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Week 5: Braves end skid; MB wins ugly Victory Bell

How do you know when you have a pretty good football team? When you beat your biggest rival by 32 points and one of the first words out of your mouth to describe your team’s performance is “sloppy.” That was the case for defending Class 4-A champion Myrtle Beach in Friday’s 41-9 win over visiting Conway in the annual Battle for the Victory Bell rivalry. Despite dominating... 

Carolina Forest swimmers sweep in regional tuneup

With the SCHSL regional meets less than one week away, the Carolina Forest boys and girls teams turned in a strong tuneup by sweeping the North Myrtle Beach Invitational on Friday. Davy Zevgolis led the Panthers, winning the 50 and 100 meter Freestyle individually and anchoring the 200 Medley and Freestyle relay teams to first-place finishes. The Lady Panthers’ superior depth was the key... 

Thursday Roundup: CF, NMB volleyball stay hot

The Carolina Forest volleyball team capped a hectic week with a hard-fought 3-1 win over Region 6-5A rival St. James on Thursday. After easily winning big in the first set, 25-10, the Panthers were caught off guard by St. James’ tenacity, losing the second set 25-27. But the Panthers quickly slammed the door in the ensuing sets, 25-16, 25-9. Carolina Forest freshman Kayla Watts led the way with... 

Coastal soccer’s Docking reaches 300-win milestone

In 1997, the Coastal Carolina men’s soccer team was 4-2 and things were looking good. Then they lost their next two games, being outscored 2-9. That was it for Paul Blanta, who had been the head coach of the Chanticleers since 1984. Dermot McGrane came in as the interim coach, but the Chants went 2-6-1 to close out the season. That’s when the Chanticleers brought in a coach from Charleston... 

Despite loss, Panthers run into top 10 of 5A rankings

Carolina Forest, welcome to the party. The Panthers’ football team, for the first time since moving up to the state’s largest classification in 2008 and possibly ever, is ranked in the state media poll. And it means Horry County has five teams for the first time under the rankings’ current format, which started in 2011. Carolina Forest (No. 10 in Class 5A), joins Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle... 

Tuesday Roundup: Big day for bounce-back wins

The St. James girls golf team evened the score with Region 6-5A rival Carolina Forest on Tuesday at Myrtle Beach National for their second win in as many days. After suffering a six-stroke defeat to the Panthers two weeks ago, the Sharks bit back by posting a team total of 169 to Carolina Forest’s 183. St. James’ Adrian Anderson led the way for the second day in a row earning medalist... 

Monday Roundup: CF, NMB swim teams win

The Carolina Forest boys and the North Myrtle Beach girls swim teams captured first place at Saturday’s Socastee Invitational on the campus of Coastal Carolina University. The Panthers won their third consecutive meet of the season, led by Harrison Clinton. He added state qualifying times in the 200-yard Individual Medley and the 100-yard backstroke. He now has state qualifying times in five... 

Chants’ hot offense makes quick work of Minutemen

Coastal Carolina football scored 42 points in the first half en route to a 62-28 blowout win over the Massachusetts Minutemen on Saturday afternoon at McGuirk Alumni Stadium in Amherst, Mass. The 62 points scored by the Chants in the win are the most since posting 70 points in a win over Charleston Southern in 2010 (Nov. 20, 2010) and are the sixth-most points scored in a game in program history. The... 

Week 4: Seahawks top CF; Sharks, Chiefs roll to wins

A year ago, Darius Hough decided the only bright lights he was going to play under were those in a gym. On Friday, he showed why Mickey Wilson and the rest of the Myrtle Beach program is thrilled he ultimately changed his mind and elected to return to the gridiron. Hough, a senior receiver playing just his third football game since he was a sophomore at Gray Collegiate, caught four touchdown passes... 

Thursday Roundup: NMB, CF volleyball roll in region

The Carolina Forest and North Myrtle Beach volleyball teams remained undefeated in their respective regions Thursday by sweeping league foes before embarking on a more challenging weekend slate. Carolina Forest swept rival Conway 3-0 to improve to 3-0 in Region 6-5A play (4-2 overall). Emma Morgan led the team with six aces, followed closely by Kayla Watts’ four. Maddie Dean led the team in digs... 
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