest nets third win of week at Richland NE

The Carolina Forest Panthers lacrosse team captured their third win of the week with Saturday’s 11-9 road victory over Richland Northeast. The Panthers (3-5) erased an 8-5 halftime deficit with a strong defensive second half, outscoring the Cavaliers 6-1 and getting some of the biggest of senior goalie Austin Kelly’s 17 saves. Carolina Forest freshmen Matthew Sampollo led the Panthers in... 

Panthers defense delivers big win over Waccamaw

The Carolina Forest lacrosse team earned their second victory of the week with Thursday’s 9-6 victory over host Waccamaw. After scoring their first win of the season on Saturday, the Panthers (2-5) got downright defensive to beat the Warriors. Senior goalie Austin Kelly came up huge at key points of the game and ended with 22 saves, and senior captain Abel Wilson won of 12 chances and he added... 

Panthers net first victory, face rematch with Braves

The Carolina Forest lacrosse team captured its first victory of the season on Saturday with a 17-6 win over Rock Hill. Playing at a neutral site in Lexington at River Bluff, the Panthers (1-4) dominated the second half offensively and the entire game defensively. They broke open a tight game after halftime en route to the victory. Sophomore Sebastian Musumeci scored all three of Carolina Forest’s... 

Carolina Forest sweeps Sumter in region opener

The Carolina Forest boys and girls soccer teams scored victories in their Region 6-4A openers on Friday night against Sumter. Carolina Forest’s Ian McIlrath scored a pair of goals to lead the Panthers (2-0 overall, 1-0 region) to a 3-1 win, and Haley Trunkett did the same for the Lady Panthers (2-0, 1-0) in a 3-0 shutout of the visiting Lady Gamecocks. In the girls game, Sumter opened the scoring... 

Soccer Roundup: Carolina Forest sweeps past NMB

The Carolina Forest boys and girls soccer teams opened the 2014 season on Tuesday with a sweep of host North Myrtle Beach. Carolina Forest’s Ian McIlrath recorded a hat trick to account for all the match’s scoring in a 3-0 victory over the Chiefs, and the Lady Panthers also found the back of the net three times for a 3-1 win over the Lady Chiefs. The North Myrtle Beach girls scored in the... 

Carolina Forest selects new football coach to take over

Carolina Forest High School has named Marc Morris as their new head football coach to take over nearly four months after the resignation of Drew Hummel. Morris comes to the Grand Strand after serving the past four years as the head coach at Cleveland High School in Clayton, NC, and serving in the same capacity at Harnett Central in Black River, NC. Morris led Harnett Central to an undefeated regular... 

Carolina Forest sweep ends Conway basketball seasons

The Carolina Forest boys and girls basketball teams ended the regular season on at least one postive note on Monday night – by eliminating rival Conway’s teams from the playoffs. The Panthers (10-12 overall, 4-4 Region 6-4A) knocked out the visiting Tigers (9-11, 3-5) and clinched their own playoff spot with a 70-58 victory combined with West Florence’s loss to Sumter. Carolina Forest... 
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