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NMB grounds and pounds Panthers in region opener

North Myrtle Beach High football coach Blair Hardin had a simple but effective game plan coming into Thursday night’s Region 7-3A opener against visiting Lake City – “pound the football.” Using a revamped offensive line on a rainy night and sloppy field, the Chiefs (4-2 overall, 1-0 region) rushed for more than 300 yards and scored four of their five touchdowns on the ground... 

Athlete of the Week: NMB’s Roy gives team a big boost

When North Myrtle Beach High volleyball player Maddie Roy was nominated for the Mammy’s Kitchen Athlete of the Week award, few could have predicted that her best week was still to come. The sophomore turned up her play a notch in leading the Lady Chiefs to four victories in as many days, three of them in five-set tiebreakers. “It was a crazy week,” said Roy, who won the Player... 

Tennis: Socastee tops CF; NMB captures 4-3 victory

A midseason surge has vaulted the Socastee High girls tennis team into first place in the Region 6-4A standings thanks to Monday’s 4-2 victory over visiting Carolina Forest. Socastee won its fifth consecutive match to improve to 6-3 overall and a perfect 4-0 in region play. The Lady Braves got singles wins from No. 1 Anna Brice Cox, No. 2 Joy Renfrow and No. 4 Nicole Mortel, and a No. 2 doubles... 

Volleyball: NMB wins in OT again; Socastee downs CF

Playing their fourth match in as many days, the North Myrtle Beach volleyball team had to dig deep to find some fuel in Thursday’s Region 7-3A showdown with St. James. The Lady Chiefs found it in the form of freshman Sydney Bellamy, who led North Myrtle Beach back from an 0-2 deficit to defeat the Lady Sharks in their third five-set tiebreaker of the week. The Lady Chiefs (7-2) lost the first... 

Lady Chiefs continue wild week with another nail-biter

Fans of the North Myrtle Beach High volleyball team have had enough excitement this week to last an entire season, and they got another. The Lady Chiefs claimed their second five-set thriller of the week and won for the third consecutive day on Wednesday, defeating North Carolina border rival West Brunswick by the narrowest of margins. North Myrtle Beach claimed a 3-2 victory by scores of 18-25,... 

Volleyball: NMB serves CF with first defeat of season

The North Myrtle Beach High volleyball team knocked Carolina Forest from the undefeated ranks in thrilling five-set fashion on Monday. The Lady Chiefs (4-2) split four close matches with the Lady Panthers (10-1) by scores of 18-25, 25-23, 19-25 and 25-18, before winning the fifth-set tiebreaker by the slimmest of margins, 15-13. North Myrtle Beach’s Maggie Hash had 24 kills, Maddie Roy made... 

Shorthanded Braves shock Chiefs for inaugural victory

What makes Socastee’s 30-22 upset victory over North Myrtle Beach more surprising? A) The fact that the Braves were without head coach Doug Illing, who was serving a one-game suspension? B) the fact that his nephew, Hunter Illing, was making his first career start after Brandon Goswick went down with an injury just days before the game? Or C) the promotion of JV running back Nick Carnucci... 

Volleyball: CF reaches 10-0; MB, NMB sweep region foes

The Carolina Forest High volleyball team pushed its record to a perfect 10-0 on Thursday with a 3-0 road sweep over regional rival Sumter. The Lady Panthers struggled in the first set, forced to win it in a tiebreaker at 26-24. But it was all Carolina Forest the rest of the way, winning by scores of 25-10 and 25-21 for a 2-0 Region 6-4A record. Leading for the Lady Panthers were Ellissa Small with... 

Chiefs defense shuts down Panthers late for comeback

The North Myrtle Beach High football team erased a two-touchdown deficit to rally to a 36-28 comeback victory over host Carolina Forest on Friday night, the third straight win for the Chiefs. The North Myrtle Beach defense shut out the Panthers in the second half and made several game-changing plays to spark the rally. Carolina Forest’s final four possessions ended in two turnovers and two... 

Athlete of the Week: Chiefs thrive on touches of Class

The North Myrtle Beach High football team has been going to Class a lot this fall, and we’re not just talking about school attendance. The Chiefs are also getting the ball into the hands of speedy sophomore running back Kered Class, and he is delivering beyond expectations. Class has already rushed for 251 yards on 34 carries – that’s more than 7 yards per carry – and four... 
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