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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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Aberdeen Country Club is set to reopen on Saturday

Aberdeen Country Club, a Founders Group International course, will reopen for public play on Saturday, February 23. The 27-hole facility, which closed in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence to rebuild its clubhouse, is in immaculate condition with the Grand Strand’s peak spring season on the immediate horizon. While the 4,000 square foot clubhouse, which suffered water damage in post-storm flooding, was being rebuilt, FGI’s director of agronomy, Max Morgan, and his team were working to ensure the Woodlands, Meadows and Highlands nines would be in peak condition when Aberdeen reopened. “Aberdeen Country Club was enjoying a great 2018, prior to …

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Lady Chiefs lose a heartbreaker to A.C. Flora

The North Myrtle Beach girls basketball team had their season end at the hands of the A.C. Flora Lady Falcons on Tuesday evening at the North Myrtle Beach High School gym. The 53-51 final score was as close as the game itself, as both teams had their ups and downs, with A.C. Flora holding on in the final seconds for the victory. North Myrtle Beach took the opening tip of the game and quickly got a basket from Jordan Berger underneath for a 2-0 lead. The Lady Falcons tied it up and then Berger hit a three-pointer from the left …

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Chiefs wrestlers win lower state but fall short in match for the state championship

The North Myrtle Beach Chiefs wrestling team beat an excellent Airport team 44-22 last Wednesday to win the Lower State Championship but lost the state title 66-15 to last year’s champ, Eastside High School, in last Saturday’s finals held at Airport High School. The Chiefs wrestlers were at home for the lower state match with Airport in the fourth round of the playoffs, and in the (220) first match Curtis Wolfe showed why he is a top performer with an 11-0 win over Airport’s Cory Rivers. (285) The Chiefs Harry Locklear then won a major decision over Jacob McNamar by …

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