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Football Wrapup: Panthers top NMB; Tigers, Saints fall

Not Mother Nature nor North Myrtle Beach could stop Carolina Forest’s sudden surge as the Panthers scored their second consecutive victory with a 34-21 win over the Chiefs. Following a 1 1/2-hour rain delay, the Panthers (2-2) plodded past the Chiefs on a sloppy surface, taking advantage of several miscues by the Chiefs to double their win total from last season. Carolina Forest hadn’t... 

Lady Panthers stay purr-fect with sweep of doubleheader

The Carolina Forest volleyball team remained undefeated in regular-season play by sweeping a trimatch with visiting Aynor and St. James. Fresh off their runner-up finish in Saturday’s Sumter Invitational, the Lady Panthers (7-0) scored 2-0 sweeps over Aynor (25-23, 25-16) and St. James (25-12, 25-15). Leading Carolina Forest against the Lady Yellow Jackets were Alexis Tomlin with 11 service points... 

Carolina Forest makes run to Sumter Invitational final

The Carolina Forest volleyball team advanced to the finals of the Sumter Invitational Tournament on Saturday before falling to River Bluff in the championship match. They Lady Panthers made a strong run at the end of the tournament to reach the finals. The placed second in pool play by defeating Branchville, Spring Valley, and Camden, losing only to top-seeded Bishop England. Carolina Forest was seeded... 

Panthers snap losing streak with blowout of rival Sharks

The Carolina Forest High football team took a year’s worth of frustration out on intracounty rival St. James on Friday night, snapping a nine-game losing streak with a 49-7 blowout victory. The game also signaled the inaugural win under first-year Panthers head coach Marc Morris, and a victory over former Carolina Forest coach Robby Brown, who is also in his first year at St. James. Carolina... 

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... 

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... 

Change is in the air as local football teams start practice

It won’t be business as usual when Grand Strand area teams hit the practice field for the first time this season on Friday. In fact, change is in the air for the 2014 season. Three of the seven Grand Strand area teams held their first official workouts under new coaches – Marc Morris at Carolina Forest, Blair Hardin at North Myrtle Beach and Robby Brown at St. James. The trio has just three... 

Athlete of the Week: Copley making strides in offseason

Before Austin Copley became a track and field standout, he was a middle school track dropout. After trying the difficult discipline of distance running as a seventh-grader, Copley decided the sport wasn’t for him. Besides, he was a football player at heart – or so he thought. “I tried it in middle school but I really didn’t like distance running,” said Copley, a rising... 

Jolly joins five local players to lift South all-stars teams

Several local baseball standouts played key roles in leading their respective all-star teams to strong performances over the weekend on the Grand Strand. Recent Carolina Forest graduate and Clemson commit Robert Jolly was named Most Valuable Player of the North Carolina-South Carolina Select All-Star Game on Friday at Pelicans Ballpark. Jolly led the Sandlappers squad to a convincing 6-1 victory over... 

CF product Runyon leads Alabama to World Series

At this time last year, Carolina Forest’s Marisa Runyon was wrapping up her stellar high school softball career and looking forward to starting a college one at Alabama. It didn’t take her long to have an impact. The freshman played a key role in the Crimson Tide winning their NCAA super regional over the weekend and punching a ticket to the College Softball World Series. In her first season,... 
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