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Spring sports season open on Strand, `weather’ or not

The weather may not have gotten the memo, but the winter sports season transitions into the spring sports campaign this weekend. Just as local wrestlers are vying for a state title this weekend to close the book on winter sports, several spring sports are hitting the sports fields and courts. After a week filled with rain and cold temperatures, milder weather is expected to let the spring athletes... 

Carolina Forest returns to South View to hire new AD

South View (NC) High is becoming a pipeline for the Carolina Forest High athletics department. Carolina Forest named Tripp Satterwhite its new athletics director on Monday to become the second major hire from the Hope Mills, NC, school in as many years. Last year the Panthers named South View head football coach Marc Morris to the same position. Satterwhite and Morris weren’t at South View together... 

Carolina Forest narrows AD search to three finalists

Carolina Forest High’s quest to name a new athletics director took one step closer to fruition this week as three finalists were announced by the school. Interviews were conducted Tuesday and Wednesday, and a hire is expected in the near future. None of the finalists are from within the Horry County Schools District. The three finalists are D’Wayne Bates of LaSalle-Peru (IL) Township High,... 

Athlete of Week: Winzenried has right stuff as freshman

John Winzenried doesn’t attend Carolina Forest, but he was hit just as hard by the controversial firing of the school’s wrestling coach at the start of the season. The freshman at Early College on the Coastal Carolina University campus wrestles for the Panthers, and like his teammates is dealing with their third head coach in less than one calendar year. Despite the tough start, Winzenried... 

Tourney Recap: Hosts CF, NMB prevail in tight finales

The North Myrtle Beach High boys basketball team held off a tough challenge from Southside to claim a 57-55 victory and third place in the Shootout by the Sea tournament. The host Chiefs got a game-high 19 points from Matthew Stanaland, who was named to the all-tournament team. North Myrtle Beach’s Steven Bryant scored 11 points and Drew Dunn added 10 to lead a balanced attack for the Chiefs. *... 

Football: Brunson signs with Albany; Jordan out as AD

The Carolina Forest football program’s loss is the University of Albany’s gain as Panthers quarterback Will Brunson officially committed to play for the Great Danes. The three-year starter signed his National Letter of Intent with Albany in a ceremony at the high school on Wednesday following an outstanding career with the Panthers. Brunson passed for nearly 8,000 yards and 40 touchdowns... 

Sand & Hoops Invitational: CF, Socastee win openers

The Carolina Forest girls opened the 2014-15 season Monday night in impressive fashion at the Sand & Hoops Invitational, blowing out Georgetown 82-30 behind the strength of three freshman standouts. Freshman Alexis Tomlin had game-highs with 26 points and 19 rebounds, and senior Kia Brisbon also notched a double-double with 17 points and 11 boards. She also had five steals and five assists. Carolina... 

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... 

CF’s Pieterse in top 5, MB’s Epstein top 10 at Sandhills

Carolina Forest senior Lisa Pieterse posted a top-5 finish and Myrtle Beach High senior Ethan Epstein recorded a top-10finish at Saturday’s Sandhills Invitational, the final tune-up before the cross country postseason gets under way. Pieterse proved she is in position to win this year’s state title by completing the Sandhills layout in 19:08, just 14 seconds off the winning pace of Wando’s... 

Panthers let big lead slip away against No. 2 Bruins

The Carolina Forest High football team played arguably its most impressive and most disappointing halves of football – all on the same night. The Panthers (2-6 overall, 0-2 Region 6-4A) dominated No. 2-ranked South Florence for two quarters, leading the visiting Bruins 42-10 with a few ticks left in the opening half. But the Bruins outscored Carolina Forest 45-7 the rest of the way to escape... 
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