The Myrtle Beach boys soccer team held on to its Class AAA No. 1 ranking, released late Sunday evening.
The Seahawks went 2-1 in the prestigious Nike Palmetto Cup outside Columbia last week, including a victory over Lexington, one of the top-ranked teams in Class AAAA. Lexington handed Myrtle Beach its first loss of the year in March during another tournament. The defeat in the Palmetto Cup came against Farragut (Tenn.), a team ranked No. 2 in the nation by MaxPreps and No. 20 in the country by Elite Soccer Report, the same site that currently has the Seahawks No. 40 in the country.
Myrtle Beach (10-2 overall) will have a key game against St. James (8-3, No. 11 Class AAA) Tuesday night. The Sharks were originally set to be the home team; however, field renovations at St. James forced a move to Myrtle Beach.
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Like the Seahawks and Sharks, Socastee (9-2) is also ranked in the state poll. The Braves are currently No. 4 after holding the top spot earlier in the year.
Waccamaw (7-3-2) is the only other area boys program appearing in the state rankings. The Warriors are currently No. 4 in Class AA.
Area girls teams Waccamaw (No. 3, Class AA/A) and Myrtle Beach (No. 11 in Class AAA) are also still appearing in the most-recent rankings.
This week's rankings:
Boys Class 4A1. Wando, 12-02. J.L. Mann, 7-13. Northwestern, 11-14. Fort Mill, 16-25. Riverside, 9-1-16. South Aiken, 11-27. Nation Ford, 7-28. Irmo, 8-49. Dutch Fork, 8-210. Lexington, 10-4-1
Girls Class 4A1. Riverside, 11-0-12. Mauldin, 8-1-13. Wando, 4-14. Blythewood, 12-15. J.L. Mann, 11-16. Dutch Fork, 7-1-17. Lexington, 10-28. South Aiken, 11-2-19. T.L. Hanna, 5-2-210. Northwestern, 7-4
Boys Class 3A1. Myrtle Beach, 10-22. Eastside, 7-1-13. Brookland-Cayce, 10-24. Socastee, 9-25. Hilton Head Island, 10-36. Dreher, 9-27. Chapin, 6-4-28. R.B. Stall, 10-29. Wren, 9-110. Greenville, 6-1
Girls Class 3A1. Hilton Head Island, 10-22. Eastside, 7-1-13. A.C. Flora, 7-0-24. Wren, 10-05. Swansea, 12-16. James Island Charter, 7-1-17. Brookland-Cayce, 8-2-18. Greenville, 7-4-19. Chapin, 7-510. Woodruff, 7-5
Boys Class 2A1. Academic Magnet, 7-12. Bishop England, 10-3-13. Indian Land, 10-24. Waccamaw, 7-3-25. Ridgeland-Hardeeville, 8-26. Marion, 8-07. Buford, 8-28. Andrew Jackson, 8-49. Mid-Carolina, 8-110. Ninety Six, 9-2
Girls Class 2A/1A1. Christ Church2. Academic Magnet, 12-13. Bishop England, 8-34. Waccamaw, 7-55. Indian Land, 7-3
Boys Class 1A1. St. Joseph's, 8-12. Ware Shoals, 5-03. Greenville Tech, 3-2-14. Christ Church, 6-25. Blackville-Hilda, 6-3