Chiefs charge back, claim Class 4A volleyball crown

The North Myrtle Beach Chiefs went to the Class 4A state volleyball championship match on a mission Saturday. Mission accomplished.

After falling in a hard-fought first set to Upper State champion Pickens, the Chiefs rattled off three consecutive set victories to capture the Class 4A state title.

North Myrtle Beach lost the first set 23-25 before settling down and playing the style of volleyball that has seen the Chiefs lose only one other set since the month-long break from Hurricane Florence.

The Chiefs won the final three sets by scores of 25-20, 25-18, 25-19 to complete the comeback and capture the crown. They finished the season at 24-5, while Pickens fell to 29-2.

It was the final game for seniors Sydney Bellamy and Kayla Henley, who closed out their careers in the ultimate fashion.

The win also gives the Grand Strand back-to-back Class 4A state championships. Rival Myrtle Beach won it all in 2017.

File Photo by Janet Morgan/myhorrynews

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