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Boys Hoops: Sharks, Saints net big wins in Bennettsville

The St. James High boys basketball team picked up its first region win of the year on the road Tuesday night with a 56-49 victory over Marlboro County. The Sharks (7-11 overall, 1-2 Region 7-4A) got a big all-around performance from freshman Payton Lewis, who scored a team-high 16 points, pulled down four rebounds, dished out four assists and made two steals. St. James also got solid production... 

Sharks victimized by late trey in loss at Waccamaw

The St. James High boys basketball team lost a heart-breaker to at Waccamaw on Friday, falling victim a late 3-pointer by the Warriors for a 43-40 victory over the Sharks. Trailing for most of the game and by eight points entering the final period, St. James rallied to tie the game at 40-all in the final minute. But Waccamaw’s Ronald Thompson nailed the game-winning 3-pointer in the waning... 

Sharks use second-half run to breeze past Bulldogs

The St. James High boys basketball team scored a big road victory over former region rival Georgetown on Monday night, blowing out the Bulldogs 48-26. St. James led only 20-16 at halftime after both teams were ice cold from the field, but the Sharks heated up after the break and held the Bulldogs to only 10 second-half points to pull away. The Sharks were led by senior Trey Myers with 14 points... 

St. James wins home debut, faces rival Socastee next

After watching their chances of winning their season opener disappear with a scoreless fourth quarter, the St. James High boys basketball team didn’t let its first victory slip away in Thursday’s home opener against North Myrtle Beach Christian Academy. The Sharks (1-1) scored a 49-38 victory over the Stallions to even their record following Tuesday’s 44-38 loss to Conway.St.... 

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... 

Local volleyball teams have big impact in state playoffs

The volleyball nets are usually stored away by this time of year on the Grand Strand, making room for basketball and wrestling practices to take over the courts. But there’s still a lot of serving, setting and spiking going on at local schools this week, and it’s not just because Hurricane Matthew delayed the season. The growth of the Grand Strand Juniors club volleyball program and... 

Athlete of the Week: Wolff makes wave in, out of pool

Sisters and St. James High swimming teammate Anna and Kater Wolff have always been proud of their big brother. Now a lot more people around the school, state and country are big fans of Max Wolff as well. What started out as a story about a good-hearted kid with Down Syndrome who simply wanted to be a member of his school’s swim team has turned into a tale of inspiration for people around... 

Back-to-back golf titles add to buzz of busy week at SJ

It’s a hectic homecoming week at St. James High, but the Sharks are never too busy to add some hardware to their ever-expanding trophy case. The Lady Sharks kicked off the week by winning their second straight state championship in girls golf, blowing away the field by 38 strokes at the Hackler Course in Conway. Smith Knaffle’s back-to-back 69s led St. James to the back-to-back titles. “We... 

Golf: Sharks win state title; Panthers take top-10 finish

In case there were any questions about St. James High establishing itself as a state power with last year’s Class 3A state title, the Lady Sharks backed it up by going back to back in Tuesday’s final round of the Class 4A girls state championships. Smith Knaffle shot back to back rounds of 69 to earn medalist honors and lead the Lady Sharks to their second straight state title. The... 

St. James’ Knaffle fires 69 for first-round lead at state

The St. James High girls golf team took a big step toward defending their state title on Monday, jumping out to a 16-stroke lead in the first round of the Class 4A state tournament at CCU’s Hackler Golf Course in Conway. Led by first-round leader Smith Knaffle’s sizzling 69, the Lady Sharks turned on a team total of 314 for a double-digit lead against a tight pack of contenders. Daniel... 
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