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Girls Hoops: NMB surprises Wilson; SJ earns playoff bid

The North Myrtle Beach High girls basketball team scored a huge win on the road, one that could give the Lady Chiefs at least one more home game this season. North Myrtle Beach upset No. 5 Wilson 60-54 on Friday night in Florence to secure at least a share of second place in Region 7-4A. The Lady Chiefs (14-8 overall, 5-2 region) close the regular season at first-place Myrtle Beach on Thursday... 

MB’s Sumpter, Socastee’s Cudd make all-star games

A pair of local hoops standouts will wrap up their high school careers on their home courts in the Carolinas All-Star Basketball Classic on March 18-19. Socastee’s 7-foot center Jason Cudd will represent the Grand Strand in the boys game, while Myrtle Beach all-state selection Nia Sumpter will suit up for the girls. Their respective teams will take all-stars from the state of North Carolina. The... 

Local grapplers hit the mat for state wrestling tourney

All six Grand Strand wrestling squads will begin their quests for team championships Saturday in the opening two rounds of the SCHSL State Duals. In Class 5A, top-seedeed and 17th-ranked Carolina Forest will host the first two rounds. The Panthers face fifth-seeded Spring Valley, then the winner of the White Knoll-Fort Dorchester matchup if they advance. Socastee takes on fellow No. 3 seed Lexington... 

Explosion of local lacrosse on display at Laxapalooza

When Socastee High boys lacrosse coach Matt Fox started the area’s first program a decade ago, he didn’t have enough players to hold an intra-squad scrimmage. Ten years later, there are enough teams on the Grand Strand to hold an all-day Laxapalooza. On Saturday, Socastee will host the preseason tournament with varsity and JV teams from Myrtle Beach, Carolina Forest, St. James, Waccamaw,... 

CF win, Conway loss sets up rivalry for region crown

The Region 6-5A girls basketball championship will be decided among rivals separated by a short stretch of Highway 501 between Conway and Carolina Forest. Carolina Forest kept its hopes of claiming a share of the region title alive Thursday night with a 58-39 victory over host Socastee. Coupled with Conway’s 33-31 loss to visiting South Florence, the second straight defeat for the Lady Tigers,... 

Saints see six-game winning streak snapped by Freedom

The Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach boys basketball team saw their six-game winning streak snapped Wednesday night by visiting Freedom Christian (NC). The Saints (14-12 overall, 8-1 region) entered the fourth quarter tied but they couldn’t close the deal. They shot just 37 percent from the field for the night and committed 14 turnovers. Justin Busby led the Saints with 18 points and Sam... 

National Signing Day sees local stars sign dotted line

National Signing Day was a busy one on the Grand Strand as several local schools held ceremonies for their college-bound student-athletes Wednesday. Myrtle Beach saw football players Keyonte Sessions (The Citadel, defensive end/linebacker Sean McGonigal (preferred walk-on at South Carolina), linebacker Chase Brill (North Greenville),  linebacker Naseem Dewitt ( Wingate), and wide receiver Will... 

Boys Hoops: Seahawks, Chiefs score region wins

The Myrtle Beach High boys basketball team knocked off visiting St. James 60-53 on Tuesday night to secure a playoff spot. The Seahawks (9-10 overall, 3-3 Region 7-4A) led throughout and held off a late surge by the Sharks. Emorie Knox led the Seahawks with 14 points and Jayce Allen and O’Neil McBride chipped in 10 points apiece. Trey Myers scored a game-high 18 for St. James. Myrtle Beach... 

Girls Hoops: MB nets share of region title; NMB, CF roll

The Myrtle Beach High girls basketball team wrapped up at least a share of the Region 7-4A championship with an impressive defensive performance Tuesday that should serve as a warning to future foes. The Lady Seahawks’ (17-2 overall, 6-0 Region 7-4A) defense held visiting St. James scoreless for the opening 14 minutes of play en route to a 45-14 rout of the Lady Sharks, clinching the region... 

Athlete of Week: Wolfe’s work ethic sparks Chiefs

North Myrtle Beach High sophomore wrestler Curtis Wolfe has a brief but effective ritual he goes through before every match, and it’s literally “working.” “When I step on the mat the first thing I say is, ‘He can’t be working harder than me,’ ” said Wolfe, who was voted the Mammy’s Kitchen Athlete of the Week following strong individual and... 
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