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State Champs!

  • 16 May 2019
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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State Champs!

Marlboro Academy wrapped up the softball season Tuesday by winning the SCISA Class AA state championship.  The Lady Dragons defeated rival Pee Dee Academy 9-0 to sweep the best-of-three series to win the title.  The Dragons were led by senior pitcher Jenna Greene who held Pee Dee to just one hit in the final game, while striking out 11 Eagle batters.  The Dragons finish the season with a 32-2 record including wins over much larger schools from across both South and North Carolina.  Above, the Dragons “dogpile” on top of head coach Boyd McLaurin after picking up the championship trophy.  For more on the Lady Dragons’ championship, see Sports, page 6. 

Lady Dragons to play for state title

  • 13 May 2019
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Marlboro Academy's softball team will face Pee Dee Academy in a best-of-three series to decide the SCISA Class AA softball crown.  The Lady Dragons will travel to Mullins Monday evening for the series opener.  The second game will be at Marlboro at 5:30 Tuesday.  If a third game is needed it will be played at a neutral site yet to be determined.

Nolan sets school home run record

  • 3 May 2019
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Tuesday was a record setting day for Caitlyn Nolan.  The Virginia Tech senior softball shortstop blasted two home runs to set the school single-season home run record with 18.
Nolan, a former Marlboro County High standout, is a Bennettsville native.  She is the daughter of Ernie and Anita Nolan.
After wrapping up ACC action this past weekend, the No. 24 Hokies stayed hot, getting a doubleheader sweep over Longwood University at Tech Softball Park by winning game 1, 6-0, and game 2, 8-5.

Championship night

  • 21 February 2019
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Championship night

Play wrapped up in the First United Methodist Church youth basketball league on Tuesday night with championship games in the three oldest divisions.  This year 154 kids ages 6-14 participated in the league that runs from December until February.  The league will complete its 26th year of ministry with a banquet and trophy presentation ceremony tonight at the church which is on Main Street in Bennettsville.
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Boyd to take coaching position at York

  • 12 February 2019
  • Author: Dan McNiel
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Boyd to take coaching position at York

Longtime Marlboro County head coach and athletic director Dr. Dean Boyd announced today that he is resigning to take the head coaching position at York Comprehensive High School.  Boyd has been the MCHS head coach since 1997.
Boyd was approved by the York School Board Tuesday evening to become the Cougars' new coach.
"It was a tough decision, one that I have prayed on for most of the last week.  It was an opportunity to go home, be near most of my family and finish my career where it all began," said Boyd.
"I will miss this community very much.  People have been so supportive of  Leigh and me, our kids and our sports program," he said.

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