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LMA boys win region tournament; Lady Barons fall short

The Laurence Manning Academy varsity boys basketball team and the Wilson Hall girls advanced to the respective championship games of the SCISA Region II-3A tournaments with semifinal wins on Monday at Sumter County Civic Center. The LMA boys … more

Seven local players named to All-State hoops teams

Seven local basketball players - three boys and four girls - have been selected to their respective South Carolina Basketball Coaches Association All-State teams. Sumter High School has two players on the 5A boys team -- senior Isiah Moore and … more

Fire Ants open Region X slate with USC Union

The University of South Carolina Sumter baseball team opens its Region X schedule this weekend with a pair of doubleheaders against USC Union at Riley Park. The twinbills will be held on Saturday and Sunday, and each one will begin at 1 … more

Gamecocks win 6-team track and field meet

The Sumter High School varsity boys track and field team won a 6-team meet on Tuesday at Memorial Stadium. The Gamecocks won with 137 points. Scott's Branch was second with 98 followed by Lakewood and South Florence with 93 apiece, West Florence … more

Ives leads Wilson Hall over Florence Christian 16-0

FLORENCE - Drake Ives had a big game in the circle and at the plate in Wilson Hall's 16-0 varsity softball victory over Florence Christian School on Tuesday at the FCS field. Ives was 3-for-4 at the plate with a 2-run home run, five runs batted … more

Swampcats cruise past Camden Military

MANNING - Laurence Manning Academy improved to 12-5 on the season with a 78-52 victory over Camden Military on Tuesday at Bubba Davis Gymnasium. Taylor Lee led the Swampcats with 23 points. Grayson Dennis added 17, while Braydon Osteen had 11 and … more

Sumter pulls away from Conway for 58-42 victory

Sumter had commanded its game against Conway through three-plus quarters - a far cry from earlier in the month when the Tigers handed Sumter a 57-35 beating in Conway. But the third-ranked Tigers kept hanging around with No. 6 Sumter and trailed … more

Hitting their strides

The varsity boys basketball teams from Sumter and Lakewood high schools had high expectations entering the 2017-18. Both stumbled a bit coming out of the gate, but they hit their strides once region play began and brought home region crowns. Now … more

Barons varsity softball improves to 17-8 with its 5-inning victory

Wilson Hall's varsity softball team improved to 17-8 on the season with a 19-2, 5-inning victory over Orangeburg Prep on Wednesday. Drake Ives led the Lady Barons offensively, going 4-for-5 with three doubles and four runs batted in. Ives was … more

TV SCHEDULES, STANDINGS & MORE: April 20, 2018

TV, RADIO TODAY 5 a.m. - Professional Tennis: Monte Carlo Masters Quarterfinal Matches (TENNIS). 6:30 a.m. - Professional Golf: European PGA Tour Trophee Hassan II Second Round from Rabat, Morocco (GOLF). 9:30 a.m. - NASCAR Racing: … more

Crestwood stays unbeaten in region play

CHESTERFIELD - Lee Central High School's varsity girls basketball team fell to 4-3 in Region IV-2A with a 56-52 loss to Chesterfield on Tuesday at CHS gymnasium. Robionne Myers led the Lady Stallions with 19 points and nine steals. Kendra Lesane … more

Lady Gamecocks roll past White Knoll 56-31

Just as Jeff Schaffer didn’t know what to expect from a young Sumter High School girls basketball team that he took over as head coach just a couple of weeks prior to preseason practice, he … more

Bouncing back

DALZELL - Coming off a hard-fought, 3-point loss to 3-time defending SCISA 3A varsity girls basketball champion Northwood Academy on Monday, Wilson Hall head coach Glen Rector was concerned about how his team would respond on Tuesday in a rivalry … more

Crestwood girls hammer Dreher in playoff opener

Crestwood High School's varsity girls basketball team opened its 4A state playoffs run on Tuesday with a resounding 79-44 victory over Dreher at The Castle. The Lady Knights rolled to a 23-3 lead … more

Boys lacrosse informational meeting set

An informational meeting for boys from Sumter and Clarendon counties in grades 3-10 interested in playing lacrosse will be held on Friday in the new Laurence Manning Academy Student Arts Room … more

Crestwood's Johnson signs to play at Presbyterian

Nyckolas Johnson has the number he needed to get a scholarship to Presbyterian College. The Crestwood High School senior owns a 4.7 grade point average and is already taking college level course. That is more than enough to get him an academic … more

Pitching duel

Those looking for offense in Tuesday's Region VI-5A high school baseball game between Sumter and West Florence had to get their fill early and late.as pitching ruled for most of the night. The game would go eight innings and, ironically, come … more

Prep schedule: April 17-21, 2018

TUESDAYVarsity BaseballSumter at South Florence, 6:30 p.m.Lugoff-Elgin at Crestwood, 6:30 p.m.Andrew Jackson at Lee Central, 6 p.m.Legacy Christian at Sumter Christian, 4 p.m.Varsity and JV … more

Big first quarter helps Lady Knights top Lakewood 53-33

Big first quarter helps Lady Knights top Lakewood 53-33 By DENNIS BRUNSON dennis@theitem.com The Crestwood High School varsity girls basketball team pitched a shutout in the first quarter … more

Lakewood rallies to beat Hartsville 9-8

Lakewood High School's varsity baseball team overcame a 5-0 first inning deficit to even its Region VI-4A record at 1-1 with a 9-8 win over Hartsville on Friday at the Gators' home field.The game … more
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