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Varsity lacrosse team wins 11-10

The North Myrtle Beach varsity boys lacrosse team topped Carolina Forest 11-10 Monday evening in a thrilling overtime victory. Leading the scoring was Michael Swogger with four goals and an assist. Justin Broder had three goals and an assist. Austin Hite scored twice and had an assist. George Baldwin had a goal and an assist and defenseman Brady LaPrade scored a goal. Holden Rue and Cameron Goldner each had an assist as well. The Chiefs are now 4-7 on the season.

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Chiefs baseball team runs region record to 7-0 with win

The North Myrtle Beach Chiefs varsity baseball team ran their region record to 7-0 with an exciting 12-7 win over visiting Myrtle Beach at the Chiefs field Monday evening. The Chiefs had beaten the Seahawks 4-2 earlier in the season but Myrtle Beach stayed in the game until the Chiefs scored five runs in the sixth inning to put the game away. The Seahawks got a first inning run on a double by the pitcher Burgess leading off. Burgess later scored on a sacrifice fly by Keck for a 1-0 MB lead. The Chiefs quickly got three runs in the …

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Chiefs baseball team wins conference game 4-2 over Hartsville Tuesday night

The North Myrtle Beach Chiefs baseball team won a big conference matchup Tuesday evening, beating visiting Hartsville 4-2 at the North Myrtle Beach sports complex. The Chiefs started the evening by throwing out a Hartsville runner at the plate in the first inning as he broke from third while the Chiefs were making a throw to first to complete a strikeout in the dirt. In the bottom of the first Ewin Vasquez hit a single to right and stole second. Colton Kingston walked and Dalton Simpson singled to left to load the bases. Garrett Pearlstein singled in Vasquez. The Chiefs …

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NMB spring sports teams are having a busy season

North Myrtle Beach High School spring sports teams are past the halfway point of their seasons as they continue play this week. Here is a review of recent events and teams and a look ahead. Girls Softball The girls softball team traveled to Wilson High School last Tuesday and lost by a 7-2 score in a conference game. The Lady Chiefs then came back on Wednesday, March 20, with an 11-1 victory over Loris in a non-conference game, aided by two four-run innings in the fourth and sixth. Last Friday the Lady Chiefs couldn’t get anything going and lost 4-0 …

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NMB varsity baseball team wins during busy week

The North Myrtle Beach varsity baseball team began a week of games last Tuesday when they traveled to Myrtle Beach and came away with a 4-2 win. The Chiefs then took on their second “rival” team on Wednesday evening as Loris visited the Chiefs sports complex. This game went down to the wire as the Chiefs rallied in the bottom of the seventh inning for a 9-8 win. Wednesday’s game saw the Chiefs come back in dramatic fashion as they trailed Loris 8-6 going into the bottom of the seventh inning. The Chiefs got two men on by sloppy play …

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Local team takes second place in the Carolina Wheelchair Basketball Conference tournament

The Coastal Chairmen, a local team that practices at the North Myrtle Beach Aquatic and Fitness center, took second place in the CWBC tournament last weekend at the aquatic center gymnasium. The Chairmen lost to the Fayetteville Flyers by a 66-54 score in the championship game Sunday afternoon. The two teams battled to an 18-18 score after the first period but the Flyers, who were undefeated throughout the double elimination tournament, slowly took charge after that. They increased their lead to 37-30 at the half, then led 52-42 after three ten-minute periods and won by a 66-54 margin. Seven teams …

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High school spring sports well underway

Along with variable temperatures and yellow pollen, spring means lots of sports action by a variety of North Myrtle Beach High School varsity teams. Last Saturday the Chiefs varsity baseball team opened their home season with an 8-3 win over visiting West Brunswick. The Chiefs opened the scoring on a double by Austin Fine for a 1-0 lead after four innings. West Brunswick got three runs in the top of the fifth inning for a brief lead. However, the Chiefs bats exploded for seven runs and kept West Brunswick scoreless the rest of the way. The Chiefs had a busy …

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Pickleball tournament has successful two-day event

The 10th Paddle at the Beach Pickleball Tournament concluded play on Saturday afternoon after two days of volleying between 34 men’s and 21 women’s teams. The tournament kicked off on Friday with “pool” competition and changed to a double elimination format on Saturday. Tournament director Rick Harpster explained. “Our format is very popular with players because many tournaments use the double elimination format throughout. This means if you lose a match you drop into the losers bracket. If you lose again you are eliminated from the tournament. We feel this is unfair to the teams who often travel to our …

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North Myrtle Beach Chiefs baseball team beat rivals Myrtle Beach and Loris Tuesday and Wednesday

The North Myrtle Beach Chiefs baseball team beat Myrtle Beach 4-2 on Tuesday evening and then won a thriller against Loris by scoring three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning for a 9-8 non-conference win. The Chiefs scored single runs in the second, fifth, sixth and seventh innings to build a 4-0 lead, then held off a late bid by the Seahawks in the bottom of the seventh for a 4-2 conference victory. Wednesday’s game saw the Chiefs come back in dramatic fashion as they trailed Loris 8-6 going into the bottom of the seventh inning. The Chiefs …

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NMB wrestling team finishes state individual championships with second place finishes

The North Myrtle Beach Chiefs wrestling team capped a successful season with three second place finishers at the 4A state wrestling individual championships in Anderson, on February 22 and 23. The Chiefs also had a third place winner during the two-day event at the Anderson Civic center. Second place winners were Jackie Gore in the 145 pound class, Chase Simmons in 170 and Curtis Wolfe in the 220 pound group. Malachi Black took third in the 285 pound group. The Chiefs began quarterfinal competition on Friday with three out of five wins in their first matches. (145) Jackie Gore pinned …

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