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Lady Chiefs end their season with playoff run

The North Myrtle Beach High School Lady Chiefs third round lower state playoff game with North Augusta last Monday may have ended their season, as the Lady Yellow Jackets advanced by a 75-60 score, but it certainly won’t diminish the accomplishments and memories of the 2019-2020 season. The Lady Chiefs opened their season with a 38-35 loss to Goose Creek in the FTC Lady Gamecock Tip Off Classic. They then won eleven straight games, mostly non-region and tournament games before losing in a holiday tournament to Sumter. They began their region play with a win over Myrtle Beach on Jan. …

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NMB Chiefs lose by 58-47 to rival Myrtle Beach in the third round of 6AAAA playoffs

The buzzer sounded last Tuesday night at the Myrtle Beach High School gym and a disappointed North Myrtle Beach Chiefs team slowly collected themselves and formed a line to go through the usual handshakes and “good game” with the Seahawks.  Coach Ryan Walker had paced and watched the scoreboard the last minutes of the game trying to will free throws to go in and looking at Chiefs shots bounce off the rim. Each miss and Seahawks basket meant the Chiefs chances for a trip to the Lower State Championship in Florence were further from reality. The Chiefs had gotten to …

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High school soccer programs look forward to great seasons

The North Myrtle Beach High School varsity soccer programs have already begun play with the Nash Tournament but now both coaches turn to local teams. The girls and boys had scheduled games against Socastee on Tuesday. The girls team played at home and the boys travelled to Socastee for 7:30 p.m. matches. Boys coach Aaron Wheeler spoke about the changes to his program. “There has been a massive overhaul of the program since I took over last June and the boys worked incredibly hard to win the Nash tournament for the first time since 2009. I believe that is just …

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Chiefs wrestlers go to state individual championships

Following the 6AAAA individual wrestling tournament at Bluffton, eight Chiefs qualified for the state championships last weekend in Anderson. First place finishers Blake Jenkins(145), Chase Simmons(182) and Malachi Black(285), second place finishers Naszeir Bellamy(126) and Jackie Gore(152),  third place finishers Jackson Smith(106) and Andre Giddens(160) and fourth place finisher Rashad Dawud(170) all wrestled last Friday and Saturday and five eventually placed after two days of wrestling. Each wrestler faced competitors from teams in the upper state, with number one finishers wrestling number four finishers and twos meeting threes. Winners advanced to wrestle other winners. Losers advanced to consolation rounds. To …

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NMB Chiefs season ends with loss to Seahawks

Travis Collins(2) and Cameron Gore-Gause(32) watch Kymani Knox’s third quarter lay-in go in as JJ Jones of Myrtle Beach plays defense. The basket made the score 31-23 Myrtle Beach, as the Chiefs tried to battle back from a 29-19 Seahawks lead at halftime. Myrtle Beach won the game 58-47 to end the Chiefs season in the third round of the 6AAAA sate playoffs.

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Lady Chiefs playoff run ends with loss at North Augusta

The North Myrtle Beach High School Lady Chiefs third round game with North Augusta ended their season as the Lady Yellow Jackets advanced by a 75-60 score. The Lady Chiefs had a  long day of travel and then had to face a team that has won three straight state championships and was 43-0 at home. Faced with those obstacles North Myrtle Beach got off to a slow start in the first quarter, trailing 20-10 after eight minutes. North Augusta then took charge in the second quarter, leading 41-21 at halftime. They retained their lead after three quarters, 53-34, and despite …

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Lady Chiefs beat South Aiken, Bluffton to move to third round of state high school playoffs

The North Myrtle Beach Lady Chiefs opened the South Carolina High School League playoffs with an impressive 70-26 victory over visiting South Aiken last Tuesday at North Myrtle Beach. Thursday night the Lady Chiefs continued their impressive showing with a 49-33 win over #1 seed Bluffton and a third-round game on Monday. Tuesday’s win over South Aiken began with the Lady Chiefs taking the opening tip and within seconds Jordan Berger hit a jump shot from the left side and it was 2-0. The two teams traded trips down the court before Daveona Hatchell scored two quick baskets near the …

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Wrestling team sends eight wrestlers to individual championships

The North Myrtle Beach High School wrestling team competed in the Lower State Individual Championship in Bluffton last Friday and Saturday and sent eight wrestlers to the state championships next weekend in Anderson. The individual championship is just that, wrestlers in each weight class that wrestle team members from other 4A schools, all of whom are seeded according to their regular season records. In order to qualify for the state championship, wrestlers must win every match in order to finish number one, or if they lose, must win enough to finish second through fourth and qualify. The Chiefs had an …

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NMB Chiefs open 6AAAA playoffs with 73-51 win over Hilton Head then beat North Augusta 60-55

The North Myrtle Beach Chiefs boys basketball team made the long trip to Hilton Head last Wednesday and dominated the Seahawks with a 73-51 victory in the first round of the SC High School League playoffs. The Chiefs continued their playoffs with a 60-55 win over North Augusta last Saturday and moved to round three of the state 6AAAA playoffs. The Chiefs opened the scoring at Hilton Head with a lay-up by Chad Beasley, a free throw from Javi Marlowe and a basket down low for a 5-2 lead. The Chiefs added a three-pointer from Rogan Vincent and three lay-ups …

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Chiefs boys, girls varsity basketball teams in state playoff games this week

The North Myrtle Beach boys and girls basketball teams both won their final region games last week and start 6AAAA playoffs this week. Both teams travelled to Marlboro County for their last region games of the season. The girls squad that beat Marlboro County 58-45 on Jan. 24 slipped by the Lady Bulldogs by a 63-58 score.  Jenna Berger led the scoring for the Lady Chiefs with 25 points. Daveona Hatchell had 21 points and 13 rebounds and Jordan Berger added 8 points. Jasmine Norman led Marlboro County with 17 points. Coach Brooke Smith was happy with the win. “Marlboro …

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