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Solomon speeds off field for final time at Socastee

Kenney Solomon will get another opportunity to slip on the Socastee colors before an athletic event. But Thursday’s home game against Carolina Forest will mark the final time he dons football pads for the Braves. Solomon, the electric three-way senior, will wrap up his football career on Friday, ending what has become a consistent highlight reel of plays on offense, defense and special teams. After... 

Knights roll past Braves in battle of haves, have-nots

The haves and the have-nots became obvious in the first quarter. After turning the ball over on an interception, Socastee watched as West Florence’s running game quickly churned down the field and finished a 50-yard drive with quarterback Cooper Wallace running into the end zone. That score, with just under 9 minutes to play in the opening quarter, was the first of nine touchdowns for West Florence... 

Tennis: Socastee, MB sweep region rivals in returns

The Socastee High girls tennis team returned to the court for the first time in nearly a month on Wednesday, but the Lady Braves didn’t miss a beat. Socastee scored a 7-0 sweep of region rival Carolina Forest, the same team and score it played in the last match before Hurricane Florence put the brakes on the season. Socastee got singles victories from No. 1 Cassidy Cocca, No. 2 Brooke Rogers,... 

Socastee stomps rally bid by Scorpions for first win

The Socastee High football team refused to let a two-touchdown lead disappear this time, holding off a second-half charge by visiting North Brunswick for a 39-21 victory on Friday at The Reservation. The Braves (1-1), who saw West Brunswick rally from behind to steal their season opener, didn’t make the same mistake twice. Socastee built a 20-7 halftime advantage, but the Scorpions (0-2)... 

Countdown to Kickoff Poll: No. 5 Braves look to reload

Editor’s Note: GSSR, in conjunction with My Horry News, is previewing the six SCHSL football teams in our coverage area by ranking them in our preseason Pick 6 Poll. One team will be revealed each day before the season officially begins. Pick up the full football preview in this week’s My Horry News family of newspapers. Socastee had to replace half its roster. The Braves played most of 2017... 

Socastee alum Lemonis gets Mississippi State job

Socastee High alum Chris Lemonis has been named head baseball coach at Mississippi State. Lemonis, who helped lead Louisville to three College World Series appearances as the Cardinals’ top assistant and directed Indiana to NCAA regional appearances in three out of the last four years as head coach, will be formally introduced in a press conference at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Dudy Noble Field. “Chris... 

All-County Boys Soccer: Matlashewski tops team

Grand Strand Sports Report and Waccamaw Publishers are teaming up to recognize the best prep athletes in Horry County. The format features a player and coach of the year, plus one player from each school. This is the first installment of out all-county teams. Chris Matlashewski was a diehard Gamecocks fan when he headed to Clemson soccer camp two years ago. Not only was he converted, he was also... 

Track & Field: Locals claim spots at Lower State meets

Several Grand Strand track and field athletes punched their tickets to the SCHSL State Championships by qualifying in the top eight of their events at the Class 4A and 5A Lower State Qualifiers over the weekend. In the Class 5A meet at Spring Valley High in Columbia, Socastee saw a couple of runner-up finishes as defending state champion Brianna Young placed second in discus (134-11) and Kenney... 

Boys Soccer: Seahawks, Braves fall by 5-2 scores

The Socastee High boys soccer team might have started celebrating their trip to the Class 5A Lower State semifinals a bit too early in Thursday night’s second-round showdown with visiting Dutch Fork. Socastee built a 2-0 halftime lead and appeared ready to advance to the third round before the Silver Foxes caught fire in the second half to escape with a 5-2 win over the Braves at The Reservation. Dutch... 

Local soccer teams looking to make deep playoff runs

The SCHSL state soccer tournaments kick off this week, and several Grand Strand area teams have the potential to make deep playoff runs. In Class 5A boys, top-seeded Socastee opens its quest to return to the Lower State title game against Summerville on Tuesday, while second-seeded Carolina Forest plays host to Spring Valley. In girls action, No. 1 seed Carolina Forest hosts West Ashley on Monday... 
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