Socastee advances to 3A wrestling semifinals

The Socastee wrestling team has advanced to the 3A state semifinals after a 42-33 win at home over Berkeley on Monday night. The Braves Mikel Nelson scored a 2-1 decision over DiAndra Robinson at 120 pounds in a match featuring the top two ranked wrestlers in the state at that weight class. Socastee forfeited the final four matches to rest wrestlers for Wednesday's state semifinals making the final score closer than it really was.

Socastee will face Hanahan on the road Wednesday night with the winner advancing to Saturday's 3A state championship.

Class 3A Wrestling Quarterfinals: Socastee 42 Berkeley 33

195: Zach Mor, SOCA, maj. dec. Alonzo Mcgill, BERK, 17-8.

220: Joseph Smolenski, SOCA, pinned Jefferey Peternel, BERK, 0:53.

285: Kyle Burton, SOCA, pinned Jeremey Hardy, BERK, 1:41.

106: Justin Knipper, SOCA, pinned Austin King, BERK, 2:33.

113: Jordan Hodge, SOCA, tech. fall Charles Anderson, BERK, 0:00 16-1.

120: Mikel Nelson, SOCA, dec. DiAndra Robinson, BERK, 2-1.

126: Dominick Gadsen, BERK, dec. Koy Mai, SOCA, 7-4.

132: Cameron Amann, SOCA, pinned Caleb Byrd, BERK, 4:55.

138: Adam Powalie, SOCA, pinned Julian Robinson, BERK, 3:38.

145: Travis Jackson, BERK, forf. .

152: Tyler Mills, BERK, forf. .

160: Yancey Wright, BERK, forf. .

170: Alexander King, BERK, forf. .

182: Devon Butler, BERK, forf. .