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Socastee’s Cudd among six signees in Gamecocks’ class

South Carolina men’s basketball coach Frank Martin announced a signing of six student-athletes set to join the Gamecocks beginning with the 2017-18 campaign, including Socastee High 7-footer Jason Cudd. Cudd averaged 18.7 points and 7.6 rebounds per game as a senior and led Socastee to its first playoff appearance in three seasons. His father, Clint, played basketball at College of Charleston. “Jason... 

Athlete of Week: Young’s Socastee stay short, sweet

In the short span of five months, Socastee High’s Brianna Young went from the new kid in school to the big star on campus. Something about winning a state title will do that. The junior relocated to the Grand Strand from Canada in January, when an unseasonably warm winter and an absence of longtime friends allowed Young to focus on her chosen track and field event – the discus. All... 

Class 5A Track: Socastee’s Young strikes gold in discus

Junior Brianna Young was Socastee’s only athlete to qualify for Saturday’s Class 5A SCHSL Track & Field Championships at Spring Valley High. She represented her school the best way possible. Young struck gold in the girls discus throw with a personal-best toss of 139 feet – nearly 6 feet farther than the runner-up. She accounted for all 10 points for the Lady Braves, good... 

Athlete of Week: Socastee soars behind Matlashewski

While the postseason honors keep rolling in for Socastee High soccer standout Chris Matlashewski, he’s still trying to get used to the fact that the season is over. The Braves’ impressive 23-4 campaign came to an end in Saturday’s Class 5A Lower State final with a 2-1 double-overtime loss to defending state champion River Bluff. The disappointment of finishing one win shy of reaching... 

Tennis: Socastee’s season ends in Lower State finals

The Socastee High boys tennis team fell just shy in its quest to reach the Class 5A state championships after suffering a 5-2 loss to visiting region rival West Florence in Monday’s Class 5A Lower State final. The hard-fought match was closer than the final score indicates. Socastee got singles wins from No. 1 Britton Bellamy and No. 4 Connor Barr. But Socastee’s No. 2 Robert Warstler... 

Tennis: Braves down Irmo; Seahawks fall in marathon

The Class 4A boys tennis Lower State semifinal between Myrtle Beach and AC Flora had so much drama they needed two days to settle it. After thunderstorms interrupted Thursday’s critical match with the score tied at 2-all, the Seahawks had to make a return trip Friday to finish the showdown. Myrtle Beach came out on the short end of a 4-3 score as AC Flora advances to face Hilton Head Island... 

Boys Soccer: Braves win in sudden death; MB cruises

The Socastee High boys soccer team went to triple overtime before claiming a sudden-death victory over visiting James Island in the second round of the Class 5A playoffs. Socastee’s Chris Matlashewski notched a hat trick to account for all the Braves’ scoring, capped by a penalty kick in the final 5-minute, sudden-death overtime period. Matlashewski put Socastee on the board first with... 

Boys Soccer: Braves post another shutout; NMB falls

The top-seeded Socastee High boys soccer team kicked off the playoffs the same way it played most of the regular season – with a shutout victory. The Braves (22-3) posted their 13th shutout of the season in a 6-0 victory over visiting Blythewood in the opening round of the Class 5A playoffs on Tuesday night. Socastee’s Chris Matlashewski recorded a hat trick, Tanner Goshert added two... 

Soccer: Braves sweep MB; Gordon lifts Lady Seahawks

The Socastee High boys soccer team used a big second-half rally to defeat visiting rival Myrtle Beach for the third time this season, claiming a 4-2 victory at The Reservation in Tuesday’s final playoff tuneup. Despite beating Myrtle Beach once in the regular season and again in the championship game of the Soccer at the Beach tournament, the Braves found themselves trailing 2-1 at halftime... 

Baseball: Braves, Tigers top local foes in season finales

The Socastee High baseball team’s postseason hopes might be over, but the Braves still had plenty of fight left in them for a regular-season finale and rivalry game. The visiting Braves overcame five Seahawks’ runs in the first inning to defeat Myrtle Beach 7-5 in a non-region contest Thursday. Socastee started hot with a three-run top of the first but saw the Seahawks come out swinging... 
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