Layna Johnson, The Sun News' Toast of the Coast Softball Player of the Year, led the Aynor softball team to its fifth consecutive district championship and appearance in the Lower State tournament during the 2018 season.
Chris Matlashewski can recall his favorite goal of the 2017 season, a golden goal in overtime of Socastee’s second-round playoff contest with James Island. His other favorite memories, however, are the ones in which the Braves failed to allow on the scoreboard.
The 2017 boys tennis season didn’t end exactly how Myrtle Beach’s John Edward Cahill had hoped. But it isn’t keeping him from making sure next season has a different result — one with Myrtle Beach lifting up a state championship.
Over the course of three decades roaming the Conway sideline, football coach Chuck Jordan has seen his share of top talents come and go, each leaving their own unique imprint on the program. Unlike most walking through the door into the Tigers’ locker room, Peyton Derrick wasn’t only seeking to create his own footprints in the sand. He was following those of family members before him proudly donning the green and gold.
Offered a heaping helping of doubt on a daily basis, Zach Shear had enough motivation to fill a few plates. By no means is the Socastee linebacker the most imposing figure, standing 5-foot-9 and weighing approximately 190 pounds.
Contrary to popular belief, time doesn’t necessarily heal all wounds. Such particularly holds true in athletics, where the pain of one season’s end fuels the pursuit of a championship in the next. For Gracie Davis and the Myrtle Beach volleyball team, however, several years of frustration had welled up in their bodies.