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Lady Sharks roll to victory; Sharks fall to Waccamaw

The St. James girls basketball team improved to 4-1 on the season with a 50-34 road victory over Waccamaw on Friday night. St. James got a team-high 16 points from Hannah Price, who connected on four 3-pointers on the night. Teammate Bethany Goodrich added 12 points as the Lady Sharks swept the season series with the Lady Warriors. St. James returns to action Tuesday with a doubleheader against visiting... 

Hoops Roundup: St. James sinks free throws, Andrews

The St. James High boys basketball team rallied from a fourth-quarter deficit to defeat Andrews 52-44 on Wednesday night at a neutral site at Conway High. Trailing 35-33 after three quarters, the Sharks (2-4) got some clutch shooting down the stretch from Dakota Holmes and Jackson Hurtson, who led St. James in scoring with 20 and 16 points, respectively. The Sharks, who let a seven-point halftime lead... 

High school hoops season opening on Grand Strand

High school basketball is a lot like the Christmas shopping season – both seem to come earlier each year. The St. James boys scored a 58-50 victory over C.E. Murray on Friday night in the Steeltown Classic in Georgetown, and several other local teams are opening the 2013-14 season in the coming days. Four Grand Strand girls squads will compete in the eight-team Lady Braves Sand & Hoops Invitational,... 

Sharks cap historic season with third place state finish

In a breakthrough season for the St. James girls golf program, the Lady Sharks finished third in the Class 3A State Golf Championships, which ended Tuesday at Black Bear Golf Club in Longs. Led by St. James Middle’s Smith Knaffle, who fired her second consecutive 76 to finish sixth individually,  the Lady Sharks shot a two-day total of 683 to finish behind only champion Pickens (660) and runner-up... 

Sharks claim Lower State; MB, NMB qualify for state

One week after earning its first region championship, the St. James girls golf apparently still wasn’t satisfied. The Lady Sharks followed it up by capturing their first Lower State title on Tuesday at Coastal Carolina University’s Hackler Course. St. James claimed the Class 3A Lower State Qualifier by firing a combined 332, defeating runner-up Airport (346) by 14 strokes. St. James Middle... 

St. James claims first region golf title in program history

The St. James girls golf team not only captured their first-ever region championship on Monday, the Lady Sharks did so convincingly. St. James battled windy conditions and a tough field to prevail by more than 50 total shots over runner-up Myrtle Beach at Shaftesbury Glen Golf & Fish Club in Longs. St. James eighth-grader Smith Knaffle fired an 80 to lead a balanced the Lady Sharks’ squad... 

St. James suffers second region defeat in six days

The St. James High football team suffered its second tough region defeat in a six-day span in Thursday night’s 28-14 loss to Wilson at Florence’s Memorial Stadium. Sharks quarterback Josh Roper scored on a 6-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter to cut the deficit to 21-14 but they couldn’t complete the comeback. Wilson QB counterpart TJ Frederick scored on a 1-yard dive to put... 

Sharks let one slip away as Bulldogs mount comeback

St. James let a golden opportunity in its region opener slip away Friday night against visiting Georgetown, which scored three unanswered touchdowns in the final 6 minutes to earn a 28-20 victory. The Sharks (2-4 overall, 0-1 Region 7-3A) held the Bulldogs (4-2, 1-0) scoreless for more than half the game and led 14-0 on a touchdown pass and run by quarterback Josh Roper. But Georgetown’s Jalil... 

Sharks, Saints suffer tough defeats away from home

One week after its offense exploded for 54 points, the St. james football team ran into a brick wall in the form of the Carvers Bay defense on Friday night. The visiting Sharks (2-3) were manhandled by the Bears to the tune of 39-6, narrowly avoiding the shutout with a late score. The game was decided well before as Carvers Bay stormed out to a 33-0 halftime advantage. Carvers Bay’s Devin Cuttino... 

Conway native McPherson takes over CCU men’s golf

Kevin McPherson, a Conway native and head coach at national golf power Augusta State, has been named Coastal Carolina University’s head men’s golf coach. He will replace longtime coach Allen Terrell, who went to work for former player turned PGA Tour star Dustin Johnson. “I was really overwhelmed and impressed by the amount of interest we received from excellent candidates for our... 
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