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Athlete of Week: Edwards leads Lady Tiger turnaround

The last time the Conway High softball team hosted a playoff game, senior Kady Edwards was still playing rec-league baseball. Six years later, both Edwards and the Lady Tigers program have made a successful transition. On Thursday, win or lose against first-round foe North Augusta, Edwards and her five fellow seniors will likely play their final home games knowing they helped turn things around, but... 

Baseball, softball district playoffs open Thursday

The first round of the district baseball and softball tournaments get under way Thursday and Friday, with nine of the 12 teams from the local area qualifying for the postseason. Class 4A gets things started Thursday, the second-seeded Conway High softball team will host its first home playoff game in six years against visiting North Augusta. The third-seeded Carolina Forest baseball and softball teams... 

Conway celebrates Senior Night with shutout of Sharks

The Conway High baseball team bid farewell to its senior class in the Tigers’ final home game on Thursday, and they went out in winning style. Conway’s Matt Rabon pounded out a home run and it proved to be more than enough offense for the Tigers, who shut out the Sharks in a non-region matchup. The Lady Tigers weren’t as fortunate in their showdown with the Lady Sharks, who earned... 

Conway claims first home playoff game in six years

The last time the Conway High softball team hosted a home playoff game, Neci Hemingway was in the second grade. Now an eighth-grader and the ace pitcher on the Lady Tigers’ staff, she helped her team lock up a first-round home game this postseason in Thursday’s 7-1 victory at Region 6-4A foe Sumter. Hemingway pitched a four-hitter and struck out four from the mound, and went 1-for-4 with... 

Softball: Conway wins title; NMB seeks five-day crown

The Conway Lady Tigers capped an undefeated run in the Grand Strand Softball Classic with a 16-3 victory over Sidney (NY) on Wednesday to claim the championship in the three-day tournament at Market Common. Conway senior Kady Edwards went 3-for-3 with three runs scored, including a solo home run in the first inning. Anna Watson (1-1, run scored), Rebecca Parker (1-1), Chelsea Mitchell (2-4, run scored),... 

Softball: Lady Tigers turn to small ball for big comeback

The Conway High softball lineup is filled with heavy hitters, but the Lady Tigers turned to some small ball to rally for a 7-6 victory over Penn Yan (NY) in Tuesday’s second round of the Grand Strand Softball Classic. Trailing 6-0 and unable to put together enough offensive firepower to get on the scoreboard, Conway (10-7) successfully laid down eight bunts and took advantage of several Penn... 

Softball: Conway beats WF with walk-off slide home

The Conway High softball team relied on some high drama to defeat visiting West Florence 3-2 and stay in the thick of the Region 6-4A title hunt. With the bases loaded and one out in the seventh inning, Conway’s Kady Edwards slid home safely on an errant throw that eluded the Lady Knights’ catcher and proved to be the game-winning run. The Lady Tigers (8-7 overall, 4-2 Region) used hits... 

Softball: Lady Tigers take down MB, West Florence

The Conway High softball team scored big back-to-back victories – one over region foe West Florence on Tuesday and over non-region rival Myrtle Beach on Wednesday. The Lady Tigers defeated the Lady Seahawks 4-2 thanks to a 3-for-4 night at the plate by Kady Edwards and a three-hitter by Breanna Van Deusen. Emmalee Ballard took the loss for the Lady Seahawks. Conway kept itself in position to... 

Softball: Conway, NMB down rivals on diamond

The Conway High softball team defeated visiting Carolina Forest 5-2 on Monday night in a key Region VI-AAAA matchup. The Lady Tigers (5-6 overall, 2-1 region) were paced by Neci Hemingway (4-3), who gave up five hits, struck out 4, and also hit a solo home run in the fifth inning to help her own cause. Kady Edwards also hit a solo homer leading off the bottom of the first to give Conway an early 1-0... 

Athlete of the Week: Tale of two sports for Hemingway

Ask Conway two-sport star Neci Hemingway to choose her favorite game and you will hear crickets. “Basketball or softball? That’s a good question,” she said, stalling for time while racking her brain. “I would have to say … both.” Fortunately for Hemingway, she doesn’t have to choose anytime soon. The eighth-grader was voted the Mammy’s Kitchen Athlete... 
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