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Week 5 Previews & Picks: Victory Bell rings in rivalry

The Victory Bell is on the line Friday night at Doug Shaw Stadium, and the Conway Tigers may have awakened just in time to make it contest befitting a bitter rivalry. One week ago, this installment of the series seemed a forgone conclusion. The No. 1-ranked and undefeated Seahawks were sailing along as expected, but the Tigers slumped out to an 0-4 start and appeared in serious danger of having a winless... 

Football Wrapup: Tigers top MC; Sharks dominate H-P

Conway couldn’t have picked a better time or opponent to get its first victory of the season as the Tigers (1-4) knocked off bitter rival Marlboro County 35-29 on Friday night at The Backyard. Trailing 22-21 in the fourth quarter, the Tigers scored a pair of late touchdowns and held off a late charge by the Bulldogs (1-3) to celebrate their inaugural win of the year. The W comes just before another... 

Weather prompts schedule change for Kickoff Clash

It didn’t take Mother Nature long to have an impact on the 2014 high school football schedule, and even the Derrick Law Firm Kickoff Clash is not immune. Conway’s scheduled home game against visiting Wilmington Hoggard (NC) has been postoned from Thursday to Friday as a result of rain and lightning delays last Friday night. The Wilmington Hoggard vs. South Columbus (NC) contest was postponed... 

Tigers fade in fourth quarter in opening loss to Bulldogs

Conway High appeared poised to reassert itself as regional power in Friday night’s season opener against visiting Georgetown. Then came the fourth quarter. Leading 17-13 in The Backyard with 12 minutes remaining, the Tigers let their golden opportunity to get the season started on a winning note slip away against the Bulldogs. Georgetown’s Jalil Smith scored on a short touchdown run to... 

Ex-Conway star Moody suiting up for S.C. State

It appears former Conway High quarterback Mykal Moody hasn’t played his final football game in his hometown after all. Moody, who had committed to play at East Carolina in Greenville (NC), has instead enrolled at South Carolina State in Orangeburg and is competing for the starting job for the Bulldogs. Futhermore, South Carolina State travels to Coastal Carolina for the Chanticleers’ home... 

Seahawks, Tigers pass test at Palmetto State Shootout

The Myrtle Beach and Conway High football teams are flying high after Friday’s first round of the Palmetto State Shootout 7-on-7 tournament in Duncan, SC. Featuring 20 of the top teams from the Carolinas, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and New Jersey, the Seahawks and Tigers both went undefeated in the passing-league format. Myrtle Beach, the defending Class 3A state champion, defeated Southern... 

Holmes signs with Dodgers for $2.5 million bonus check

Former Conway High pitcher Colby Holmes officially became an instant millionaire on Tuesday when he signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Holmes, who had signed to play college baseball at the University of Florida, was the first-round draft pick of the Dodgers in the MLB Draft two weeks ago. Holmes was expected to sign with the Dodgers and did after passing his physical earlier this week in Los Angeles.... 

Conway’s Holmes drafted in first round by L.A. Dodgers

While most high school seniors are going off to college or starting new careers, at least one Conway High graduate’s future already looks pretty secure. Right-handed pitcher Grant Holmes was drafted in the first round of the Major League Baseball Draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers on Thursday night as the No. 22 pick overall. He was at the draft in New Jersey to hear his name called. Holmes stock... 

Conway ace Holmes named SC Gatorade Player of Year

Conway High senior right-hander Grant Holmes has been named the 2013-14 Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year for South Carolina. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound commitment to the University of Florida captured the honor following another stellar season on the mound for the Tigers. Although his team failed to make the playoffs, Holmes was dominant in his appearances, posting a 4-1 record and an 0.35 ERA while... 

Grant, Pieterse win medals at state track and field meet

Ten Grand Strand athletes competed in Saturday’s Class 3A/4A Track and Field Championships at Spring Valley High in Columbia, and Conway’s Raven Grant and Carolina Forest’s Lisa Pieterse took the medal stand  in their respective events. The junior Grant sprinter captured the silver medal in the Class 4A Girls 200 meters (24.10 seconds) and finished third in the 100 meters (12.06).... 
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