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Local team takes second place in the Carolina Wheelchair Basketball Conference tournament

The Coastal Chairmen, a local team that practices at the North Myrtle Beach Aquatic and Fitness center, took second place in the CWBC tournament last weekend at the aquatic center gymnasium. The Chairmen lost to the Fayetteville Flyers by a 66-54 score in the championship game Sunday afternoon. The two teams battled to an 18-18 score after the first period but the Flyers, who were undefeated throughout the double elimination tournament, slowly took charge after that. They increased their lead to 37-30 at the half, then led 52-42 after three ten-minute periods and won by a 66-54 margin. Seven teams …

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High Tide Ultimate Frisbee Tournament during spring break

The city of North Myrtle Beach has 2,600 college athletes arriving this week for spring training. Groups of students will be participating in the High Tide Ultimate Frisbee Tournament at the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex now through March 30. This group of students from Georgetown University is here for the tournament and are enjoying the beach as a bonus.

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Lacrosse team gets first win

The North Myrtle Beach High School Lacrosse Teams have finally had their first wins. The boys junior varisity team beat the Myrtle Beach High School Junior Varsity team at home on Saturday, March 9. This win was the first lacrosse win by any lacrosse team in the history of the high school. The final score of the junior varsity game was 3-2 in favor of the Chiefs. Wyndham Freeman, an eighth grader, played goalie during the third and fourth quarters and Alex Williams played in goal during the first and second quarters and even scored in the second half. The …

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High school spring sports well underway

Along with variable temperatures and yellow pollen, spring means lots of sports action by a variety of North Myrtle Beach High School varsity teams. Last Saturday the Chiefs varsity baseball team opened their home season with an 8-3 win over visiting West Brunswick. The Chiefs opened the scoring on a double by Austin Fine for a 1-0 lead after four innings. West Brunswick got three runs in the top of the fifth inning for a brief lead. However, the Chiefs bats exploded for seven runs and kept West Brunswick scoreless the rest of the way. The Chiefs had a busy …

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Pickleball tournament has successful two-day event

The 10th Paddle at the Beach Pickleball Tournament concluded play on Saturday afternoon after two days of volleying between 34 men’s and 21 women’s teams. The tournament kicked off on Friday with “pool” competition and changed to a double elimination format on Saturday. Tournament director Rick Harpster explained. “Our format is very popular with players because many tournaments use the double elimination format throughout. This means if you lose a match you drop into the losers bracket. If you lose again you are eliminated from the tournament. We feel this is unfair to the teams who often travel to our …

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North Myrtle Beach Chiefs baseball team beat rivals Myrtle Beach and Loris Tuesday and Wednesday

The North Myrtle Beach Chiefs baseball team beat Myrtle Beach 4-2 on Tuesday evening and then won a thriller against Loris by scoring three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning for a 9-8 non-conference win. The Chiefs scored single runs in the second, fifth, sixth and seventh innings to build a 4-0 lead, then held off a late bid by the Seahawks in the bottom of the seventh for a 4-2 conference victory. Wednesday’s game saw the Chiefs come back in dramatic fashion as they trailed Loris 8-6 going into the bottom of the seventh inning. The Chiefs …

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Bass Pro Shops asking anglers to trade in gear and help connect kids to nature

Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s are celebrating the return of fishing season and inviting customers to trade in used gear to be donated to local charities in exchange for big savings. The 2019 Spring Fishing Classic is a free celebration taking place through March 3 at Bass Pro Shops in Myrtle Beach. Customers that donate used rods and reels in working order can receive trade-in savings of up to $200 on a new rod and reel. The used fishing equipment will be donated to local nonprofit organizations at Playcard Environmental Center in Loris, Myrtle Beach State Park and the Horry …

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NMB wrestling team finishes state individual championships with second place finishes

The North Myrtle Beach Chiefs wrestling team capped a successful season with three second place finishers at the 4A state wrestling individual championships in Anderson, on February 22 and 23. The Chiefs also had a third place winner during the two-day event at the Anderson Civic center. Second place winners were Jackie Gore in the 145 pound class, Chase Simmons in 170 and Curtis Wolfe in the 220 pound group. Malachi Black took third in the 285 pound group. The Chiefs began quarterfinal competition on Friday with three out of five wins in their first matches. (145) Jackie Gore pinned …

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Register for 2019 Spring youth, adult sports

Photo by Angel Rabon Registration is now open for the North Myrtle Beach Parks and Recreation 2019 Spring Youth and Adult Sports. Youth sports offered include co-ed soccer (ages 7-13), baseball (ages 4-15) and softball (ages 7-15). The last day to register for all youth sports is March 8. Adult sports offered include soccer (ages 18 and older), men’s league softball (ages 18 and older) and co-ed softball (ages 18 and older). Build your team and join the fun! The last day to register for all adult sports is March 22. Registration is available online at www.nmbpark.com. Registration forms are …

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Wrestling team sends five to individual state championships

The North Myrtle Beach High School wrestling team traveled to Bluffton for the 4A SC High School Individual wrestling competition last Friday and Saturday. After two long days of matches the Chiefs qualified five team members for the individual state finals to be held in Anderson on February 22 and 23. Chiefs wrestlers met counterparts from teams across the lower state. If they lost a match up to and including the semifinals, then they would go into the consolation bracket of the competition. If they did not lose again, they would finish in third place. Otherwise, winners would progress through …

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