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Games go on after Dorian throws schedules for loop

Despite Hurricane Dorian costing Horry County Schools a week of competition, the South Carolina High School League announced Monday that the 2019-20 fall sports season will continue as scheduled barring any future inclement weather emergencies. “I am comfortable stating the regular season will continue as previously scheduled due to Hurricane Dorian was not as destructive as past storms we... 

Chants capture historic victory over Jayhawks

Coastal Carolina football recorded its first-ever win over a Power 5 school in dramatic fashion on Saturday night, as the Chanticleers defeated the Kansas Jayhawks 12-7 at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kansas. The win is the first-ever for the Chants over a Big 12 foe (1-0) and the first out of eight tries all-time versus Power 5 opponents (1-7). The Chants’ 12 points are the fewest in a win... 

Who’s No. 1? Two teams atop latest football polls

Like it did after last year’s state championship games, Horry County now boasts two of the No. 1 teams in the state. Green Sea Floyds, which was No. 2 in the state media poll for each of the first two releases, moved up to No. 1 following another blowout victory and a loss by prior top squad Lamar. The Trojans earned nine of the 11 possible first-place votes this week. Coach Donnie Kiefer’s... 

Hurricane Dorian calls halt to Strand sports schedule

Hurricane Dorian is not expected to make landfall on the Grand Strand but the storm is having a major impact on the local sports schedule. In local high school sports, Horry County Schools are closed until further notice, and so are the sporting events. All games and practices are off for this week, including Friday night’s football games. Any makeup dates will be announced in the future. Coastal... 

Coast U-19 girls pass early test, take Atlanta Cup title

Coach R.J. Bass wanted a strong early test for his Coast 01 Girls Red soccer team during the preseason so he entered his new-look squad in the prestigious Atlanta Cup over Labor Day weekend. Despite an offseason transition that saw lots of turnover, the team passed with flying colors by captuirng the championship with a hard-fought 1-0 double overtime victory in Monday’s final. “My... 

Eastern Michigan spoils Coastal’s season opener

The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers opened their season the same way they ended their last four games of 2018 – with a loss. Coastal battled the Eastern Michigan Eagles until the very end, but ultimately fell 30-23 on Saturday at Brooks Stadium. “Disappointed with the loss but I am pleased with the effort we put out there tonight,” head coach Jamey Chadwell said. “There are a lot of things... 

Week 1: Historic win for SJ; MB, CF roll in openers

Tommy Norwood tried to nix the Gatorade bath. He raised his hand and shouted at his team to turn it around. Moments later, he was commenting how his dousing wasn’t followed by swarming bugs. The St. James football coach had just watched his team do something that only one other squad had accomplished in the first 16 seasons of Sharks football. They won their first two games of the year with a... 

Welch wins World Am in East/West Coast shootout

William Welch (West Islip, N.Y.) shot a net 69 (gross 85) to win the Flight Winners’ Playoff at the 36th Annual PlayGolfMyrtleBeach.com World Amateur Handicap Championship Friday at Barefoot Resort’s Dye Course. Welch bested James Juden (Lancaster, Calif.) by a shot to emerge from a field of 3,215 golfers and claim the title of World Champion. Patrick Yoe (Athens, Ga.), Michael Thompson (Columbia,... 

Golf: CF packs 1-2 punch; St. James claims tri-match

The Carolina Forest girls golf team made a strong showing in the season-opening Aynor Lady Blue Jacket Invitational on Sunday at Diamondback Golf Club. Despite playing without one of its top players, Mia Gray, the Lady Panthers posted the first and second individual medalists and placed third as a teams. Carolina Forest’s Victoria Callahan and Alayna Fortenberry finished first and second,... 

Chiefs reach Border Battle finale, swept by Warriors

The Palmetto State made a strong showing in the Border Battle volleyball tournament at North Myrtle Beach High over the weekend. In a showdown between five North Carolina schools and three South Carolina programs, Wando and host North Myrtle Beach played in the final of the second annual event. The defending SCHSL Class 4A state champion Chiefs took second place, falling to Class 5A state powerhouse... 
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