Coastal Carolina men’s basketball coach Ellis granted Gene Bartow award

April 10, 2014 

NCAA Coastal Carolina Basketball

Coastal Carolina head coach Cliff Ellis gestures during practice at the NCAA college basketball tournament in Raleigh, N.C., Thursday, March 20, 2014. Coastal Carolina plays Virginia in a second-round game on Friday. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

GERRY BROOME — AP

Coastal Carolina University men's basketball head coach Cliff Ellis has been named the 2014 Gene Bartow Award from CollegeInsider.com.

Ellis led Coastal to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1993 and became just the 10th coach in NCAA Division I history to lead four different programs to the NCAA Tournament and holds a career 8-9 record in the NCAA Tournament, according to a university release. He has taken three teams to the "Sweet 16" including his 1990 Clemson squad, his 1999 Auburn team and his 2003 Auburn team.

This is the second year of the Gene Bartow Award, named after longtime coach Gene Bartow. The award recognizes those who have made outstanding contributions to the game, on and off the floor, according to the release.

Gelibert, Nelson honored

Jessica Gelibert and Reggie Nelson of the Coastal Carolina University track & field team have been named the Big South Women’s Track Athlete of the Week and Big South Men’s Field Athlete of the Week, respectively, for their performances at the Tiger Track Classic last week, the league announced today. This marks the second time this season that Gelibert and Nelson have been honored during the same week. The pair was named the Women’s Track Athlete of the Week and Men’s Field Athlete of the Week on March 27 as well.

Schaeffner wins third

Coastal Carolina University’s Lena Schaeffner was named the Big South Golfer of the Week for her team-leading 14th-place (tied) finish at the Ole Miss Rebel Intercollegiate, the conference office announced Thursday.

The Golfer of the Week honor is Schaeffner's third of both the 2013-14 athletic season and her career. She earned the honor for the week ending Oct. 31 after her seventh-place showing at the Palmetto Intercollegiate and again for the week ending March 27 after tying for second at the Briar’s Creek Invitational.

High school baseball

•  (At) Aynor 12, Mullins 0 | Ridge Richardson was 2-for-2 at the plate with three RBIs and a Georgetown run as the Blue Jackets got the shutout over the Auctioneers.

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• W–Tyler Lewis (2-1). L–Matt Baxley. Top hitters – Aynor: Ridge Richardson 2-2, 3 RBIs, HR, Jordan Poston 1-1, Tyler Lewis 1-2, Quinn Prosser 1-2, Grayson Long 1-1.

Records – Aynor: (6-5, 5-2)

•  West Florence (at) Carolina Forest | The Panthers scored all four of their runs in the third inning to take an early lead, but were unable to hold on as West Florence scored the go-ahead run in the top of the 7th. Ryan Flynn was thrown out at the plate on a close throw from the center fielder to end the game.

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• W–Logan McCray. L–Patrick Orlando. . Top hitters – West Florence Cal Butler, 2-for-3, game-winning RBI single. Carolina Forest Camren Schildt 1-for-2, double; Cameron Cauble 1-for-4, double, RBI; Stephen Sampollo 1-for-3, double, RBI.

Records – WF: 6-3; CF: 7-7, 6-6.

High school golf

•  North Myrtle Beach 169, (at) Conway 172 | The Chiefs squeezed by the Tigers at Shaftsbury Glen.

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH 169 – Vijay Mishra 41, Matthew Leonard 41, Colin Reno 44, McClure Thompson 43.

CONWAY 172 – Travis King 40, Hunter Chandley 42, Dalton Richardson 45, Cliff Todd 45.

Course – Shaftsbury Glen. Par – 36.

•  Myrtle Beach 158, (at) Georgetown 172 | Mark Karavan won medalist honors as the Seahawks got past the Bulldogs.

MYRTLE BEACH 158 – Mark Karavan 37, John Gooden 38, Holden Griggs 41, Ethan Hood 42.

GEORGETOWN 172 – Evan Runion 40, Carter Weaver 44, Patrick Walsh 44, Hannah Fesperman 44.

Course – Wedgefield. Par – 36.

High school boys soccer

•  (At) Socastee 2, St. James 0 | Wesley Durant and Alex Alto scored for the Braves as Socastee got the shutout.

Goals – S: Wesley Durant 1, Alex Alto 1.

Goalkeepers – SOC: Cole Renfrow (10).

Records – Socastee (8-5-1, 4-1); St. James (6-7-1, 1-4)

•  Myrtle Beach 3, (at) North Myrtle Beach 0 | Helgi Nati scored two goals and Franc Lamcja added one as the Seahawks shutout the Chiefs.

Goals – MB: Helgi Nati 2, Franc Lamcja 1.

Assists – Nati 1, Alex Vasquez 1.

Goalkeepers – MB: Skyler Hribar (4). NMB: Dallas Fields (9).

Records – Myrtle Beach (9-3-1, 5-0); North Myrtle Beach (6-7, 2-2)

High school softball

•  North Myrtle Beach 1, (at) Georgetown 0 | The Chiefs held off the Bulldogs for the win.

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• W–Taylor Hansis (10-1). L–Taylor Mercer. Top hitters – North Myrtle Beach: Noel Mishler 2-3, run.

Records – North Myrtle Beach: (12-1, 5-0)

•  (At) Aynor 19, Mullins 0 | The Blue Jackets proved to be too much for the Auctioneers as they kept Mullins off the scoreboard for the win.

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• W–Morgan Elliot. L–Kaylyn Hargrove. Top hitters – Aynor: Hannah Seaver 1-1, Shelby Cox 1-3, 3B, Summer Gowey 2-2, Logan Carter 1-3, 2B.

Records – Aynor: (8-5)

High school boys tennis

•  Myrtle Beach 7, (at) St. James 0 | The Seahawks got the shutout over the Sharks.

Singles – Coleman Martini (MB) d. Joseph Martinez 6-1, 6-1; Jacob Moore (MB) d. Christian Heath 6-0, 6-0; John Cahill (MB) d. Thomas Leonard 6-2, 6-1; Isaac Giddens (MB) d. Avery Greeson 6-1, 6-1; Joshua Wallen (MB) d. Nick Clintworth 6-1, 6-0.

Doubles – Martini /Cahill (MB) d. Martinez /Leonard 6-1; Corbin Duerk/Blake Long (MB) d. Connor Young/Carlos Cordero 6-2, 6-3.

Records –St. James (3-3)

High school girls soccer

•  Myrtle Beach 2, (at) North Myrtle Beach | The Seahawks topped the Chiefs, only allowing a penalty kick goal late in the game.

Goals – MB: Own goal; Summer Penny.

Goalkeepers – MB: Gabby Moore (7).

Records – MB 81, 4-0

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•  Socastee 6, Wilson 1 | The reigning state champion Socastee Braves earned another lopsided defeat, this time at the expense of Wilson.

Singles – Kyle Barr (Soc,) def. Zachary Zhao, 6-0, 6-1; Britton Bellamy (Soc) def. Anand Choski 6-1, 6-0; Coste Duvall (Soc) def. Jarrett Russell, 6-0, 6-3; Ethan Smith (Soc) def. J. Davis Ivey 6-0, 6-0; Caleb Bellamy (Soc) def. Williams Scott 6-0, 6-0

Doubles – No. 1 Zhao/Liu def. Rebert Warstler/Chace Mullin, 8-0; No. 2 Noah Johnson/Brent Glasgow def. Taveon Haile/Sado Ji 6-4, 7-5

Record – MB: 8-1, 40

High school track & field

Boys

•  (At) Johnsonville 77, Green Sea Floyds 71, Latta 22 | The Flashes beat out the Trojans and the Vikings.

100 – Brown (GSF) 11.36; 200 – Brown (GSF) 24.25; 400 – Chumney (J) 57.21; 800 – Palmen (J) 2.29; 1,600 – Chandler (J) 5.42; 3,200 – Williams (J) 12.42; 100 hurdles – Graham (GSF) 20.38; 400 hurdles – Graham (GSF) 1.09.47; 400 relay – Johnsonville 47.46; 1,600 relay – Johnsonville 3.54; 3,200 relay – Johnsonville 10.04; Shot put – Crouch (J) 51’7.5”; Discus – Crouch (J) 152.6”; Long jump – Brown (GSF) 19.4”; Triple jump – Sabb (L) 34.0”; High jump – Sabb (L) 5’10”; Pole vault – Davis (J) 9.0”.

Girls

•  (At) Johnsonville 86, Green Sea Floyds 42, Latta 36 | The Flashes swept the Trojans and the Vikings.

100 – (J) 12.06; 200 – (L) 25.84; 400 – (J) 1.05.9; 800 – Howell (GSF) 3.08; 1,600 – (J) 6.29; 3,200 – (J) 14.42; 100 hurdles – (J) 16.16; 400 hurdles – Allen (GSF) 1.18; 400 relay – Latta 51.6; 1,600 relay – Latta 4.40; 3,200 relay – Johnsonville 12.14; Shot put – Richburg (GSF) 32.8”; Discus – Richburg (GSF) 84.0”; Long jump – (J) 17.0”; Triple jump – (J) 31.4”; High jump – (J) 4’8”; Pole vault – (J) 7’6”.

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