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Saints fall short to Knights, face Braves in consolation

The Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach boys basketball team almost played giant-killer Tuesday night at the Gatorade Turkey Shootout, battling Class 5A host West Florence to the wire before falling 71-69 in the semifinals. CAMB co-captain Justin Busby, who transferred from Waccamaw this year, led the Saints with 24 points on 50-percent shooting from behind the 3-point arc. His potential game-winning... 

St. James claims runner-up in state competitive cheer

The St. James High cheerleading squad finished runner-up in the SCHSL Class 4A Competitive Cheer State Championships on Saturday at the Colonial Life Center in Columbia. Posting a total score of 332 points, St. James placed second out of 14 teams, finishing behind only state champion Chapin (352). St. James beat out Cane Bay (305), Lugoff-Elgin (257) and A.C. Flora (254) in the top five. This is... 

Carolina Forest, Socastee reach Sand & Hoops final

For an exhibition opener, the Carolina Forest girls basketball team appeared to be in midseason form in Monday night’s opener of the Lady Braves Sand & Hoops preseason tournament at Socastee High. The Lady Panthers pounced on Waccamaw from the opening tip to roll to a 69-30 victory over the Lady Warriors. Carolina Forest jumped out to a 22-7 lead after one quarter and never looked back. A... 

Saints, Braves net wins in landmark coaching debuts

A pair of local boys basketball coaches tipped off the 2016-17 season in opposite fashion Monday night at the Gatorade Turkey Shootout in Florence, but both came away with big wins. Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach Darren Gore entered his final season as head coach of the Saints, who have won five SCISA state championships under his direction. He was joined by longtime assistant and newly named... 

Time for holiday hoops at Beach Ball Classic, CBHI

Before you book your holiday plans, you might want to take a look at the lineup for the 2016 Beach Ball Classic and the CresCom Bank Holiday Classic – two elite high school basketball tournaments that headline the Christmas season. The 36th annual Beach Ball Classic is set for Dec. 26-31 at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, which will play host to some of the top high school boys teams... 

Pooh comes to the rescue as Tigers knock off Gators

Conway fans weren’t yelling “Boo!” in The Backyard late Friday night. They were shouting “Pooh!” – as in junior wide receiver Pooh Brantley, whose highlight-reel touchdown catch proved to be the game-winner in the Tigers’ 36-33 victory over Goose Creek in the first round of the Class 5A playoffs. With Conway trailing in the game for the first time at 33-28... 

Chiefs use ‘next man up’ motto for record 10th win

North Myrtle Beach might want to change its initial to NMU – as in “Next Man Up.” The Chiefs are perfecting the concept this season, cruising to a 40-14 victory over visiting Dreher in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs despite losing three key starters earlier in the day. North Myrtle Beach senior quarterback Ronnie Bass, senior offensive lineman Garrett Long, and junior... 

Carolina Forest’s comeback submerged by Green Wave

The final score might not reflect it, but Carolina Forest made a bold statement despite a first-round playoff exit in a 45-35 loss to Summerville on Friday night. The Panthers (6-5) erased an early 20-point deficit to take the lead in the final minutes before the host Green Wave came up with a pair of big plays. Andre Banks caught a go-ahead touchdown pass from Jonathan Bennett in the final minute.... 

Seahawks upset by Falcons for first-round playoff exit

After sailing through the season to a 9-0 start and a No. 2 ranking, Myrtle Beach’s season appeared destined for a trip to the state championship game. But a bizarre turn of events over the past two weeks wrote a surprise ending to the Seahawks’ season after falling 42-28 to host A.C. Flora on Friday night in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs. Myrtle Beach saw an early 14-0 lead... 

Gore cousins give Chiefs close family atmosphere

Fresh off a school record 9-1 regular season and the Region 7-4A title, the North Myrtle Beach High football team has been like one big happy family. But the relationship is literal for a pair of Chiefs – cousins Tyler and T.J. Gore. The juniors have played major roles for the Chiefs this season, both on and off the field, but their contributions are more than a lifetime in the making. Milton... 
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