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Short and sweet

With only four schools making up SCISA Region II-3A, it means the region basketball schedule consists of just six games. That means each game is vitally important. Wilson Hall begins region play today by playing host to Orangeburg Prep at Nash … more

Lady Saints improving with effort, focus

After going winless last season and much of the season before, the Clarendon Hall varsity girls basketball team has already had a much more positive experience in the current campaign. The Lady Saints were 2-5 overall and 2-2 in SCISA Region … more

CH looks to close out strong

For the Clarendon Hall varsity boys basketball team, the second half of the season is a time to refocus and regain the intensity that propelled it to a 7-3 start and the top of SCISA Region III-1A. The Saints have dropped two games in a row after … more

Isaac leads Alice Drive over Bates 48-43

Nakeem Isaac scored 24 points to lead Alice Drive Middle School to 48-43 boys basketball victory over Bates on Thursday at the AD gymnasium. Joseph Durant added 13 points, five assists and five steals for the Hawks, who improved to 8-1 on the … more

Chestnut Oaks stays perfect with 39-24 win over Hillcrest

DALZELL - The Chestnut Oaks Middle School girls basketball team remained undefeated with a 39-24 victory over Hillcrest on Thursday at the HMS gymnasium. Quanqyzha Pearson led the Lady Falcons, who improved to 8-0 on the season, with 15 points. … more

Jackson's double-double lifts Lady Barons past REL

BISHOPVILLE – Natalie Jackon had a double-double of 14 points and 14 rebounds to lead Wilson Hall to a 54-31 varsity girls basketball victory over Robert E. Lee Academy on Wednesday at the REL … more

Jackson's double-double carries Lady Barons to win

BISHOPVILLE – Natalie Jackon had a double-double of 14 points and 14 rebounds to lead Wilson Hall to a 54-31 varsity girls basketball victory over Robert E. Lee Academy on Wednesday at the REL … more

Wilson Hall improves to 5-6 with win over REL

Wilson Hall’s varsity boys basketball team improved to 5-6 on the season with a 52-27 victory over Robert E. Lee Academy on Wednesday at the REL gymnasium. Graham Van Patten and Daulton … more

Monarchs picking up steam with new system

Rolando Shuler is in his first year in charge of the Manning High School varsity boys basketball team. He was part of Calhoun County High School's first state championship team in 1996 under head coach Zam Frederick. It was the first of many for … more

Headed in the right direction

Manning High School lost three key performers in Keyshaunna Walker, Kayla Goldsmith and Karisma Kennedy from its girls basketball team that went 21-6 and reached the third round of the 3A state playoffs. However, Lady Monarchs head coach Darren … more

Greatest game ever? No, but likely most memorable

Following the completion of Alabama's 26-23 overtime victory over Georgia in the College Football Playoff national championship game on Monday, I was stunned. Not that a true freshman quarterback with next to no prior experience led the Crimson Tide … more

Crestwood opens region schedule with 72-17 rout of Lugoff-Elgin

Crestwood High School's varsity girls basketball team opened its Region VI-4A schedule with a 72-17 victory over Lugoff-Elgin on Tuesday at The Castle. Jah'Che Whitfield had a double-double of 13 points and 12 rebounds for the Lady Knights, who … more

Shaking off the cobwebs

Sumter High School's varsity girls basketball team shook off the effects of a long layoff on Tuesday to stretch its winning streak to six games with a 69-59 victory over Conway in the Region VI-5A opener for both teams at the SHS gymnasium. The … more

Many local hoops teams begin region play today

After two weeks of Christmas break vacation and another week off due to the snow and cold that hit Sumter, Clarendon and Lee counties last week, the high school basketball season gets back into gear today. And pretty much everyone is jumping into … more

The Sumter Item announces 2017 All-Area Football Team

Twenty-five players have been selected to the 2017 The Sumter Item All-Area Football Team. The team is selected based on nominations from the head coaches of the 10 South Carolina High School League schools that are recognized by the Sumter … more

The Sumter Item announces 2017 All-Independent football team

Twenty-five players have been selected to the 2017 The Sumter Item All-Independent Football Team. The team is selected based on nominations from the head coaches of the seven South Carolina Independent School Association schools that are … more

Local Prep Schedule

MONDAY Varsity Basketball Maranatha Christian at Sumter Christian (Boys Only), 4 p.m. Junior Varsity Basketball Crestwood at Lugoff-Elgin, 6 p.m. Lakewood at Hartsville, 6 p.m. Lee Central at Cheraw, 6 p.m. East Clarendon at … more

Most local high school basketball postponed after snow

Most of the local high school varsity basketball games scheduled for today have been postponed due to the snow and the aftermath from Winter Storm Grayson that hit the area on Wednesday. The games for Sumter School District high schools Sumter, … more

Changes galore

There were plenty of local sports teams that won or played for championships in 2016, but it was also a busy year for news that happened off the field as well. As is the case every year, there were many coaching changes. Steve Campbell stepped … more

Houston leads Gators over Manning 68-58

MANNING - Terrell Houston scored 20 points to lead Lakewood High School to a 68-58 varsity boys basketball victory over Manning on Tuesday at Thames Arena. Quentin Hodge added 11 points for the Gators, who improved to 8-7 on the season. Grant … more
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