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Chiefs wrestlers beat Beaufort to get to Lower State game but lose to Hartsville to end season

By John Smithson The North Myrtle Beach High School wrestling team beat visiting Beaufort last Monday 42-31 to earn a berth in the Lower State Championship match but then lost to Hartsville on Wednesday by a 42-29 score. The match against Beaufort got off to a good start for the Chiefs as their 220-pound wrestler Clay Butler pinned Degin Lowery in :59. Malachi Black (285) then took only 47 seconds to pin Terrence Wilson and the Chiefs had a 12-0 lead. As the lower weight wrestlers continued, Beaufort’s Gary Bayne (106) won a major decision over Jackson Smith with a …

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Chiefs baseball coach Alderson gets ready for another 6AAAA season

North Myrtle BeachHigh School varsity baseball coach Brian Alderson is spending his February afternoons after classes at the Chiefs baseball field, going through the paces with his players before the start of the season on March 10. Alderson begins his sixth year as head coach with a goal of getting further in 6AAAA play. “We were 21-8 last year but finished the year losing the district championship game for the third year in a row. We are trying to get over that hump. We had to go to Hilton Head last year and we had to beat them twice. We …

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The North Myrtle Beach High School Wrestling

The North Myrtle Beach High School wrestling team continued their winning ways last week as they beat Conway 45-22 on Monday at home and then took care of West Brunswick 42-35 and New Hanover 65-18 in a visit to Shallotte on Wednesday. The Chiefs win over Conway began at the 126-pound weight class as Naszeir Bellamy won by forfeit and a 6-0 score. Teagan Britt-Tripp(132) was behind 2-3 after the first two minutes, went ahead 6-4 after the second and then held on for an 8-7 decision over Conway’s Antonio Hernandez-Rivera and the Chiefs led 9-0. NMB’s Javante Stephens(138) pinned …

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NMB Chiefs wrestlers finish second in Chiefs Classic

The North Myrtle Beach High School wrestling team hosted eight teams last Saturday for the Chiefs Classic, “Brawl on the River”, at North Myrtle Beach gym and after a long day finished in second place behind Carolina Forest. North Myrtle Beach, Beaufort, North Charleston, Stratford, Loris, Waccamaw, Carolina Forest and Fairfield each wrestled four duals during the tournament, where individual matches earned points for the school’s team and eventually the final team winner. North Myrtle Beach opened their competition against Loris and won easily 67-9. Results that follow will have the weight class of the wrestler following their name. NMB’s …

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Chiefs teams beat visiting Conway in doubleheader

The North Myrtle Beach High School girls and boys basketball teams gave the visiting Conway teams a double beating last Tuesday, with the girls winning 56-4. That’s not a typo. Then the boys team put on a defensive show with a 55-31 victory. The Lady Chiefs opened the scoring when Riley Vincent swished a three-point shot soon after the game started. A short time later, following a turnover, Jenna Berger scored with an assist from Jordan Berger, and Jenna scored another layup following a steal. Vincent hit another basket from the right side, Jordan Berger rebounded a missed shot up …

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North Myrtle Beach wrestling team wins Low Country Duals

The North Myrtle Beach High School wrestling team won the Low Country Duals last week 4-0 at Waccamaw High School as they beat four teams on their way to the title. The Chiefs began the competition with a 64-12 victory over Marion. The Chiefs first two wrestlers, Jackson Smith (106) and Jacob Moss (113), both won by forfeit. There was no match in the 120- pound class. The next four matches were pins by North Myrtle Beach. Ben Young (126) over Kenneth Hughes in 2:52, Naszeir Bellamy(132) over Markese Foxworth in 1:36, Jaylan Moses(138) over Desmond Leggette-Hickson in 3:40 and …

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NMB girls, boys varsity basketball teams continue winning ways

The North Myrtle Beach girls and boys basketball teams continued a successful start to their regular season with wins over Carolina Forest and Loris last Tuesday and Friday at home. The Lady Chiefs beat a pesky Carolina Forest squad 42-34 on Tuesday, then took care of Loris Friday night by a 50-31 score. The boys won their game against Carolina Forest by a 66-59 score, then scored in the last seconds of the fourth quarter to beat Loris 44-43. Tuesday’s action began with the Lady Chiefs starting slowly against Carolina Forest. North Myrtle Beach had trouble against the Lady Panthers …

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North Myrtle Beach girls and boys basketball teams off to 3-0 start

The North Myrtle Beach High School boys and girls varsity basketball teams have started the season 3-0, with two road wins last week and a first home win Monday night at home. Last Tuesday the Lady Chiefs began their campaign with a 53-25 win at Carolina Forest. Coach Brooke Smith was very pleased with the results. “Almost our entire team put points on the board. Leaders were Jenna Berger with 12 points and Jordan Berger and Jamisha Moss with 8 points apiece. The Lady Chiefs then traveled to Loris last Friday and the result was about the same, a 51-25 …

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The 35th Intracoastal Christmas Regatta parades down waterway

The 35th annual Intracoastal Christmas Regatta had a record 35 boats parading by thousands of spectators last Saturday evening from the Little River Inlet to Dock Holidays Marina in North Myrtle Beach. After a mild Saturday punctuated by the Clemson-South Carolina football game early in the day, fans, residents and visitors gathered at marinas, restaurants, boat ramps or wherever they could get a good view of the colorful boats decorated for the Christmas season. As the boats passed by, the appreciative crowds cheered and hooted as boats big and small tried to outdo each other with lights, Santas and a …

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Boys, girls cross country teams finish in All-County meet

The North Myrtle Beach High School boys and girls varsity cross country teams finished in fourth place at last week’s county championship at the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex. The Chiefs teams ran against seven other teams in the girls competition and nine teams in the boys race. All races were 5K distances. The teams were made up of seven runners per team and race time for each runner was averaged to get team results. While the Lady Chiefs finished fourth overall, they had two finishers in the top seven, Isabella Spickler with a time of 21:00.28 for …

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