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Green Wave sinks Sharks in Lower State opener

In any other game, St. James coach Robbie Centracchio may have been pleased with his team’s offensive production. The Sharks baseball team dropped three early runs and then added three more in the fourth inning and one more in the final at-bat of their lower state opener against Summerville. The problem, of course, being that the Green Wave blew the game wide open before the first out was recorded. Spurred... 

Soccer: Braves, Seahawks reach Lower State semis

The Socastee High boys soccer team crushed Cane Bay 5-0 Thursday in the second round of the 5A playoffs. Josh Mackie scored three goals on the Braves’ home turf and had one assist. Javier Pinos also notched two goals of his own. advertisement “The boys worked really hard and as the game went on we got more rhythm and kept better possession, which was great,” said Socastee coach Byron Owen,... 

Seahawks go from funeral to Lower State title match

Even after his death earlier this week, longtime Myrtle Beach High boys tennis coach Rivers Lynch continues to inspire the Seahawks. Following his funeral earlier Thursday, Myrtle Beach defeated South Aiken 4-2 in the third round of the Class 4A playoffs at the Myrtle Beach Tennis Center. Seniors Josh Wallen won No. 2 singles 4-6, 6-4, 10-1, John Edward Cahill won No. 3 singles 6-4, 4-6, 10-2,... 

Illing steps down as Socastee football coach

Doug Illing struggled with the emotions. He even fought himself trying to get back to his old ways. It never happened. The Socastee football coach resigned his post Tuesday after six seasons with the Braves, 21 overall as a head coach and more than 30 total on the sidelines. He cited personal feelings about what it took to be successful, but also what was fair and right to the players. “It’s... 

Sharks top Swamp Foxes, reach lower state tourney

It took a little longer than St. James fans may have hoped, but Monday night worked about as well as possible for the Sharks baseball team. And then it ended up even better than that. Coach Robbie Centracchio’s team won the Class 5A, District VI championship with a 6-1 win over Ashley Ridge in a winner-take-all game two Monday night. The Swamp Foxes forced that second game with 2-0 win earlier... 

CF girls fall in first round for season-ending defeat

Heading into the playoffs, Carolina Forest’s girls soccer team hoped for a better postseason showing than last year’s second-round exit. Most of their players had come back. They repeated as region co-champs. They secured a No. 1 seed. But the Panthers will miss the second round this year. A disciplined Lexington squad stifled Carolina Forest’s offense on Monday and pulled ahead in the second... 

Seahawks draw inspiration from fallen coach Lynch

John Edward Cahill III occasionally glanced at a spot at the Myrtle Beach Tennis Center where his coach would observe the action. “That’s where he’d stand,” the Myrtle Beach High School senior said. “Not seeing him there was tough.” His grandfather, MBHS boys tennis coach Rivers Lynch, passed away Sunday, two days before Myrtle Beach routed Hilton Head Island 6-0 in the Class 4A... 

MB girls stun Hilton Head to reach Lower State semis

For all of the dominant results, all the blowouts and a boatload of shutouts, the Myrtle Beach girls soccer team had yet to prove one thing to its coach so far this spring. How would the Seahawks play in an important game when they didn’t have a lead? Blair Mueller loved the answer. Bimpe Oduwole’s header with about 90 seconds left in regulation erased the final bit of a second-half, three-goal... 

Seahawks lose legendary tennis coach, mentor Lynch

Cookie Goings was barely a teenager, an eighth grader running on the track team for Myrtle Beach High School. She was preparing for a meet against North Myrtle Beach when the Chiefs’ coach approached her. Goings (nee Canty) will never forget the moments that followed. Or the nearly five decades that did the same. “Here was this white-haired man and he was coaching me, giving me tips, and I... 

Local club hosts another solid Coast Spring Classic

More than 400 teams from six states completed in the 11th annual Coast Spring Classic, the largest youth soccer tournament in South Carolina, over the weekend. “It takes months of planning to pull off an event of this magnitude and requires total commitment from the Coast FA staff, sponsors, reciprocal clubs, volunteer field marshals, referees, hotels, vendors, Horry County Recreation Department,... 
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