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Renfrow among six to play in all-star games on Strand

With his future plans firmly planted in football, Socastee High senior Hunter Renfrow thought he had played his final baseball game when the Braves were eliminated in the Lower State finals. But before he leaves to walk-on at Clemson, the all-state selection in both sports will have one last chance to lace up the spikes and swing the bat in front of a hometown crowd. He is among six local high school... 

Conway ace Holmes named SC Gatorade Player of Year

Conway High senior right-hander Grant Holmes has been named the 2013-14 Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year for South Carolina. The 6-foot-2, 210-pound commitment to the University of Florida captured the honor following another stellar season on the mound for the Tigers. Although his team failed to make the playoffs, Holmes was dominant in his appearances, posting a 4-1 record and an 0.35 ERA while... 

CF product Runyon leads Alabama to World Series

At this time last year, Carolina Forest’s Marisa Runyon was wrapping up her stellar high school softball career and looking forward to starting a college one at Alabama. It didn’t take her long to have an impact. The freshman played a key role in the Crimson Tide winning their NCAA super regional over the weekend and punching a ticket to the College Softball World Series. In her first season,... 

Socastee trio leads list of local all-state selections

Socastee High placed three players on the South Carolina Baseball Coaches Association’s All-State Baseball Team, which was released Wednesday. Socastee seniors Hunter Renfrow (outfielder) and Kyle Smith (third baseman) and junior Dylan Thompson (pitcher) were named to the Class 3A squad after leading the Braves to the Lower State tournament for the second consecutive season. Socastee coach Curtis... 

Strand golfers struggle at Class 3A state tournament

The Class 3A Boys Golf Championships proved to be two difficult days for Grand Strand golf teams. North Myrtle Beach was the top local finisher with a two-day total of 658 and a 12th-place showing in the field of 17. Myrtle Beach (679) came in 13th, St. James (688) was 14th and Socastee (761) placed 17th. The Chiefs also had the top local individual as Vijay Mishra shot back-to-back 78s for a 156 and... 

Myrtle Beach’s Zeltner nets Region Player of the Year

There’s no questioning Tori Zeltner’s talent. And after the dramatic conclusion of Myrtle Beach’s season, there’s no questioning her toughness either. Zeltner suffered a broken nose against North Myrtle Beach, and the next night, in the season finale against St. James and with the region title on the line, Zeltner donned a facemask and played a key role in clinching the Lady... 

Lady Sharks’ surprising run halted in Lower State Final

The St. James High girls soccer team’s playoff run came to an close in the Class 3A Lower State Final on Monday night, but Lady Sharks’ season lasted much longer than expected. After finishing second in Region 7-3A with a young but up-and-coming team, St. James started putting all the pieces of the puzzle together in the postseason, winning their first three playoff games in shutout fashion... 

Soccer: Seahawks, Braves’ seasons end in 2-1 defeats

It took two halves of regulation, four overtime periods and a shootout to bring the Myrtle Beach High boys soccer team’s season to an end Saturday night. The Seahawks (19-4-1) suffered a 2-1 defeat to visiting James Island (17-3-0) in the Lower State semifinals after the game ended in a 1-all tie after 80 minutes of regulation and 30 minutes of overtime. The Trojans outscored the Seahawks 4-2... 

Grant, Pieterse win medals at state track and field meet

Ten Grand Strand athletes competed in Saturday’s Class 3A/4A Track and Field Championships at Spring Valley High in Columbia, and Conway’s Raven Grant and Carolina Forest’s Lisa Pieterse took the medal stand  in their respective events. The junior Grant sprinter captured the silver medal in the Class 4A Girls 200 meters (24.10 seconds) and finished third in the 100 meters (12.06).... 

Soccer: Lady Sharks down Swansea; MB falls in semis

The St. James High girls soccer team picked the right night to play its best defensive game of the season. The second-seeded Lady Sharks advanced to the Lower State Final by scoring a hard-fought 1-0 victory over top-seeded Swansea, claiming the victory in sudden death on penalty kicks. With St. James defender Mackenzie May shutting down Swansea’s top scorer and fellow defenders Nicole Meyers,... 
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