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Two winning teams are in Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Tournament

By Annie Rigby The NCUSSSA softball tournament held Sunday, Oct. 4, ten teams pivoted fields opposing the teams that made the bracket to move on to the next game. The teams consisted of 8U to 14U and two high school teams. The teams wore pink in support of breast cancer awareness month. The team Revolutions was a hard hitting and strong willed team consisting of 10 players and two coaches. The end game was against The Bandits who also had hard hitting young ladies giving the Revolution a run for the win. One team member of the Bandits hit a …

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NMB cross country teams have productive week

By John Smithson The North Myrtle Beach High School boys and girls varsity cross country teams performed well in two meets last week. The Chiefs teams finished first and second in a four-team meet last Wednesday at North Myrtle Beach, then travelled to West Florence High School for the Pee Dee Classic on Saturday where the boys finished sixth and the girls took third in team standings. In last Wednesday’s home meet the boys finished second to Carolina Forest and ahead of the Myrtle Beach and Loris teams. The Chiefs were led in the 5000-meter final by Jacob Koontz’s second …

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Chiefs football finally gets started

By John Smithson The year 2020 has been the year most want to forget. High school sports had already been dealt a bad hand when spring sports were cancelled early last March due to the many unknowns surrounding COVID-19. As schools cancelled classes for the year, disappointed athletes in all sports waited to see what might happen in the fall. During the summer North Myrtle Beach High School fall sports teams waited and watched to see what the South Carolina High School League would do. Preparations were started then stopped until finally all teams found out their shortened schedules for …

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Limits set for spadefish, tripletail

Limits to help protect two popular South Carolina fish species were recently added to South Carolina’s fish and game laws. Legislators passed catch and minimum size limits for both Atlantic spadefish and Atlantic tripletail, two coastal fish that previously lacked some protections. Under the new laws, anglers may keep 10 spadefish per person per day (or 30 per boat) and may only keep fish at least 14 inches in total length. The creel limit for spadefish was previously 20 fish per person per day, with no minimum size limit. Anglers may keep three tripletail per person per day (or nine …

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North Myrtle Beach Chiefs baseball coach Brian Alderson has once in a lifetime season

By John Smithson With baseball at North Myrtle Beach High School ending early due to the coronavirus, coach Brian Alderson is much like most people – unsure of what the future holds. “Obviously nothing like this has ever happened before in our lifetime and it has been very difficult on our student athletes, our coaches and all our families. But if you put it in perspective, this virus has put a strain on the whole world, not just us or Horry County. It’s much bigger than that.” Alderson talked about the many problems brought on by the virus. “It is …

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Friday night lights for NMB High School fields

All three athletic fields at North Myrtle Beach High School and all other county high schools will be lit up from 8:20 to 8:40 p.m. on Friday, May 1, in honor of all senior athletes in all spring sports.  Anyone is invited to drive by the school to see the lights. However, due to the school’s closure, no one will be permitted to enter the stadium area. Each spring sport athlete has their number or initials on the field, and each sport is identified above the number or initials. Baseball and softball players’ numbers are on their field.  Athletic director …

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Coronavirus ends spring athletic competition at S.C. high schools with many repercussions

By John Smithson Last month, just as the various spring sports were getting underway at North Myrtle Beach High School, the seasons just as quickly ended. South Carolina schools closed in mid-March and besides parents and kids going to virtual classrooms for learning, thousands of student athletes statewide learned their sport and games and matches were placed on hold. Baseball, soccer, track, softball, tennis, lacrosse and golf might have a video game equivalent but for high school coaches and players, the end of their sport schedule meant no practice, no games and not even the thrill of winning or the …

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Lacrosse coach Rosa finds lessons in the spring sports cancellation

By John Smithson As the North Myrtle Beach varsity lacrosse team began their season, I had the chance to talk with coach Dan Rosa. At that time many weeks ago, I witnessed an energetic group of boys and girls, players going through drills and practice guided by assistant coaches. Two students were there that day to volunteer their time as managers for the team. Rosa was pleased with his program and its growth in such a short time. He was even setting a goal for his boys team to end their season with a winning record. On Sunday, I again …

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Boys soccer coach Wheeler reflects on a positive but short season

By John Smithson Obviously, we were having a great start to the season going 6-0 and being  first in the Region. All that is attributed to the hard work and sacrifice these young men gave to the program. Since we took over the program last June, these young men have been together roughly twice a week every week we were allowed leading up to this season. Whether that be in the weight room or on the field. They fully committed to the goals they set out and it was really difficult to see them cut short of those goals. There …

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NMB High School spring sports update

By John Smithson Lacrosse – The North Myrtle Beach High School lacrosse team ran their record to 4-3 after last week’s action. The Chiefs opened the week with an 18-1 loss to powerhouse Waccamaw last Monday at North Myrtle Beach. The Chiefs came back on Thursday to get their first win over Socastee by a 5-4 score. The North Myrtle Beach varsity lacrosse team on offense in the first half of last Monday’s game with Waccamaw. The Chiefs Holden Rue (2) scored their only goal as Sam Barker (12) looked on in an 18-1 loss to an excellent lacrosse team. …

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