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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.

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.

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