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The Native Voice

The Student News Site of Socastee High School

The Native Voice

The Student News Site of Socastee High School

The Native Voice

Caitlin Clark of the Iowa Hawkeyes was the star of the Womens March Madness Tournament. Here, she celebrates in the second half against the Virginia Tech Hokies at Spectrum Center on November 09 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

March Madness Brings Deserved Attention to Women

Christopher Fusco, Staff Writer April 25, 2024

Women’s basketball is taking a big step in the right direction and has grown into a popular, watched sport over the past couple months. The March Madness tournament was a very successful time for the...

JV Womens Lacrosse Coach Hailey Rappeno motivates her team in the huddle.

Alumnus Hailey Rappeno Comes Back as Coach

Maria Soares de Almeida, Staff Writer March 8, 2024

Last spring, Hailey Rappeno was on the lacrosse fields as a midfielder, running and scoring as one of the varsity team’s top players.  This year, the now-graduated player is on the field with the...

Young Womens Varsity Basketball Continues to Work on Cohesion

Young Womens Varsity Basketball Continues to Work on Cohesion

Alexis Ellerbe, Staff Writer February 14, 2024

Women's Varsity Basketball’s overall record throughout the season was 5-17. The team had a lot of new players this year, and the team also had to adjust for injuries. “Developing chemistry has helped...

Junior Ephraim Hicks wears a jersey dedicated to Coach Derrick Hilton during warm ups for a Varsity Basketball game.

Varsity Basketball Honors Coach Hilton By Playing Through Adversity

Isabella Barisoff February 14, 2024

Socastee suffered a major loss when counselor and head basketball Coach Derrick Hilton passed away over the summer. The team honored his memory by playing their best; they ended the season with a 13-11...

A Socastee wrestler in his match against a CF wrestler

Varsity Wrestling Loses To Carolina Forest, but Looks Forward to Post-Season

Isabella Barisoff February 2, 2024

Varsity Wrestling lost to one of their rivals, Carolina Forest 60-15 on Tuesday in their last region match, but their strong season overall is sending them to the championships. The team is disappointed...

Wrestlers huddle before a match against Myrtle Beach.

Wrestling Season Successful So Far

Isabella Avery and Isabella Barisoff December 15, 2023

The wrestling team has only one loss and is in great position as it heads into the second half of the season. Coach Gibby said each wrestler is continuing to work hard with a goal of winning the region...

Outside Hitter Sierra Roberts, blocks during a game. The 8th grader is a star on the Womens Volleyball team.

Younger Player Adds Strength to Varsity Womens Volleyball

McKenlee Angel and Carson Barfield November 27, 2023

The Varsity Womens Volleyball team had a successful season with an overall record of 13-9.  One key player who contributed to the Lady Braves' wins was rising star and eighth grader Sierra Roberts....

Rocco Wojcik (12) and Josh Brown (11) celebrate a long touchdown to go up 20-0 versus Wando. The team ended up winning 47-7, which advanced them to the playoffs.

Late Season Wins Push Football into Playoffs

Ricky Oakley and Ben Gildner November 27, 2023

The Socastee Braves Varsity Football team finished with a 3-8 overall record, finishing 1-3 in the region. The Braves started the season with a win, and after that it was rough, but two late-season wins...

The mens and womens swim teams pose for a photo after the women wone 5A Regionals on Oct. 7 at North Myrtle Beach.

Womens Swim Places 1st at Regionals

Rachel Lukas, Staff Writer November 27, 2023

The Womens Varsity Swim Team made a comeback for the 2023-2024 season, winning first place at 5A Regionals after it was canceled last year. At states, the team finished 13th, their highest finish since...

Senior Cassidy Cocca prepares to serve against Sumpter.

Cassidy Cocca Competes in State Tournament

Emari Nicholson, Staff Writer November 20, 2023

Senior Cassidy Cocca held the No. 1 spot on the tennis team this year, and was the only player to make it to the state tournament, where she placed 6th.  She has been playing tennis since she was 4...

The Juniors chant before going out of the field.

Class of 2025 Wins Third Powder Puff Game

Olivia Turner-Warga, Staff Writer November 20, 2023

Juniors won the 3rd annual powder puff football game by a close score of 20-19 against the seniors this year. The class of 2025 has won every game they’ve ever played, since their freshman year in 2022.  “We...

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