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Longtime MBHS volleyball coach Church steps down

Larry Church’s final match as Myrtle Beach High volleyball coach came in last week’s loss in the Lower State Final to archrival and eventual Class 4A state champion North Myrtle Beach. The scene, which featured top-level play in front of a packed gym, stands in stark contrast to his first day on the job 19 years ago, when the Lady Seahawks were far from a state power. In fact, they... 

Field conditions a concern for Wilson-NMB playoff tilt

Matt Reel’s North Myrtle Beach football team reached the second round of the state playoffs. So, too, has his frustration with the football field he calls home. The Chiefs’ game against Wilson will be played as scheduled on Friday night despite sections of standing water and saturated conditions throughout the field. Efforts to move the game to one of the two field turf venues in the county... 

Versatile Green means go for Seahawks’ hot offense

Dean Boyd knows what Jermani Green can do. Boyd, the Marlboro County coach, has seen the Myrtle Beach senior go off against his team in three straight games. There was the game a little over a month ago, when Green ran for 100 yards and caught nine passes for another 42. There was the time last fall when Green went for 114 rushing yards and three touchdowns against the Bulldogs while also intercepting... 

MB Invitational: WVU rolls; Coastal nets invite for 2019

The eight schools scheduled to compete in the 2019 Myrtle Beach Invitational were announced Thursday during the opening round of the inaugural event at the HTC Center on the campus of Coastal Carolina University. Coastal Carolina (Sun Belt) will be joined in the 2019 Myrtle Beach Invitational field by Villanova (BIG EAST Conference), which has won two national championships in the last three seasons,... 

Local student-athletes take advantage of early signing

The early signing period opened in full force Tuesday on the Grand Strand with at least a dozen local athletes making their plans to play college athletics official. Conway High pitcher Will Smith will have a short commute to campus to play baseball at Coastal Carolina University. The righthander had previously committed to Furman but turned heads in his junior season to attract attention from... 

NMB rises to the top with Class 4A volleyball crown

After losing a hard-fought first set in Saturday’s Class 4A state volleyball match, North Myrtle Beach coach Alex Sing chose to use a carrot instead of a stick to motivate his team. “Even though we lost, we actually played really well in the first set,” Sing said. “I felt good about it and I told them they should feel good about it. “We just needed to clean up a few... 

Coastal will host inaugural Myrtle Beach Bowl in 2020

ESPN Events is adding a new bowl game to its roster beginning in 2020 with the creation of the Myrtle Beach Bowl which will be played at Brooks Stadium on the campus of Coastal Carolina University. It will also be nationally televised on ESPN networks. The game will feature matchups from three conference partners – Conference USA, Mid-American Conference (MAC) and Sun Belt Conference. Each conference... 

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... 

National champs highlight Chants’ baseball schedule

The Coastal Carolina baseball team and head coach Gary Gilmore are excited to announce the 2019 baseball schedule, which includes three home tournaments, five Sun Belt Conference home weekend series and a total of 29 home games at Springs Brooks Stadium this season. In conjunction with the schedule announcement, season tickets for all home baseball games at Springs Brooks Stadium are on sale now.... 

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... 
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