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Knights knock off Sharks following monthlong wait

The last time Tommy Norwood spoke after one of his team’s games, he mentioned that St. James had made dramatic improvement from the previous contest. On Monday, Norwood struggled to do it again. In their first game in 31 days after Hurricane Florence and the aftereffects of mass flooding in the area, the Sharks were dismantled in their return, falling 55-21 to West Florence. As it turned out,... 

Golf: Sharks top Panthers; Knaffle, Gray co-medalists

The three-time state champion St. James girls golf team captured the Region 6-5A tournament title on a breezy Monday at River Oaks Golf Plantation, but two-time reigning state champion Smith Knaffle had to share individual medalist honors with another up-and-comer. Carolina Forest eighth-grader Mia Gray went shot for shot with the senior and South Carolina commit Knaffle, turning in identical 18-hole... 

Golf: Sharks, Seahawks return to links with wins

After a three-week hiatus, the three-time state champion St. James girls golf team returned to the links without missing a beat by winning back-to-back matches in convincing fashion. The Lady Sharks returned to play Wednesday at River Oaks against region rival Carolina Forest and came out victorious with a team total 155 over the Lady Panthers’ 197. Senior Smith Knaffle and freshman Adrian... 

Athletes have long way to go, short time to get there

Of all the local high school sports teams to miss three weeks of the season due to Hurricane Florence, perhaps none are feeling the impact more than the three-time reigning state champion St. James girls golf team. Stepping up to Class 5A for the first time, the Lady Sharks were ready to make a splash at the top level. Instead, they returned to the links for a practice round Tuesday, the date of... 

Golf: Sharks top Seahawks; Panthers knock off Braves

The three-time reigning state champion St. James girls golf team hosted its home opener against former region foe Myrtle Beach on Thursday without two-time individual state medalist Smith Knaffle. The talented Lady Sharks handled things on their own en route to a 16-stroke victory over the Lady Seahawks at Wachesaw Plantation Golf Club. St. James shot a team total of 177 to Myrtle Beach’s... 

Golf: Sharks claim second place at Palmetto Preview

The three-time defending state champion St. James girls golf team got its first tough test of the season Tuesday at the Palmetto Preview tournament at Mid Carolina Country Club in Columbia. The Lady Sharks got off to a slow start before picking it up on the back nine to finish in second place with a team total 333, five strokes behind rival Lexington. Two-time individual state champion Smith Knaffle... 

Golf: Sharks ace opener; MB runs table in first week

The three-time reigning state champion St. James girls golf team launched its title defense Thursday in a nine-hole match at Traces Golf Club over West Florence. The Lady Sharks won their first regular season match by firing a 2-over 146 to top the host Lady Knights’ team score of 224. The Lady Sharks were led by freshman Adrian Anderson, who earned medalist honors by shooting 3-under 33.... 

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... 
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