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5A Roundup: Panthers roll; Braves rally; Tigers tumble

As the only team to take a bye week last Friday, the Carolina Forest football team was chomping at the bit to get the season started. The Panthers made up for lost time by blowing out host Fairmont (NC) 48-16 on Friday night. Carolina Forest QB Matt Beale threw for a touchdown and ran for another, and running back Dyverse Simmons ran for two scores as the Panthers jumped out to a 27-0 halftime... 

Socastee spikes CAMB in volleyball season opener

The Socastee High volleyball team opened the 2016 season in impressive fashion, sweeping visiting SCISA power Christian Academy of Myrtle Beach 3-0. The Lady Braves won three close sets, including a 27-25 tiebreaker in the second. Socastee won by scores of 25-20 in the first set and 25-21 in the third to start the season off on a winning note. Christian Academy’s Julia Markley had a team-high... 

Pigskin Peek: Braves look to turn the corner in 2016

Socastee coach Doug Illing feels that 2015 was a learning experience for his football team. The Braves, who finished the season 2-9 overall and 1-4 in Region 6-4A, will be tested again as they take the next step to Region 6-5A. They remain in the same league with rivals Conway, Carolina Forest, South Florence, Sumter and West Florence. Socastee captured its wins last season over West Florence and... 

Local soccer players claim statewide all-star awards

The success of local high school soccer teams and players this season can be traced back to their involvement in club soccer on the Grand Strand. Coast FA had several of its past and present players earn all-state honors, including Myrtle Beach High’s Class 3A boys state championship-bound seniors Foster Russell and Adolfo Aguilar, and the Class 3A Girls Lower State finalist’s Tristan... 

Socastee hands Hilton keys to boys basketball program

The Socastee High boys basketball program has struggled in recent years despite a string of big-name coaches at the helm. Now the Braves are hoping a name that is familiar to them but unfamiliar to head coaching will go a long way toward turning things around. Socastee named alumnus Derrick Hilton it next basketball coach Tuesday, promoting him to his first head coaching position after 10 years... 

Boys Soccer: Myrtle Beach, Socastee reach state semis

The Myrtle Beach High boys soccer team has featured a balanced offensive attack for most of the season. But playoff time has Adolpho Aguilar time for the No. 1-ranked Seahawks. Aguilar scored both goals in Myrtle Beach’s 2-0 victory over visiting Aiken in Saturday’s Lower State semifinal, giving him five in a row and a total of seven goals in three postseason games for the senior. With... 

Boys Soccer: Braves, MB roll; Chiefs win on the road

The top-seeded Myrtle Beach and Socastee boys soccer teams rolled in their respective playoff openers, while North Myrtle Beach and St. James faced difficult road tests in Tuesday’s Class 3A state soccer tournament. The Seahawks, ranked No. 1 in Class 3A, scored an 11-0 victory over visiting Lakewood to advance to the second round. Nick Beauchamp and Adolpho Aguilar scored two goals apiece... 

Socastee claims region title with back-to-back shutouts

The No. 7-ranked Socastee High boys soccer team scored its 13th consecutive win and wrapped up the Region 6-4A championship with back-to-back shutout wins over Carolina Forest and South Florence. The Braves (17-3 overall, 9-0 region) mathematically clinched the title with a 9-0 road victory over the Bruins on Wednesday, but the unofficial celebration took place in Tuesday’s Senior Night win... 

Soccer: Braves, Panthers score key region sweeps

The Socastee High girls soccer team stayed alive for a playoff berth and a possible Region 6-4A title by knocking off visiting Sumter 3-1 on Friday night. The Lady Braves (5-6 overall, 4-2 region) snapped a two-game losing skid to remain one game out of first place behind co-leaders Carolina Forest and West Florence. Socastee’s goals were scored by Katelyn Price, Mellette Mackie, and Brittany... 

Socastee tops Myrtle Beach for Soccer at the Beach title

The championship of the Soccer at the Beach tournament turned out to be a renewal of a long-running local rivalry and a dramatic finish to determine the title to the three-day event. Socastee’s Jake Perito headed home a perfect throw-in from Konner Price in the final 5 minutes for the game-winner in a 2-1 victory over Myrtle Beach on its home field at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium. The Braves... 
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