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Lady Saints record shutout to reach state title matchup

In a short period of time, Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach has established itself as a SCISA state power in boys basketball and girls volleyball. It appears girls soccer is up next. Once forced to play co-ed soccer due to the small enrollment of the local private school, the Lady Saints advanced to the SCISA Class A-AA state finals for the third consecutive season with a 1-0 road victory over... 

Three local juniors, one JR make all-state soccer team

Four Grand Strand area athletes made the South Carolina High School Soccer Coaches Association All-State Team – three juniors and one “JR”. Myrtle Beach High senior JR Stanley and Lady Seahawks counterpart Tristan Gordon made the Class 4A squad after leading their teams to the Lower State semifinals. Gordon, who surpassed the 100-goal mark for her career during the playoffs, is... 

Athlete of Week: Socastee soars behind Matlashewski

While the postseason honors keep rolling in for Socastee High soccer standout Chris Matlashewski, he’s still trying to get used to the fact that the season is over. The Braves’ impressive 23-4 campaign came to an end in Saturday’s Class 5A Lower State final with a 2-1 double-overtime loss to defending state champion River Bluff. The disappointment of finishing one win shy of reaching... 

Gross leads 10 Lady Sharks on All-Region 7-4A squad

Just as the St. James High softball team rolled to the Region 7-4A title on the diamond, the Lady Sharks also dominated the all-region squad. St. James’ Dominique Gross was named the Region Player of the Year, coach Adam Jones was the Region Coach of the Year, and a total of 10 St. James players made the list. Brooks Spiva was named first team pitcher, and Skye Bailey, Lindsey Burdette, Maquenzie... 

Christian Academy opens playoffs with shutout win

The Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach girls soccer team opened the SCISA Class AA playoffs Tuesday in winning fashion, capturing a hard-fought 1-0 victory over visiting Spartanburg Day. With the two teams playing to a scoreless draw well into the second half, the Lady Saints scored the game’s lone goal via an assist from Natalie Markley to sister Julia Markley. The Christian Academy defense... 

Golf: Five local teams, one individual qualify for state

Grand Strand golf teams didn’t have their best games in Monday’s Class 4A Lower State boys golf tournament at The Hackler Golf Course in Conway, but that’s the beauty of sport: They shot well enough to play another day. Myrtle Beach (302) took third place, North Myrtle Beach (321) finished sixth, and St. James (332) claimed the eighth and final qualifying spot for next week’s... 

Conway’s magical playoff run ends at hands of ace

The Conway High softball team’s magical run to the Class 5A Lower State tournament came to an end Monday with a 4-0 loss to visiting Wando in an elimination game. The Lady Tigers ran into a pair of pitchers on top of their games in the first two rounds of the Lower State final series, spoiling solid outings by Conway’s Neci Hemingway. She allowed five hits and struck out four as the... 

Tennis: Socastee’s season ends in Lower State finals

The Socastee High boys tennis team fell just shy in its quest to reach the Class 5A state championships after suffering a 5-2 loss to visiting region rival West Florence in Monday’s Class 5A Lower State final. The hard-fought match was closer than the final score indicates. Socastee got singles wins from No. 1 Britton Bellamy and No. 4 Connor Barr. But Socastee’s No. 2 Robert Warstler... 

Boys Soccer: MB, NMB, SJ dominate all-region team

Although their seasons did not last as long as they had hoped, three local teams dominated the All-Region 7-4A boys soccer postseason awards. Region champion Myrtle Beach and runner-up St. James placed eight players on the all-region squad – including the Sharks’ Region Player of the Year Luke Williams. Third-place North Myrtle Beach had seven players, plus Region Coach of the Year... 

Track & Field: Sharks leap for gold at State Qualifier

A pair of St. James High track and field athletes hurdles their way to victory Saturday at the Class 4A State Qualifier in York. Senior Alexus Alston won the 400 meter hurdles in a time of 1:06.62. She also took the gold in the 100 meter hurdles (15.66). St. James senior Trison Myers (54.66) won the 400 meter hurdles and took fourth place in the 110 hurdles (15.74) to qualify for next week’s... 
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