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NMB High School spring sports update

By John Smithson Lacrosse – The North Myrtle Beach High School lacrosse team ran their record to 4-3 after last week’s action. The Chiefs opened the week with an 18-1 loss to powerhouse Waccamaw last Monday at North Myrtle Beach. The Chiefs came back on Thursday to get their first win over Socastee by a 5-4 score. The North Myrtle Beach varsity lacrosse team on offense in the first half of last Monday’s game with Waccamaw. The Chiefs Holden Rue (2) scored their only goal as Sam Barker (12) looked on in an 18-1 loss to an excellent lacrosse team. …

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Boys, girls track teams finish a close second in Allen Connie Relays

Aryana Henry completes one of her attempts in the pole vault competition for the Lady Chiefs track and field team at Saturday’s Allen Connie Relays at North Myrtle Beach. The North Myrtle Beach High School boys and girls track teams competed against five other local high schools last Saturday in the Allen Connie Relays and both teams finished second to strong Carolina Forest teams. In the boys track and field events Carolina Forest finished with 138 points for first place. North Myrtle Beach was second with 96 points. St. James took third place with 74 points while Myrtle Beach had …

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Coach Henderson looks to improve girls softball program

Girls varsity softball coach Bobby Henderson stands next to his girls team for this year.  The Lady Chiefs begin regular season play this week. Front row, left to right, are Isabella Barrow, Marissa Iannone, Emily Richardson,  Andie Crimminger, Katerra Yeager and Aaliyah Earl. Back row, left to right, are Savana Robledo, Briana Jenkins, Lauren Hilburn, Chasity Greyson, Presley Minnick, Macy Prince and Taylor McDowell. Bobby Henderson sat at his desk in his math classroom at North Myrtle Beach High School last Friday and talked about how he got to be the girls varsity softball coach and what he hopes to …

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Lacrosse coach Rosa is determined to move Chiefs program into the winning territory

Head boys lacrosse coach Dan Rosa stands in front of his varsity boys and girls teams and JV players as well as his two boys assistants and girls coach. Rosa has over 55 players committed to the lacrosse program, which is in its fourth year with three under Rosa. Dan Rosa is a retired firefighter from New Jersey who has made lacrosse a major part of his life and now wants to make the lacrosse program an integral part of the North Myrtle Beach High School sports. Rosa is in his third year at the school as the boys lacrosse …

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NMB Chiefs baseball team begins region play this week

The North Myrtle Beach Chiefs varsity baseball team begins region play this week with two games. The Chiefs travelled to Marlboro County on Tuesday for their region opener and then have their first home game scheduled for this Friday at 6:30 p.m. at home against Wilson High School. The Chiefs had a week of practice last week following three games played at the Shipyard Tournament in Charleston Feb. 28 and 29. The Chiefs opened play against Wando High School. They were tied 5-5 after five innings but Wando pushed across a run in the top of the seventh and the …

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Little River Chamber honors wrestling team

The North Myrtle Beach High School wrestling team donates their time and muscles to help at the Little River festivals by assisting the vendors unload and set up their booths, delivering ice and soda, helping the staff set up chairs, tables and equipment and anything they need. Jennifer Walters, president/CEO of the Little River Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center, said, “We thank the team, their coach, the administration at the high school and the parents for their efforts on our behalf.” “The wrestling team has to pay their own way  when travelling to events and fundraising is necessary to …

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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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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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City welcomes over 300 collegiate sports teams

The city of North Myrtle Beach welcomes over 300 collegiate sports teams from 35 states and the District of Columbia in March. The teams will participate in a series of spring training events held at the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex and other city facilities. These sports tourism events will have a direct impact of $5.5 million on the local economy. Of the 300 teams, 101 are collegiate softball teams participating in the Fastpitch Dreams Spring Classic event. Held here for the seventh consecutive year, teams from 25 different states representing NCAA – DII and DIII, NAIA, NJCAA …

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