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Sharks work more walk-off magic to reach state finals

St. James High’s Grayson Stoneking started Monday’s Class 3A Lower State final on the mound. More than 3 hours later, he ended it at the plate with one swing of the bat as the Sharks claimed a 4-3 walk-off victory over Airport at Shark Park. Stoneking’s RBI single in the 12th inning sent the Sharks into the Class 3A state championship series against Belton-Honea Path, which defeated... 

Track & Field: MB’s Epstein strikes gold; SJ duo shines

Myrtle Beach senior Ethan Epstein captured the state championship in the 3200 meters, and a pair of St. James athletes had banner days at the Class 3A Track & Field Championships at Spring Valley High on Saturday. After several solid runs in track and cross country in recent years, Epstein finally broke the tape in his last try for a gold medal. He completed the 3200 meters in a time of 9:44.95.... 

Green Wave washes away Panthers’ state title hopes

What was expected to be a landmark day for the No. 1-ranked Carolina Forest High baseball program turned out to be one of the longest and toughest. Needing only to win one game in two chances against visiting Summerville in Saturday’s Class 4A Lower State final, the Panthers were swept in a doubleheader and saw their season end one step away from the state championship series. The Green Wave... 

Lady Saints suffer first loss of year in state title game

Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach’s quest for a perfect season came to a not-so-perfect ending in Saturday’s SCISA Class A-2A girls soccer championship match at Heathwood Hall in Columbia. The Lady Saints suffered their first loss of the season in the biggest game of the year, falling to Oakbrook Prep 3-1 to finish runner-up for the second consecutive season. Oakbrook Prep struck first... 

Seahawks’ comeback bid falls short against Chapin

The Myrtle Beach High boys soccer team made a valiant comeback bid for a Class 3A state championship but fell short in a 3-2 loss to Chapin on Saturday at Irmo High. Trailing 2-0 at halftime, the Seahawks came out in the second half looking like the state’s top-ranked team, scoring a pair of goals in the opening 11 minutes to tie it at 2-all. Myrtle Beach’s Elijah Rice was taken down... 

Lady Saints prevail in PKs to reach SCISA state final

The Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach girls soccer team is one win away from a perfect season and a SCISA Class 2A-A state championship. The second-seeded Lady Saints improved to 16-0 by defeating Hilton Head Prep 2-1 in the state semifinals. Following a level score in regulation and two overtime periods, the two teams went to penalty kicks before defeating the top-seeded Lady Dolphins by a 5-4... 

Local soccer players claim statewide all-star awards

The success of local high school soccer teams and players this season can be traced back to their involvement in club soccer on the Grand Strand. Coast FA had several of its past and present players earn all-state honors, including Myrtle Beach High’s Class 3A boys state championship-bound seniors Foster Russell and Adolfo Aguilar, and the Class 3A Girls Lower State finalist’s Tristan... 

Nine Panthers athletes sign college scholarship papers

Carolina Forest High had nine athletes sign college scholarship papers on Thursday, including five football players for the Panthers. Carolina Forest’s Victory Woods (Methodist University), Jason Craft (Highland Community College), Jeff Mario Brown- (Hutchinson Community College), and Dean Wooley and Angel Perez (Guilford College) signed to play football at their respective schools. In other... 

Cardiac Sharks strike again with dramatic walk-off win

Just call the St. James High baseball team the Cardiac Sharks. For the second consecutive game in the Class 3A Lower State tournament, St. James rallied in the seventh inning for a walk-off win. This time it was a throwing error by visiting Hilton Head Island that gave the Sharks a 3-2 victory on Wednesday. Tied at 2-all entering the bottom of the seventh, St. James’ Harrison Scott bunted... 

Conway’s Sasser set to join SC Athletics Hall of Fame

Conway High, Coastal Carolina University and Big South Conference legend George F. “Buddy” Sasser will be inducted into the South Carolina Athletics Hall of Fame on Monday night at the Columbia Metro Convention Center. The longtime coach, athletics director and conference commissioner will join seven others in the SCAHOF Class of 2016. Sasser is being honored for his lifetime of service... 
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