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Ballards, Ray pitch MB to shutout sweep of Tigers

The Myrtle Beach High softball team unveiled its own version of the sister act in beating visiting Wilson 12-0 on Friday night. Myrtle Beach Middle classmates and sisters Emmalee and Serrah Ballard combined to pitch a no-hitter and 11 strikeouts over five innings in a region game that was cut short due to the mercy rule. Emmalee Ballard, an eighth-grader, got the start and the win while Serrah ballard,... 

Baseball: Braves win two, place second in Mingo Bay

The Socastee High baseball team won a pair of games Thursday to finish second in the Mingo Bay Invitational. The Braves (10-2) scored an 8-3 win over Erika (NC) in Game 1 and defeated Daniel Boone (TN) 5-3 in the nightcap to claim the runner-up spot to unbeaten South Hills (CA). Socastee won the prestigious national tournament last season. In Game 1, Kyle Smith went 2-for-4 with four RBIs and Hunter... 

Boys Soccer: MB shuts out Braves for first in region

The No. 11-ranked Myrtle Beach High boys soccer team took early control of the Region 7-3A standings with a 1-0 victory over No. 12 Socastee on Thursday night at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium. Following a scoreless first half, Myrtle Beach’s Sean Huggins converted an assist from Helgi Nati in the 48th minute for what proved to be the game-winner. Myrtle Beach goalkeeper Skyler Hribar recorded his... 

Softball: NMB edges Sharks for driver’s seat in region

The Region 7-3A championship may be making a rare trip to the north end of the Grand Strand thanks to a stellar week by North Myrtle Beach. The Lady Chiefs (11-1 overall, 4-0 region) scored a 2-1 victory over visiting St. James on Thursday, completing a sweep this week of the Lady Sharks and Socastee, the two teams who traditionally compete for the region crown. North Myrtle Beach’s Taylor Hansis... 

Athlete of the Week: MB’s Ballard bringing heat, hits

It’s not completely accurate to call Emmalee Ballard the pitcher for the Myrtle Beach High softball team. She’s more like a player who also happens to pitch – really, really well. It’s also a little misleading to use the term “Myrtle Beach High.” Ballard is only an eighth-grader, yet she is already having a tremendous impact for the Lady Seahawks varsity squad. But... 

NMB names Koehler new boys basketball head coach

North Myrtle Beach High School has hired Cameron Koehler as their new varsity boys basketball coach. Koehler’s hire became official earlier today. He will replace Frank Moorhead, who retired in March after 30 years of coaching locally at various schools and levels. Koehler served as an assistant coach last year for the varsity Chiefs boys basketball program that went 21-6, falling in the 2nd... 

Softball: Lady Tigers take down MB, West Florence

The Conway High softball team scored big back-to-back victories – one over region foe West Florence on Tuesday and over non-region rival Myrtle Beach on Wednesday. The Lady Tigers defeated the Lady Seahawks 4-2 thanks to a 3-for-4 night at the plate by Kady Edwards and a three-hitter by Breanna Van Deusen. Emmalee Ballard took the loss for the Lady Seahawks. Conway kept itself in position to... 

Baseball: Socastee falls to California power; Tigers roll

The Socastee High baseball team suffered a 4-1 setback to South Hills (CA) in the Mingo Bay tournament on Wednesday. The Braves (8-2 overall, 4-0 Region 7-3A) gave up three runs in the critical third inning and were unable to make a late charge. Finn Melko and Dalton Smith each went 2-for-3 but the rest of the lineup combined for only two hits. Socastee’s Sam McKinney took the loss. South Hills’... 

Baseball: Braves, Sharks on course for region showdown

The Socasatee High baseball team remained undefeated in Region 7-3A play with a 9-1 victory over host North Myrtle Beach on Tuesday. Socastee’s Dylan Thompson pitched four innings to get the win and went 2-for-3 with two RBIs at the plate to lead the Braves (8-1 overall, 4-0 region) remain on top of the league standings. Socastee’s Hunter Renfrow and Finn Melko also got two hits apiece,... 

Soccer: MB’s Nati nets six goals in win over Wilson

Myrtle Beach High senior Helgi Nati scored six goals to lead the Seahawks to a 7-2 road victory over region rival Wilson. Nati had a hat trick just 26 minutes into the match and made it a 4-2 halftime lead on an assist by junior Franc Lamcja, who had five assists in the game. Lamcja’s fourth assist set up Nati’s double hat trick performance, and sophomore Nico Sandoz cashed in on Lamcja’s... 
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