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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... 

Undefeated Lady Saints net trip to SCISA state semifinal

The Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach girls soccer team won its first round SCISA Class A-2A state tournament match with a 3-1 victory over Spartanburg Day on Tuesday at a neutral site in Florence. With a scoreless game in the closing minute of the first half, Katya Durocher scored to give the undefeated and second-seeded Lady Saints (15-0) a 1-0 halftime advantage. Durocher then turned from goal-scorer... 

Chiefs, Seahawks, Sharks qualify for 3A state meet

The Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach High boys golf teams tied for fifth place in the Class 3A Lower State tournament at Dolphin Head Golf Course in Hilton Head Island. The Seahawks and Chiefs shot identical team totals of 315 to qualify for next week’s state tournament, and St. James claimed the final qualifying spot with an eighth-place showing with a 332. Myrtle Beach was led by Holden... 

Socastee hands Hilton keys to boys basketball program

The Socastee High boys basketball program has struggled in recent years despite a string of big-name coaches at the helm. Now the Braves are hoping a name that is familiar to them but unfamiliar to head coaching will go a long way toward turning things around. Socastee named alumnus Derrick Hilton it next basketball coach Tuesday, promoting him to his first head coaching position after 10 years... 

Baseball: Sharks, Panthers rally for 1-run playoff wins

The St. James High baseball team rallied for two runs in the seventh inning for a walk-off 4-3 victory over visiting Airport in Monday’s first round of the Class 3A Lower State tournament. St. James Parker Rabon drive in Jordan Fields for the game-tying run and Anthony Peck singled in pinch-runner Harrison Scott to clinch the dramatic comeback. The Sharks were held to only five hits but made... 

Lady Seahawks’ playoff run ends in loss at Hilton Head

The No. 4-ranked Myrtle Beach High girls soccer teams’ run to the Class 3A state championship match fell one win short after suffering a tough 1-0 loss to host Hilton Head Island in Monday’s Lower State title game. Following a scoreless first half, No. 7-ranked Hilton Head (19-4-1) Island scored the game’s only goal midway through the second half and made the lead stand up by... 

Athlete of Week: Johnson finds a new home in goal

The fact that Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach senior goalkeeper Emily Johnson led the Lady Saints to an undefeated regular season is impressive enough. The fact that she did so in her so-called “secondary” sport makes it even more amazing. The Mammy’s Kitchen Athlete of the Week posted nine shutouts in helping CAMB to a perfect 14-0 record, including four consecutive shutouts... 

Carolina Forest golf finishes fourth place at Lower State

The Carolina Forest boys golf team turned in a balanced effort to claim fourth place in the Class 4A Lower State Tournament at The Golf Club at Westcott Plantation in Summerville on Monday. The Panthers were led by Adam Allen’s 4-over 76, and teammates Kevin Burris, Tanner Smith and Nico Farrar fired identical 79s to give Carolina Forest a final score of 313. Carolina Forest finished nine... 

St. James’ Alston tops local list of 3A/4A state qualifiers

Local schools posted state qualifying efforts in 13 individual events at Saturday’s Class 3A and 4A Qualifiers on Saturday. Four of them belong to St. James junior Alexus Alston. Alston won the 400-meter hurdles (1:04.46), finished seventh in the triple jump (34-6.5) and 110 hurdles (15.60), and took eighth in the 100 meters (12:41). The top eight finishers in each event advance to the state... 

Boys Soccer: Myrtle Beach, Socastee reach state semis

The Myrtle Beach High boys soccer team has featured a balanced offensive attack for most of the season. But playoff time has Adolpho Aguilar time for the No. 1-ranked Seahawks. Aguilar scored both goals in Myrtle Beach’s 2-0 victory over visiting Aiken in Saturday’s Lower State semifinal, giving him five in a row and a total of seven goals in three postseason games for the senior. With... 
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