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NMB Lady Chiefs varsity volleyball team remains undefeated in conference

The Lady Chiefs volleyball team continued their winning ways in 6AAAA conference play with a 3-0 win over Darlington last Thursday at the Chiefs gym. The Chiefs continued their excellent play last Saturday with a second place finish in the Wildcat Invitational Tournament in Lexington. The Lady Chiefs win over Darlington was highlighted by, as coach Alex Sing put it, “a combination of great serving and near flawless attacking” as they overwhelmed the visiting team. The Chiefs began the match with a 25-2 rout in the first set as Darlington struggled to return serve and when they did get a …

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Varsity volleyball returns to net with two wins

The North Myrtle Beach High School varsity volleyball team returned to action last week after Hurricane Dorian visited the area. The Lady Chiefs began the week with a win over Carolina Forest at their home gym.  North Myrtle Beach won 3-0 (25-17, 25-15, 25-21). Coach Alex Sing was glad to get the win. “Carolina Forest is young, but they have some talented kids. We were glad to get the win at their place,” Sing said. The Lady Chiefs then finished the week on Thursday with a big conference rivalry match at Myrtle Beach. They won that one 3-0 also (25-18, …

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Girls varsity golf team falls to Myrtle Beach, Loris

The North Myrtle Beach girls varsity golf team got back into action following Hurricane Dorian with losses to Myrtle Beach and Loris. The Lady Chiefs traveled to the Dunes Club for their match with Myrtle Beach last Tuesday and were defeated  195 -209. Cara Hilburn was low scorer for the Lady Chiefs with a round of 46. Freshman Faith Goff shot a 53, Savannah Jordan had a 54 and seventh grader Kalynn Basehoar shot 57. Two days later North Myrtle Beach traveled to Diamondback Golf Course in Loris for their match with the Lady Lions, who came away with the …

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First Strides offers women beginner’s guide to walking, running

When Jane Serues moved to the North Myrtle Beach area she brought with her a program to help women start walking or running toward fitness and less stress. Serues started First Strides in Allentown, Pa. “I began First Strides in 1997 and when I came here I wanted to continue it for women in this area,” Serues said. Serues describes First Strides as a beginner’s workshop for women that enables them to learn about walking and running over a twelve-week period of time, culminating in participation in the “Dashing Through the Glow Walk/Run 5K on November 22.  “We have weekly …

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NMB Volleyball, other fall sports teams getting underway at school

The North Myrtle Beach girl’s volleyball team finished second in last weekend’s preseason tournament at North Myrtle Beach, before this week’s opener. The Lady Chiefs won three of five matches in the tournament. They won over Marvin Ridge 2-1 (19-25, 25-23, 15- 13), lost to Porter Gaud 1-2 (25-18,16-25, 11- 15), won 2-0 over Hoggard (25-23, 25-13), won over West Henderson 2-0 (25-21, 25-22) and lost to Wando 0-2 (15-25, 15-25). The volleyball team has a full week with a tri-match in Lexington, S.C., against Lexington and Nations Ford on Wednesday, Aug. 28, followed by a home match on Thursday, …

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Sports Update

NMB Volleyball, other fall sports teams getting underway at school The North Myrtle Beach girl’s volleyball team finished second in last weekend’s preseason tournament at North Myrtle Beach, before this week’s opener. The Lady Chiefs won three of five matches in the tournament. They won over Marvin Ridge 2-1 (19-25, 25-23, 15- 13), lost to Porter Gaud 1-2 (25-18,16-25, 11-15), won 2-0 over Hoggard (25-23, 25-13), won over West Henderson 2-0 (25-21, 25-22) and lost to Wando 0-2 (15-25, 15-25). The volleyball team has a full week with a tri-match in Lexington, S.C., against Lexington and Nations Ford on Wednesday, …

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Trojans win by 51-9 score

The Green Sea Floyds High School varsity football team traveled to West Columbus High School in Cerro Gordo, N.C., to take on the Vikings this past Friday night. The Green Sea Floyd’s Trojans dominated in the away non-conference game in both offense and defense and won by a final score of 51-9. The Trojans will be back home next Friday night to take on the Hannah-Pamplico High School Raiders in a non-conference game at 7:30 p.m. Green Sea Floyd’s junior running back Jaquan Dixon (#9) can be seen running around the left side of the line for a large gain …

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NMB High School football teams and cheerleaders introduced to fans

Last Thursday evening the North Myrtle Beach High School football teams, band and cheerleaders were introduced individually to fans, parents and boosters for the first time. The band marched onto the field and played a preview of their halftime show. The varsity and junior varsity cheerleading squads performed and then the JV and varsity football teams were introduced as they walked down the stadium track. It was a unique way to introduce everyone and show how each of the groups are important to the success of the football program.

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Walker named varsity boys basketball coach at high school

Ryan Walker was recently appointed the new varsity boys basketball coach at North Myrtle Beach High School. Walker replaces Darcie Vincent who moved to Western Carolina University after one year of coaching at North Myrtle Beach. I met Walker in his new office near the gym as he settles into his new position. He stated that he grew  up in a basketball family. His father played at Wake Forest and he played at Division I and II schools before beginning a coaching career. “I started coaching right out of college, first as a graduate assistant at a Division II school …

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Soccer in a box is a creative innovation

Soccer Club Management, LLC, a North Myrtle Beach based company, is a leading provider of soccer education and training programs.  It has released a new soccer based child enrichment program for 3-5 year olds.  It is called “Soccer in the Box” for preschool and child development centers. Soccer in a Box is a unique turnkey program in the early childhood enrichment field. It helps prepare preschool children for kindergarten. The curriculum manual and lesson plans have been edited and endorsed by the Early Childhood Development Department of the Fairfax County School System, the nation’s 10th largest. The unique curriculum and …

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