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Hemingway helps Loris hold off pesky St. James

The St. James football team had a good game plan going into Friday night’s season opener at Loris. Unfortunately for the Sharks, they didn’t have an answer for Waderek Hemingway. Hemingway scored three touchdowns, including an 80-yard punt return just before halftime that allowed the Lions to break the game open and go on to a 33-21 victory over the visiting Sharks. Following the first... 

Countdown to Kickoff Poll: No. 6 St. James on the rise

Editor’s Note: GSSR, in conjunction with My Horry News, is previewing the six SCHSL football teams in our coverage area by ranking them in our preseason Pick 6 Poll. One team will be revealed each day before the season officially begins. Pick up the full football preview in this week’s My Horry News family of newspapers. If things had worked out differently, Tommy Norwood would be... 

Athlete of Week: Humes sets record-breaking pace

If things had played out a bit differently, St. James sophomore sprinter Ka’Mauri Humes might be scoring goals on the soccer pitch instead of shattering records on the track. It took a twist of fate for her to find her true calling. “I played rec league soccer, basketball, volleyball, even cheerleader,” said Humes, who was voted the Mammy’s Kitchen Athlete of the Week for... 

Hurston to replace Lee as St. James athletics director

St. James High didn’t have to look very far to find its new athletics director. Longtime athletics department fixture Billy Hurston has been tabbed to replace Paul Lee, who is retiring at the end of the school year. Hurston has been at the school since its opening in 2003. He was the school’s first football coach, and has served as assistant AD under Lee. Hurston will have to hit the... 

SJ’s Bray, MB’s Edwards at top of All-Region 7-4A list

Following a near-miss bid to the Class 4A state championship series, St. James baseball coach Robbie Centracchio was named the Coach of the Year and pitcher Nick Bray earned co-Player of the Year honors on the All-Region 7-4A team. Bray, who also was voted the Mammy’s Kitchen Athlete of the Week,  shared Player of the Year honors with Myrtle Beach’s Luke Edwards as the Sharks, Seahawks... 

Sharks take Eagles to limit, run out of gas late in finale

The No. 2-ranked St. James baseball team made a strong push to advance to the Class 4A state finals before running out of gas late in Wednesday’s second game of the Lower State championship doubleheader. After winning the first game over No. 1 Chapin 3-2 to set up a winner-take-all showdown, the Sharks suffered a 6-1 defeat to the Eagles despite going toe-to-toe with their nemesis for five... 

Sharks win, earn rematch with Chapin in Lower State

The St. James baseball team isn’t ready to call it a season yet, not with the chance of a state championship still within its reach. The No. 2-ranked Sharks (26-5) staved off elimination Monday with a 6-1 victory over visiting Lugoff-Elgin. They earned a spot in the Class 4A Lower State finals and a rematch (or two) with No. 1-ranked Chapin, which edged St. James 4-3 on Saturday. St. James’... 

Baseball: No. 1 Eagles edge No. 2 Sharks in Lower State

Saturday’s showdown between the top two ranked baseball teams in Class 4A lived up to its billing, with No. 1 Chapin holding on for a 4-3 victory over No. 2 St. James at Shark Park. The Sharks (25-5) made a strong comeback bid in the Class 4A Lower State winners’ bracket contest as St. James put the potential game-tying run in scoring position in the bottom of the seventh, but Cole... 

Sharks feast on Demons; face Chapin on Saturday

The St. James High baseball team won for the 19th time in its last 20 outings with an 11-6 road victory over Lugoff-Elgin in the opening round of the Class 4A Lower State championship series. St. James starting pitcher Anthony Peck got the win and he was given a big head start by the offense. The Sharks exploded for nine runs in the first inning, but they surrendered four in the bottom of the frame. The... 

Baseball: Sharks cruise to district title; Chiefs ousted

The St. James High baseball machine kept on rolling Monday night to capture the District 7 championship and advance to the Class 4A Lower State tournament. The Sharks (24-4) made quick work of the Blue Devils en route to a 12-1 mercy-rule win, capping a three game sweep of the district tournament by a combined score of 26-2. St. James starting pitcher Nick Bray allowed only three hits in four innings... 
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