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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... 

Renfrow comes full circle before making run at NFL

The past six months have been hectic ones for Hunter Renfrow, and things are about to get even busier for the former Socastee High and Clemson University football standout. After helping the Tigers claim their third national championship, the second during his record-setting college career, Renfrow took part in the Senior Bowl, awards banquets, the NFL Combine and NFL Draft. Oh, and the Myrtle... 

Surfoff makes waves for fun times, worthy cause

The water is a second home for August Powalie. The Myrtle Beach teen has developed a fondness for the ocean, his first time on a surfboard being when he was two years old. He’s honed his skills off the coast of nearby North Carolina and as far away as Puerto Rico. “It’s just going out there and having fun riding the waves,” the 13-year-old said of the pastime is all about. He and his brother... 

Six former Pelicans make big-league leap to Cubs

The distance from Myrtle Beach’s TicketReturn.com Stadium to Chicago’s Wrigley Field is about 900 miles, as the Pelican flies. For six former Myrtle Beach Pelicans, the journey was much longer and featured lots of detours and roadblocks along the way. But the rewards of reaching their ultimate destination was well worth the trip. In only their fifth season as the Advanced Class A affiliate... 
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