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Socastee survives turnover battle to beat rival Conway

It wasn’t a thing of beauty, but there are no style points in this bitter rivalry. Socastee survived a turnover-riddled showdown with Conway for a 23-13 victory in the first of two scheduled meetings this season. The two teams meet again Oct. 17 in a Region 6-4A clash, but this matchup is so nice the two teams decided to play twice. Perhaps the two teams will have the kins worked out for Round... 

Week 2 Previews & Picks: Tigers vs. Braves, Round 1

For the second straight week Myrtle Beach plays in a Thursday night special, this time on the road at West Florence. But the rest of the Week 2 lineup has all local teams playing on the Grand Strand, including a couple of key intracounty clashes involving Conway at Socastee (Round 1) and Carolina Forest at St. James. Buckle up for a big week: * Myrtle Beach at West Florence: The Seahawks came out of... 

Socastee digs deep to beat CAMB in fifth-set tiebreaker

The Socastee High volleyball team battled to a 3-2 victory over Christian Academy on Wednesday in a hotly contested match that came down to a fifth-set tiebreaker. The Lady Braves claimed the first set 25-17, but saw the Lady Saints rally for back-to-back victories by scores of 25-16 and 25-23. The hard-fought third set appeared to give Christian Academy the momentum to defeat their third public school... 

Socastee boys, girls score XC sweep of rival St. James

Socastee High successfully opened its 2014 cross country season on Tuesday by hosting and sweeping a dual meet with region rival St. James. The Braves prevailed in both the boys and girls races, with Socastee’s Justin Knipper and Keahi Mendoza taking first and second among the boys for a 21-38 win for Socastee. In the girls event, Kelsey Glover of St. James won medalist honors with a time of... 

Third-quarter explosion lifts Socastee over SE Raleigh

Following a frustrating first half that saw Socastee High miss out on three scoring opportunities, the Braves exploded for three touchdowns in the third period to prevail 22-12 over Southeast Raleigh in Saturday’s Derrick Law Firm Carolina Kickoff Clash. Three different Braves rushers reached paydirt in the third quarter, beginning with Angelo Sauter’s 3-yard plunge to turn a 6-0 deficit... 

Socastee steamrolls over West Brunswick in opener

For the first time in five years Socastee High kicked off a football season without a starting quarterback with the last name of Renfrow calling the signals. As it turns out, Jordan Hodge can operate the Braves’ high-powered offensive attack just fine. Hodge’s 3-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter gave Socstee a three-touchdown advantage to put away host West Brunswick in Saturday’s... 

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... 
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