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Girls 4A Playoffs: Conway, Socastee shine in openers

The Conway High girls basketball team is headed to the second round of the Class 4A playoffs following a 60-44 victory over visiting Fort Dorchester on Tuesday night. The second-seeded Lady Tigers (15-7) jumped on the third-seeded Lady Patriots right out of the gate and was never threatened to punch a rare ticket to the second round. Meme Williams scored 16 points to lead Conway, which travels... 

Girls Hoops: Conway beats CF to capture No. 2 seed

The Conway High girls basketball team defeated two local rivals on Friday night – Carolina Forest on the court, and Socastee in the final region tiebreakers. Conway (14-7 overall, 6-4 region) knocked off visiting Carolina Forest 55-47 to close out the regulr season in a tie for second place with Socastee. The two split the season series but Conway claimed the No. 2 seed and first-round home... 

Conway RB Martin opts to stay close to home at CCU

The Coastal Carolina football program didn’t have to look very far to find its next blue-chip recruit at running back. In fact, the Chanticleers only had to look a few miles down US Highway 501 at Conway High. Conway High running back Jah’Maine Martin officially announced his college commitment to Coastal Carolina on Friday night live on WPDE-TV’s newscast. Holding his 4-month-old... 

Girls Hoops: Braves, Tigers tip off 2016 with victories

The Socastee High girls basketball team shook off a slow start to roll past host Waccamaw 42-19 on Tuesday night. The Lady Braves (6-7) led by only a 12-5 score at halftime, but erupted to tally 15 points apiece in the third and fourth periods to pull away from the Lady Warriors. Socastee’s Shayla Baldwin led the Lady Braves with 15 points and a strong team defense spearheaded the win. Socastee... 

Conway leapfrogs Carolina Forest into top spot of poll

There’s a new No. 1 boys high school basketball team to start the new year, and it happens to be a local school better known for its football program. Conway (9-1) overtook the top spot in the latest Coastal Basketball Coaches Association poll from No. 2 Carolina Forest (9-3), and Myrtle Beach (3-8) dropped from No. 3 all the way to No. 9 despite a solid showing in the Beach Ball Classic. Christian... 

Conway’s Edwards opts to stick with South Carolina

Despite a surprise coaching change, a 3-9 record and a hard push from several other schools, Conway High wide receiver Bryan Edwards has decided to recommit to the University of South Carolina, according to multiple media reports. Edwards, a US Army All-American and Shrine Bowl selection, recently visited South Carolina and met with new Gamecocks coach Will Muschamp. He became the first commitment... 

Tigers leap past Seahawks in poll and on hardwood

The Conway High basketball team leap-frogged Myrtle Beach for the No. 2 spot in the Coastal Basketball Coaches Association poll, which was released earlier Monday. A few hours later, the Tigers proved themselves worthy of the promotion. Conway’s Jimmy Nichols exploded for a game-high 24 points and Shy Holmes poured in 18 to lead the Tigers to a 72-58 victory over rival Myrtle Beach. Juwon... 

Class 4A Playoffs: Tigers, Panthers fall in first round

Conway’s three-year wait to return to the Class 4A Division II playoffs didn’t last very long as Westwood rolled past the Tigers 27-13 on Friday night in The Backyard. Westwood running back Andrew Plante rushed for three touchdowns, backfield mate Rudy Mitchell ran for more than 200 yards and two TDs, and the powerful Red Hawks offensive line overpowered Conway in the trenches in a... 

Conway’s Edwards rescinds commitment to Gamecocks

Conway High star wide receiver Bryan Edwards has rescinded his verbal commitment to play football at the University of South Carolina, he announced in a statement Thursday. “After giving it a lot of thought, I have decided to reconsider my commitment to South Carolina. I plan to visit a few other schools. South Carolina is still very high on my list,” Edwards said in the statement. Edwards,... 

Football: Tigers, Panthers ready to enter playoff fray

The Backyard at Conway High has sat empty during recent postseasons. Next Friday, it will explode in playoff excitement as the Tigers play host to Westwood in the first round of the Class 4A Division II playoffs. Fifth-seeded Conway and 10th-seeded Carolina Forest learned their playoff fates Saturday after the final regular season games were finally completed. The Panthers will travel to No. 7-seeded... 
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