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Baseball: Sharks blast MB; Tigers, Smith down Braves

After capturing the Mingo Bay Classic title over spring break, the No. 2-ranked St. James baseball team took a big step toward locking up the Region 7-4A title with a 10-6 victory over visiting Myrtle Beach on Tuesday night. The Sharks (16-3 overall, 5-1 region) struck for seven total runs in the second and third innings and cruised the rest of the way to avenge their lone region loss of the season... 

Conway’s Watts looking for strong finish to senior year

Centerfielder Brittany Watts helped Conway win its first region softball crown this past spring, but was forced to miss the playoffs after tearing her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). The Tigers went on to win a district championship with a doubleheader sweep over Fort Dorchester before losing to Wando and White Knoll in the Lower State round. The ACL tear was the second for Watts, who suffered... 

Softball: Hemingway lifts Tigers past CF; MB rallies

For the second straight night, Neci Hemingway hurled the Tigers to a region win. Conway’s ace followed a 146-pitch performance in Thursday’s victory over Sumter with another complete game Friday, striking out nine and topping host Carolina Forest 4-1. Hemingway also gave the Tigers a boost at the plate, breaking open a scoreless game in the fourth inning with her first home run of the season. “Neci... 

Baseball: Tigers blast MB; Sharks blow out Bulldogs

Conway’s Keith Autry Benton pitched a complete-game six-hitter and also banged out a couple of hits of his own to lead the Tigers to 9-6 victory over host Myrtle Beach on a chilly Wednesday night. Despite a shaky start for Benton that saw the Seahawks claim a 1-0 lead in the first inning, the Tigers answered back with two runs in the second and three runs in the third to take control of the... 

Collins, Hemingway help South sweep past North

A pair of Grand Strand area girls basketball players led the South squad to a 72-64 victory over the North in Saturday’s SCBCA’s North-South All-Star Basketball Game in Columbia. Myrtle Beach’s Ivy Collins scored 10 points and made four steals, and Conway’s Neci Hemingway scored six points and pulled down nine rebounds to help the South to the victory. Crestwood’s... 

Boys Playoffs: Tigers ride Wave into 5A LS semifinal

The Conway High boys basketball team punched their ticket to the Class 5A Lower State semifinals Saturday by holding off a late charge from visiting Summerville 62-59. The Tigers led throughout the contest, stretching the advantage to double-digits in the second half. But the Green Wave mounted a rally in the final stages that ended with Summerville star Shaq Davis missing a potential overtime-forcing... 

5A Boys Playoffs: Tigers make history; Braves win

For the first time in nearly a quarter-century, the Conway High boys basketball team is headed to the second round of the state playoffs. After becoming only the second team in school history to win 20 games in a season, this group of Tigers ended another dubious streak by defeating visiting River Bluff 62-49 in Wednesday’s opening round of the Class 5A state tournament. It was Conway’s... 

Conway, Sumter share top All-Region 6-5A accolades

Conway High’s Jimmy Nichols was voted Region 6-5A Player of the Year and coach Mike Hopkins was named Coach of the Year, but the Tigers had to share those honors with their Sumter counterparts. Nichols and Isaiah Moore are co-Players of the Year, and Hopkins and Shawn Jones are co-Coaches of the Year after the Gamecocks edged the Tigers for the region title. Conway’s Darren Grainger... 

Terry feels ‘love and pride’ for Conway as head coach

Conway High School has removed the interim tag from in front of Carlton Terry’s name. The 49-year-old was named the school’s permanent head football coach during a Monday school board meeting, and was notified of his approval shortly thereafter by CHS Principal Lee James. “I feel excited and humbled at the same time that I get an opportunity to lead our student-athletes going forward,”... 

Local teams hit road for state basketball playoffs

The SCHSL basketball playoffs tip off this week, and it’s going to be a long road for several local teams to make it to Columbia. While 10 of the 12 area teams qualified for the state tournament, only four will begin their playoff quest on their home court. If they advance, only two teams – the top-seeded Carolina Forest and Myrtle Beach girls teams – have home advantage through... 
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