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Dixie Youth All-Star teams continue play this week

Three North Myrtle Beach Parks and Recreation Department all-star teams continued play this week in the Dixie Youth Baseball Championship tournaments being held around the state. The 10 and under all-stars, who were seeded 11th in the 12-team event, started play last weekend with a 7-4 win over the sixth seeded team from Orangeburg. North Myrtle Beach then took on the 5th seeded Hartsville team, and lost by a 2-0 score. North Myrtle Beach then went to the loser’s bracket and they were eliminated by the tournament’s 3rd seeded team, Clinton, this time by an 8-0 score. Coach Edward Prince …

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Thoughts surprising baseball during the Home Run Derby

If you believe that baseball is the national pastime then you probably tuned in to some of the festivities in Cleveland, Ohio, this week. The annual All-Star game features the best of the best, players that have been voted into a game that showcases the skills and abilities of veteran players and sometimes a few of the youngsters of the game. Watching the Home Run Derby Monday night, I was surprised that many of the contestants were new to the major leagues or were less known to those that follow a team. Even more surprising was the fact that a …

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NMB 7-8 year old machine pitch all stars season ends in Florence

The North Myrtle Beach Parks and Recreation Department 7-8 year old machine pitch all-star team lost their first two games at the state Dixie Youth tournament in Florence over the weekend and were eliminated from the tournament. North Myrtle Beach first lost to the Bluffton Nationals squad by a 10-1 score and then lost their game in the losers bracket, as Saluda beat them 10-0. NMB coach Rian Spencer stated that despite the scores, his team had played well. “It might not sound like we played well but we played two very tough opponents. We hit the ball hard but …

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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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Intracoastal Model Railroad Club Train Show

Chris Breissinger, left, and Richard Martin overlook displays at the Intracoastal Model Railroad Club Train Show. The show will be held on Saturday, July 6, and Sunday, July 7, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Carolina Shores POA Clubhouse at 17 Lakeview Court in Carolina Shores.  Admission is free and there is plenty of free parking on site.  Look for signs on Route 17 near Calabash.

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HCDP Golf Outing Supports Party, Vets

By Bob Gatty The 2nd Annual Dick Elliott Memorial Golf Outing, held on Saturday, June 29, by the Horry County Democratic Party (HCDP) at Legends Golf Resort in Myrtle Beach was, by all accounts, a great success. The event was an important part of HCDP’s initiative to raise funds for its activities, and 10 percent of net profits will be contributed to the Veterans Welcome Home and Resource Center in Little River, which also benefited from a special drawing, sponsored by Anderson Insurance LLC of Little River, that provided one golfer a chance to shoot for $1 million. “It was …

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Register for benefit golf tournament

The North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety and Tidewater Golf Club are sponsoring a golf tournament that will benefit the children of the Department of Public Safety. All proceeds from the event will go toward the North Myrtle Beach Public Safety Scholarship Fund. The scholarship fund was established by the family of Johnny L. Causey Sr. to honor his memory. He served as a police officer, police chief and the first director of public safety for the city of North Myrtle Beach. The scholarship fund is available to the children of all current and retired public safety employees. It …

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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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Largest donation ever kicks off with free events

Noted conservationist and Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris is challenging families everywhere to put down their digital devices and head outside to discover the joys of fishing this summer. Morris, Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s are donating more than 55,000 rods and reels to not-for-profit partners that help kids from all backgrounds connect to the great outdoors to kick off Gone Fishing. The nationwide movement is part of an annual call-to-action that aims to introduce the sport to millions of kids. Activities include donations, nonprofit partnerships and a variety of free in-store activities at all Bass Pro Shops and …

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