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Seahawks, Sharks ranked in SCAAA Directors Cup

Myrtle Beach High and St. James High made strong showings in the 2015-16 SC Athletic Administrators Association Directors Cup, which ranks schools based on their overall finishes in all 22 sanctioned sports. Myrtle Beach ranked fourth in the state in Class 3A, thanks in part to a Class 3A state championship by the girls tennis team, the 17th in school history.  The Seahawks also scored points... 

St. James comes up short against B-HP in state finals

The bats that propelled the St. James High baseball team into the Class 3A state championship series fell silent in the finals again Monday night, ending the team’s impressive season in a 5-0 shutout to repeat state champion Belton-Honea Path. Following a 1-0 loss to the Bears at home Monday, the Sharks hit the road Monday in hopes of forcing a decisive game 3. But that’s about all... 

Sharks run out of miracles in first-round loss to B-HP

The St. James High baseball team finally ran out of last-inning magic and lost in a pitchers’ duel to Belton-Honea Path in Thursday’s opening round of the Class 3A state baseball championship series. After scoring walk-off wins in all three of their Lower State tournament games, the Cardiac Sharks finally ran into a pitcher who refused to yield to the pressure in B-HP ace Griffin Jester. Jester... 

Athlete of the Week: Alston clears hurdles on, off track

Quick, snap your fingers. The instant it took to complete that simple task is the about the same time frame Alexus Alston came from winning a state championship in the 400 meter hurdles at last weekend’s Class 3A Track & Field Championship at Spring Valley High. Her time of 1:07.34 was a little over a second off the winning pace, but her runner-up finish has fueled her fire for next season. “My... 

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... 

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... 

St. James’ Alston tops local list of 3A/4A state qualifiers

Local schools posted state qualifying efforts in 13 individual events at Saturday’s Class 3A and 4A Qualifiers on Saturday. Four of them belong to St. James junior Alexus Alston. Alston won the 400-meter hurdles (1:04.46), finished seventh in the triple jump (34-6.5) and 110 hurdles (15.60), and took eighth in the 100 meters (12:41). The top eight finishers in each event advance to the state... 

Peck pitches Sharks to bid in Lower State tournament

The St. James High baseball team is headed to the Class 3A Lower State tournament following an impressive performance in Friday night’s 7-1 win over visiting Hanahan in the district finals. Anthony Peck pitched a complete game, scattering seven hits over as many innings, and he got seven runs of support from the Sharks’ offense to knock off the visiting Hawks. St. James scored three... 

Softball: Sharks, Chiefs go down swinging in finales

The St. James softball team’s bid for a district title came to an end Friday night with a 6-0 loss on the road to Midland Valley. Trailing 1-0 in the fourth inning, the Lady Sharks surrendered a grand slam to Midland Valley’s Jace Bennefield that proved to be the knockout blow for St. James. Pitchers Shelby Spaziani and Sarah Flowers allowed only four combined hits The Lady Sharks were... 

Lady Sharks rally in seventh to advance to district finals

The St. James High softball team exploded for seven runs in the seventh inning to rally past host Darlington for an 8-3 victory in a district tournament elimination game on Thursday. Trailing 3-1 entering the seventh and down to their last three outs, the Lady Sharks batted through the order to knock out the Lady Falcons and advance to the district finals at Midland Valley on Friday. Kelsi Bachmann... 
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