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Crestwood wide receiver Nick Fortune (11) and the Knights play host to Manning in a key region matchup on Friday.

Crestwood hosts Manning in crucial region matchup

Region matchups are always important, but they're a little more important in a season where the South Carolina High School League has only two teams from each region making its football state playoffs. When Manning and Crestwood high schools meet …

Crestwood quarterback Javion Martin was voted the Hines Furniture Athlete of the Week after his strong performance in a 28-0 win over Marlboro County on Friday.

Crestwood's Martin wins Hines Furniture Athlete of the Week after big performance against Marlboro

Crestwood High School quarterback Javion Martin may only be two games into his varsity football career, but he's off to a good start. The freshman signal caller beat out two older quarterbacks to earn the starting job for the Knights and after an …

The Crestwood defense made major strides in the Knights' 28-0 win over Marlboro County last Friday.

Friday Night Takeaways: Did improvement come due to opponents or just playing?

The South Carolina Independent School Association football teams are now in a routine as they head into their seventh week of the season. The South Carolina High School League teams, on the other hand, are still trying to figure things out after …

Nathan Harris-Waynick

Harris-Waynick, Lowery, Horton, Gamble named Players of Week

As Sumter High School's football game with Rock Hill continued on Friday, the ball kept coming the way of running back Nathan Harris Waynick. And he was more than happy to tuck it in and run with it. "I mean I was tired, but I wanted the ball," …

The Crestwood defense played lights out in a 28-0 win over Marlboro County on Friday in Bennettsville. The Knights will play host to Manning on Friday.

Region races starting to take shape in high school football

Region races are starting to take shape in high school football, among the South Carolina Independent School Association teams because they are in the second half of their seasons, and the South Carolina High School League teams because they are …

PHOTOS: Scott's Branch defeats East Clarendon 16-14

The Scott's Branch football team opened its season with a 16-14 comeback win over East Clarendon on Thursday. Here's a look at the action through the lens of The Item's Tim Leible.

The Scott's Branch celebrates a 16-14 victory over East Clarendon on Thursday.

Scott’s Branch wins wild opener over East Clarendon

SUMMERTON – What has been a weird past six months for high school football in South Carolina deserved an equally bizarre start to the season.That’s exactly what the South Carolina High …

SUMTER ITEM FILE PHOTO Scott's Branch head coach Rodney Barr will lead the Eagles for the first time against East Clarendon on Thursday.

East Clarendon, Scott's Branch to open season day early due to weather threat

Scott Cook admits he was a happy man when he heard the news on Wednesday. "I was running around telling my players, 'We ain't got to wait to Friday. We're getting to play a day earlier,' " the East Clarendon football head coach said. The …

East Clarendon running back Marques Webb (26) and the Wolverines have a lot of offensive continuity to help boost their offense after an offseason that was disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic.

East Clarendon bonds over football as season approaches

The coronavirus pandemic has made 2020 difficult for almost everyone and has shut down the world in an unprecedented way. However, many people have been fortunate not to be directly affected by it. The football players at East Clarendon High …

The Sumter football team will travel to Socastee for its season opener on Friday.

The return of SCHSL football highlights the 5 things to watch this week

1. SCHSL FOOTBALL IS BACKThe South Carolina Independent School Association has had the high school football spotlight for four weeks, but the South Carolina High School League will join in this …

Late first-half scores spark Lake City to 38-24 win over Crestwood

DALZELL -- It's rare that a football game is decided in less than 15 seconds, but that's essentially what happened on Saturday as a scoreless tie heading into the final seconds of the first half …

Wilson Hall will host a swim meet at the Sumter Aquatics Center next Saturday.

Big week of local swimming headlines five things to watch this week

1. REGION VI-5A GIRLS SWIM MEET IN SUMTER Sumter High School will play host to the Region VI-5A girls swim meet on Thursday at City of Sumter Aquatics Center. Horry County schools Carolina Forest, Conway, St. James and Socastee will come to …

Crestwood defensive back Christian Brailsford and the Knights will play their season opener on Saturday due to the threat of inclement weather.

Crestwood, Manning games moved to Saturday

The season-opening home football games for Crestwood and Manning high schools have been moved from today to Saturday because of the threat of inclement weather this evening. Crestwood will now …

Lee volleyball sweeps Thomas Sumter 3-0

DALZELL - Lee Academy's varsity volleyball team picked up its first region victory of the season with a 3-0 win over Thomas Sumter Academy on Tuesday at Edens Gymnasium. The Lady Cavaliers, who improved to 3-5 overall and 1-2 in region play, won …

Crestwood running back Jaice Calderon (28) and the Knights will open their season against Lake City at Donald L. Crolley Memorial Stadium on Friday.

Knights ready to defend The Hill in season opener against Lake City

The first game of the 2020 football season comes with some different challenges as Crestwood High School prepares to open its season against Lake City on Friday at Donald L. Crolley Memorial Stadium in Dalzell. The biggest challenge is just …