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Renfrow among six to play in all-star games on Strand

With his future plans firmly planted in football, Socastee High senior Hunter Renfrow thought he had played his final baseball game when the Braves were eliminated in the Lower State finals. But before he leaves to walk-on at Clemson, the all-state selection in both sports will have one last chance to lace up the spikes and swing the bat in front of a hometown crowd. He is among six local high school... 

Socastee trio leads list of local all-state selections

Socastee High placed three players on the South Carolina Baseball Coaches Association’s All-State Baseball Team, which was released Wednesday. Socastee seniors Hunter Renfrow (outfielder) and Kyle Smith (third baseman) and junior Dylan Thompson (pitcher) were named to the Class 3A squad after leading the Braves to the Lower State tournament for the second consecutive season. Socastee coach Curtis... 

DuRant named Region 7-3A Soccer Player of the Year

The Myrtle Beach and Socastee High boys soccer tied with a high seven players on the All-Region 7-3A squad, so it only figures they would share the top two honors. Socstee senior Wesley DuRant captured Players of the Year honors and Seahawks coach Jason Himmelsbach was named Coach of the Year following strong seasons for both the Braves and Seahawks. Both will represent the South in next month’s... 

Braves, Renfrow run away with Region 7-3A awards

The All-Region 7-3A baseball team will look like a familiar lineup to Socastee fans. The region champion Braves placed nine players on the all-region squad, including Player of the Year Hunter Renfrow and Coach of the Year Curtis Hudson. Renfrow, who was also named the Region 7-3A Player of the Year for football, is among seven Braves to make the first team, including pitchers Dylan Thompson and Austin... 

Socastee’s bats fall silent at worst time in loss to Gilbert

The Socastee High baseball team picked the worst time of year to go ice cold at the plate. After being shutout in the first round of the Class 3A Lower State tournament in Tuesday, the Braves (24-6) managed only two late runs in Wednesday’s elimination game against Gilbert. Gilbert’s relative offensive outburst was more than enough for a 9-2 victory for the visitors, ending Socastee’s... 

Berkeley drops Braves into Lower State losers’ bracket

The Socastee High baseball team’s back is officially against the wall following a two-day duel with Berkeley in the first round of the Class 3A Lower State tournament. The Stags (23-4) got a stellar effort from starter Zach Gonzales, who pitched a perfect inning on Monday before the game was postponed by rain. He returned to the mound Tuesday to finish a complete-game four-hit shutout of the... 

MB, Socastee boys fall 4-3 in Lower State semifinals

The previously undefeated Braves (17-1) saw their season come to a disappointing early finish against visiting Hilton Head by a 4-3 score. Meanwhile, the Seahawks suffered a home defeat by the same 4-3 score to region foe Wilson, which it swept during the regular season. Myrtle Beach lost a pair of tough tiebreakers that proved to be the difference in the match. The two Grand Strand rivals appeared... 

Ten local track/field athletes qualify for state title meet

Socastee seventh-grader Anna Walker took a big leap against older athletes to tie for first place in the high jump in Saturday’s Class 3A Track & Field state qualifier in Hopkins. Walker’s jump of 5 feet tied three others for first place, giving her the needed top-eight finish needed to advance to next week’s state championships. North Myrtle Beach sophomore Alexis Leonhart finished... 

Socastee slides safely into Lower State tournament

The No. 2-ranked Socastee High baseball team is headed back to the Class 3A Lower State tournament, this time with an eye on taking the next step toward the program’s first state title. The Braves (24-4) closed out the district tournament championship for the second straight year on Friday, defeating Darlington 6-1 in the second meeting between the two teams this week. Socastee rallied for a... 

Softball: Braves, Sharks advance to district finals

Don’t let their No. 4 seed fool you. The Socastee Lady Braves proved that once again against top-seeded Berkeley by beating the visiting Lady Stags 3-2 in Wednesday’s elimination game. Socastee’s Savannah Talley had another stellar outing on the mound, combining to allow only six hits along with reliever Haley LeDuc. Talley allowed both runs in the critical third inning to fall behind... 
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