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Week 11 Previews & Picks: Chiefs hit stride at right time

Timing may be the most underrated aspect of playoff football, and North Myrtle Beach may be the most underrated team. The Chiefs (4-6) have been through a season-long adjustment period under first-year head coach Blair Hardin, which finally clicked in last week’s 14-11 upset of No. 1 Myrtle Beach and just in time for the start of the Class 3A playoffs. After struggling through a tough non-region... 

Athlete of the Week: Knaffle lifts Sharks to new heights

Smith Knaffle hasn’t yet attended St. James High, but she has already had a huge impact on the school’s girls golf program. The eighth-grader led the Lady Sharks to a runner-up finish in the Class 3A state tournament, finishing tied for third individually to capture all-state honors. She also helped St. James claim its second straight Lower State championship this season. In fact, Knaffle... 

Lady Seahawks top Hilton Head to reach state final

The Myrtle Beach High girls tennis team is heading back to the Class 3A state championship. The Lady Seahawks scored a 4-2 victory over host Hilton Head Island High on Monday in the Class 3A Lower State championship in a rematch of last year’s showdown for the right to go to the state final. Myrtle Beach’s No. 1 singles Elizabeth Truluck defeated Molly Sanderson 6-0, 6-4; No. 3 3 Emma Springs... 

Chiefs knock off Seahawks to capture 3A playoff berth

Senior Night. A huge rivalry. An undefeated regular season. No. 1-ranked Myrtle Beach had plenty of motivation for Friday night’s game against visiting North Myrtle Beach. But the Chiefs had a bigger reason – a guaranteed spot in the Class 3A playoffs. North Myrtle Beach turned in a masterful defensive performance in holding the high-scoring Seahawks in check for a 14-11 upset win and the... 

Region 6-4A: Braves lose to SF; Tigers, Panthers fall

Socastee’s triple-option attack couldn’t keep pace with the strong arm of South Florence quarterback Nick Jones as the No. 2 Bruins held off the Braves 27-20 on Friday night at The Reservation. Jones threw three touchdown passes and helped the Bruins build a 27-13 lead in the third quarter before Socastee’s defense finally held him in check. The Braves (7-3 overall, 2-2 Region 6-4A)... 

St. James closes season with win over Lake City

The St. James High football team finally saw the breaks go its way in Thursday night, defeating visiting Lake City 14-12 to end a difficult season on a positive note. The Sharks (3-7 overall, 1-4 Region 7-3A), who have come out on the short end of hard-fought contests with rivals Socastee, Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach this season, closed the season with a shot of confidence by finally holding... 

Volleyball: MB, Socastee fall as local title hopes fade

For the first time since 2010, the Grand Strand area will not be represented in a high school volleyball state championship. Myrtle Beach High lost to Aiken in the Class 3A Lower State semifinals, and Socastee was eliminated by River Bluff in the Class 4A Lower State semifinals, sending the last two local teams still standing home for the offseason. Myrtle Beach lost to Aiken 3-0 in straight sets by... 

Week 10 Previews & Picks: NMB-MB tilt proves pivotal

What a difference a half can make. Rewind exactly one year to halftime of the 2013 Myrtle Beach-North Myrtle Beach football rivalry. Trailing at the intermission, the Seahawks scored 23 unanswered points for a 30-28 victory … and a new can-do attitude. Myrtle Beach has not lost a game since, winning 17 in a row overall, including the 2013 Class 3A state championship and the 2014 Region 7-3A title.... 

Athlete of the Week: Guest helps Braves step up game

Socastee High junior volleyball standout Mary D. Guest and her Lady Braves teammates knew they were stepping up in classification this season, so they stepped up their game. In their first season playing in Class 6-4A, the Lady Braves not only claimed a share of the region crown but also advanced to the third round of the Class 4A playoffs with a hard-fought win over Bluffton on Tuesday. Guest, a high-leaping... 

Volleyball Wrapup: MB tops O-W; Socastee advances

The Myrtle Beach High volleyball team advanced to the third round of the Class 3A state tournament on Tuesday with a 3-1 victory over visiting Orangeburg-Wilkinson. After splitting the first two sets, with Myrtle beach winning the opener 25-19 and losing the second 22-25, the top-seeded Lady Seahawks closed out the match with wins of 25-19 and 25-14. Myrtle Beach was led by Gracie Davis’ 17 kills... 
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