Gabe McDonald joined WMBF in July 2020 from our sister station KPLC in Lake Charles, Louisiana where he was a sports/news MMJ for two years. He is excited to continue his career in Myrtle Beach and is looking forward to meeting and telling the stories of all the great people in the area!
Gabe has experience covering sports on all levels including NBA training camps, College Football Playoff games, and high school state championships. He’s also been fortunate to cover a Presidential visit during his career.
Gabe is a proud graduate of The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, where he majored in Mass Communications and played football. During his time in Pine Bluff, he was named Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the 2016-17 school year and served as the lead anchor for the school's newscasts. Gabe also completed an internship at KARK/FOX 16, the NBC and FOX affiliates in Little Rock, Arkansas.
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One of the best players to come through the Coastal Carolina men’s basketball program is turning pro. Chanticleer guard and reigning Sun Belt Player of the Year DeVante’ Jones announced on Tuesday that he is declaring for the 2021 NBA Draft.
Some of the best basketball talent across the Grand Strand and Pee Dee will have the chance to showcase their skills on the hardwood next weekend. The 2021 Pee Dee All-Star Game is set for Saturday, April 3 at Wilson High School in Florence.
Despite missing out on the NCAA Tournament, the Chanticleers of the hardwood still have the opportunity to play postseason basketball. Coastal Carolina is one of eight squads in the field for this year’s College Basketball Invitational.
We had another huge night of action on the high school hardwood across the Grand Strand and Pee Dee as the Class 5A boys and Class 1A girls in the SCHSL played for spots in the Lower State finals next week. In the SCISA ranks, we saw semifinal action.
The road to state championship week in Aiken for our SCHSL schools continued tonight as the Class 4A boys and Class 3A girls took the floor in the quarterfinal round. A pair of our private school teams in SCISA played tonight in the semifinal round in Sumter.
Another one of our local high school standouts is taking his talents to the next level. Dillon multi-sport athlete Bobo McKinnon signed on Wednesday morning with Highland Community College in Kansas, one of the premier junior college programs in the country.
The South Carolina Basketball Coaches Association (SCBCA) has released their all-state basketball teams for the 2020-2021 season. A host of hardwood stars across the Grand Strand and Pee Dee made the cut in each of the 5 classifications on both the boys and girls sides.
The first round of the postseason for a handful of local South Carolina High School league basketball teams is in the books. The first round of the playoffs will continue on Monday and Tuesday with 14 local teams left to play.
We’re just over a week away from the basketball postseason for our local South Carolina High School League teams. In Class 4A Region VI region champions were crowned and in Class 3A Region VII the region tournament tipped off.