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Socastee boys cap sweep; girls fall to set table for CF

A tough loss for Socastee set up a big contest with Carolina Forest on the girls soccer pitch, with the Region 6-5A championship up for grabs Tuesday. The Lady Braves (8-8-1 overall, 5-3 region) suffered a 1-0 loss to visiting West Florence (14-3, 9-1) on Friday night, knocking Socastee out of the title chase. Carolina Forest (14-4, 8-1) defeated Conway to remain in the thick of the race. If the... 

Athletes of the Week: Duo takes lacrosse to next level

Editor’s Note: Due to time conflicts with spring break, the two previous Athletes of the Week were not featured as scheduled. The two met on the field last week and freelancer Joel Beachum spoke to them for the following feature: As the popular song by DJ Khaled goes, “All we do is win, win, win no matter what.” While this is the favorite walk-up song of St. James lacrosse senior... 

Record 7 county lacrosse teams make state playoffs

For the first time in local lacrosse history, seven Horry County teams made the state playoffs, and four of them will host first-round games on Tuesday. The St. James boys and girls squads, both in their fourth season of existence, earned No. 3 seed in Class 4A and will host No. 6 Waccamaw. Also forming a doubleheader, the No. 8 Myrtle Beach boys and girls made the playoffs for the first time and... 

Baseball: Socastee, NMB post big region shutouts

Socastee’s Dylan Kuehne pitched a complete game shutout to defeat host Carolina Forest 2-0 on Friday. Kuehne allowed only four hits and struck out eight batters batters to lead the Braves past the Panthers. Socastee also only had four hits, two by Wesley Lane, to generate just enough offense to earn the region win. Carolina Forest’s Chris Hughes also had a big night on the mound before... 

Boys Soccer: Braves claim region title with road win

No. 5-ranked Socastee officially wrapped up the Region 6-5A championship Tuesday night with a hard-fought 4-2 victory on the road over South Florence. Leading 3-2 late in the second half, Socastee’s Javier Pinos’ goal put the Bruins away and allowed the Braves to clinch a No. 1 seed for the playoffs. Josh Mackie, Chase Wastler and Connor Fata scored goals for the Braves (11-1-1 overall,... 

Softball: Seahawks sweep series with rival Socastee

The Myrtle Beach softball team completed a series sweep over rival Socastee on Thursday by defeating the Lady Braves 9-6. Myrtle Beach’s Cayce Roberts, McKenzie Coble, Madison Needle, Carly Grace Bodge and Lindsey Coble all had multi-hits to lead the Lady Seahawks. Ariana Mccann scored 2 runs to lead a balanced attack. Myrtle Beach held a 9-3 advantage before Socastee’s Haleigh Smith... 

Local soccer teams take giant leap in latest polls

The latest South Carolina Soccer Coaches Association rankings were released Sunday, and several local teams are moving up in the polls. The Socastee boys (8-1-1) remained at No. 5 in Class 5A, and St. James (4-2) and Myrtle Beach (5-3) came in at Nos. 4 and 6, respectively. In girls action, Myrtle Beach (5-1) jumped to No. 3 in Class 4A, while region rivals St. James and North Myrtle Beach dropped... 

Baseball: Braves shut out Tigers; MB downs Sharks

Socastee pitchers Wesley Lane and Matthew Hester combined for a six-hit shutout of visiting Conway on Friday. The Braves plated two runs in the first inning to account for all the scoring in a pitchers’ duel with Conway’s Will Smith. He allowed only six hits in a complete game and struck out six just like the Socastee duo. Lane, who started and went six innings, also drove in a run... 

St. James posts five-inning knockout of rival Socastee

The St. James baseball team batted through the order in the second inning en route to a 14-3 victory over rival Socastee in the first installment of the Battle of Highway 707 series on Saturday. The Sharks pounded out 12 hits with a balanced offensive effort to halt the game after five frames. Five players tallied two hits – Cole Prosser (3 runs scored), Cam White (double, 3 RBIs), Cameron... 

Socastee downs St. James via PKs in season openers

The Battle of Highway 707 between neighboring rivals Socastee and St. James saw one of its most exciting installments in Thursday night’s season-opening boys soccer clash. The No. 5-ranked Braves (Class 5A) and No. 10-ranked (Class 4A) Sharks remained tied at 2-2 at the end of regulation and after two overtime periods to go to penalty kicks to decide the hard-fought contest in rainy and windy... 
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