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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... 

Hoops: NMB boys, CF girls fall short in comeback bids

What appeared to be a pair of lopsided affairs turned out to be a couple of barn-burners between the Carolina Forest and North Myrtle Beach boys and girls basketball teams on Tuesday. In the opener, the Lady Chiefs built a 13-5 lead in the first quarter and maintain the comfortable margin at halftime. But the Lady Panthers rallied in the second half before falling 38-36. Gabby Giracello led the... 

Chiefs charge past Tigers to reach Lower State semis

Matt Reel spent a portion of the moments leading up to Friday’s game against Wilson raving about the job defensive coordinator Greg Hill has done. Consider the pregame compliment repaid again. North Myrtle Beach’s defense shut down the Tigers in the first half and then did more than enough in the second half to ensure the sizable halftime lead stuck. As a result, the Chiefs won 34-22 and advanced... 

Field conditions a concern for Wilson-NMB playoff tilt

Matt Reel’s North Myrtle Beach football team reached the second round of the state playoffs. So, too, has his frustration with the football field he calls home. The Chiefs’ game against Wilson will be played as scheduled on Friday night despite sections of standing water and saturated conditions throughout the field. Efforts to move the game to one of the two field turf venues in the county... 

NMB rises to the top with Class 4A volleyball crown

After losing a hard-fought first set in Saturday’s Class 4A state volleyball match, North Myrtle Beach coach Alex Sing chose to use a carrot instead of a stick to motivate his team. “Even though we lost, we actually played really well in the first set,” Sing said. “I felt good about it and I told them they should feel good about it. “We just needed to clean up a few... 
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