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Chiefs try to stay hungry, humble in title repeat bid

The only thing harder than winning a state championship is defending it. That’s the message North Myrtle Beach volleyball coach Alex Sing is sending his team following the Chiefs’ run to the 2018 SCHSL Class 4A title. “Our tagline is to defend and repeat,” Sing said, “but if we’re going to do it we have to keep that same hunger that got us there last season.” The... 

NMB boys hoops hopeful Walker in it for long haul

North Myrtle Beach believes Ryan Walker is the person to add some stability to the boys basketball program. Walker, who spent the last two seasons as the head coach at Laurens after more than a decade as a college and high school assistant, has been hired to take over the Chiefs’ hoops program, effective immediately. “Every time you hire a coach, you pray it’s for the long haul,” athletics... 

Chiefs seeking sixth boys hoops coach in nine years

North Myrtle Beach is looking for a new boys basketball coach. And for reasons both in and out of the high school’s control, the process is getting to be fairly routine. Athletics Director Joe Quigley is in the earliest stages of filling the role for the fifth time since the end of the spring of 2011. “Any time you’re hiring, you’re taking a chance,” Quigley said Thursday. “Something... 

NMB coach Alderson has Chiefs on winning course

When North Myrtle Beach hired Brian Alderson to take over its baseball program back in the early summer of 2014, the school was confident that it was bringing in a proven winner. Sure, there wasn’t even a full-time position available, so he spent that first year splitting time between two schools on either side of the state line, so there was little fear of what the school would do in terms of... 

Eastside halts NMB’s run in Class 4A state final match

North Myrtle Beach’s historic wrestling season ended with the Chiefs focused on one word: Finish. The Chiefs’ first-ever trip to the state duals championship ended with a resounding 66-15 loss to Eastside in the 4A finals, but the youth-laden team with a first-year coach turned its thoughts to the future soon after accepting the state runner-up trophy at Airport High School. “I take a lot... 

Chiefs charge past Eagles, shoot for first state crown

For the first time in a dozen year, the North Myrtle Beach High wrestling team is headed to the SCHSL state team championships. Now the Chiefs hope to bring home the first team state title in program history. North Myrtle Beach defeated visiting Airport 44-22 on Wednesday in the Class 4A Lowr State Finals, punching the Chiefs’ ticket to Saturday’s state championship meet. Wrestling... 

NMB downs South Aiken, makes Lower State Finals

With the North Myrtle Beach wrestling team’s season on the ropes, the Chiefs put South Aiken’s backs to the mat Monday to advance to the Class 4A Lower State Finals. Trailing the visiting Stallions 24-16, North Myrtle Beach recorded critical six-point pins in five of the final six matches to propel the Chiefs to a 46-27 victory. “That’s my team. We never quit fighting,”... 

All-County Volleyball: NMB duo adds to state-title run

How do you choose between two state championship teammates and senior co-captains for All-County Volleyball Player of the Year honors? In this case, you don’t. North Myrtle Beach’s Sydney Bellamy and Kayla Henley share the title after co-leading the Lady Chiefs to an impressive march to the Class 4A state crown in November. “Kayla and Sydney have had a huge impact on volleyball... 

Vincent breaks new ground as NMB boys hoops coach

A referee approached the North Myrtle Beach High boys basketball bench before a recent game with a confused look on his face. “Where’s your coach?” he asked, surveying the sidelines. “That’s me,” replied first-year Chiefs head coach Darcie Vincent, the first female to lead a major boys varsity sport in Horry County. “I get that a lot, especially in the... 

Seahawks, Chiefs rack up on All-Region 6-4A honors

The state champion Myrtle Beach High football team cleaned up on the Region 6-4A awards announced earlier this week. Seahawks head coach Mickey Wilson was named Region 6-4A Coach of the Year, senior lineman JB Favorite earned Defensive Player of the Year, senior running back Jermani Green shared Co-Offensive Player of the Year with Marlboro County’s Elijah Blair, and junior quarterback Luke... 
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