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Myrtle Beach has solid sports season in 2017

 

By David Shelton

Senior Writer

Myrtle Beach – The spring sports campaign for 2017 at Myrtle Beach High School is in the books as all of the school’s teams have completed postseason play.

It was another year of region titles and great performances for the athletic program. Myrtle Beach won regular season region 7-AAAA championships in golf, tennis, girls’ soccer, boys’ soccer and baseball this spring.

The baseball team made the state playoffs and participated in the district VII-AAAA lower state tournament. The Seahawks opened the postseason with a 12-2 win over Lakewood before losing a 12-9 decision to Hilton Head. Facing elimination in the four-team double-elimination bracket, Myrtle Beach lost to Chapin, 14-6, to end its season.

The softball team also made the playoffs and participated in the district VIII tournament. The Seahawks lost a tough first-round game to Darlington, 9-8, but earned a 19-0 win over A.C. Flora to stay alive. The season ended with a 6-2 loss to Darlington.

The boys’ golf team won the regular season region title and finished as the runner-up in the region tournament. In the region tournament, Holden Grigg led the Seahawks with a 78 while Keegan Vaugh and Dock Jarman shot 79. Seth Boyce rounded out the scoring with a round of 84. The team qualified for the AAAA lower state tournament, which was contested on May 8th.

The boys’ tennis team won the region title and posted shutout playoff victories over Lower Richland and Beaufort. The season ended with a 4-3 loss to A.C. Flora in the lower state semi-final round.

John Ed Cahill played number one singles for the Seahawks this spring. Josh Wallen filled the number two slot with Rivers Cahill playing number three. Rounding out the singles’ ladder were WJ Vaught at number four and Carson Duerk at number five.

After winning the region title, the girls’ soccer team opened the playoffs with a 12-0 win over Orangeburg-Wilkinson and a 3-1 win over Beaufort. The season ended with 6-0 loss to defending state champion Chapin.

A milestone of note this season was junior Tristan Gordon scoring her 100th career goal. Gordon is a strong all-state candidate this year.

The boys’ soccer team posted consecutive shutouts of Lower Richland (10-0) and Beaufort (6-0) to open the state playoffs. Their season, however, also ended with a third-round loss to Chapin by a 1-0 score.

The track and field program competed in the region 7-AAAA meet in late April. The top performers on the boys’ team in the region meet were Tyler Flannelly, who took second in the 1600-meter run and third in the 800-meter run, and Miguel Garcia, who finished fourth in both the 1600 and 3200 runs.

Alexis Lewis was the top finisher for the girls’ team, pacing third in the triple jump. Sophie Finley finished fifth in the high jump and Haley Capps was sixth in the 1600-meter run.

 

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