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CNB Kickoff Classic gives local teams one last tuneup

It’s football time on the Grand Strand again, and all six area high schools will hit the gridiron Friday night for the CNB Kickoff Classic at The Backyard in Conway. Featuring five half-game exhibitions, the 26th annual event gives local teams one last Friday night tuneup before the teams start playing for keeps next week. The night begins at 6 p.m. with Myrtle Beach vs. Aynor, followed by... 

SCHSL’s realignment plan saves local region rivalries

After much debate and discussion of the South Carolina High School League’s move to a five-classication, the only real impact Monday’s proposal made on Grand Strand schools was the addition of an “A” to their current region affiliations. Carolina Forest, Conway and Socastee will go from Region 6-4A to Region 6-5A in the 2016-17 and 2017-18 scholastic years, while Myrtle... 

CNB Kickoff Classic sets NMB-Conway as headliner

The 26th Annual CNB Kickoff Classic will feature five preseason scrimmages involving local football teams at Conway High on Friday, Aug. 14. Myrtle Beach High will kick things off with an exhibition against Aynor, followed by Socastee vs. Waccamaw. St. James will face Green Sea Floyds in the sandwich game, and Carolina Forest faces a tough test in Class 2A power Loris. Conway will face North Myrtle... 

Seahawks ranked No. 3 in first preseason football poll

The Myrtle Beach High football team isn’t the only one expecting to contend for a state title; the first preseason poll also sees the Seahawks as one of the top teams in Class 3A. The High School Sports Report released its South Carolina pigskin polls this week and Myrtle Beach is ranked No. 3 behind Upper State powers Greer and South Pointe. 2014 Lower State finalists Hartsville and Marlboro... 

Talley continues Socastee streak of diamond success

It’s been a good week for Socastee High pitchers/infielders. Two days after baseball standout Dylan Thompson signed a contract to play for the Seattle Mariners, softball counterpart Savannah Talley signed a National Letter of Intent to play at Francis Marion University in Florence. Talley pitched and played second base for the Lady Braves, helping her team reach the Class 3A Lower State... 

Socastee grad, CCU signee Thompson goes in round 4

Socastee High graduate Dylan Thompson has a big decision to make: Continue on his chosen path to play baseball at Coastal Carolina University, or sign a lucrative contract to begin his professional baseball career. Not a bad choice to have to make since both options are attractive, but a tough one nonetheless. Thompson was selected by the Seattle Mariners in the fourth round of Tuesday’s Major... 

Conway’s Holmes named Midwest League All-Star

One year after the Los Angeles Dodgers made him their first-round draft pick, Conway High product Grant Holmes heard his name called again for a baseball honor – 2015 Midwest League All-Star. The hard-throwing righty was one of three members of the Great Lakes Loons to earn all-star status. Holmes, who remains undefeated in his first full season of minor-league ball, is 3-0 with a 3.22 ERA. Holmes... 

MB sees 3 baseball players, 2 track athletes sign papers

Five Myrtle Beach High spring sports athletes signed National Letters of Intent to take their talents to the college level on Thursday. Three Myrtle Beach baseball players, who helped lead the Seahawks to the Region 7-3A title this season, made their commitments official. Pitcher Praise Thorsen signed with Lander University, Andrew Morris committed to North Greenville and Cody Thomas inked with... 

Six local softball standouts make North-South All-Stars

Five Grand Strand softball players and one coach have been selected to compete in the North-South High School All-Star Softball Game this summer. North Myrtle Beach’s Taylor Hansis and Julia Cole, and St. James’ Noel Cassidy will represent the South squad at the Class 3A level, and Myrtle Beach coach Meredith Jiorle will coach the combined 3A/2A team. Carolina Forest’s Emily Merriam... 

Sinclair follows QB’s lead, commits to Old Dominion

Myrtle Beach High football standouts Drayton Arnold and Brandon Sinclair and have one more season to claim another state championship, but it won’t be their last year playing together. One week after Arnold committed to play at Old Dominion, the star running back Sinclair followed his quarterback’s lead by pledging to play for the Monarchs at the next level. The duo, which led the Seahawks... 
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