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Athletes have long way to go, short time to get there

Of all the local high school sports teams to miss three weeks of the season due to Hurricane Florence, perhaps none are feeling the impact more than the three-time reigning state champion St. James girls golf team. Stepping up to Class 5A for the first time, the Lady Sharks were ready to make a splash at the top level. Instead, they returned to the links for a practice round Tuesday, the date of... 

Golf: Sharks top Seahawks; Panthers knock off Braves

The three-time reigning state champion St. James girls golf team hosted its home opener against former region foe Myrtle Beach on Thursday without two-time individual state medalist Smith Knaffle. The talented Lady Sharks handled things on their own en route to a 16-stroke victory over the Lady Seahawks at Wachesaw Plantation Golf Club. St. James shot a team total of 177 to Myrtle Beach’s... 

Golf: Sharks claim second place at Palmetto Preview

The three-time defending state champion St. James girls golf team got its first tough test of the season Tuesday at the Palmetto Preview tournament at Mid Carolina Country Club in Columbia. The Lady Sharks got off to a slow start before picking it up on the back nine to finish in second place with a team total 333, five strokes behind rival Lexington. Two-time individual state champion Smith Knaffle... 

Golf: Sharks ace opener; MB runs table in first week

The three-time reigning state champion St. James girls golf team launched its title defense Thursday in a nine-hole match at Traces Golf Club over West Florence. The Lady Sharks won their first regular season match by firing a 2-over 146 to top the host Lady Knights’ team score of 224. The Lady Sharks were led by freshman Adrian Anderson, who earned medalist honors by shooting 3-under 33.... 

Hemingway helps Loris hold off pesky St. James

The St. James football team had a good game plan going into Friday night’s season opener at Loris. Unfortunately for the Sharks, they didn’t have an answer for Waderek Hemingway. Hemingway scored three touchdowns, including an 80-yard punt return just before halftime that allowed the Lions to break the game open and go on to a 33-21 victory over the visiting Sharks. Following the first... 

Countdown to Kickoff Poll: No. 6 St. James on the rise

Editor’s Note: GSSR, in conjunction with My Horry News, is previewing the six SCHSL football teams in our coverage area by ranking them in our preseason Pick 6 Poll. One team will be revealed each day before the season officially begins. Pick up the full football preview in this week’s My Horry News family of newspapers. If things had worked out differently, Tommy Norwood would be... 

Athlete of Week: Humes sets record-breaking pace

If things had played out a bit differently, St. James sophomore sprinter Ka’Mauri Humes might be scoring goals on the soccer pitch instead of shattering records on the track. It took a twist of fate for her to find her true calling. “I played rec league soccer, basketball, volleyball, even cheerleader,” said Humes, who was voted the Mammy’s Kitchen Athlete of the Week for... 

Hurston to replace Lee as St. James athletics director

St. James High didn’t have to look very far to find its new athletics director. Longtime athletics department fixture Billy Hurston has been tabbed to replace Paul Lee, who is retiring at the end of the school year. Hurston has been at the school since its opening in 2003. He was the school’s first football coach, and has served as assistant AD under Lee. Hurston will have to hit the... 

SJ’s Bray, MB’s Edwards at top of All-Region 7-4A list

Following a near-miss bid to the Class 4A state championship series, St. James baseball coach Robbie Centracchio was named the Coach of the Year and pitcher Nick Bray earned co-Player of the Year honors on the All-Region 7-4A team. Bray, who also was voted the Mammy’s Kitchen Athlete of the Week,  shared Player of the Year honors with Myrtle Beach’s Luke Edwards as the Sharks, Seahawks... 

Sharks take Eagles to limit, run out of gas late in finale

The No. 2-ranked St. James baseball team made a strong push to advance to the Class 4A state finals before running out of gas late in Wednesday’s second game of the Lower State championship doubleheader. After winning the first game over No. 1 Chapin 3-2 to set up a winner-take-all showdown, the Sharks suffered a 6-1 defeat to the Eagles despite going toe-to-toe with their nemesis for five... 
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