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Sharks track and field star Alston commits to Cougars

St. James High senior Alexus Alston is a jack of all trades for the Sharks’ track and field team. She hopes to be a master of one at the next level after verbally committing to The College of Charleston. In addition to her variety of talents on the track, field and basketball court, Alston is graduating with a South Carolina Honors diploma with a 3.85 GPA, proving she is an all-around student-athlete.... 

Athlete of the Week: White filling new role for Sharks

St. James golfer Jordan White was a bit surprised to be voted the Mammy’s Kitchen Athlete of the Week. She had no idea of the surprises that were yet to come the following week. After winning the honor and going the painful procedure of having her wisdom teeth removed, she shot a respectable nine-hole 39 playing on the Lady Sharks’ new home course of Wachesaw Plantation for the first... 

Medalist White’s ace helps St. James sock it to NMB

St. James High golfers Jordan White and Smith Knaffle finally found their uniform socks, then White found a hole in one. Not a hole in the sock, but a real ace on the par-3, 120-yard first hole at Wachesaw Plantation on Wednesday. White sank her first shot of the day and went on to earn medalist honors with a 36 to lead the Lady Sharks (158) to victory over region rival North Myrtle Beach (265).... 

Sharks break in new home course with tri-match win

The defending state champion St. James High girls golf team broke in its new home course Tuesday with an impressive tri-match victory over Conway and Georgetown. St. James sophomore Smith Knaffle turned in a bogey-free round of nine holes for a 2-under par round of 34. Teammate Jordan White, who was recovering from having her wisdom teeth removed three days earlier, shot the second-lowest round... 

Sharks second to Wildcats again at Palmetto Preview

After winning its first state championship last year, the St. James girls golf team may have needed a bit of motivation to go for a repeat this season. The Lady Sharks are getting it in the form of rival Lexington. For the second time this week, St. James finished runner-up to the Lady Wildcats in a major tournament – by 30 strokes at the Aynor Lady Blue Jackets Invitational over the weekend,... 

St. James scores sweep over Christian Academy

The St. James High girls volleyball team scored a spirited sweep of SCISA power Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach on Tuesday, winning by scores of 25-17, 25-16 and 25-22. The Lady Sharks came out hot behind a strong effort by sophomore Rebecca Arteaga. She had 12 kills and 10 service points to lead the Lady Sharks (3-2). Teammates Mallory Farmer (10 kills, 10 service points) and Skyla Corey (seven... 

Lady Sharks take second at Lady Blue Jacket tourney

After winning the Lady Blue Jackets Invitational the past three years, the St. James High girls golf team saw its hot streak snapped by an even hotter Lexington team on Sunday at Diamondback Golf Club in Loris. Led by seventh grade phenom Isabella Rawl, who earned medalist honors with back-to-back 74s for a two-day total of 148, Lexington (636) had four golfers post scores under 80 to claim a 30-stroke... 

Lady Sharks open string of tournament title defenses

The St. James High girls golf team begins its victory tour of sorts this weekend with the Lady Blue Jackets Invitational at Diamondback Golf Course in Loris. The 2015 Class 3A state champions open a string of tournament title defenses, beginning with the annual season kickoff in Aynor. St. James has won this event for the past three seasons and appears to be a favorite for a four-peat. The Lady... 

Pigskin Peek: Sharks look to ‘buy in’ for big season

It’s a new season for the St. James football team, and with it comes a new motto for the Sharks to embrace: “Buy In.” The St. James coaching staff wants the team to buy in to the system and believe in what they are being coached. They want the Sharks to have no distractions. During game week, they don’t want any interference with practice or game preparation. That includes the... 

Local basketball coaching carousel continues to spin

The local high school basketball coaching carousel continues to spin this summer with two more positions coming open this week for head coaches. St. James boys basketball coach Monty Carr has resigned his post with the Sharks after serving 13 seasons as the only boys coach the school has had. He led the Sharks to the Lower State semifinals in 2015 – the deepest the program has advanced –... 
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