Dragons avoid being slayed by Eagles

Appalachian League President Lee Landers, right, presented Conwayite Matt Brown with the second annual Dale Ford Umpire of the Year award. The award is named after the former longtime major league umpire and lifelong Eastern Tennessee resident. The Appalachian League is the second league in minor league baseball to institute such an award. Brown is in his first season in the Appalachian League and rated at or near the top in all categories of a recent league manager's umpire survey. Brown is also highly rated by Minor League Baseball Umpire Development.

Conway Christian School dropped a 2-0 verdict to Marlboro Academy in its first soccer match of the new season Friday night.

The game was a rematch of a state championship showdown between the Eagles and Dragons in 2015.

Senior goalkeeper and co-captain Nathaniel Thompkins recorded a shutout for Conway in the first half, but the Dragons scored twice in the second half on an own goal by the Eagles and a corner kick. CCS had several scoring opportunities in the game, but couldn’t put the ball in the goal.

Conway will try to bounce back when it hosts Maranatha Christian from Florence tomorrow at 5 p.m.

Student anglers can register for new season

Open registration for the Student Angler League Tournament Trail (SALTT) will be held Sept. 13 from 6 p.m.-7 p.m. at Gander Mountain.

Student anglers of middle or high school age can participate as long as they are registered in a public, private or home school. Parent/guardian and the boat driver of 21 years or older should be in attendance with the boat driver providing a current copy of boating insurance. There will also be information on how to register for BASS (Bass Anglers Sportsman Society) and TBF SAF (The Bass Federation Student Angler Federation).

SALTT was the original association with a six-event tournament trail from Georgetown, but now with the other two organizations having trails there are around 20 tournaments in the state this school year.

Calvary introduces kids to soccer

Calvary Christian School, 4511 Dick Pond Road, Myrtle Beach will host Start Smart Soccer every Monday from Sept. 12 through Oct. 17 from 4 p.m.-5 p.m. Start Smart is a great introduction to the sport in a fun atmosphere.

Children perform motor skill tasks that gradually build confidence and skill development. Challenges, games and playtime combine to ensure success for your child. Progress is exciting as children learn dribbling, passing, trapping and ball handling as well as strength, coordination and endurance.

A Level 2 will involve more game-like drills and play.

Cost is $45.

Contact Miss Anderson in the office or call (843) 650-2829.

Lattimore to speak in Conway

Former University of South Carolina football star Marcus Lattimore will speak to the One Student Ministry at Langston Baptist Church Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. Call (843) 365-5141.

Fun Run and Walk planned

The fourth annual Holly’s Hope Fun Run will be held Oct. 15 at 9 a.m. at Lake Busbee in Conway. Registration starts at 8 a.m.

The event is held in honor of Holly Allen to promote leukemia awareness and to help people who suffer from leukemia and other blood type cancers.

The pre-registration fee is $30 for adults and $20 for children and includes a t-shirt. Additional t-shirts may be purchased for $15 for adults and $10 for kids.

Applications are available at Three Guys Subs and Pies or online at www.threeguyssubsandpies.com/updates.

Sponsorships of $100 or more are also available, and all sponsors will be recognized on the Run/Walk t-shirt.

Participants should make checks payable to Holly’s Hope, and mail it to Holly’s Hope, 109 Pottery Landing, Conway, S.C. 29527. Registration forms and money may also be dropped off at Three Guys on Fourth Avenue, or to Angela Allen at Conway National Bank on Fourth Avenue.

Contact Blake Allen at (843) 241-1688 or blashlen03@yahoo.com; Brad Moore at (843) 385-2604 or bradmoore@sccoast.net; or Angela Allen at (843) 742-8772 or angela.allen@conwaynationalbank.com.

Dove season opens Sept. 3

The 2016 South Carolina mourning dove season is Sept. 3-5 (noon until sunset); Sept. 6-Oct. 15; Nov. 12-26; and Dec. 15-Jan. 15. Legal hunting hours for mourning dove season, with the exception of Sept. 3-5, are from 30 minutes before sunrise until sunset. The daily bag limit is 12 birds per day.

All information related to migratory bird hunting can be found in the SCDNR state regulation guide.

New rule prohibits book bags in Stadium

The Conway High School Athletics Department reminds fans that gates and ticket booths open at 6 p.m. for all varsity football home games.

Also, no book bags will be allowed inside the stadium this year. All fans that attend the game, including those who are dropped off, must be off campus by 11 p.m.

Bowling tournament fundraiser planned

Horry County Special Olympics will host a bowling tournament at Little River Lanes Sept. 10 as a fundraiser for the Horry County Special Olympics Bowling Team.

The bowling team will compete in a National Games competition this season in Nevada. The bowling team plans to send 14 athletes to compete, and the local area Special Olympics is responsible for the entire cost of the trip. The group is trying to raise enough to send all athletes that qualify. Costs for the team is expected to be $15,000.

The bowling tournament begins at 1 p.m., and includes three games and shoes. Bowling teams consist of four-person teams and single bowlers are encouraged to register. Lanes sponsorships are available for $50, and there will be a silent auction, door prizes and 50/50 raffles.

The local tournament is in dire need of bowlers, and no experience is necessary. To register, contact Linda at (315) 723-0927 or Mary at (843) 602-3631.

Email questions to hcso.karney@gmail.com.

Kickball Tournament planned

The eighth annual Kickin’ it for Charity Kickball Tournament will be held Sept. 10 at The Ripken Experience, 3051 Ripken Way Blvd. in Myrtle Beach. Proceeds will benefit Substitutes for Santa, a program that gives a Christmas experience to more than 100 underprivileged children in the surrounding areas of Horry County.

The 2015 tournament raised $5,000 for Substitutes for Santa. Registration is open to 16 teams at a cost of $249 per squad. Interested teams can visit gsSCENE.com to register. Call (843) 916-7276 or visit MyrtleBeachAreaChamber.com.

HTC Game of the Week returns

HTC is providing coverage of select, local high school varsity football games this season at www.htcconnect.com and HTC Digital Cable Channel 4.

Scheduled broadcasts include Carolina Forest at St. James Friday and Green Sea Floyds at Loris Sept. 9.

Streaming video will air live on the web each Friday night at 7:15 p.m. with kickoff at 7:30 p.m. and, most of the games will also air live on HTC Digital Cable Channel 4. The games will be rebroadcast on HTC Digital Cable Channel 4 the following Monday evening at 2 p.m. and 9 p.m., Tuesday at 8 p.m., Wednesday at 9 p.m., and Thursday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. A schedule of games, along with the link for video of the games, can be found on www.htcconnect.com. Just click on the links to watch the games live on Fridays.

In addition to the HTC Game of the Week, each game will feature a “Heart of the Team” segment during halftime that focuses on one player of each team who is considered to be in a leadership role.

Contact Tom Vitt at (843) 369-8559, or Sandy Hendrick at (843) 369-8161. For advertising opportunities, contact Katie Amodio at (843) 839-1456.

Patriotic Road Show visits NMB

The Knights of Columbus and the Tidewater Golf Charity Organization are co-sponsoring a patriotic road show, Letters from Home Friday at 7 p.m. in Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach. The show honors veterans as well as those workers who produced the goods that helped America become the most respected nation in the world.

Tickets are $20 for standard seating and $30 for VIP seating that includes meeting the cast, stage close seats and hors d’oeuvres and wine after the show.

Call (843) 283-3752 or visit www.tidewatercharitytournament.com.

People who can’t attend the show are encouraged to purchase a ticket for a veteran, who otherwise might not be able to attend.

Golf tournament planned for Bridgewater

Bridgewater Academy, a nonprofit charter school in Myrtle Beach, is hosting its fourth annual Bridgewater Academy Golf Benefit Sept. 10 at River Oaks Golf Plantation in Myrtle Beach. The tournament will feature a four-person captain’s choice format. Tournament day check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. and tee time is at 8 a.m.

Entrance fees are $300 per foursome, and include breakfast, lunch, green fees, cart fees and beverages while playing. An opportunity for corporate sponsors is available for $500 per foursome that includes hole signage. There will also be a silent auction afterward with items ranging from Disney tickets to Carolina Panthers Memorabilia.

There will be prizes for the top three teams, a long drive prize, hit the Chick-fil-A cow to win Chick-fil-A for a year, door prizes and more.

Corporate and team sponsorships opportunities are available. Donations are welcomed and will be appreciated.

To register a team or corporate sponsor contact Steven Lastauskas at Steven.Lastauskas@SouthStateBank.com or (843) 457-8894

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