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Boys Hoops: Braves, local 7-3A teams win nail-biters

This one was more about pride than playoff positioning, and Socastee rose to the occasion when it counted most. The Braves scored the final eight points of double overtime to knock off rival Conway at the Wave on Tuesday night. The hard-fought region win was the first for the Braves (7-14 overall, 1-6 Region 6-4A) and leaves them in the cellar with the Tigers (12-7, 1-6), who suffered their sixth... 

Girls Hoops: Lady Braves surge into second in 6-4A

The Socastee High girls basketball team scored its third region win in five nights to give a big boost to its playoff hopes with a 58-41 victory over visiting Conway on Tuesday night. The Lady Braves (11-10 overall, 4-3 Region 6-4A) moved over the .500 mark for the season and in the league standings, tying Conway for second place with just three region games remaining. The two teams split the season... 

Braves games postponed after death of SF coach

Socastee High’s boys and girls basketball game against South Florence has been postponed following the tragic death of Bruins’ girls JV basketball and volleyball coach Michelle Hickson over the weekend. According to the incident report, Hickson, 38, was traveling on the Interstate 95 bridge over Lake Marion on Sunday when her car broke down. She was struck by another car that was involved... 

Top-seeded Socastee falls to James Island in round 2

The Socastee High girls tennis team was upset in a rainy second round of the Class 4A playoffs to visiting James Island 4-1, ending a breakthrough season for the top-seeded Lady Braves. Socastee’s No. 1 singles player Anna Brice Cox won a hard-fought match but James Island swept the rest of the singles matches to clinch the win and negate the need for doubles matches. Cox earned an automatic... 

Jonas’ pick-six lifts Braves to win over West Florence

With West Florence threatening to score the game-tying touchdown, Socastee instead took one the other way to put the finishing touches on a 34-21 victory on Thursday night at Florence’s Memorial Stadium. Socastee’s Dalton Jonas picked off a pass at the Braves’ goal line and returned it 100 yards for a touchdown with 5 minutes remaining in the game to preserve Socastee’s... 

Athlete of the Week: Cox leads Socastee comeback

Socastee High sophomore tennis standout Anna Brice Cox has been a top player for the Lady Braves since the seventh grade. But this year she found herself in the unfamiliar role of team leader. Just like tennis, which she began playing at the age of 4, it came to her naturally. Serving as co-captain on a team with no seniors, Cox led by both actions and words to turn a team that started the season... 

MB nets rubber match with Socastee in playoff tuneup

The Myrtle Beach High School volleyball team won the rubber match of its three-game series with rival Socastee on Monday, avenging its lone loss of the year in the last game of the season. Fresh off their clean sweeps of their respective region titles, the Lady Seahawks (15-1) and Lady Braves (18-2) clashed in postseason tuneup and the deciding match in the rivalry. Predictably, it came down to... 

Athlete of the Week: Guest lifts Braves to new heights

Socastee High volleyball standout Mary D. Guest says it seems like yesterday that she and her fellow seniors first took the court, but that was six years ago. But she and the Lady Braves are fully aware that they only have a few more tomorrows together as teammates. Guest was voted the Mammy’s Kitchen Athlete of the Week after leading Socastee to sole possession of the Region 6-4A championship,... 

Volleyball: Socastee beats CF to wrap up region title

The Socastee High volleyball team clinched sole possession of the Region 6-4A regular season championship Tuesday with a 3-1 victory over Carolina Forest. After sharing the crown with the Lady Panthers last season, the Lady Braves swept the season series this time by scores of 25-23, 25-12, 20-25 and 25-23 and snapped Carolina Forest’s streak of six consecutive region titles. Socastee seniors... 

Tennis: Socastee, Myrtle Beach roll to region wins

The Socastee High girls tennis team opened a hectic week of region play in impressive fashion, sweeping host Sumter 6-0 on Monday, the first of four consecutive days of region matches. The Lady Braves (9-3 overall, 7-0 Region 6-4A) remained undefeated in the league by winning all five singles matches and No. 2 doubles in straight sets. Socastee faces Carolina Forest on Tuesday, South Florence on... 
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