The Bad Boy’s Top 10 list of 2011 local sports stories

The Bad Boy’s Top 10 Grand Strand sports stories from 2011, along with Honorable Mentions:

HM:    Waccamaw Coach / Surfside resident James Brown rides his bicycle over 1200 miles from Waco, TX to Surfside over 3 weeks to raise over $15,000 for the Ashley G Foundation (one of his former State Champion tennis players at Waccamaw HS, who passed away from Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma in 2008)…

HM:    FCS Senior Scout Bowl moves from Upstate NY to Myrtle Beach, which the North wins over former CCU Coach David Bennett-led South squad 7-3…

HM:    Surf & Turf Kickoff Classic announced that will bring National Prep FB powers to MB Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium for next six years…

HM:    John Trussell steps down as NMB Basketball Coach, replaced by Frank Moorhead…

HM:    Socastee football wins first home playoff game in school history over Berkeley…

HM:    David Bennett goes Viral with his “Cats & Dogs” Rant…

#10:    Billy Hurston steps down as the only Head FB Coach ever at St. James, replaced by highly successful coach from Virginia Mark Fischer…

#9:    Coastal Carolina baseball plays AL Champion Texas Rangers in MB…

#8:    Conway’s Chuck Jordan serves as Head Coach of SC Shrine Bowl team…

#7:    Coastal Carolina basketball wins BSC Regular Season, hosts Conference Tournament & goes to the NIT for second straight year…

#6:    St. James Sharks win first Baseball State Championship battling elimination for three straight weeks…

#5:    Myrtle Beach Girls basketball wins 2nd Straight State Championship, 3 Sr’s all sign with Coastal Carolina…

#4:    Coastal Carolina basketball upsets LSU & Clemson within same week…

#3:    MBHS football State Championship game streak ends at 3 in a row, while they end eventual AAAA State Champ Byrnes’s 70-game home winning streak…

#2:    Coastal Carolina basketball NCAA investigation of Desmond Holloway, fight & dismissal of Mike Holmes & ACL injury to Kierre Greenwood derails a special season and the nation’s longest 22-game winning streak…

#1:    Coastal Carolina shockingly fires David Bennett after 7-4 season, hires former CEO of TD Ameritrade Joe Moglia as his replacement.

Monday Roundup: CF, SJ impress at Lady Patriot

Monday Roundup: CF, SJ impress at Lady PatriotThe Carolina Forest and St. James girls golf team made [more]

Strand sends record-tying four seniors to Shrine Bowl

Strand sends record-tying four seniors to Shrine Bowl Horry County has had an on-again, mostly off-again relationship with [more]

Chants do it with defense for second straight week

Chants do it with defense for second straight weekNot even a 44-minute lightning delay midway through the third [more]

Week 3: MB, CF roll to set up battle of undefeateds

Week 3: MB, CF roll to set up battle of undefeatedsJon "JJ" Jones returned to his old stomping grounds at [more]

Wednesday's Roundup: SJ girls go low to beat Braves

Wednesday's Roundup: SJ girls go low to beat BravesSt. James traveled to Prestwick Country Club on Wednesday to [more]

Tuesday Roundup: Wins for CF golf, NMB volleyball

Tuesday Roundup: Wins for CF golf, NMB volleyballThe reigning Class 4A state champion North Myrtle Beach High [more]

MB transfer cleared just in time to face former school

MB transfer cleared just in time to face former schoolMyrtle Beach football player J.J. Jones has been cleared to [more]

Games go on after Dorian throws schedules for loop

Games go on after Dorian throws schedules for loopDespite Hurricane Dorian costing Horry County Schools a week of [more]

Chants capture historic victory over Jayhawks

Chants capture historic victory over JayhawksCoastal Carolina football recorded its first-ever win over a Power [more]

Who's No. 1? Two teams atop latest football polls

Who's No. 1? Two teams atop latest football polls Like it did after last year’s state championship games, Horry [more]

Hurricane Dorian calls halt to Strand sports schedule

Hurricane Dorian calls halt to Strand sports scheduleHurricane Dorian is not expected to make landfall on the [more]

Coast U-19 girls pass early test, take Atlanta Cup title

Coast U-19 girls pass early test, take Atlanta Cup titleCoach R.J. Bass wanted a strong early test for his [more]

Eastern Michigan spoils Coastal's season opener

Eastern Michigan spoils Coastal's season opener The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers opened their season the same way [more]

Week 1: Historic win for SJ; MB, CF roll in openers

Week 1: Historic win for SJ; MB, CF roll in openersTommy Norwood tried to nix the Gatorade bath. He raised [more]

Welch wins World Am in East/West Coast shootout

Welch wins World Am in East/West Coast shootoutWilliam Welch (West Islip, N.Y.) shot a net 69 (gross [more]

Golf: CF packs 1-2 punch; St. James claims tri-match

Golf: CF packs 1-2 punch; St. James claims tri-matchThe Carolina Forest girls golf team made a strong showing [more]

Chiefs reach Border Battle finale, swept by Warriors

Chiefs reach Border Battle finale, swept by WarriorsThe Palmetto State made a strong showing in the Border [more]

Perfect conditions greet thousands for World Am

Perfect conditions greet thousands for World AmBeautiful weather greeted the 3,215 golfers participating in the 36th [more]

Two Coast FA boys teams crowned Triangle champs

Two Coast FA boys teams crowned Triangle champsTwo Coast FA boys teams returned home as champions from [more]

Week 0: Chiefs top Tigers; Sharks beat Lions at horn

Week 0: Chiefs top Tigers; Sharks beat Lions at hornMatt Reel sighed more than once when talking about his [more]

Six former Pelicans make big-league leap to Cubs

Six former Pelicans make big-league leap to Cubs The distance from Myrtle Beach’s TicketReturn.com Stadium to Chicago’s Wrigley [more]

Chiefs try to stay hungry, humble in title repeat bid

Chiefs try to stay hungry, humble in title repeat bidThe only thing harder than winning a state championship is [more]

Stormy weather big winner at CNB Kickoff Classic

Stormy weather big winner at CNB Kickoff ClassicTwo blowouts, a lightning delay and ultimately three of the [more]

Coast FA boys kick off fall season with strong outing

Coast FA boys kick off fall season with strong outingFive Coast FA boys teams entered the Charlotte Invitational over [more]

Hemingway follows family, teammates to Gamecocks

Hemingway follows family, teammates to GamecocksSix minutes after his youngest child had announced his college [more]

Monday Roundup: CF, SJ impress at Lady Patriot

Monday Roundup: CF, SJ impress at Lady PatriotThe Carolina Forest and St. James girls golf team made [more]

Strand sends record-tying four seniors to Shrine Bowl

Strand sends record-tying four seniors to Shrine Bowl Horry County has had an on-again, mostly off-again relationship with [more]

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