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Crestwood at Sumter December 6, 2020.

PHOTOS: Sumter sweeps Crestwood in rivalry matchups

The Sumter boys and girls basketball teams each beat Crestwood on Tuesday in their last game before the Sumter School District elected to postpone sports for at least the next month.

The Sumter High School boys basketball team, along with the rest of the athletic teams from Sumter School District, will not play or practice until after the first of the year after being shut down due to coronavirus issues.

Coaches understand reasoning behind Sumter School District halting athletics for time being

Sumter High School had Senior Night for its varsity boys and girls basketball players, cheerleaders and student trainers penciled in on its schedule for Tuesday's games against Crestwood High School instead of the normal final home game because of …

Sumter's Joe Durant (2) handles the ball during the Gamecocks' 67-34 win over Crestwood on Tuesday.

Sumter sweeps Crestwood in last games before sports hiatus

When the basketball teams from Sumter and Crestwood high schools meet, there is always an intensity, whether it be boys or girls playing. However, the coaches weren’t quite sure what to expect …

Thomas Sumter boys, girls pick up wins

DALZELL - The Thomas Sumter Academy varsity boys basketball team picked up its first win of the season, and the TSA girls won their season opener in games against The King's Academy on onday at Edens Gymnasium. Thomas Sumter won the boys game …

Sumter's Layken Cox and the rest of Sumter School District will be sidelined from sports until further notice as the district moves back to virtual learning.

Sumter School District shuts down athletics starting Wednesday

All sports activities in Sumter School District will be suspended until further notice beginning on Wednesday after the district announced on Tuesday that it would be returning to all virtual school …

East Clarendon's Talaysia Cooper (10) brings the ball up court during the Lady Wolverines' 48-21 win over Scott's Branch on Monday at the ECHS gymnasium.

East Clarendon girls dominate Scott's Branch as season resumes

TURBEVILLE - Local South Carolina High School League basketball returned to action on Monday with a premiere matchup, as the girls teams from East Clarendon and Scott's Branch met in a battle between top 10 teams in 1A. That battle didn't end up …

Tariq Coard of Scott's Branch, left, tries to get up a shot against East Clarendon's Keyon Wilson during the Eagles' 62-52 win on Monday at the ECHS gymnasium.

Top-ranked Scott's Branch boys start '21 with win over rival East Clarendon

TURBEVILLE -- The Scott's Branch High School Eagles have been chomping at the bit to get back on the basketball court, having been held off the court since playing Manning to open the season back on Dec. 5. Since then, Scott's Branch was named the …

PHOTOS: East Clarendon and Scott's Branch return to action

The East Clarendon and Scott's Branch basketball teams returned to action on Monday. The East Clarendon girls opened the night with a win, while the Wolverines claimed the victory in the boys game. …

Scott's Branch guard Randy Gibson and the Eagles are now ranked No. 1 in the SCHSL 1A in the most recent South Carolina Coaches Association Poll.

Scott's Branch boys move to top of 1A poll

The next time the Scott's Branch High School boys basketball team takes to the court, which will be sometime after the first of the year, it will do so having been ranked as the No. 1 1A team in the state. The Eagles jumped to the top of the …

Sumter boys rally to defeat Westwood 50-48 in OT

Sumter High School outscored Westwood 9-4 in the fourth quarter to force overtime and went on to a 50-48 victory at Lakewood High's The Swamp. The game was moved to Lakewood due to fire alarm issues at Sumter High. The contest was tied 16-16 …

Crestwood's Shania Davis and the Lady Knights open their season against C.E Murray on Tuesday at The Castle.

High school basketball kicks into high gear this week

There were a smattering of regular-season contests and some tournament games played prior to Thanksgiving, but the high school basketball season kicks into full gear this week. Sumter School District high schools Sumter, Crestwood and Lakewood …

Former Crestwood running back Ty'Son Williams (34) may have a chance to make the Baltimore active roster for the Ravens' Thanksgiving day matchup with the Pittsburgh Steelers after two of the team's running backs tested positive for the coronavirus.

Virus issues for Ravens may open the door for former Crestwood RB Williams

This has been an interesting week to be a part of the Baltimore Ravens. The preseason favorites in the AFC North have lost their last two games and were hit with a massive blow on Monday, as the team's top two running backs, JK Dobbins and Mark …

PHOTOS: Sumter takes down Crestwood in the battle for Sumter County

Sumter took down Crestwood 28-9 in the battle for Sumter County on Friday. Here's a look at the action through the lens of The Item's Micah Green.

Sumter quarterback Hayden Vasquez (15) passes around the outstretch arm of Crestwood's Parris Lowery (55) during the Gamecocks' 28-9 win on Friday.

Sumter caps off undefeated regular season with 28-9 win over Crestwood

Sumter High School completed its third straight undefeated football regular season with a 28-9 victory over Sumter School District rival Crestwood on Friday on Sumter Memorial Stadium's Freddie Solomon Field. The Gamecocks improved to 6-0 in this …

Sumter running back Nathan Harris-Waynick (26) and the Gamecocks will play host to Sumter School District rival Crestwood on Friday at Sumter Memorial Stadium.

Sumter, Crestwood ready for rivalry showdown

Neither team really has a bone to fight over in this football game. There are no region ramifications. One has a state playoff berth locked up, while the other won't make the playoffs. You know what though? It's Sumter versus Crestwood, so it …