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Soccer: Socastee shuts out Gamecocks in region debut

The Socastee High girls soccer team opened Region 6-5A play in dominating fashion with a 7-0 victory over Sumter on Friday night. Socastee’s Katelyn Price scored two goals and dished out an assists to lead the Lady Braves. Socastee also got a pair of goals each from Haley Altman and Brittany Leftis. Mallett Mackey tallied one goal, and Melissa Garcia had two assists. Socastee plays host to... 

Soccer: MB boys rally past Socastee; Lady Braves roll

The Myrtle Beach boys soccer team rallied in the second half to defeat rival Socastee on Thursday thanks to a late goal by senior Lerol Parchment. With the game tied at 1-all in the 69th minute, Parchment took an assist from fellow senior Hunter Hardin and buried it in the back of the net for the game-winner. The goal capped a come-from-behind win that saw Socastee take the early lead on a penalty... 

Soccer: Socastee boys, girls sweep NMB in season debut

The Socastee High boys and girls soccer teams kicked off the 2017 season with a sweep of rival North Myrtle Beach on Monday. Coming off a runner-up finish in the Michael Nash Memorial preseason soccer tournament at North Myrtle Beach over the weekend, the Socastee boys continued its winning ways into the regular season with a 4-1 victory over the Chiefs. Socastee’s Josh Mackie, Zendon Andrews,... 

Soccer: Braves, Sharks face off for Nash Memorial title

A pair of South Strand rivals will clash on the North Strand to decide the boys championship of the Michael Nash Memorial Soccer Tournament. Socastee and St. James face off at noon Sunday at the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex after advancing through pool play unscathed. Sharks beat West Ashley 2-0 in one semifinal and the Braves shutout Hartsville 5-0 in the other to set up the Battle... 

5A Girls: Conway, Socastee win to meet in third round

The Class 5A girls basketball playoffs will feature an unlikely matchup of local teams thanks to a pair of big wins on Friday night. Top-seeded Conway held off Dutch Fork 54-45 to advance to the third round, their deepest postseason trip in program history. The Lady Tigers will host fourth-seeded Region 6-5A rival Socastee, which upset No. 1 seed Spring Valley 50-47. The Lady Braves (13-12), who... 

Playoff picture comes into focus for 11 hoops teams

Only one team per division will finish the season on a winning note as area teams hope to survive the single-elimination state tournament to the end. The Grand Strand’s best shot at a state title appears to rest in the hands of the No. 2-ranked Myrtle Beach High girls, who open the playoffs at home Tuesday at 6 p.m. against Dreher. The top-seeded Lady Seahawks (19-2) finished state runners-up... 

MB’s Sumpter, Socastee’s Cudd make all-star games

A pair of local hoops standouts will wrap up their high school careers on their home courts in the Carolinas All-Star Basketball Classic on March 18-19. Socastee’s 7-foot center Jason Cudd will represent the Grand Strand in the boys game, while Myrtle Beach all-state selection Nia Sumpter will suit up for the girls. Their respective teams will take all-stars from the state of North Carolina. The... 

Explosion of local lacrosse on display at Laxapalooza

When Socastee High boys lacrosse coach Matt Fox started the area’s first program a decade ago, he didn’t have enough players to hold an intra-squad scrimmage. Ten years later, there are enough teams on the Grand Strand to hold an all-day Laxapalooza. On Saturday, Socastee will host the preseason tournament with varsity and JV teams from Myrtle Beach, Carolina Forest, St. James, Waccamaw,... 

Athlete of Week: Mat time pays off big for Armstrong

As a 6-foot, 260-pound offensive lineman at Socastee High, speed is not an asset normally attributed to sophomore C.J. Armstrong. But given his rapid transition to the sport of wrestling, the heavyweight just might be the fastest kid on the Braves’ mat. After picking up the sport just two years ago as an eighth-grader at Forestbrook Middle, Armstrong has gone from beginner to contender in... 

Boys Hoops: Socastee rips NMB in pre-region tuneup

After suffering three lopsided setbacks in the highly competitive Beach Ball Classic, the Socastee High boys basketball team turned the tables on North Myrtle Beach on Wednesday with a 73-45 victory. Socastee 7-foot center and South Carolina commitment Jason Cudd posted another double-double, scoring a game-high 20 points and pulling down 12 rebounds. First-year Braves coach Derrick Hilton scored... 
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