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Weatherwax looks to build on CF program’s progress

Jackson Weatherwax grew up playing football at Pepper Geddings Recreation Center, battling future Seahawks at the Myrtle Beach complex. He always heard about how great Myrtle Beach High School’s team was, and the school’s history of winning state titles. But he was from Carolina Forest, a place without that tradition. “That’s pretty much how it was,” he said. “Until coach [Marc] Morris... 

Countdown to Kickoff Poll: No. 3 Panthers growing up

Editor’s Note: GSSR, in conjunction with My Horry News, is previewing the six SCHSL football teams in our coverage area by ranking them in our preseason Pick 6 Poll. One team will be revealed each day before the season officially begins. Pick up the full football preview in this week’s My Horry News family of newspapers. Of the 126 kids in Carolina Forest High School’s football program, just... 

CF’s Bernhardt, Nardella sign college scholarships

A pair of Carolina Forest senior student-athletes added one more crowning achievement to their graduation and awards ceremonies during their final week of high school. Panthers’ boys lacrosse standout Braeden Bernhardt (pictured left) and girls basketball sharpshooter Ellen Nardella signed their National Letters of Intent to continue playing their sport of choice at the collegiate level. Bernhardt... 

Athlete of Season: Daly, Humes, Barbosa top list

The 2018 Mammy’s Kitchen Athlete of the Spring voting was as much about off-the-field accomplishments as athletic achievements. Winner Patrick Daly’s Carolina Forest boys lacrosse team struggled to a losing season, but that didn’t stop him from running away with the award with more than 11,000 votes. The senior captain made the all-state squad and was named a US Lacrosse Academic... 

Girls Soccer: McCoy, Hall top all-region for Panthers

The Carolina Forest girls soccer team cleaned up on the Region 6-5A postseason awards, with junior Abbie McCoy earning Player of the Year and coach Will Hall earning Coach of the Year after the Lady Panthers captured the region title. McCoy was among five Carolina Forest players to make the all-region squad, joining sophomore Kaitlyn Kulick and a trio of freshmen – Gabrielle Giracello, Alexis... 

Track & Field: Watkins lifts Panthers to region crown

The Carolina Forest girls track and field team captured the Region 6-5A championship on Thursday, thanks in part to a heroic effort by senior standout Kayla Watkins. Despite nursing a sprained left ankle, Watkins captured first place in the long jump with a leap of 16 feet, 6.5 inches, and tied for first in the high jump (4-8) to earn 19 pivotal points for her team. The Lady Panthers tallied 127... 

Lady Panthers claim share of region crown, top seed

The Carolina Forest girls soccer team claimed a share of the Region 6-5A championship and the No. 1 seed by defeating host Socastee 2-0 on Tuesday night. The Lady Panthers (15-4 overall, 9-1 region) defeated the Lady Braves (8-9-1, 5-5) for the second time in five days, recording a shutout for the season series following Friday night’s 1-0 win. Lexi Lilly scored one goal and assisted on the... 

Lacrosse: CF girls net win; St. James sweeps openers

The Carolina Forest girls lacrosse team hosted a playoff game for the first time in the programs short four-year history on Tuesday, and the Lady Panthers made sure it was happy occasion by defeating Blythewood 11-3. Carolina Forest jumped out to a 5-0 lead on smart ball movement and solid defensive play led by freshmen goalie Lizzy Oliver, who finished the game with eight saves and only allowed... 

Softball: CF’s McGovern, MB’s Bodge hurl 1-hitters

Catie McGovern threw a complete game one-hit shutout to lead the Carolina Forest softball team to a 7-0 win at Conway on Tuesday. The Lady Panthers (11-9 overall, 5-4 Region 6-5A) pounded out 10 hits and McGovern helped herself at the plate by racking up two hits. Desi Santos was the other player with two hits for the Lady Panthers, who wrap up their regular season with a game at 6:30 p.m. Thursday... 

Soccer: Panthers run past Bruins; Lady Chiefs win

Down by a goal in the waning minutes of Friday’s game, the Panthers finally took advantage of one of their many opportunities. Eli Brister headed in the equalizer to stun South Florence and Anthony Powalie scored on a direct kick in overtime to complete the 3-2 come-from-behind win for Carolina Forest. The victory improved the Panthers’ record to 11-4 overall and 5-3 in region play. “We’re... 
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