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Bulldogs survive close call at the beach

Bulldogs survive close call at the beach
Kinney Roller jumped in front of a North Brunswick High pass with 40 seconds left, intercepting to help preserve a 27-19 season-opening victory for Marlboro County.
The Bulldogs found themselves holding on for dear life as the noon heat took its toll during the Derrick Law Firm Kickoff Classic at Myrtle Beach's Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium.

Former MCHS football player gets chance at boxing career

Former MCHS football player gets chance at boxing career
Thanks in part to a series of interesting connections, a Bennettsville man is about to have a chance to fullfil a dream.
For years, Akeem Hicks wanted to become a boxer. By the end of this month, the former Marlboro County High standout football player should be training in St. Louis, MO, to begin a professional career in the ring.
"My brothers and I would box in the backyard when we were kids," says Hicks. "I always loved it."

GridIron 2015

GridIron 2015

The Herald-Advocate's annual preview of the Marlboro County High School football season is included in this week's edition.

McColl's Angela Branton named county Teacher of the Year

McColl's Angela Branton named county Teacher of the Year
The Marlboro County School District has announced the district winner for this year’s Teacher of the Year award. The Teachers of the Year for each school and the district are usually recognized at the convocation, which was canceled this year because of safety concerns.  
The district's Teacher of the Year represents the Marlboro County School District in vying to be State Teacher of the Year.  
Becoming District Teacher of the Year is a three-step process that begins in May, when school-level Teachers of the Year are selected by their peers.  Those wishing to compete for District Teacher of the Year submit detailed applications by the end of July.   These applications are then reviewed by a selection committee which determines the winner.

Bulldogs get ready for season kick-off

Bulldogs get ready for season kick-off
The Marlboro County High football team hosted the Dennis Miller Jamboree of Champions Friday night, defeating Keenan High of Columbia in the nightcap, 20-7.  The Bulldogs will have their final tune-up for the regular season tonight, hosting Northern Guilford of Greensboro, NC, in a game-type scrimmage.  They will open the season next Saturday in the Derrick Law Firm Kickoff Classic at Myrtle Beach where they will face North Brunswick of Leland, NC.  Above, blockers Mike Norman (52) and Cam Johnson (75) lead running back Dylven Covington up the field against Keenan.  For more on the team's performance in the jamboree, see page 8. Look for a full preview of the Bulldogs' season in next week's Herald-Advocate.
Photo by Dan McNiel
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