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NMB, CF join for nine of 15 local Lower State qualifiers

North Myrtle Beach had five of the 10 local qualifiers in Saturday’s Class 4A Lower State wrestling tournament, and Carolina Forest scored four of five state qualifiers in the Class 5A Lower States. The top four finishers in each weight class advance to next week’s state tournament. North Myrtle Beach was led by the area’s only Lower State champion, 145-pounder Brennan Michael,... 

Athlete of Week: Johnson doing it all for Lady Chiefs

If you want to know what North Myrtle Beach senior Aquera Johnson brings to the table for the Lady Chiefs, you’d better have a big table. Scorer, rebounder, defender, leader – the list goes on and on. Ironically, it’s her do-it-all mentality that is the strength of her game. “That is my role – to do whatever my team needs me to do,” said Johnson, who leads the... 

Athlete of Week: Chandler, Chiefs surging at right time

The North Myrtle Beach High boys basketball team seems to be putting it all together at the right time. So is Chiefs’ junior point guard Cooper Chandler, and the timing of the two turning points are not coincidental. Chandler was voted the Mammy’s Kitchen Athlete of the Week after leading North Myrtle Beach to three consecutive victories in Region 7-4A play, putting the Chiefs in position... 

Local wrestling teams falter in first two rounds of states

The 2017 wrestling season came to an early end Saturday on the Grand Strand as so far no local teams have advanced beyond the first two rounds of the SCHSL State Duals. In Class 4A action, top-seeded North Myrtle Beach advanced to the second round by defeating AC Flora 63-15 on its home mat, but the Chiefs were knocked out in the second round by Hilton Head Island, 46-23. St. James won its first-round... 

Local grapplers hit the mat for state wrestling tourney

All six Grand Strand wrestling squads will begin their quests for team championships Saturday in the opening two rounds of the SCHSL State Duals. In Class 5A, top-seedeed and 17th-ranked Carolina Forest will host the first two rounds. The Panthers face fifth-seeded Spring Valley, then the winner of the White Knoll-Fort Dorchester matchup if they advance. Socastee takes on fellow No. 3 seed Lexington... 

Girls Hoops: MB nets share of region title; NMB, CF roll

The Myrtle Beach High girls basketball team wrapped up at least a share of the Region 7-4A championship with an impressive defensive performance Tuesday that should serve as a warning to future foes. The Lady Seahawks’ (17-2 overall, 6-0 Region 7-4A) defense held visiting St. James scoreless for the opening 14 minutes of play en route to a 45-14 rout of the Lady Sharks, clinching the region... 

Athlete of Week: Wolfe’s work ethic sparks Chiefs

North Myrtle Beach High sophomore wrestler Curtis Wolfe has a brief but effective ritual he goes through before every match, and it’s literally “working.” “When I step on the mat the first thing I say is, ‘He can’t be working harder than me,’ ” said Wolfe, who was voted the Mammy’s Kitchen Athlete of the Week following strong individual and... 

NMB looks within to locate ‘Reel’ deal as football coach

North Myrtle Beach High didn’t have to look very far to find its next head football coach. In fact, you could say he was “Reel” close to the program. Chiefs assistant Matt Reel, who has served as offensive coordinator and offensive line coach for the varsity squad as well as JV head coach for the past three years, was elevated to varsity head coach to replace the departed Blair... 

NMB retiring jerseys of NFL alums Hemingway, Quigley

During their tenures at North Myrtle Beach High, Temarrick Hemingway and Ryan Quigley combined to put up big numbers on the football field, basketball court and the classroom. On Tuesday night, the Chiefs will return the favor by putting up a pair of numbers in their honor. Hemingway, who currently plays tight end for the Los Angeles Rams, and Quigley, who spent part of the 2016 season punting... 

Chiefs charge past Sharks, claim region wrestling title

The North Myrtle Beach High wrestling team made a major comeback to defeat St. James 42-36 and capture the Region 7-4A championship on Wednesday night. The Chiefs snapped the Sharks’ streak of dominance in recent region history, but it didn’t come without some high drama. North Myrtle Beach won seven of the final nine matches to erase an early deficit and clinch the region crown. Trailing... 
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