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City of Florence set to announce new sports complex, baseball stadium

  Fans return to Darlington Raceway for 2020 Southern 500

Brandon Jones completes dramatic late-race pass to win Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 at Darlington

Conway native, UofSC alum Bryan Edwards honored at Williams-Brice Stadium

  NASCAR hosts virtual media days ahead of Southern 500

Darlington Raceway’s September race to be named ‘Cook Out Southern 500’

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  Grand Strand youth golfer receives player of the year honor

Darlington Raceway not planning to host fans at Xfinity, Truck races; no camping allowed

  Local charter school creates special car for final race at Myrtle Beach Speedway

  Local PGA Junior League team prepping for major tournament

Longtime fans, racers prepare to say goodbye to Myrtle Beach Speedway

Darlington Raceway announces updated ticket policy for 2020 Southern 500

Darlington Car Hauler Parade, Southern 500 Parade canceled due to COVID-19

Darlington Raceway will also see a Truck Series race for the first time since 2011

  City of Florence Parks and Recreation begins registration for fall sports

Youth sports would usually be in full swing this time of year in the city of Florence, but because of COVID-19, they were canceled and facilities were closed.

  Local travel softball team preparing for major tournament

The Carolina Crush 10U softball team is preparing for the Softball Youth All-American games that will actually be taking place right here in Myrtle Beach. The tournament is slated to get started on August 13 at the Ned Donkle Complex.

Aynor football team temporarily halts workouts over COVID-19 concerns

Horry County Schools elected to halt the program’s drills while it investigates a staff member who was present at last week’s practices

  'I’m not going to disobey the law’: Florence Motor Speedway owner told he can’t hold race with fans in the stands

  Florence Tennis Center begins phased reopening following COVID-19 closure

Hamlin scores 2nd win of season at rain-shortened Darlington

SC Tourism Leader: Darlington will host spring NASCAR race

  SCHSL hoping for completion of spring sports season, exploring ‘virtual conditioning’ options

  Minor leaguers left in limbo as COVID-19 postponement impacts MiLB

  Grand Strand, Pee Dee teams head to basketball state championships

Championship weekend is on the horizon for basketball teams around the Palmetto State with schools saying goodbye and wishing good luck to their respective teams.

  ‘It’s a part of history’: Myrtle Beach Speedway confirms it’s been approached by developers

There are questions surrounding the future of the Myrtle Beach Speedway after a post on Facebook.

  CCU baseball leaning on bunting, ‘small ball’ offense for runs in 2020

Eliminated by Auburn in the Atlanta Regional in 2019, the Chanticleers will have a completely new philosophy on the base paths in 2020.

  'Winter Bump’ brings spike to Myrtle Beach sports tourism off season

While beach goers and vacationers keep hotels and restaurants busy during the summer tourist season along the coast, sports tourism continues to grow during the quieter winter months.

  Winter softball tournaments bring millions in revenue to Myrtle Beach

The Myrtle Beach sports tourism season is starting off 2020 with a home run.

  Cornhole tourney brings boost to Myrtle Beach sports tourism in off-season

Back and bigger than before, Myrtle Beach welcomes hundreds of visitors for a unique sporting spectacle.

SC university raises over $25k in donations for basketball coach in ICU after pregame stroke

Coker University Men’s Basketball Head Coach Jarred Merrill is still in ICU after suffering a stroke in the team’s locker room before a game against the College of Charleston on December 8. The school took to Twitter this week to update the coach’s condition.

  ‘Our region is like the SEC’: 4A teams react to proposed high school football realignment

The latest region realignment proposal from the South Carolina High School League is making waves in Horry and Florence counties.

  WMBF Investigates: How are CCU’s football attendance numbers calculated?

Since Coastal Carolina University made the switch to the Sun Belt Conference, the university has spent millions on upgrades and reportedly increased its game attendance by thousands, but empty stands remain.

  College basketball fans descend upon Grand Strand for Myrtle Beach Invitational

The second annual Myrtle Beach Invitational is underway, bringing some major NCAA teams to the Grand Strand.

WATCH: Mullins stunned on last-second miracle TD in SCHSL playoffs

Auctioneer faithful will be talking about the ending to Friday’s first round playoff game for quite some time.

Autistic middle school student tackles stigma and directs high school band

Caleb McAllister is an 8th grader at Central Middle School. He lives with Asperger Syndrome, it’s a disorder that can make socializing with others difficult.

  Former Lake View HS standout, NFL star returns home for charity event and jersey retirement

Former Lake View Wild Gator and Indianapolis Colts Linebacker Darius Leonard was back in the Pee Dee on Friday night, and had his jersey retired by the school.

Coastal Routes UMass in 62-28 Road Win

Coastal Carolina football scored nine touchdowns in the win

  71-year-old driver in good spirits after fiery crash at Myrtle Beach Speedway

A thrilling race came to a heart stopping end at the Myrtle Beach Speedway over the weekend, but thankfully the driver injured in the fiery crash is in good spirits.

Driver suffers broken neck and nose in Saturday wreck at MB speedway, chaplain says

A race car driver is still recovering Sunday after a scary wreck at an area speedway.

Erik Jones wins 70th Southern 500 at Darlington

It was an unforgettable night in Darlington for the 70th Annual Bojangles Southern 500 as Erik Jones took home the checkered just after 2 a.m. Sunday.

  Southern 500 kicks off with 15th Annual NASCAR Haulers parade

Hundreds gathered in Florence for the 15th Annual NASCAR Haulers Parade.

  CCU hosts Eastern Michigan Saturday at newly renovated Brooks Stadium

A new season of football is just days away for Coastal Carolina University who will open the season at home Saturday afternoon against Eastern Michigan.

Dale Jr. planning to compete in upcoming Darlington race despite recent plane crash

Despite suffering minor injuries in a plane crash, Dale Earnhardt Jr. says he’s still planning to compete at an XFINITY series race at Darlington Raceway’s ‘Too Tough to Tame’.

Doctors simplifying concussion treatment ahead of football season

For decades concussions have been linked to the sport of football and next week as thousands of high school students athletes take to the field, doctors and athletic trainers will be there on the sideline ready to treat an assortment of injuries, including concussions.

‘I can’t sing:’ Rookie Renfrow booed by teammates after singing struggles on HBO’s ‘Hard Knocks’

Fans are getting an up close and personal look at this year’s Oakland Raiders team as a part of the HBO show “Hard Knocks.”

  Coastal Chairmen basketball team hits the hardwood

The Coastal Chairmen are making a name for themselves, entering their second season of Carolina Wheelchair Basketball.

Myrtle Beach renames field after longtime resident, sports tourism pioneer

A field at the Ned Donkle Complex now bears the name of a man who was a mentor and helped shape the sports tourism industry in Myrtle Beach.

  Bubba Wallace unveils Adam Petty throwback for Bojangles’ Southern 500

The countdown to the Bojangles’ Southern 500 is officially underway in Darlington.

  Florence softball team looks to make history in World Series

For the first time ever, a softball team from Florence will represent the Southeast Region at the Senior League Softball World Series.

Florence youth softball team to take part in Little League World Series

Softball players from Florence will be playing teams from around the world.

’Can’t be a punk and play football’: SC women’s tackle football league scouts new players

The South Carolina Smash tackle football team is hoping to catch some new players before next season. You’ll just need to make sure you can take a hit.

  ‘It’s a challenging track’: Rookie racer hits Darlington Raceway track for the first time

The NASCAR races at Darlington Speedway may still be a few months away, but some racers are already getting a chance to hit the asphalt.

City of Myrtle Beach recognizes Myrtle Beach High School state tennis champs

The Myrtle Beach city leaders recognized the Myrtle Beach High School Varsity Boys Tennis team on Tuesday night for not only winning the state championship, but for doing it while facing an incredible loss.

Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. throwing out first pitch at Myrtle Beach baseball tournament Sunday

Baseball hall-of-famer Cal Ripken Jr. is in Myrtle Beach throwing out the first pitch at the High Tide tournament, a youth baseball event being held at sporting complex that bares his name.

  90-year-old Army veteran sinks hole-in-one on D-Day anniversary

A 90-year-old Army veteran got a hole-in-one at a Conway golf course on a day that means so much to members of the military.

  Skaters in Florence partner with city to rebuild skate park

From cracks in the concrete to gaping holes on the ramps, the city of Florence and local skaters are looking to invest $200,000 to rebuild the skate park.

  Safety net protects fans from loose bat at Pelicans game

After numerous accidents involving foul balls and loose bats flying into the stands at baseball games, the issue of fan safety continues to be a growing concern in Major League Baseball.

Coastal offense sputters, Auburn takes advantage in Atlanta regional opener

The electric offense that helped catapult Coastal Carolina into the Atlanta regional was MIA Friday as the Chants struggled to keep up with the high-powered Tigers.

  CCU warms up in Atlanta ahead of regional match-up against battle-tested Auburn

Coastal Carolina enters the Atlanta Regional on a hot streak.

Students, fans, community to send CCU baseball off to NCAA Regionals

The Coastal Carolina Chanticleers are headed back to the NCAA Regionals, and they need your help to send them off to Atlanta.

  NASCAR to gain control of Darlington Raceway in $2 billion merger with ISC

Darlington Raceway will soon be under new ownership as NASCAR works to complete a $2 billion merger agreement with the International Speedway Corporation..

CrossFit opens new doors for sports tourism in Myrtle Beach

CrossFit has shown an explosive growth in popularity across the country, opening new doors for sports tourism opportunities in Myrtle Beach.

  CCU’s Zach Remillard continues chase for the major league

It was a Chanticleer homecoming at the Myrtle Beach Pelicans games this week, as a former Coastal Carolina University College World Series champion returned to the beach as a member of the Winston-Salem Dash.

  CBD gains popularity with athletes

As sports leagues continue to change their stance on the use of cannabidiol or CBD, local distributors are noticing a boost in product sales.

  Referee shortage impacting recreational sports leagues

For more than a decade athletic associations throughout the country have seen the number of certified referees dwindle, forcing leagues to rescheduled or even cancel games.

  CCU Athletics updates Board of Trustees on growth, projects

Coastal Carolina University Board of Trustees chose not to vote Thursday on any budget approvals at this time.

  Popularity of skateboarding boosts business for Skate Shops

With skateboarding making its debut at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo the popularity of the sport could not be higher.

  “Slow Roll” helps first-time bikers explore Myrtle Beach trails

The Slow Roll program, put on by the Myrtle Beach Recreation Department, has been cruising throughout the city for several weeks showing off numerous bike trails that Myrtle Beach offers cyclists.

  One win from state title; MBHS tennis dedicates championship run to late coach

Through all the ups and downs, the Myrtle Beach High School Seahawks say they hope to honor their late coach by bringing the state championship back to the beach.

8-year-old Myrtle Beach bowler gets biggest win of career; beating cancer

For eight-year-old Titus Radosti, there’s no better sport then professional bowling. However, since the age of four his focus in life wasn’t about knocking down pins; it was about knocking out cancer.

  NBA player Ramon Sessions gets first look inside new Boys & Girls Club facility

NBA point guard and Myrtle Beach native made a stop back home to check out the progress of the new Boys and Girls Club of the Grand Strand facility.

  Details: CCU guarantees new head coach two full seasons in contract

In contracts obtained by WMBF News this week, CCU agrees to keep Jamey Chadwell installed as head coach through the end of the 2020-2021 football season.

  Hundreds celebrate the life of ‘Coach’ Rivers Lynch

Hundreds gathered at a Myrtle Beach church to honor and celebrate the life of long time coach and educator, Rivers Lynch who passed away Sunday at the age of 72.

  TPC Myrtle Beach prepares for NCAA Golf Regionals

Myrtle Beach will be welcoming some of the country’s top collegiate golfers in less than two weeks.

Two Chants get shot at NFL

Two football players from Coastal Carolina University will get a shot at the NFL.

  300 athletes compete in Myrtle Beach Special Olympics Spring games

Friday morning more than 300 Special Olympic athletes from all across Horry County, competed in the 2019 spring games in Myrtle Beach.

  Fearless Athletics brings competitive cheer to Myrtle Beach

Get ready to get fearless with Myrtle Beach’s newest competitive cheer academy.

  Olympians from Iceland training in Myrtle Beach

While the 2020 Summer Olympics are more than two years away, athletes around the world are training for a chance to bring home the gold, even in Myrtle Beach.

  Horry County student athletes sign their NCAA commitment letters

Three senior athletes in the Grand Strand will get that chance to keep playing the sports they love at the college level.

Junior golfers compete in Palmetto High School Golf Championship

Junior golfers from across the country traveled to the Grand Strand for the 21st Annual Palmetto High School Golf Classic in Pawleys Island at the True Blue Golf Club.

Barcelona-based soccer academy makes stop in NMB to train local players

The Marcet Soccer Academy, based in Barcelona Spain is one of the premier training academies for young soccer stars with dreams of one day turning professional.