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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.

Bulldogs finish short of playoffs

  • 7 February 2019
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Bulldogs finish short of playoffs

Marlboro County High's boys entered the final two games of the regular season with their playoff fate in their own hands.  
If they won at Myrtle Beach on Friday and at home against Wilson on Tuesday, they would be invited to the postseason.  A win in either one of those games might get them in, depending on the results of other region contests.
Neither happened and for the first time in over a decade the Bulldogs are taking up the equipment before the playoffs begin.
Tuesday night, the Bulldogs got off to a fast start, only to fall apart in the third quarter.
After trailing the Tigers 15-10 with two minutes left in the first quarter, Wesley Brown hit a basket to start a 14-4 run by the Bulldogs.  Marlboro took a 30-25 lead into the locker room at the half.

Bingham named Sun-Belt Defensive Player of the Year

  • 6 December 2018
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Bingham named Sun-Belt Defensive Player of the Year

Arkansas State senior and former Marlboro County Bulldog Ronheen Bingham has been named the Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Year.
Bingham helped lead the Red Wolves to an 8-4 overall record and a berth in the Arizona Bowl, where they will play The University of Nevada.
This season Bingham, a defensive end, finished the regular season with 65 total tackles and nine quarterback sacks.  He also had 19 tackles for lost yardage.
His sacks and tackles for loss lead the conference.

Another Thursday night game will wrap up regular season

  • 1 November 2018
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Another Thursday night game will wrap up regular season

The Marlboro County High football team faces another important Thursday night game.  Their contest with North Myrtle Beach has been moved up a day to avoid heavy rains that are predicted for Friday.
"It is always the home team's call as to when the games are played.  Coach Reel (North Myrtle Beach head coach Matt Reel) consulted with me and we agreed to play on Thursday," said MCHS head coach Dean Boyd.
"A rainy night would make our offense hard to run, so in that sense it is an advantage to play on Thursday.  North Myrtle runs an option-based attack that is difficult to prepare for, so losing a day of practice is a disadvantage," said Boyd.
Many schools throughout the state have rescheduled their Friday night contests to Thursday or Saturday.  Steady rains are predicted to move through the state beginning Thursday night and continuing throughout Friday.
"This game will decide the playoff fate for three teams, so we want it to be as unaffected by weather conditions as possible.  Regardless, we need to go out and play well," said Boyd.
In hopes of missing the rain, kickoff has also been moved up a half hour to 7 p.m.

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