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5A Roundup: Tigers bomb Bulldogs; Braves on hold

Conway High football fans were curious how the Tigers were going to replace all-state wide receiver Bryan Edwards, now a freshman at South Carolina. The answer – by committee. Conway quarterback Peyton Derrick threw five touchdown passes to four different receivers – to lead the Tigers to a 42-19 victory over visiting Georgetown in the 2016 season opener. Derrick, a senior commit to... 

Pigskin Peek: Tigers count on experience for success

Expect big things to come from Conway High football in 2016. Those are the sentiments of Tigers coach Chuck Jordan, who is counting on leadership from his upperclassmen and a vastly improved defensive unit. The Conway defense brings back a great deal of experience, with senior linebacker Brad Booth, senior defensive end Tre’ Carroll, and junior defensive back DeAunte Sherman returning to anchor... 

Tigers QB Derrick commits to play at Appalachian State

Conway High quarterback Peyton Derrick is heading from the beach to the mountains to play college football, the Tigers quarterback announced Tuesday. The rising senior received an official offer from Appalachian State after impressing coaches at camp in Boone, NC, and he quickly took the Mountaineers up on the opportunity. Derrick, who is already a three-year starter for the Tigers, said Tuesday... 

Three Strand players earn all-state softball accolades

The Grand Strand is well represented on the SCHSL All-State Softball squad with three local players collecting statewide honors. St. James’ Kelsi Bachmann and North Myrtle Beach’s Myatt Hardwick made the Class 3A all-state list, while and Conway’s Neci Hemingway earned a spot on the Class 4A all-state team. Bachmann helped lead the Lady Sharks to the district finals, as did Hardwick... 

Conway grad Young, CCU teammate Owings in semis

Former Conway High standout and Coastal Carolina junior designated hitter G.K. Young was named a semifinalist for the Dick Howser Trophy, given annually to the top player in collegiate and administered by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. Young is one of 43 players to be semifinalists and is the fourth Chanticleer to be considered for one of the nation’s top honors, joining... 

Conway’s Sasser set to join SC Athletics Hall of Fame

Conway High, Coastal Carolina University and Big South Conference legend George F. “Buddy” Sasser will be inducted into the South Carolina Athletics Hall of Fame on Monday night at the Columbia Metro Convention Center. The longtime coach, athletics director and conference commissioner will join seven others in the SCAHOF Class of 2016. Sasser is being honored for his lifetime of service... 

Softball Playoffs: Conway survives; Socastee ousted

The Conway High softball team staved off elimination in thrilling fashion with a 9-8 victory over Cane Bay on Saturday in the Class 4A playoffs. Neci Hemingway allowed only five hits and struck out six batters, but the Lady Tigers (10-10) uncharacteristically committed 10 errors to aid the Lady Cobras. The Lady Tigers made up for it on offense, led by Ashley Rowell’s 3-for-3 performance (double,... 

Softball: Conway aces CF; MB rallies past Socastee

The Conway High softball team kept rival Carolina Forest from capturing a playoff bid Monday night by shutting out the Lady Panthers 2-0 in the Region 6-4A finale for both teams. conway’s Chelsea Mitchell and Neci Hemingway combined to pitch a three-hit shutout as they alternated innings on the mound throughout the game. Mitchell got the win for the Lady Tigers (9-7), who claimed the No.... 

Soccer: Conway heels over heads thanks to hot starts

Conway High has always been known as a football school. If this spring is the start of a trend, it might also become a futbol school. The Conway boys and girls soccer teams scored impressive shutout victories over visiting Andrews on Thursday. The Tigers (3-0) remained undefeated on the season with a 9-0 victory over the Yellow Jackets, while the Lady Tigers (3-1) tripled their win total from last... 

Soccer: Conway, Socastee boys, girls net region wins

Both the Socastee and Conway High boys and girls soccer teams opened Region 6-4A play this week with big wins: Girls * Socastee 3, Sumter 0: The Lady Braves posted a shutout against the Gamecocks in the Region 6-4A opener for both teams. Socastee goalkeeper Mackenzie Runyon had five saves to lead the defense, and Haley Altman had one goal and an assist to lead a balanced offense. Teammates Crystal... 
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