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Week 0: Chiefs top Tigers; Sharks beat Lions at horn

Matt Reel sighed more than once when talking about his team during the preseason. He rolled his eyes a few times. And he said over and over that he just kind of wished for the best. On paper, everything pointed to North Myrtle Beach struggling in its season opener. Yet, Reel, the third-year head coach who is already the third-winningest in program history, watched as the system he helped create... 

Chiefs try to stay hungry, humble in title repeat bid

The only thing harder than winning a state championship is defending it. That’s the message North Myrtle Beach volleyball coach Alex Sing is sending his team following the Chiefs’ run to the 2018 SCHSL Class 4A title. “Our tagline is to defend and repeat,” Sing said, “but if we’re going to do it we have to keep that same hunger that got us there last season.” The... 

Stormy weather big winner at CNB Kickoff Classic

Two blowouts, a lightning delay and ultimately three of the five games being washed out. That’s the short answer about how the 30th anniversary for the CNB Kickoff Classic went down Friday at Coastal Carolina’s Brooks Stadium. It was the third time since the 2013 season that the event was cancelled at least in part due to weather. The decision was made after a 45-minute delay that began just... 

Coast FA boys kick off fall season with strong outing

Five Coast FA boys teams entered the Charlotte Invitational over the weekend and three returned home with championship hardware. Coach Mario Benjamin’s Coast 05 Red boys team dominated the U15 division on their way to four straight decisive results. The boys scored a whopping 20 three goals while allowing only two over four matches posting victories over Savannah United, Charlotte Soccer Academy... 

Hemingway follows family, teammates to Gamecocks

Six minutes after his youngest child had announced his college decision by removing a garnet South Carolina Gamecock hat from a green and gold box, Ken Hemingway stood in the back of the Tigers Den at Conway High School and his eyes welled with tears. Pride of not just the commitment, but also of what it meant long term, took hold. Conway senior defensive lineman Tonka Hemingway declared his intention... 

MB Track & Field Club set for cross country season

Building on the success of the track and field season, the Myrtle Beach Track & Field Club cross country season will begin on Tuesday, August 20th. The 2019 cross country season will include practice opportunities on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings. The weeknight practices will be held from 6pm to 7pm on trails adjacent to the Myrtle Beach Sports Center. Athletes and coaches... 

Seahawks, Trojans, Chiefs in preseason football poll

Defending state champion Myrtle Beach opened the 2019 preseason as the top-ranked team in Class 4A, while defending Class A state champion Green Sea Floyds chimed in at No. 2 in that division. The media poll, made up of members of various outlets across the state, also credited several other local squads for the initial SCHSL rankings for this fall. North Myrtle Beach enters the season at No. 6... 

Ten beach games that add fun to the sand, surf, sun

The Grand Strand’s 60-mile strip of sand and surf is the perfect playground, and many use Mother Nature’s free waterpark and sandbox for fun physical exercise and friendly competition. Stick-and-ball team sports like baseball, football and soccer are great if you have enough room and numbers, while solo sports like surfing, fishing or kiting require the right conditions and equipment. But there... 

New blood infuses lineup for ’19 Beach Ball Classic

It’s been quite some time since this much new blood has come to the Beach Ball Classic. Nine of the 16 teams for the 2019 field will be first-timers. Just three of this year’s teams were part of last year’s tournament. And only one school heading to the Myrtle Beach Convention Center this December has ever won the Classic. The number of fresh faces wasn’t a coincidence. “You don’t want... 

Gray becomes first Chant to win SCGA Amateur title

Coastal Carolina rising sophomore Tyler Gray carded four-straight rounds of under par to capture the individual title at the 88th annual South Carolina Golf Association (SCGA) Amateur Championship this weekend, Aug. 1-4, held at the Thornblade Club in Greer. Gray posted rounds of 67, 66, 67 and 68 to finish the event with a 72-hole score of 268, -16 under par. He finished four strokes ahead of... 
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