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Talley continues Socastee streak of diamond success

It’s been a good week for Socastee High pitchers/infielders. Two days after baseball standout Dylan Thompson signed a contract to play for the Seattle Mariners, softball counterpart Savannah Talley signed a National Letter of Intent to play at Francis Marion University in Florence. Talley pitched and played second base for the Lady Braves, helping her team reach the Class 3A Lower State... 

Socastee grad, CCU signee Thompson goes in round 4

Socastee High graduate Dylan Thompson has a big decision to make: Continue on his chosen path to play baseball at Coastal Carolina University, or sign a lucrative contract to begin his professional baseball career. Not a bad choice to have to make since both options are attractive, but a tough one nonetheless. Thompson was selected by the Seattle Mariners in the fourth round of Tuesday’s Major... 

Five local players selected to all-star baseball games

The high school baseball season is over for Grand Strand teams, but not for five lucky local seniors and two local venues. Socastee standouts Dylan Thompson and Austin Schmitz were chosen to compete in the June 11-12 North Carolina-South Carolina Select all-star showcase at Coastal Carolina University. The same weekend, Myrtle Beach’s Praise Thorsen and Hunter Todd, and Carolina Forest’s... 

LAX: Socastee’s Bulleman, CF’s Earnest college-bound

Socastee High lacrosse team co-captains Nick Borriello and JC Bulleman made quite an impact on the Braves program in their senior seasons. Now the duo will try to do the same together as the college level. Bulleman, a defenseman for Socastee, signed scholarship papers Tuesday to attend Lincoln Memorial University in Tennessee, where he will join his longtime teammate Borriello on the field in the... 

Baseball: Braves, Seahawks stay alive with clutch wins

Socastee rallied from a three-run deficit to stave off elimination and defeat visiting Ashley Ridge in Monday’s Class 4A District 6 playoff game. The Braves fell behind 3-0 in the first inning and didn’t take the lead until putting together their own three-run inning in the fifth for a 6-5 edge. Reliever Devin Melko made the lead hold up and Socastee added an insurance run in the sixth... 

Baseball: Braves stay alive; Panthers reach district final

The Socastee High baseball team’s bats fell surprisingly silent in Thursday’s playoff opening loss to South Aiken, but the Braves broke them out in a big way in Saturday’s 12-2 mercy-rule victory over visiting West Ashley in an elimination game. The Braves were limited to five hits on Thursday’s 2-1 defeat but topped those offensive numbers in the first two innings Saturday.... 

Baseball: Braves, Panthers top rivals in playoff tuneups

The Socastee High baseball team exploded for a six runs in the fifth inning to defeat host St. James on Monday. Dylan Thompson went 4-for-4 with an RBI and Finn Melko drove in a pair of runs as the Braves (14-11) downed the Sharks in a playoff tuneup for both teams. Austin Bridges, Devin Melko and Peter Federovitch combined to five-hit the Sharks, who faces South Aiken in the first round of the... 

Athlete of Week: Borriello boosts lacrosse on Strand

Nick Borriello’s passion for lacrosse began well before the Grand Strand got into the game. Nine years later, both have come a long way in the sport, and the Socastee senior has had a hand in helping to grow lacrosse’s popularity to the area. “I grew up in Long Island (NY) and lacrosse was huge there,” recalled Borriello, who was named the Mammy’s Kitchen Athlete of... 

Socastee, Carolina Forest girls make all-state in LAX

On the heels of successful seasons and first-ever playoff appearances, the Carolina Forest and Socastee girls lacrosse teams were well represented on the SCHSL All-State lacrosse teams. After leading the Lady Braves to a 13-3 record and a second-round playoff run, Socastee’s Hayley Fergus and Jackie Turner earned first team All-State honors Teammate Rachael Harter was awarded first team Lower... 

Braves, Panthers land three on all-state lacrosse squads

The Grand Strand emergence in the sport of lacrosse was reflected in Sunday’s annoucement of the All-State and Lower State high school teams. Socastee and Carolina Forest each had three players earn All-Lower State honors and one of those make All-State following successful seasons. Socastee’s Nick Borriello and Carolina Forest’s Zach Earnest made first team All State and second... 
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