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Successful fall sports season concluding at North Myrtle Beach

By David Shelton

Senior Writer

Little River – A successful run in the Class AAAA Lower State playoffs by the volleyball team is highlighting the fall sports season at North Myrtle Beach High School.

The volleyball team won the region 6-AAAA title with a perfect 10-0 record. They advanced through the Lower State playoff bracket, reaching the Lower State finals on November 6th against rival Myrtle Beach. A win would place them in the Class AAAA state championship on November 10th at White Knoll High School. The Chiefs carried a 22-5 overall record into the Lower State finals.

This year’s team is led by a pair of AAAA all-state selections – seniors Sydney Bellamy and Kayla Henley. The only other senior on the roster is Olivia Gore. The team is coached by Alex Sing.

The football team begins their postseason run on November 9th at South Aiken. A 12-0 shutout of Marlboro County on November 2nd earned the Chiefs a third-place finish in region 6-AAAA with a 6-3 overall record.

The Chiefs are led in rushing by Zyon Belle (435 yards, 4 TD) and Ramsey Lewis (416 yards, 3 TD). Quarterback Cason McClendon is completing 55 percent of his pass attempts for 1,251 yards and 10 touchdowns.

The top receivers this fall are Naseem Harrison (29-359) and Derrien Holmes (23-347).

Defensively, Marcellous Livingston is the leading tackler with 39 total hits, including 12.5 tackles for loss. Jordyn Gillings has 37 tackles while Quintin Livingston has 34 tackles.

The defense has been a strength all season for the Chiefs. The unit allows only 13 points per game and yields just 116 yards rushing per contest.

The other fall sports have completed their respective 2018 campaigns.

The swim teams competed in the Class AAAA state meet in October with the girls team placing 12th and the boys team 21st.

For the girls team, individual performers included Brynne Hardman, who finished 11th in the 200-yard individual medley and 10th in the 100-yard backstroke. Jenna Downey finished 14th in the 100-yard breaststroke.

Shawn Plotnikov and JP Stevenson competed in the boys meet. Plotnikov competed in the 50-yard freestyle and the 100-yard freestyle. Stevenson swam in the breaststroke.

In cross country, Jensen Button finished eighth in the region 6-AAAA meet. Alex D’Annunzio was 13th and Tanner Williams was 20th. Halen Button, Davonte Wilson and Connor Chilton also ran in the region meet and finished among the top 30.

On the girls side, Isabella Spickler was the top runner, finishing as the region runner-up. Havana Charles also earned all-region honors with a fourth-place finish.

Kaylin Regan finished 13th, followed by Taylor Monahan (14th) and Wilson Jenerette (22nd).

The girls golf team qualified for the Class AAAA state tournament and finished 10th in the team standings. The team’s top finisher was Brianna Joyner, who shot 169 over two rounds to tie for 13th-place. Cara Hilburn shot 176 and Savannah Jordan shot 205 for the Chiefs. Kalynn Basehoar (225) and Faith Goff (238) rounded out the scoring.

 

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