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Carolina Forest’s Simmons taking prep school pit stop

Carolina Forest standout Dyverse Simmons’ road to big-time college football was derailed by a knee injury. Now the running back hopes a short stint at a prep school will help put him back on track. Simmons, who rushed for more than 3,800 yards and 39 touchdowns in his Carolina Forest career, announced Tuesday that he will attend Palmetto Prep School in Columbia in the fall as he continues... 

Local grapplers hit the mat for state wrestling tourney

All six Grand Strand wrestling squads will begin their quests for team championships Saturday in the opening two rounds of the SCHSL State Duals. In Class 5A, top-seedeed and 17th-ranked Carolina Forest will host the first two rounds. The Panthers face fifth-seeded Spring Valley, then the winner of the White Knoll-Fort Dorchester matchup if they advance. Socastee takes on fellow No. 3 seed Lexington... 

CF win, Conway loss sets up rivalry for region crown

The Region 6-5A girls basketball championship will be decided among rivals separated by a short stretch of Highway 501 between Conway and Carolina Forest. Carolina Forest kept its hopes of claiming a share of the region title alive Thursday night with a 58-39 victory over host Socastee. Coupled with Conway’s 33-31 loss to visiting South Florence, the second straight defeat for the Lady Tigers,... 

National Signing Day sees local stars sign dotted line

National Signing Day was a busy one on the Grand Strand as several local schools held ceremonies for their college-bound student-athletes Wednesday. Myrtle Beach saw football players Keyonte Sessions (The Citadel, defensive end/linebacker Sean McGonigal (preferred walk-on at South Carolina), linebacker Chase Brill (North Greenville),¬† linebacker Naseem Dewitt ( Wingate), and wide receiver Will... 

Boys Hoops: Panthers’ loss, Braves’ win set up big game

The Carolina Forest boys basketball team put up another strong effort but lost a hard-fought game to Sumter 40-37 on Monday night. Following an upset of West Florence last week, the shorthanded Panthers (9-12 overall, 3-5 Region 6-5A) did another great job of slowing down another high-powered region foe. They forced their tempo on Sumter and would not allow the Gamecocks to get out and run in transition. The... 

Panthers claim region title; Braves, Tigers in playoffs

Carolina Forest rolled to the Region 6-5A team wrestling championship over the weekend, and the Panthers also racked up on individual honors. Carolina Forest’s 152-pound standout John Winzenried won the region championship and was named Wrestler of the Year, while coach Joe Testa was named Coach of the Year for leading the Panthers to the crown. Teammates P.J. Wunderlich (113), Cory Connover... 

Boys Hoops: Panthers stun Knights; Tigers top Braves

In its first game since learning about its biggest loss of the season, the Carolina Forest boys basketball team came up with its biggest victory of the season. Playing without senior star Duane Moss, who learned earlier this week that he is out for the season with a back injury, the Panthers (9-11 overall, 3-4 Region 6-5A) pulled together to upset No. 2 West Florence 38-37 on Thursday night at... 

Girls Hoops: CF rebounds; Conway rallies to down SF

Two night after losing a tough first-place showdown with region rival Conway, the Carolina Forest girls basketball team bounced back in impressive fashion. The Lady Panthers (12-5 overall, 4-1 Region 6-5A) claimed sole possession of second place by blowing out visiting Socastee¬† 61-35 on Thursday night at The Black Hole. Carolina Forest standout Alexis Tomlin had one of her biggest nights yet,... 

Boys Hoops: Panthers post first region win over Bruins

The Carolina Forest boys basketball team captured its first region win of the year in impressive fashion, taking a 68-46 road win over South Florence on Tuesday. The Panthers evened their Region 6-5A record at 1-1 with a superb defensive effort, creating turnovers and converting them into easy transition points. They jumped out to a 19-8 lead after one quarter and put it on cruise control the rest... 

CF girls come out firing on all cylinders in region debut

The Carolina Forest girls basketball team made an impressive debut in Region 6-5A play on Thursday night with a dominating 69-42 victory over West Florence at The Black Hole. The Lady Panthers came out firing from the field right out of the gate, connecting on six 3-pointers in the first half en route to a 37-21 halftime lead. Defensively, the team had 26 steals and held the Lady Knights to five... 
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