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Football: Seahawk defense rocks Rebels; Braves falter

After losing a pair of record-setting offensive players, the Myrtle Beach High football team knew it would have to rely more on its defense this season. The Seahawks just didn’t find out how much until Saturday night. Fueled by a stellar defensive performance, Myrtle Beach defeated visiting state power Byrnes 35-19 in the season opener at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium. The Seahawks shut down... 

Week 0 Previews & Picks: MB, NMB face big debuts

Opening night of the high school football season is always big, but this year’s Week 0 lineup is jumbo-sized for a couple of Grand Strand teams. Rather than schedule a small-school cupcake to get an early W, North Myrtle Beach and Myrtle Beach are opening with state powerhouses and will find out what they are made of right out of the gate. The Chiefs play host No. 3-ranked Timberland tonight... 

Pigskin Peek: Seahawks focusing on next man up

Anytime a team loses more than half a dozen players on one side of the football, there is a transition period ahead. When those losses include two of the most prolific offensive players in school history, it can be a daunting task. That’s the scenario for Myrtle Beach High, which saw three-year starting quarterback Drayton Arnold and four-year starting running back Brandon Sinclair move on... 

MB’s Adderton, Sumpter commit to Wright State

Myrtle Beach High girls basketball standouts Kiana Adderton and Nia Sumpter have made their college plans. Now the rising seniors can turn their attention to winning a state championship for the Lady Seahawks. Adderton and Sumpter, the last two Region 7-3A Players of the Year, will continue to be teammates beyond high school after making verbal commitments to play at Wright State University in... 

Seahawks duo make list of state’s Top 100 prospects

The Myrtle Beach High football team has two rising seniors ranked on South Carolina’s Top 100 Prospects List for the Class of 2017, recently released by the High School Sports Report. Defensive end/outside linebacker Sean McGonigal is ranked 50th on the list following a breakthrough junior season. The 6-foot-2, 206-pounder posted 72 total tackles, 21 for losses, as well as six sacks and one... 

Seahawks, Sharks ranked in SCAAA Directors Cup

Myrtle Beach High and St. James High made strong showings in the 2015-16 SC Athletic Administrators Association Directors Cup, which ranks schools based on their overall finishes in all 22 sanctioned sports. Myrtle Beach ranked fourth in the state in Class 3A, thanks in part to a Class 3A state championship by the girls tennis team, the 17th in school history.  The Seahawks also scored points... 

Seahawks lose Schneider; Saints get Busby via transfer

The Myrtle Beach High boys basketball team’s season is still six months away but the Seahawks have already suffered their first major loss. All-Region selection Bryce Schneider announced Tuesday that he will not be returning to Myrtle Beach for his senior season, instead transferring to Laney High in Wilmington, NC. Schneider, a University of Richmond commitment, made the announcement on... 

Track & Field: MB’s Epstein strikes gold; SJ duo shines

Myrtle Beach senior Ethan Epstein captured the state championship in the 3200 meters, and a pair of St. James athletes had banner days at the Class 3A Track & Field Championships at Spring Valley High on Saturday. After several solid runs in track and cross country in recent years, Epstein finally broke the tape in his last try for a gold medal. He completed the 3200 meters in a time of 9:44.95.... 

Seahawks’ comeback bid falls short against Chapin

The Myrtle Beach High boys soccer team made a valiant comeback bid for a Class 3A state championship but fell short in a 3-2 loss to Chapin on Saturday at Irmo High. Trailing 2-0 at halftime, the Seahawks came out in the second half looking like the state’s top-ranked team, scoring a pair of goals in the opening 11 minutes to tie it at 2-all. Myrtle Beach’s Elijah Rice was taken down... 

Boys Soccer: MB soars into state final; Braves fall short

The No. 1-ranked Myrtle Beach High boys soccer team had to put in some serious overtime in Tuesday’s Class 3A Lower State championship match. But after a four-hour bus ride and nearly three hours of see-saw soccer, the Seahawks prevailed with a 4-3 victory over host Hilton Head Island in a penalty kick shootout to advance to Saturday’s Class 3A title match. The Seahawks struck first... 
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