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Ten local prospects shine on diamond at showcases

With high school football ready to kick off the fall sports season, several Grand Strand athletes are just wrapping up the spring and summer sports schedules on the baseball and softball diamond. Ten local standouts participated in showcases in front of dozens of college scouts over the weekend, and a couple of baseball players turned in particularly eye-catching performances. Socastee rising senior... 

Seahawks QB Arnold gets Ohio offer, ACC curiousity

Myrtle Beach High junior quarterback Drayton Arnold has received his first scholarship offer and may have many more to come, according to a report on SportsTalkSC.com. Recruiting analyst/radio talk-show host Phil Kornblut reported Sunday that Arnold has been offered by Ohio University, where Seahawks senior wide receiver Kyle Belack committed last month. But it appears the 6-foot, 180-pounder will... 

Seahawks WR Belack calls reverse from Herd to Ohio

Kyle Belack hasn’t caught his first pass for the Myrtle Beach High football team, but the senior wide receiver has run one reverse. The 5-foot-11, 190-pounder has decommitted from Marshall and verbally committed to attend Ohio University next fall, according to a report on 247 Sports. Belack originally have his word to the Thundering Herd after a visit but was swayed by the Bobcats during a recent... 

Change is in the air as local football teams start practice

It won’t be business as usual when Grand Strand area teams hit the practice field for the first time this season on Friday. In fact, change is in the air for the 2014 season. Three of the seven Grand Strand area teams held their first official workouts under new coaches – Marc Morris at Carolina Forest, Blair Hardin at North Myrtle Beach and Robby Brown at St. James. The trio has just three... 

Seahawks ranked among SC’s top football programs

MaxPreps released its list of the top high school football programs in the state over the past 10 years, and the Myrtle Beach Seahawks came in at an impressive No. 6 ranking. In commemmoration of its 10h anniversary, Max Preps compiled the list by taking its South Carolina Top 25 Poll over thge past decade. A No. 1 ranking earns 25 points while a No. 25 ranking nets one point, and the totals were cumilated... 

Ex-Conway star Moody suiting up for S.C. State

It appears former Conway High quarterback Mykal Moody hasn’t played his final football game in his hometown after all. Moody, who had committed to play at East Carolina in Greenville (NC), has instead enrolled at South Carolina State in Orangeburg and is competing for the starting job for the Bulldogs. Futhermore, South Carolina State travels to Coastal Carolina for the Chanticleers’ home... 

Lone loss costs Seahawks shot at 7-on-7 passing title

Myrtle Beach High suffered only one defeat at the Palmetto State Showdown 7-on-7 passing tournament. Unfortunately for the Seahawks, it came during elimination play in the quarterfinals. After going a perfect 5-0 in Friday’s pool play, Myrtle Beach started Saturday on fire as well, defeating Union County 42-33 and Bob Jones 47-34 to earn a No. 1 seed and a first-round bye in the single-elimination... 

Seahawks, Tigers pass test at Palmetto State Shootout

The Myrtle Beach and Conway High football teams are flying high after Friday’s first round of the Palmetto State Shootout 7-on-7 tournament in Duncan, SC. Featuring 20 of the top teams from the Carolinas, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and New Jersey, the Seahawks and Tigers both went undefeated in the passing-league format. Myrtle Beach, the defending Class 3A state champion, defeated Southern... 

Athlete of the Week: Copley making strides in offseason

Before Austin Copley became a track and field standout, he was a middle school track dropout. After trying the difficult discipline of distance running as a seventh-grader, Copley decided the sport wasn’t for him. Besides, he was a football player at heart – or so he thought. “I tried it in middle school but I really didn’t like distance running,” said Copley, a rising... 

Holmes signs with Dodgers for $2.5 million bonus check

Former Conway High pitcher Colby Holmes officially became an instant millionaire on Tuesday when he signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Holmes, who had signed to play college baseball at the University of Florida, was the first-round draft pick of the Dodgers in the MLB Draft two weeks ago. Holmes was expected to sign with the Dodgers and did after passing his physical earlier this week in Los Angeles.... 
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