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Boys Hoops: Braves top MB in OT; CF blows past Chiefs

The Socastee High boys basketball team erased a double-digit deficit in the fourth quarter and worked overtime Tuesday night to defeat rival Myrtle Beach 61-58 at The Wave. Trailing 44-34 to start the fourth period, the Braves (2-0) rallied to force the extra period on a pair of free throws with only 0.3 seconds left in regulation. Led by Jason Cudd’s 24 points, Socastee took the lead down... 

Socastee girls, boys sweep Waccamaw in season debut

The Socastee High boys and girls basketball teams opened the 2016-17 season in impressive fashion Monday night by sweeping visiting Waccamaw. The Lady Braves (1-0) used a strong defensive performance and a balanced coring effort to cruise past the Lady Warriors 48-23. Shayla Baldwin led the Lady Braves with 14 points, Jaelyn Grandison chipped in 11 and Haley Altman added 10 in the win. The Braves... 

Saints, Braves net wins in landmark coaching debuts

A pair of local boys basketball coaches tipped off the 2016-17 season in opposite fashion Monday night at the Gatorade Turkey Shootout in Florence, but both came away with big wins. Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach Darren Gore entered his final season as head coach of the Saints, who have won five SCISA state championships under his direction. He was joined by longtime assistant and newly named... 

5A Wrapup: Braves’ big win a blow to CF; Tigers roll

Six weeks ago, Carolina Forest spoiled Socastee’s home region opener with a win at The Reservation. On Friday night, the Braves may have gotten the last laugh on the Panthers. Socastee (3-7 overall, 1-4 Region 6-5A) scored an impressive 53-27 victory over visiting West Florence to end a difficult season on a high note, but the Braves also managed to deliver a blow to the rival Panthers’... 

High school football season extended for second week

The local high school football season is headed for double overtime after the SCHSL voted to extend the regular season for a second week in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. After earlier postponing games for the arrival of the storm last Friday, the SCHSL’s Executive League committee reconvened Wednesday and voted 10-2 to push back the final week of the regular season back to Nov. 11 for schools... 

Athlete of Week: Mendoza piles up miles for Socastee

There’s a scene from the movie “Forrest Gump” that perfectly describes this week’s Mammy’s Kitchen Athlete of the Week. After Gump takes off across the country, someone asks him why? His answer: “I just felt like running.” Socastee senior Keahi Mendoza not only feels like running to help lead the Braves cross country team, but to set a high standard for himself and his teammates.... 

Socastee wins back-to-back road matches vs. MB, NMB

The Socastee High girls golf team scored back-to-back road victories over region rivals Myrtle Beach and North Myrtle Beach this week to improve to 9-3 overall on the season. On Wednesday, the Lady Braves edged Myrtle Beach by two strokes, 193-195, at the Dunes Golf & Beach Club. Lawson Devers earned medalist honors with a 44, followed by Alis Berindea (45), Mia (50) and Joey Kirkman (54). Onm... 

Braves win team title, CF’s Pieterse medals at Pee Dee

Carolina Forest senior Michael Pieterse won a three-man battle for medalist honors at the Pee Dee Classic cross country meet on Saturday in Florence, but the Socastee boys claimed the team war with a first-place finish in the 12-team field. Pieterse turned in a time of 17:12 to lead an all-Horry County pack of three to the finish line. Conway’s Shane Moody (17:32) was runner-up and Socastee’s... 

Socastee storms St. James in Battle of Highway 707

Socastee got a big night on the ground from running back Edward Tucker and two defensive touchdowns to knock off St. James in the Battle of Highway 707 on Friday night at the Shark Tank. Clinging to a 21-14 lead in the fourth quarter, the Braves (2-3) got a 30-yard touchdown run from Tucker and a long pick-6 from Aeneas Green to put the finishing touches on the win over their closest geographic... 

Mendoza medals as Braves place second in quad meet

The Socastee High boys and girls cross country teams finished runners-up in a quad meet they hosted Tuesday, defeating county rivals Conway and Carolina Forest in both divisions. Class 3A Waccamaw swept the meet against all Class 5A programs. Socastee’s Keahi Mendoza turned in the top boys time of 17:07 to earn medalist honors among the boys, followed closely by teammates Elijah Lawson (17:27)... 
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