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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

Repeat, repeat, repeat

The year that was 2017 was a busy one on the sports scene in Sumter, Clarendon and Lee counties. It was very unusual in one way - the city of Sumter had its first Major League Baseball player in almost a quarter of a century when Jordan … more

Ja Morant excelling for Racers

Ja Morant has been a freshman standout for the Murray State University men's basketball team so far this season. The guard out of Crestwood High School started the first 13 games for the 10-3 Racers and has averaged a team high 7.3 assists, 6.5 … more

Gamecocks, Michigan have much at stake

Back somewhere around the end of August, I read where a wise college football soothsayer predicted the University of South Carolina football team would go 7-5 in 2017.Of course, USC went 8-4, and this sage said if that happened then it was … more

Clemson football: Threepeat should be lots of fun

Monday night should be fun.Whether you love Clemson and hate Alabama, love Alabama and hate Clemson, love both schools, have a passionate dislike for both or don't care one way or the other but just love college football, the trifecta between the … more

Lee Central boys win District 9 title

BISHOPVILLE – Lee Central High School defeated C.E. Murray 72-66 to win the boys championship game in the District 9 Officials Christmas Basketball Tournament at the LCHS gymnasium. The … more

Lee Central boys faces C.E. Murray in District 9 championship game today

BISHOPVILLE – Lee Central High School will take on C.E. Murray in the boys championship game of the 21st Annual District 9 Officials Christmas Basketball Tournament today at the LCHS … more

3rd time not lucky: Spring Valley wins 3 straight over Crestwood in District 9 tourney

BISHOPVILLE -- The third time was not the charm for the Crestwood High School varsity girls basketball team on Thursday.The Lady Knights met Spring Valley in the District 9 Officials Christmas Basketball Tournament for the third straight year, and … more

DEC. 28 PREP SCHEDULE

FRIDAY Varsity Basketball Sumter in C. Dan Joyner Classic Tournament (Boys Only) (in Greenville), TBA Crestwood in Pepsi Classic (Boys Only) (in Florence), TBA Lakewood in Tournament Champions (Boys Only) (at Wheeler High in Atlanta), … more

District 9 Officials Christmas tournament starts today at LCHS

The District 9 Officials Christmas Basketball Tournament begins today at the Lee Central High School gymnasium in Bishopville. Play today begins at 11 a.m. with seven games on the schedule. The final one is a boys game scheduled to begin at 8 … more

Kessinger steps down at TSA after 12 years

About middle of the way through the just completed season, Thomas Sumter Academy football head coach Troy Kessinger got a feeling. "I went to my headmaster (Dr. Frank Martin) and told him it was probably time to start looking for a new football … more

DEC. 27 PREP SCHEDULE

TODAY Varsity Basketball Sumter in C. Dan Joyner Classic Tournament (Boys Only) (in Greenville), TBA Crestwood in Pepsi Classic (Boys Only) (in Florence), TBA Lakewood in Tournament Champions (Boys Only) (at Wheeler High in Atlanta), … more

Holiday hoops: District 9 Officials Christmas Basketball Tournament starts Thursday

The District 9 Officials Christmas Basketball Tournament begins on Thursday, and it will be played at a new venue - the Lee Central High School gymnasium in Bishopville. There are seven girls teams in the tournament - 5A Blythewood and Spring … more

Hunter to hunted

The 2016-17 season was almost like a party for the East Clarendon High School varsity girls basketball team - the end of the season for sure. The Lady Wolverines, in their first season under veteran head coach Mike Lowder, won the program's first … more

Chestnut Oaks tournament continues today, Saturday

Chestnut Oaks Tournament continues today The Chestnut Oaks Christmas Basketball Tournament continues today at the Chestnut Oaks Middle School gymnasium. Play begins today at noon. The championship games will be played on Saturday with the … more

Sumter girls cruise at Little Caesars Invitational

FLORENCE - The Sumter High School girls basketball team appears to be on to something special. Starting four sophomores and a freshman, the Lady Gamecocks went 3-0 in this week's Little Caesars Invitational at South Florence. On Wednesday, … more

What just happened with early signing day?

With the first day of the first early signing period for college football now officially behind us, I have but one question: What just happened? Something that has been built into a huge spectacle over the past 20 years or so - especially … more

Singleton gets 1,000th point in Lakewood's 72-58 win over Bluffton

MYRTLE BEACH - Grant Singleton scored his 1,000th career point while helping lead the Lakewood High School varsity boys basketball team to a 72-58 victory over Bluffton on Wednesday in the Panther Classic at the Carolina Forest High … more

COMS hosting holiday hoops tournament

The Chestnut Oaks Christmas Basketball Tournament will be held Thursday through Saturday at the Chestnut Oaks Middle School gymnasium. The boys and girls teams from both Chestnut Oaks and Furman, the boys teams from Scott's Branch and Manning and … more

Worth the wait: Lakewood standout Johnson will sign with USC

When Tyreek Johnson found out that he wasn't going to be able to sign to play college football with the University of South Carolina on National Signing Day in February of this year at part of the school's 2017 recruiting class, it didn't sit well … more
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