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Countdown to Kickoff Poll: No. 1 Seahawks seek titles

Myrtle Beach football coach Mickey Wilson isn’t normally one for hyperbole, but one glance at his team’s treacherous path to a league or state title in the newly reformed Region 6-4A and he couldn’t help himself. “Now our region is like the SEC,” said Wilson, comparing the new-look Region 6-4A to the top college football conference in the country. “Hartsville,... 

Seahawks QB Doty gives verbal nod to Gamecocks

Myrtle Beach High quarterback Luke Doty is entering his junior season as the Seahawks’ starting signal-caller, and he’s already made his college plans. The 6-foot-3, 190-pound prospect has received scholarship offers from more than 20 different schools, including numerous ACC (Clemson, Florida State, North Carolina) and SEC (Auburn, Ole Miss, South Carolina) programs. But after another... 

MB’s Jumper announces college football decision

Myrtle Beach rising senior offensive lineman Evan Jumper made his college plans official this week by announcing he will be headed to Furman University in Greenville following his senior season with the Seahawks. Jumper, a 6-foot-4, 255-pound offensive tackle, made his decision public via his Twitter account: “I am both blessed and excited to announce my commitment to Furman University! Thank... 

All-County Boys Golf: MB’s Jarman trades bat for club

If things had worked out differently, Myrtle Beach High senior Dock Jarman might be swinging a Louisville Slugger instead of a Taylor Made. Looks like he picked the right stick. Jarman was named the My Horry News Player of the Year after leading the Seahawks to their second straight runner-up finish in the SCHSL Class 4A state boys golf tournament. “I stopped playing baseball after my sophomore... 

All-County Girls Soccer: Gordon nets record, POY

Blair Mueller remembers her first day on the job as the Myrtle Beach High girls soccer coach four years ago while she was trying to get a sneak preview of her young team. Standing unassumingly on the sidelines was a pair of undersized freshmen hoping to join the varsity squad – Tristan Gordon and Josie Posma. They gave Mueller no reason to believe they would become her most potent 1-2 punch. “I... 

Seahawks see seven sign to play basketball, football

Seven Myrtle Beach High senior athletes signed college scholarships in a Tuesday ceremony, including five in basketball and two in football. The Myrtle Beach boys basketball team featured three signees, led by all-state selection Robert Swanson heading to Furman. Teammate  Brady Vest signed with Grinnell College and O’Neil McBride will attend Fort Union Military Academy. The Lady Seahawks... 

Boys Golf: Seahawks earn repeat as state runner-up

The Myrtle Beach High School varsity boys golf team finished second overall at the Region 4A State Championship. Lancaster won the championship and AC Flora finished third. The two-day tournament took place at the Hackler Course at Coastal Carolina University and wrapped up Tuesday. Though the Seahawks bested many of the top teams in the state, coach Lowell Counce described the squad’s second... 

Athlete of Week: Bodge saves best year for last

Myrtle Beach High senior Carly Grace Bodge hoped to have a successful senior season with the Lady Seahawks. One region title, an all-state selection and an invitation to play in the SCCAWS All-Star Game later, it’s safe to say “Mission Accomplished.” “We came into the season knowing we were better than how we did the past few years and we wanted to change that,” said... 

MB’s Cahill, Wallen make deep runs at state singles

The Myrtle Beach High boys tennis team sent a pair of juniors to the SCHSL Class 4A/5A State Singles Championships and both made strong showings in Monday’s opening rounds. Myrtle Beach’s John Edward Cahill lost his first-round match but battled his way through the consolation bracket with three consecutive victories to earn a spot on the all-state team. Cahill lost to Steven Wills... 

Locals top all-region team; MB’s Bodge earns all-state

Grand Strand area teams dominated the All-Region 7-4A team, and Myrtle Beach coach Meredith Jiorle was named Coach of the Year for capturing her first region title. Myrtle Beach senior Carly Grace Bodge was named a first-team pitcher, posting a 17-6 record with a 1.20 ERA and 60 strikeouts. She also batted .313 with and 17 RBIs. She was named to the Class 4A all-state team last week. St. James’... 
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