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Boys Hoops: Socastee, Conway win region debuts

The Socastee High boys basketball team won a thrilling Region 6-5A opener Tuesday night with a 69-63 victory over visiting West Florence. In a contest that was tight throughout, the Braves seized control down the stretch behind a stellar performance by Andrew Gardner. Gardner posted a double-double of 22 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Braves. Teammates Jay Williams and Jonathan Wright added... 

Socastee falls to Montverde in Beach Ball quarterfinals

The Socastee Braves struggled against the No. 1 ranked team in the country, Montverde Academy in the quarterfinals of the Beach Ball Classic, falling 101 – 38. Montverde held the host Braves to just 14 points in the first half and 22 percent shooting from the field, while putting up 51 points of their own. Montverde chose to remain on the floor during halftime, dancing on the sidelines and... 

Socastee uses overtime to advance in Beach Ball

Socastee took advantage of an injury to Spartanburg Day’s Zion Williamson and scored a 63-56 overtime victory to advance to the quarterfinal round of the 2017 Beach Ball Classic at the Myrtle Beach (SC) Convention Center. The win is the fifth first round victory for the Braves (6-5) and first overtime win in three tries. Sophomore Andrew Gardner paced Socastee with 18 points and 12 rebounds. ... 

Wrestling: Braves finish strong to beat Warriors

The Socastee High wrestling team captured a big win over visiting Waccamaw on Thursday night, doubling up the visiting Warriors by a score of 54-27. The Braves found themselves tied with the Warriors at 24-all midway through the match before winning five of the final six matches. Socastee claimed wins by brothers Nicholas Ward (106) and Tyler Ward (113), Hunter Shipley (120), Walker Martin (126)... 

Athlete of Week: Ward making a name on mat

If you haven’t heard the name Tyler Ward, you will, especially if you happen to wrestle in the 113-pound class in the state of South Carolina. The Socastee High junior is off to a 7-0 start to the season and was named the Mammy’s Kitchen Athlete of the Week for his championship in the West Brunswick (NC) Invitational. One of the reasons local folks might not be familiar with Ward is... 

Socastee comes out firing early to down Waccamaw

The Socastee High boys basketball team captured a big home victory Thursday night over visiting Waccamaw by a 70-49 score. Socastee’s Kendrell Generette scored a game-high 22 points and teammates Alex Collins and Jay Williams added 12 points apiece to lead the Braves. Teammate Andrew Gardner was held to only 4 points but delivered in other ways with game-highs of nine assists, eight rebounds... 

Local hoops season tips off with two girls tourneys

Winter might still be a month away, but the high school winter sports season is already under way with a pair of girls basketball tournaments scheduled for this week. Socastee High’s annual Sand & Hoops Tournament tips off Monday with a pair of Horry County teams taking on Georgetown County squads. Carolina Forest faces Georgetown at 6 p.m., while host Socastee welcomes Waccamaw at 7:30... 

Playoff Roundup: Braves, Saints see seasons end

The Socastee High football team ran into a buzz saw in the first round of the Class 5A playoffs Friday night, falling 49-15 on the road to No. 1-ranked and top-seeded Fort Dorchester. The Braves (5-6) found themselves in a 35-0 hole at halftime. The highlight came on Edward Tucker’s 80-yard pick-six that broke up the shutout. Socastee made the playoffs despite carrying only 27 players on... 

Socastee falls to Sumter but capture playoff bid

On Senior Night, the Socastee High football team’s seniors found out they have at least one more game to play. Socastee suffered a tough 48-21 loss to Sumter in Friday’s regular season finale, but the Braves made the Class 5A playoffs as a wild card team. They will travel to Fort Dorchester on Friday. Socastee (5-5 overall, 1-4 region) were no match for the region-runner-up Gamecocks... 

Athlete of the Week: Cox caps stellar tennis career

Socastee High senior tennis standout Anna Brice Cox was recently voted the Mammy’s Kitchen Athlete of the Week, but it very easily could be the Lifetime Achievement Award. In the final rounds of her stellar six-year high school career as Socastee’s No. 1 singles player, Cox is leaving the Lady Braves’ program far better than she found it. “It’s kind of hard to believe... 
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