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Disaster Recovery Done Right: Trust Atlas for Commercial Water Damage Restoration in Parker, TX.

When you own a business, property damage is an unfortunate occurrence that happens all too often. Property damage can be caused by any number of disasters, both natural and man-made. Most often, however, property damage happens from an excess of water. From very heavy rainstorms to broken pipes, water damage can be incredibly harmful not just for your storefront but for your customers.

When water spreads through your commercial property, it happens quickly, causing damage as it moves. At the same time, furnishings and porous materials soak up moisture. In just a short amount of time, you could be dealing with warping, rotting, and even mold growth. That's why water damage remediation is so important - to address your current damage and prevent water from making your business unsafe.

At Atlas National Renovations, we know that dealing with water damage seems like a losing effort on your own. But when you trust our water damage restoration team, you don't have to lose hope. We provide comprehensive water remediation services for businesses of all size in Texas. From the first time we lay eyes on your water damage to the time we mitigate your problem, we're here for you. With a team of IICRC certified technicians and innovative restoration tools at our disposal, we specialize in making your business safe again.

Unlike some of our competitors, we are fiercely dedicated to our clients and aim to exceed their expectations with the highest quality water damage restoration services in Parker, TX. When water damage hits your business, time is of the essence, which is why we get to work quickly and efficiently by assessing the damage to your property. Once we know the extent of your water damage, we'll consult with you about its severity and detail the next steps you should take so you can make an informed purchasing decision.

With decades of combined experience, there is no disaster cleanup project too complex or large for our team to handle. We assist small businesses, large commercial entities, and even multi-family apartment complexes. Our clients trust Atlas National Renovations to keep them dry, safe, and secure, and it would be our pleasure to help do the same for you.

In addition to our reliability and quality of work, our customers choose us over others because we offer:

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Fair, Accurate Work Estimates

We drain water from your property, not money from your bank account.

Clear, Constant Communication

When you work with Atlas, you're never left wondering what's happening with your commercial property.

Detailed Deadlines and Schedules

We're meticulous about sticking to schedules and meeting deadlines. You can always expect us to be on time and ready to work.

Experienced Project Managers

We assign seasoned, hardworking project managers for each of our projects. When you work with Atlas, you're working with the best.

Courteous and Knowledgeable Leadership

Excellence starts at the top, and our leadership team is the best in the business.

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What is Water Damage Restoration in in Parker, TX

If you're currently dealing with serious water damage from a flood, broken pipe, or other cause, you're probably not sure what to do next. While it's understandable to feel panicky, it's important that you have the water removed as quickly as possible. When structural damage and health hazards are at play, time is of the essence. The longer you wait, the worse the damage will get. The damage you see with your eyes is usually the tip of the iceberg - most water damage gets deep in your carpets and walls fast.

Atlas' water damage restoration services are focused on restoring and repairing the damage that water causes to commercial property. The primary purpose of our restoration services is to return your property to the condition it was in prior to the damage. Once your water damage has been mitigated, our team swoops in to begin the restoration process.

Depending on the scope and severity of your water damage, common water damage restoration services can include:

  • Damaged Flooring and Wall Replacement
  • Damaged Roof Restoration
  • Mold Remediation
  • Humidity and Moisture Testing

While little can be done to predict natural disasters, there are common signs you can keep an eye on to prevent serious water damage from occurring.

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Common Signs of Commercial Water Damage in Parker, TX

There's no convenient time to be sidelined with water damage when it comes to your commercial property and business. Water damage to your commercial or industrial property is particularly devastating because every hour that your business is closed means lost revenue and productivity. You do not just have to deal with damage to the structural integrity of your building - you have to deal with the disruption of service to your loyal customers.

The good news? Atlas is here when you need us most, with a team of highly-trained technicians and unmatched water damage restoration expertise. We're ready to tackle your problem and solve it in an efficient, effective manner, so you can keep your doors open and your clients happy.

As a business owner, you know that one of the best ways to prevent a disaster is to nip it in the bud before it gets out of hand. For that reason, keep an eye out for the following signs of water damage to your commercial property:

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Look for Mold

Look for Mold:

Mold can begin to grow just a day or two after water has taken hold of your business. If you see small signs of mold growth in an area where you suspect a leak, contact Atlas National Renovations ASAP to diagnose the problem.

Check Your Pipes

Check Your Pipes:

If it's safe to do so, check out the piping inside and outside your commercial property. You want to keep a keen eye out for oxidation and corrosion around pipe fixtures. While you're at it, check your water heater for rust too. Corrosion or rust is a telltale sign of a water leak.

Check for Rings

Check for Rings:

Dark spots on walls and ceilings usually indicate water damage. If you see rings around a stain, the damage is probably older. Several rings with different shades of color mean an intermittent issue, where the area has been soaked and dried several times.

Understand Your Property

Understand Your Property:

This is more of a suggestion than a sign. As the commercial property owner, you should know your building's pipe system. You should know what is old and new and what areas may be at risk for water damage. Keep an extra-close eye on areas that have a higher potential for leaks, especially during rainstorms.

Benefits of Commercial Water Damage Restoration
in Parker, TX

When water invades your business or commercial property, you don't have much time to ponder your next course of action. While some business owners opt to try DIY water damage restoration, in most cases, they end up with more damage and expenses than before their leak. For the most effective, comprehensive solution to water damage, it's important that you hire a professional. At Atlas National Renovations, our primary focus is assisting business owners and commercial property managers with water damage restoration. We've been doing it for years, and we can help you too.

Here are just a few of the most common benefits we hear from past customers:

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Safe Shopping Experience

Safe Shopping Experience

If you own a business, the health and safety of your customers is of utmost importance. When water damage occurs inside your storefront, you could be dealing with more than property damage. Depending on the severity of your issue, contaminants and microorganisms may be present, putting your customers' health at risk. When you trust a professional water damage restoration company like Atlas to remediate your water leak, you're not just putting a stop to the leak. Our team will clean and sanitize your business, making it safe for customers to continue shopping at your store.

Quick Response Time

Quick Response Time

Water damage can create unbearable conditions in your commercial property. As such, your water restoration company must be quick to respond. Professional water damage companies like Atlas respond quickly and can clean up water, dry and disinfect the area, and make necessary repairs. Because we have an entire team of pros and industry-leading equipment, we can be on site in minutes.

Less Damage, Better Costs

Less Damage, Better Costs

Water damage can be very expensive. Sometimes, it only takes a couple of hours to result in heavy losses. How soon you call the experts could mean the difference between painting over a water stain and having to rebuild an entire area of damaged drywall. When you call Atlas immediately, clients often reduce the cost of water damage restoration and overall building damage.

Capital Expenditure Services

In addition to our disaster recovery services, we also offer large-scale upgrades and improvements for your capital expenditures. If you own or manage a large commercial building or a multi-family property, you need to make sure your capital expenditures maintain present operating levels and foster your company's future growth.

At Atlas National Renovations, class A, B, and C properties are our bread and butter. We take the time to understand our customer's needs and expectations from the start so we can deliver outstanding results. If you're looking for a top-tier contractor to do the job right the first time, look no further than Atlas. Our customers love our team because we make large, highly-complicated projects easy to finish.

If you're looking to invest in the future of your business, know that we are here to help with projects like these:

  • High Volume Unit Upgrades and Improvements
  • Amenity Upgrades and Conversions
  • Common Area Improvements
  • High Volume Carpet, LVT, and Tile Installation
  • Courtyards and Hardscapes
  • Package Room and Mail Center Upgrades and Additions
  • Fitness Center Upgrades and Improvements
  • Dog Parks and Pet Stations
  • Signage Improvements and Additions
  • LED Lighting and Electrical Upgrades

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Multi-Family Building Deficiencies and Restoration Services

New multi-family properties are entering the market every day. That means that older communities must be renovated to keep up with modern demands and tenant needs. Upgrades to amenities, aesthetics and even structural changes help assets stay up-to-date. At the same time, damages from leaks and storms must be addressed. If you're a multi-family property manager or owner, and need unmatched restoration capability, Atlas National Renovations is here to serve you.

We specialize in cutting-edge, high-quality ways to achieve your renovation goals - for your tenants but also for your corporate leaders and management team. After all, a successful multi-family renovation benefits all parties.

We currently work with the top multi-family groups across our state. Unlike some multi-family renovation companies in Texas, our team understands the inner workings of the multi-family environment. Our customers appreciate our accommodations to their residents, maintenance team, leasing team, corporate leaders, and beyond. We're proud to say we know multi-family, inside and out, and have the credentials to back up those claims.

When crafting a multi-family restoration plan, we always consider your tenant's demographics, your building's curb appeal, property age, and energy efficiency. Whether you need to have significant updates applied to an older property or need a water damage inspection for a brand-new building, we can help.

Here is a quick glance at some of the multi-family renovations that our team handles:

  • Leak Detection and Water Intrusion Investigation
  • Exterior Sealants and Waterproofing
  • Large Interior and Exterior Paint Projects
  • Stucco Remediation and Exterior Facade Re-Clads
  • Full Property Exterior Repaints
  • Concrete and Flatwork
  • Corridor and Common Area Painting
  • Roof Replacement

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Water damage restoration is a crucial, complex process that must be completed properly to save your business from serious damage. Choosing the right professional is equally important, especially when your customers' health is on the line. Whether you need large-scale commercial restoration or quick, effective water damage cleanup for your storefront business, know that we are only a phone call away. Contact our friendly team of experts to learn more about Atlas National Renovations and how we clean up your water damage mess better than the rest.

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State Champs! Gilbert powers past West-Oak for Class 3A baseball crown

The Gilbert baseball team wasn’t considered one of the favorites when the high school state playoffs began last month. But on Saturday, the Indians were hoisting the Class 3A championship trophy following their 12-3 win over West-Oak in the deciding game of the best-of-three series at a rainy Harley Park at USC Upstate. It is the fifth baseball championship for the Indians but first in Class 3A. Gilbert won a title in Class A and three in Class 2A. Four of the five championships have come under coach Ashley Burnett, who i...

The Gilbert baseball team wasn’t considered one of the favorites when the high school state playoffs began last month.

But on Saturday, the Indians were hoisting the Class 3A championship trophy following their 12-3 win over West-Oak in the deciding game of the best-of-three series at a rainy Harley Park at USC Upstate.

It is the fifth baseball championship for the Indians but first in Class 3A. Gilbert won a title in Class A and three in Class 2A. Four of the five championships have come under coach Ashley Burnett, who is in his 25th season at Gilbert and has won more than 500 games.

Gilbert entered the playoffs unranked in the final regular-season Class 3A baseball coaches poll. The Indians had to win a tiebreaker game against Strom Thurmond to earn the No. 1 seed from Region 5-3A.

But in the playoffs, Gilbert lost just once, a 6-0 defeat in Game 2 to West Oak. The Indians put up 26 runs in the two other games of the title series.

“All of a sudden we started to swing the bats a little better, pitch a little and it all came together. I’m tickled to death for them,” Burnett said. “... We struggled a little bit early in the season, and the pieces come together and then you just hold on to the ride.

“I didn’t expect the year we had with COVID and everything else. We talked at the beginning of the year about mental toughness and resilience with everything going on. I’m extremely proud of them and the effort they put forth today.”

Gilbert’s mental toughness was tested after West-Oak cut Gilbert’s lead to 6-3 after the first inning. The game was then delayed for two hours and 11 minutes with Gilbert leading 6-3. Catcher Ashby Vining said players stayed relaxed and were brought food to help break up the time.

During the delay, Burnett reminded them of J.J. Watt’s “Rent is due” slogan that the team used much of the season and had printed on T-shirts.

“When we came back on the field, I told them rent is due today. I am just so proud of them,” Burnett said.

After the delay, the Indians scored twice in the fifth on RBI singles by Dylan Massey and Joey Parker. Gilbert scored three more in the sixth, the last final run coming on Vining’s solo homer.

Vining, the Coker signee, was 2 for 3 with a pair of home runs and three RBIs.

“Last year with COVID, we thought we had a pretty good year to compete for it and the season got called,” Vining said. “This year, it is a new set of guys and we are best friends. We don’t have all these big guys, but we come out and compete. And find ways to win for sure.”

Eight of Gilbert’s nine starters had at least one hit in the game. Parker and Preston Price each had two hits and Cooper Burkett drove in two runs.

Senior Edwin Amerson pitched a complete-game to win his final high school start. The left-hander didn’t have much experience starting on the varsity level until this year.

The Montreat signee was the winning pitcher in both of the Indians’ wins during the series. Amerson allowed three runs, all in the first, on eight hits while walking two and striking out three.

Burnett thought about pulling his ace during the delay, but Amerson convinced his coach he was OK to go back out there.

“This year has been crazy,” Amerson said. “I always dreamed about getting on the mound and pitching in a state championship. This has been amazing.”

The Indians jumped on West-Oak starter Austin Rogers in the first inning, scoring six runs and sending 10 batters to the plate.

Vining started the scoring with a two-run homer that traveled more than 400 feet to make it 2-0.

Burkett also had a two-run single and Austin Waters had an RBI bunt single.

West Oak answered with three runs in the bottom of the first, two coming on Austin Stephens’ two-run double.

WP: Edwin Amerson LP: Austin Rogers Hitters: G: Preston Price 2-4 RBIs; Ashby Vining 2-3 2 HR, 3 RBIs; Dylan Massey 1-3 RBI; Joey Parker 2-4 RBI; Austin Waters 1-3 RBI; Chance Jennings 1-3; Aaron Sox 1-3 RBI; Cooper Burkett 1-3 2 RBIs. WO: Gibson 3-4; Rogers 2-3 2 RBIs

Here are the scores and schedule from the South Carolina High School League state baseball and softball championships.

Best-of-3 Series

Tuesday: Hillcrest 5, Summerville 3

Friday: Hillcrest 9, Summerville 8, Hillcrest wins series, 2-0

Best-of-3 Series

Tuesday: A.C. Flora 10, James Island 0

Thursday: A.C. Flora 10, James Island 0, AC Flora wins series, 2-0.

Best-of-3 Series

Tuesday: Gilbert 14, West-Oak4 (6)

Thursday: West-Oak 6. Gilbert 0

Saturday: Gilbert 12, West-Oak 3, Gilbert wins series 2-1

Wednesday: Andrew Jackson 1, Legion Collegiate 0

Friday: Legion Collegiate 11, Andrew Jackson 1 (5), series tied 1-1

Monday: Andrew Jackson vs. Legion Collegiate, at Lancaster High School, 7 p.m.

Best-of-3 Series

Tuesday: Lake View 11, Southside Christian 2

Saturday: Lake View 7, Southside Christian 6, LV wins series, 2-0

Best-of-3 Series

Tuesday: Byrnes 2, Ashley Ridge 0

Thursday: Byrnes 4, Ashley Ridge 0, Byrnes wins series, 2-0

Best-of-3 Series

Tuesday: Lugoff-Elgin 4, Darlington 3

Friday: Lugoff-Elgin 5, Darlington 4, Lugoff-Elgin wins series, 2-0

Best-of-3 Series

Tuesday: Dillon 3, Seneca 2

Thursday: Seneca 6, Dillon

Saturday: Seneca 3, Dillon 1, Seneca wins series, 2-1

Best-of-3 Series

Tuesday: Legion Collegiate 6, Andrew Jackson 3

Thursday: Legion Collegiate 10, Andrew Jackson, LC wins series, 2-0

Best-of-3 Series

Tuesday: Lake View 5, Dixie 3

Friday: Lake View 8, Dixie 2, LV wins series 2-0

What's the best beach in SC? Here's what the locals will tell you.

...

Stretching 187 miles, the South Carolina coastline is beloved features of this state.

That's why The Sun News should've known, when we asked readers where to find South Carolina's best beaches, the tea would be boiling hot.

There's simply no universal favorite . No beach, nor region, in the very unscientific poll, received a clear majority.

Here's what people said they love about South Carolina's beaches. Let this be a summertime sand guide.

There's a lot of sand to visit.

Almost every beach along the coast had at least a few spots families loved to visit. Here are the top four.

— North Myrtle Beach: "It is quiet and family oriented. It is where you can come and just relax, my happy place!" Charles Seastrunk said.

— Hilton Head Island: "Family oriented, great walking beach (love seeing the dogs in the morning) and well maintained," Laurie Pagnotto said.

— Garden City: "Family and dog friendly, lots of public parking, not too crowded, allows large tents," Cornelia Zell said.

— Fripp Island: "Perfect for family vacations," Cody Greene said.

Hidden about an hour south of Charleston, Edisto Beach was the biggest favorite among people looking for a quiet place to go (great spot for families, too).

"NO NEON!!! Quiet, peaceful, relaxing, beautiful," Robert Owens told us.

Farther north, Litchfield and Pawleys Island were prized for their calm atmosphere and lack of crowds. Some stretches of sand in those areas are limited to residents, but there are still plenty of access points for the public.

Cherry Grove sits as close to North Carolina as one can get without actually crossing the border. It was the most popular beach in the Grand Strand for our respondents. People loved it for how much space it provides and the (usual) lack of crowds.

"Large expanse of sand, quiet, great place to find sand dollars and seashells, and fabulous sunrises and sunsets. Waites Island across the inlet that is even more quiet and a great spot for a picnic after a kayak trip!" said Susan Wesmiller. Visiting Cherry Grove has been her family tradition for 30 years.

On the north end of North Myrtle Beach, Cherry Grove is still close to plenty of restaurants and hotels, making staying and visiting there easy, residents and visitors wrote.

"Love that I don't have to walk a mile to get from the parking lot" to the beach, Brenda Zumbaum said.

Folly Beach, in the Charleston area, was complimented for its laid-back environment, and in particular, its surfing. (Riding the waves requires a chill beach, doesn't it?)

Hilton Head Island was also a heavy favorite for surfing.

"VERY WIDE, SMALL CROWDS, GOO(D) SURF," Charles H. and Norma L. Wood wrote, rather enthusiastically.

Hunting Island, located across the bay from Edisto Beach, held a similar appeal for many respondents. In particular, the Boneyard Beach, where hundreds of trees felled by erosion create an eerie landscape, stands out to longtime visitor Merranda Michels.

"Hunting Island is the most beautiful and peaceful beach in SC," she wrote. "During the day, we enjoy time on the beach looking for shells and finding all kinds, including sand dollars and hermit crabs. They have a lighthouse and the boneyard, which is dead trees that rest peacefully on the beach with their dried roots still attached. At night, you can see every star in the sky as well as many shooting stars."

Beaufort resident Emily Hulsey said she visits the beach, which is "in our backyard," often. She also frequently camps there and said it is "devoid of oppressive crowds found at other beaches."

Scott French said he and his wife spent "many warm days" on Sullivan's Island when they were first dating and attending the College of Charleston. They fell in love with the beach and each other.

"Those memories are so special to us we named our son Sullivan," he said.

Not everyone wanted to tell us what the best beach is, preferring to keep it all to themselves. (Understandable.)

"I am not telling you what's the best beach in S.C. because then everyone would go there, and it wouldn't be the best beach anymore," Carl Roberts said.

Melvin Poole said Atlantic Beach, the only one he could visit during segregation, is still his favorite decades later. The city has long been the heart of the Grand Strand's Black community, hosting events like Black Bike Week every Memorial Day.

Kiawah Island is great for dolphin viewing, several people said. It also hosts some of the biggest golf tournaments in the nation.

"The beaches are beautiful!" Parker Merritt said. "They are never crowded and you can always find a quiet spot to enjoy a good book, plenty of space to fish if you'd like to take your reel out there, and easy going waves for kids to enjoy. The wildlife there is stunning, too! You can see dolphins strand feeding and hang out with the turtle patrol in the early mornings."

On Hilton Head Island, Coligny Beach was the most popular destination. Residents and tourists told us that they pride it for the ease of access, cleanliness and proximity to businesses.

"You can be on the beautiful beach and away from it all, while still being just a short walk away from several great restaurants and bars," Pat Sheley said.

Isle of Palms, near Mount Pleasant, is a "very pristine" beach, Sherene Chavous said. Others said they love it because of how close it is to downtown Charleston. Bored at the beach? Go paint the town.

Or ... maybe go to the mountains?

At least one person, we're not going to say who, isn't a fan of South Carolina's beaches.

"They're all dumps. No waves and dirty water."

State Champs! Gilbert powers past West-Oak for Class 3A baseball crown

The Gilbert baseball team wasn’t considered one of the favorites when the high school state playoffs began last month. But on Saturday, the Indians were hoisting the Class 3A championship trophy following their 12-3 win over West-Oak in the deciding game of the best-of-three series at a rainy Harley Park at USC Upstate. It is the fifth baseball championship for the Indians but first in Class 3A. Gilbert won a title in Class A and three in Class 2A. Four of the five championships have come under coach Ashley Burnett, who i...

The Gilbert baseball team wasn’t considered one of the favorites when the high school state playoffs began last month.

But on Saturday, the Indians were hoisting the Class 3A championship trophy following their 12-3 win over West-Oak in the deciding game of the best-of-three series at a rainy Harley Park at USC Upstate.

It is the fifth baseball championship for the Indians but first in Class 3A. Gilbert won a title in Class A and three in Class 2A. Four of the five championships have come under coach Ashley Burnett, who is in his 25th season at Gilbert and has won more than 500 games.

Gilbert entered the playoffs unranked in the final regular-season Class 3A baseball coaches poll. The Indians had to win a tiebreaker game against Strom Thurmond to earn the No. 1 seed from Region 5-3A.

But in the playoffs, Gilbert lost just once, a 6-0 defeat in Game 2 to West Oak. The Indians put up 26 runs in the two other games of the title series.

“All of a sudden we started to swing the bats a little better, pitch a little and it all came together. I’m tickled to death for them,” Burnett said. “... We struggled a little bit early in the season, and the pieces come together and then you just hold on to the ride.

“I didn’t expect the year we had with COVID and everything else. We talked at the beginning of the year about mental toughness and resilience with everything going on. I’m extremely proud of them and the effort they put forth today.”

Gilbert’s mental toughness was tested after West-Oak cut Gilbert’s lead to 6-3 after the first inning. The game was then delayed for two hours and 11 minutes with Gilbert leading 6-3. Catcher Ashby Vining said players stayed relaxed and were brought food to help break up the time.

During the delay, Burnett reminded them of J.J. Watt’s “Rent is due” slogan that the team used much of the season and had printed on T-shirts.

“When we came back on the field, I told them rent is due today. I am just so proud of them,” Burnett said.

After the delay, the Indians scored twice in the fifth on RBI singles by Dylan Massey and Joey Parker. Gilbert scored three more in the sixth, the last final run coming on Vining’s solo homer.

Vining, the Coker signee, was 2 for 3 with a pair of home runs and three RBIs.

“Last year with COVID, we thought we had a pretty good year to compete for it and the season got called,” Vining said. “This year, it is a new set of guys and we are best friends. We don’t have all these big guys, but we come out and compete. And find ways to win for sure.”

Eight of Gilbert’s nine starters had at least one hit in the game. Parker and Preston Price each had two hits and Cooper Burkett drove in two runs.

Senior Edwin Amerson pitched a complete-game to win his final high school start. The left-hander didn’t have much experience starting on the varsity level until this year.

The Montreat signee was the winning pitcher in both of the Indians’ wins during the series. Amerson allowed three runs, all in the first, on eight hits while walking two and striking out three.

Burnett thought about pulling his ace during the delay, but Amerson convinced his coach he was OK to go back out there.

“This year has been crazy,” Amerson said. “I always dreamed about getting on the mound and pitching in a state championship. This has been amazing.”

The Indians jumped on West-Oak starter Austin Rogers in the first inning, scoring six runs and sending 10 batters to the plate.

Vining started the scoring with a two-run homer that traveled more than 400 feet to make it 2-0.

Burkett also had a two-run single and Austin Waters had an RBI bunt single.

West Oak answered with three runs in the bottom of the first, two coming on Austin Stephens’ two-run double.

WP: Edwin Amerson LP: Austin Rogers Hitters: G: Preston Price 2-4 RBIs; Ashby Vining 2-3 2 HR, 3 RBIs; Dylan Massey 1-3 RBI; Joey Parker 2-4 RBI; Austin Waters 1-3 RBI; Chance Jennings 1-3; Aaron Sox 1-3 RBI; Cooper Burkett 1-3 2 RBIs. WO: Gibson 3-4; Rogers 2-3 2 RBIs

Here are the scores and schedule from the South Carolina High School League state baseball and softball championships.

Best-of-3 Series

Tuesday: Hillcrest 5, Summerville 3

Friday: Hillcrest 9, Summerville 8, Hillcrest wins series, 2-0

Best-of-3 Series

Tuesday: A.C. Flora 10, James Island 0

Thursday: A.C. Flora 10, James Island 0, AC Flora wins series, 2-0.

Best-of-3 Series

Tuesday: Gilbert 14, West-Oak4 (6)

Thursday: West-Oak 6. Gilbert 0

Saturday: Gilbert 12, West-Oak 3, Gilbert wins series 2-1

Wednesday: Andrew Jackson 1, Legion Collegiate 0

Friday: Legion Collegiate 11, Andrew Jackson 1 (5), series tied 1-1

Monday: Andrew Jackson vs. Legion Collegiate, at Lancaster High School, 7 p.m.

Best-of-3 Series

Tuesday: Lake View 11, Southside Christian 2

Saturday: Lake View 7, Southside Christian 6, LV wins series, 2-0

Best-of-3 Series

Tuesday: Byrnes 2, Ashley Ridge 0

Thursday: Byrnes 4, Ashley Ridge 0, Byrnes wins series, 2-0

Best-of-3 Series

Tuesday: Lugoff-Elgin 4, Darlington 3

Friday: Lugoff-Elgin 5, Darlington 4, Lugoff-Elgin wins series, 2-0

Best-of-3 Series

Tuesday: Dillon 3, Seneca 2

Thursday: Seneca 6, Dillon

Saturday: Seneca 3, Dillon 1, Seneca wins series, 2-1

Best-of-3 Series

Tuesday: Legion Collegiate 6, Andrew Jackson 3

Thursday: Legion Collegiate 10, Andrew Jackson, LC wins series, 2-0

Best-of-3 Series

Tuesday: Lake View 5, Dixie 3

Friday: Lake View 8, Dixie 2, LV wins series 2-0

What's the best beach in SC? Here's what the locals will tell you.

...

Stretching 187 miles, the South Carolina coastline is beloved features of this state.

That's why The Sun News should've known, when we asked readers where to find South Carolina's best beaches, the tea would be boiling hot.

There's simply no universal favorite . No beach, nor region, in the very unscientific poll, received a clear majority.

Here's what people said they love about South Carolina's beaches. Let this be a summertime sand guide.

There's a lot of sand to visit.

Almost every beach along the coast had at least a few spots families loved to visit. Here are the top four.

— North Myrtle Beach: "It is quiet and family oriented. It is where you can come and just relax, my happy place!" Charles Seastrunk said.

— Hilton Head Island: "Family oriented, great walking beach (love seeing the dogs in the morning) and well maintained," Laurie Pagnotto said.

— Garden City: "Family and dog friendly, lots of public parking, not too crowded, allows large tents," Cornelia Zell said.

— Fripp Island: "Perfect for family vacations," Cody Greene said.

Hidden about an hour south of Charleston, Edisto Beach was the biggest favorite among people looking for a quiet place to go (great spot for families, too).

"NO NEON!!! Quiet, peaceful, relaxing, beautiful," Robert Owens told us.

Farther north, Litchfield and Pawleys Island were prized for their calm atmosphere and lack of crowds. Some stretches of sand in those areas are limited to residents, but there are still plenty of access points for the public.

Cherry Grove sits as close to North Carolina as one can get without actually crossing the border. It was the most popular beach in the Grand Strand for our respondents. People loved it for how much space it provides and the (usual) lack of crowds.

"Large expanse of sand, quiet, great place to find sand dollars and seashells, and fabulous sunrises and sunsets. Waites Island across the inlet that is even more quiet and a great spot for a picnic after a kayak trip!" said Susan Wesmiller. Visiting Cherry Grove has been her family tradition for 30 years.

On the north end of North Myrtle Beach, Cherry Grove is still close to plenty of restaurants and hotels, making staying and visiting there easy, residents and visitors wrote.

"Love that I don't have to walk a mile to get from the parking lot" to the beach, Brenda Zumbaum said.

Folly Beach, in the Charleston area, was complimented for its laid-back environment, and in particular, its surfing. (Riding the waves requires a chill beach, doesn't it?)

Hilton Head Island was also a heavy favorite for surfing.

"VERY WIDE, SMALL CROWDS, GOO(D) SURF," Charles H. and Norma L. Wood wrote, rather enthusiastically.

Hunting Island, located across the bay from Edisto Beach, held a similar appeal for many respondents. In particular, the Boneyard Beach, where hundreds of trees felled by erosion create an eerie landscape, stands out to longtime visitor Merranda Michels.

"Hunting Island is the most beautiful and peaceful beach in SC," she wrote. "During the day, we enjoy time on the beach looking for shells and finding all kinds, including sand dollars and hermit crabs. They have a lighthouse and the boneyard, which is dead trees that rest peacefully on the beach with their dried roots still attached. At night, you can see every star in the sky as well as many shooting stars."

Beaufort resident Emily Hulsey said she visits the beach, which is "in our backyard," often. She also frequently camps there and said it is "devoid of oppressive crowds found at other beaches."

Scott French said he and his wife spent "many warm days" on Sullivan's Island when they were first dating and attending the College of Charleston. They fell in love with the beach and each other.

"Those memories are so special to us we named our son Sullivan," he said.

Not everyone wanted to tell us what the best beach is, preferring to keep it all to themselves. (Understandable.)

"I am not telling you what's the best beach in S.C. because then everyone would go there, and it wouldn't be the best beach anymore," Carl Roberts said.

Melvin Poole said Atlantic Beach, the only one he could visit during segregation, is still his favorite decades later. The city has long been the heart of the Grand Strand's Black community, hosting events like Black Bike Week every Memorial Day.

Kiawah Island is great for dolphin viewing, several people said. It also hosts some of the biggest golf tournaments in the nation.

"The beaches are beautiful!" Parker Merritt said. "They are never crowded and you can always find a quiet spot to enjoy a good book, plenty of space to fish if you'd like to take your reel out there, and easy going waves for kids to enjoy. The wildlife there is stunning, too! You can see dolphins strand feeding and hang out with the turtle patrol in the early mornings."

On Hilton Head Island, Coligny Beach was the most popular destination. Residents and tourists told us that they pride it for the ease of access, cleanliness and proximity to businesses.

"You can be on the beautiful beach and away from it all, while still being just a short walk away from several great restaurants and bars," Pat Sheley said.

Isle of Palms, near Mount Pleasant, is a "very pristine" beach, Sherene Chavous said. Others said they love it because of how close it is to downtown Charleston. Bored at the beach? Go paint the town.

Or ... maybe go to the mountains?

At least one person, we're not going to say who, isn't a fan of South Carolina's beaches.

"They're all dumps. No waves and dirty water."

State Champs! Gilbert powers past West-Oak for Class 3A baseball crown

The Gilbert baseball team wasn’t considered one of the favorites when the high school state playoffs began last month. But on Saturday, the Indians were hoisting the Class 3A championship trophy following their 12-3 win over West-Oak in the deciding game of the best-of-three series at a rainy Harley Park at USC Upstate. It is the fifth baseball championship for the Indians but first in Class 3A. Gilbert won a title in Class A and three in Class 2A. Four of the five championships have come under coach Ashley Burnett, who i...

The Gilbert baseball team wasn’t considered one of the favorites when the high school state playoffs began last month.

But on Saturday, the Indians were hoisting the Class 3A championship trophy following their 12-3 win over West-Oak in the deciding game of the best-of-three series at a rainy Harley Park at USC Upstate.

It is the fifth baseball championship for the Indians but first in Class 3A. Gilbert won a title in Class A and three in Class 2A. Four of the five championships have come under coach Ashley Burnett, who is in his 25th season at Gilbert and has won more than 500 games.

Gilbert entered the playoffs unranked in the final regular-season Class 3A baseball coaches poll. The Indians had to win a tiebreaker game against Strom Thurmond to earn the No. 1 seed from Region 5-3A.

But in the playoffs, Gilbert lost just once, a 6-0 defeat in Game 2 to West Oak. The Indians put up 26 runs in the two other games of the title series.

“All of a sudden we started to swing the bats a little better, pitch a little and it all came together. I’m tickled to death for them,” Burnett said. “... We struggled a little bit early in the season, and the pieces come together and then you just hold on to the ride.

“I didn’t expect the year we had with COVID and everything else. We talked at the beginning of the year about mental toughness and resilience with everything going on. I’m extremely proud of them and the effort they put forth today.”

Gilbert’s mental toughness was tested after West-Oak cut Gilbert’s lead to 6-3 after the first inning. The game was then delayed for two hours and 11 minutes with Gilbert leading 6-3. Catcher Ashby Vining said players stayed relaxed and were brought food to help break up the time.

During the delay, Burnett reminded them of J.J. Watt’s “Rent is due” slogan that the team used much of the season and had printed on T-shirts.

“When we came back on the field, I told them rent is due today. I am just so proud of them,” Burnett said.

After the delay, the Indians scored twice in the fifth on RBI singles by Dylan Massey and Joey Parker. Gilbert scored three more in the sixth, the last final run coming on Vining’s solo homer.

Vining, the Coker signee, was 2 for 3 with a pair of home runs and three RBIs.

“Last year with COVID, we thought we had a pretty good year to compete for it and the season got called,” Vining said. “This year, it is a new set of guys and we are best friends. We don’t have all these big guys, but we come out and compete. And find ways to win for sure.”

Eight of Gilbert’s nine starters had at least one hit in the game. Parker and Preston Price each had two hits and Cooper Burkett drove in two runs.

Senior Edwin Amerson pitched a complete-game to win his final high school start. The left-hander didn’t have much experience starting on the varsity level until this year.

The Montreat signee was the winning pitcher in both of the Indians’ wins during the series. Amerson allowed three runs, all in the first, on eight hits while walking two and striking out three.

Burnett thought about pulling his ace during the delay, but Amerson convinced his coach he was OK to go back out there.

“This year has been crazy,” Amerson said. “I always dreamed about getting on the mound and pitching in a state championship. This has been amazing.”

The Indians jumped on West-Oak starter Austin Rogers in the first inning, scoring six runs and sending 10 batters to the plate.

Vining started the scoring with a two-run homer that traveled more than 400 feet to make it 2-0.

Burkett also had a two-run single and Austin Waters had an RBI bunt single.

West Oak answered with three runs in the bottom of the first, two coming on Austin Stephens’ two-run double.

WP: Edwin Amerson LP: Austin Rogers Hitters: G: Preston Price 2-4 RBIs; Ashby Vining 2-3 2 HR, 3 RBIs; Dylan Massey 1-3 RBI; Joey Parker 2-4 RBI; Austin Waters 1-3 RBI; Chance Jennings 1-3; Aaron Sox 1-3 RBI; Cooper Burkett 1-3 2 RBIs. WO: Gibson 3-4; Rogers 2-3 2 RBIs

Here are the scores and schedule from the South Carolina High School League state baseball and softball championships.

Best-of-3 Series

Tuesday: Hillcrest 5, Summerville 3

Friday: Hillcrest 9, Summerville 8, Hillcrest wins series, 2-0

Best-of-3 Series

Tuesday: A.C. Flora 10, James Island 0

Thursday: A.C. Flora 10, James Island 0, AC Flora wins series, 2-0.

Best-of-3 Series

Tuesday: Gilbert 14, West-Oak4 (6)

Thursday: West-Oak 6. Gilbert 0

Saturday: Gilbert 12, West-Oak 3, Gilbert wins series 2-1

Wednesday: Andrew Jackson 1, Legion Collegiate 0

Friday: Legion Collegiate 11, Andrew Jackson 1 (5), series tied 1-1

Monday: Andrew Jackson vs. Legion Collegiate, at Lancaster High School, 7 p.m.

Best-of-3 Series

Tuesday: Lake View 11, Southside Christian 2

Saturday: Lake View 7, Southside Christian 6, LV wins series, 2-0

Best-of-3 Series

Tuesday: Byrnes 2, Ashley Ridge 0

Thursday: Byrnes 4, Ashley Ridge 0, Byrnes wins series, 2-0

Best-of-3 Series

Tuesday: Lugoff-Elgin 4, Darlington 3

Friday: Lugoff-Elgin 5, Darlington 4, Lugoff-Elgin wins series, 2-0

Best-of-3 Series

Tuesday: Dillon 3, Seneca 2

Thursday: Seneca 6, Dillon

Saturday: Seneca 3, Dillon 1, Seneca wins series, 2-1

Best-of-3 Series

Tuesday: Legion Collegiate 6, Andrew Jackson 3

Thursday: Legion Collegiate 10, Andrew Jackson, LC wins series, 2-0

Best-of-3 Series

Tuesday: Lake View 5, Dixie 3

Friday: Lake View 8, Dixie 2, LV wins series 2-0

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