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Athlete of Week: Practice makes perfect for Coppola

Two months into Carolina Forest wrestler Christian Coppola’s senior season and the 132-pounder has yet to lose a match. But  his 30-0 record and No. 4 state ranking are just two of the reasons he was voted the Mammy’s Kitchen Athlete of the Week. “I’ve spent the last year training three or four times a day,” said Coppola, clarifying that he indeed meant to say “day”... 

CA’s Johnson signs softball scholarship to play at SMC

Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach doesn’t field a softball team, but that didn’t stop senior Emily Johnson from earning a college scholarship in the sport. Johnson, who played travel softball for the Myrtle Beach-based South Carolina Sharks, signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Spartanburg Methodist College on Thursday in a ceremony at the school. Johnson, who played at North... 

North Myrtle Beach scores road win over Blue Jackets

The North Myrtle Beach wrestling team captured a 40-27 victory over Aynor on Thursdays thanks to a strong run by the Chiefs’ middle weights. North Myrtle Beach won five straight matches from the 126 to 152 weight divisions, four of them by decision, to pull out the win over the host Blue Jackets. North Myrtle Beach’s Codie Aube (126), Tanner Collins (132), Brennan Michael (145) and... 

Boys Hoops: Sharks topple Seahawks; Saints stay hot

The St. James High boys basketball team used a fourth-quarter surge to break open a tight game and knock off Region 7-3A rival Myrtle Beach 65-54 on the road Tuesday. Clinging to a 48-45 lead entering the final frame, the Sharks (8-8 overall, 2-1 region) pulled away with a some solid shooting and defense down the stretch. St. James was led by Jackson Hurston’s game-high 22 points. Jordan... 

Girls Hoops: MB survives cold spell, tops St. James

The chilly weather that swept through the Grand Strand this week must have hit particularly hard at Myrtle Beach High, where the No. 5-ranked Lady Seahawks survived a record cold spell to defeat visiting St. James 40-32. The Lady Seahawks (14-4, 2-1) came out hot for a 19-point first quarter but went scoreless for the entire second period. The Lady Sharks (10-6, 2-1) were experiencing a similar... 

St. James rides pins to win over North Myrtle Beach

Fresh off its title in Saturday’s Horry/Georgetown County Wrestling Championships on Saturday, St. James claimed a key region victory over North Myrtle Beach 41-27 on Tuesday. The Sharks posted six pins to only two for the Chiefs, which proved to be the difference in the otherwise close contest and a tuneup for the region tournament. St. James’ Dalton Smith (113), Brandon Ellis (138),... 

Athletes of Week: Pyles, Tomlin tight on, off court

The first time Cheyenne Pyles and Alexis Tomlin met on the basketball court, they were on opposing teams. That was at a 3-on-3 tournament six years ago, and the two have been teammates ever since – now as sensational sophomores at Carolina Forest. As the Mammy’s Kitchen Co-Athletes of the Week, the duo provides the perfect compliment for the Lady Panthers: Pyles as a 4-foot-10 floor... 

Braves games postponed after death of SF coach

Socastee High’s boys and girls basketball game against South Florence has been postponed following the tragic death of Bruins’ girls JV basketball and volleyball coach Michelle Hickson over the weekend. According to the incident report, Hickson, 38, was traveling on the Interstate 95 bridge over Lake Marion on Sunday when her car broke down. She was struck by another car that was involved... 

St. James edges Carolina Forest in all-county match

In what could be considered a down season for the state powerhouse St. James wrestling team, the Sharks are still the tops in the area by winning Saturday’s Horry/Georgetown County Championships at Socastee High. The Sharks claimed champions in three weight classes compared to four for Carolina Forest, but the Sharks edged the Panthers for the title of the local tournament that serves as... 

Boys Hoops: Sharks scrape past Bulldogs; Panthers roll

With leading scorer Jackson Hurston experiencing an off-shooting night, St. James had to rely on a balanced scoring attack and a big defensive effort to survive a scare from visiting Georgetown 47-41 on Friday night at the Shark Tank. The Sharks (7-8 overall, 1-1 Region 7-3A) trailed 31-30 entering the final period but took the lead for good when Hurston made a key assist and followed it up with... 
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