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CAC swimmers capture top spots at Thanksgiving meet

Palmetto Aquatics (PALM) hosted the 2018 Thanksgiving Invite Meet on the campus of the University of South Carolina this past weekend. Approximately 820 swimmers from 19 swim clubs from Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia participated, including 40 swimmers from the Coastal Aquatic Club (CAC). This is short course swimming season, which means a 25-yard competition pool. Nine... 

Mohr brothers take major leap at Junior Olympic XC

A pair of Grand Strand brothers made strong showings at the USATF SC Junior Olympics Cross Country Championships last weekend and earned the right to compete in the regional event this weekend. Nicholas Mohr captured second place in the 4K with a time of 14:52.61 in the 13-14 Boys Division, and Michael Mohr took third place in the 5K with a time of 17:47.86 in the Boys 15-18 Division on Saturday. Both... 

Coast FA teams post solid showings in NC tourneys

Coach Joel Banta’s Coast 07 Red first received high praise by being placed in the U12 second flight at the Visit Raleigh Junior Showcase (formally CASL Showcase) and then validated their placement by winning the tournament. The Raleigh, NC event is recognized as one of the top youth tournaments in the United States with most age groups having seven or eight flights with eight teams each. The... 

Local runners place fourth at MB Mini-Marathon, 5K

Brian Polen of Wooster, OH won the Myrtle Beach Mini-Marathon over the weekend with a time of 1:17:38, more than 2 minutes faster than the runner-up. A pair of North Carolina runners took second and third, followed by the top local finisher – fourth-place Elton Oakley of Myrtle Beach. Matt Embler of North Charleston rounded out the top five. Lori Brown of Hauppauge, NY (1:26:42) won the women’s... 

CAC dominates as host of Coastal Classic Invitational

Coastal Aquatic Club (CAC) hosted its 10th annual Coastal Classic Invitational Swim Meet this past weekend at the North Myrtle Beach Aquatics and Fitness Center. More than 500 swimmers participated, including teams from Aiken, Charleston, Clemson, Columbia, Florence, Sumter and Myrtle Beach. With the conclusion of High School swimming, swimmers now focus their training and competition with their... 

Coast FA boys teams earn Charleston Shootout titles

Three Coast FA boys select teams returned home with hardware from the Charleston Select Shootout over the weekend. Coast captured two championships and one finalist trophy. “It is nice to come to a beautiful city and play very good teams in all divisions,” said Coast Director of Coaching Ross Morgan “The Charleston event is very well ran and attracts a nice field of teams.” The... 

BUFC hosts overcome lost time to shine at Shootout

Despite missing out on several practice sessions due to Hurricane Florence, Beach United Football Club teams made a strong showing on their home turf in The Great Carolina Shootout over the weekend. Two BUFC teams captured championships and four others advanced to the finals of their respective divisions at various venues on the Grand Strand. The tournament welcomed hundreds of teams around the... 

Coast FA brings home five titles from Rock Hill Classic

Coast FA returned to the beach with five championship and one finalist trophy from the Discoveries Rock Hill Classic over the weekend of Sept. 8-9. Coast FA battled 275 teams from across the Southeast to claim their honors. “To return home with five championships is a terrific result for the club and a testament to the players hard work during training ” said Coast Director of Coaching... 

BUFC hosts MB Preseason Classic; Coast FA hits road

Beach United Football Club opened the 2018 season over the weekend by hosting the Myrtle Beach Preseason Classic at The Market Common sports complex. Four BUFC teams – two boys and two girls – went undefeated over the weekend to capture their respective division championships, and another team finished runner-up to give the host club a lot of momentum going into the year. In boys action,... 

Masters set records, Miller qualifies for swim worlds

The Grand Strand area was well represented at the Pan American Masters Swimming Championships this past week in Orlando, FL. The championship featured swimmers from North, Central, and South America along with athletes from other areas of the world, competing for the opportunity to advance to the FINA World Championships to be held in August, 2019 in Gwangju, South Korea. Conway’s Jenna Miller... 
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