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Conway storms past South Brunswick in Kickoff Clash

The once-proud Conway High football program ran into tough times in recent years, posting back-to-back two-win seasons. On Thursday night, they looked like the Tigers of old in a 55-0 victory over South Brunswick, matching their last two victory totals in August. Playing at Doug Shaw Stadium in the opener of the Derrick Law Firm Carolina Kickoff Clash, Conway made itself right at home from the... 

Week 1 Previews & Picks: Tigers kick off 3-day feast

Football fans are in for a three-day pigskin feast this week thanks to the Derrick Law Firm Carolina Kickoff Clash. Five games featuring schools from north and south of the state border battle for bragging rights, including three involving Grand Strand teams. Conway kicks things off Thursday night against South Brunswick as the Tigers try to run their record to 2-0 and match their win totals from... 

Tigers turn to long ball late to rally past Georgetown

In a sloppy game in which Conway couldn’t seem to score close to the goalline, the Tigers had to dig deep and go deep to earn a hard-fought 22-13 victory over host Georgetown on Friday night. Trailing 13-8 in the fourth quarter, Conway quarterback Peyton Derrick hit Juwon Moody for the go-ahead touchdown, then connected with Bryan Edwards from 63 yards out to put the game away. But it didn’t... 

Week O Previews & Picks: Tigers seeking strong start

Week 0 is finally here, and the Conway Tigers are itching to get on the field and show how far they have come in the offseason following last year’s second straight 2-9 record. With returning offensive stars like seniors QB Peyton Derrick, RB Jah’Maine Martin and WR Bryan Edwards, it’s easy to see why the Tigers are eager to get after it. But they will have to beat the Bulldogs... 

Pigskin Preview: Defense key to Tigers’ turnaround

When legendary Summerville football coach John McKissick retired this summer after a record-setting 63-year career, Conway coach Chuck Jordan inherited his title as the longest tenured active coach in South Carolina at the same school- albeit with half the seasons under his belt. Entering his 32nd season, Jordan is more concerned about the number 32 for a different reason, as in the points per... 

CNB Kickoff Classic gives local teams one last tuneup

It’s football time on the Grand Strand again, and all six area high schools will hit the gridiron Friday night for the CNB Kickoff Classic at The Backyard in Conway. Featuring five half-game exhibitions, the 26th annual event gives local teams one last Friday night tuneup before the teams start playing for keeps next week. The night begins at 6 p.m. with Myrtle Beach vs. Aynor, followed by... 

Conway’s Holmes named Midwest League All-Star

One year after the Los Angeles Dodgers made him their first-round draft pick, Conway High product Grant Holmes heard his name called again for a baseball honor – 2015 Midwest League All-Star. The hard-throwing righty was one of three members of the Great Lakes Loons to earn all-star status. Holmes, who remains undefeated in his first full season of minor-league ball, is 3-0 with a 3.22 ERA. Holmes... 

Baseball: Panthers, Tigers knock off non-region rivals

The Carolina Forest and St. James baseball teams stepped out of tight region races to play Wednesday night, but the non-region rivalry was just as intense. The Panthers lost the lead in the top of the seventh and regained it in the bottom half on a game-winning single by Jakob Frishmuth for a walk-off 7-6 victory over the visiting Sharks. Tied at 5-all through six innings, St. James pushed across... 

Softball: Conway knocks out St. James with early surge

The Conway High softball team exploded for two runs in the first inning and four more in the second to cruise to a 7-1 victory over visiting St. James on Thursday. Conway pitcher Chelsea Mitchell got it done at the plate and on the mound, going 2-for-3 with four RBIs while scattering eight hits over seven innings for the win. Conway’s Neci Hemingway went 2-for-3 with two RBIs, two runs scored... 

Conway WR Edwards gives verbal commitment to USC

Known for his leaping catches, Conway High wide receiver Bryan Edwards made his biggest grab on Saturday by getting a jump on his senior season and committing to the University of South Carolina. Edwards, a 6-foot-3, 208-pound prospect who also makes an impact for the Tigers basketball team, concluded his visit to the Gamecocks on Saturday by giving his verbal commitment to attend USC. Edwards,... 
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