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NMB All Star Teams begin State Championship hunt this weekend

Four North Myrtle Beach Parks and Recreation Department all star teams have successfully advanced to the state Dixie Youth championship.  The 7-8 year-old boys team is the first squad to begin their quest for a title as they travel to Florence to begin play in a twelve team double elimination tournament. Their first game is at 9 a.m. this Saturday and if they win (or lose) they can advance to the championship game which probably will occur next Thursday. Two of the remaining all star teams will begin play a week from this Saturday, July 13. The 9-10 year-old team …

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Six teams representing city

The 2019 spring baseball and softball all stars are in full swing for the city of North Myrtle Beach Parks and Recreation department. Six teams are representing NMB in their respective district tournaments over the next couple of weeks in hopes of making it to the state tournaments. These indviduals were chosen as top players in their league by the coaches to represent the city of North Myrtle Beach. Currently, the 7-8 year old machine pitch baseball team is competing in Green Sea Floyds with the tournament wrapping up on the 19th. Also, the 13-14 year old Dixie Boys baseball …

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The Loris recreation 14U baseball team

The Loris recreation 14U baseball team played an undefeated season.  These players are going on to All Stars Front row, left to right, are  Courtland Hardee, Aiden McCoy, Gavin Trout, Patrick Blanton, Chase Herring, Dalton Graham and Jabe Faircloth. Back row are Abraham Watts, Chris Gerald, Jordan VanCise, Hunter Bell, Jaquez Williams, Jackson Graham, Cameron Faircloth, Dallas Cox, Landon Gerald, Billy Drayton Jr. and Justice Grainger.

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Loris 8U Machine pitch Baseball Team

Members of the Loris 8U Machine pitch baseball team had the opportunity to play in the Benji Blanton Baseball Tournament this past Saturday at the Green Sea Recreation Department. Members of the team took a minute before their game to have their pictures made with their coaches.  Pictured in the front row from left to right are Layton Harrelson and Memphis Marksberry; second row are Kaiden Long, Tucker Bass, Maddox Marksberry, Aiden Watts and Elijah Gause; third row are Jay Strickland, Kam Gore, Lester Bell, Layne Todd and Chase Graham; back row coaches are Shawn Todd, KEvin Gause, Michael Marksberry …

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Knights Sponsor Golf Tournament

Our Lady Of The Sea

Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in North Myrtle Beach will be having their 24th annual golf tournament on Saturday, June 1, at River Hills Golf and Country Club located at Highway 17 in Little River. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. Come and be part of the tournament. This golf outing is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, Council number 7122, and is in honor of Father Andy Marinak. There are four levels of sponsorship. They are as follows: Gold sponsor, $500 which includes green fees, tee signage, full page ad in the program and name in the …

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The end of the tee-ball season is just the beginning

While sitting on the metal bleachers last week watching my grandson play his last tee-ball game of the season I thought about my kids playing at the Central Park tee-ball field many years ago. The similarities included watching the kids try their best to concentrate on the game while ignoring the grass or dirt that called for them to sit down. I smiled as they all rushed at a hit ball trying to be the first to pick it up and throw to first base. Running bases was also something all parents cherish, watching as their little Yankee or Red …

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City releases saltwater fishing rules

South Carolina law requires any person who fishes in saltwater to first obtain a saltwater fishing license from the state. For online information visit www.dnr.sc.gov. Additionally, in the city of North Myrtle Beach it is illegal to bait, fish for, catch or otherwise attract sharks in the area of the beach from the shoreline extending seaward for one mile into the Atlantic Ocean or in any saltwater area, including but not limited to inlets, marshes, channels and any portion of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. Also, no person may chum for any marine life in those areas. If you are fishing …

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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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