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Sumter's Lakyen Cox was selected to the Carolinas Classic and North-South all-star games last week.

Sumter’s Cox Carolinas Classic selection; to play North-South with Davis, Parker

Sumter High School’s Layken Cox has been chosen as one of the top 10 senior basketball players in the state of South Carolina by her selection to the South Carolina roster for the Carolinas …

Sumter's Kiara Croskey (3) and the Lady Gamecocks will face Clover for the 5A state championship on Saturday, March 20 at 1 p.m. at USC Aiken Convocation Center.

The Sumter girls finally play the 5A state championship to highlight 5 Things to Watch This Week

1. SUMTER GIRLS GO FOR STATE TITLEThe Sumter High School girls basketball team will finally get their chance to win the 5A state title on Saturday. After having their March 5 game against Clover …

Lakewood's Travis Pillsbury struck out 13 batters in a complete game shutout against Crestwood on Thursday.

Pillsbury throws gem as Lakewood cruises past Crestwood

With his team playing the third of four games this week and being short some pitchers due to arm soreness, Lakewood High School baseball head coach Bill DeLavan went to a well he seldom goes to on …

Lady Baron softball routs Cardinal Newman 17-6

COLUMBIA - Amberly Way went 4-for-5 with a home run and two doubles to lead Wilson Hall to a 17-6, 6-inning varsity softball win over Cardinal Newman on Tuesday in the CN field. Way also scored three runs and three runs batted in. Dani Hanley was …

Crestwood's Tony Raymond, left, and Desmond McMillan share a smile after they signed to play football with Georgia Knights Prep Academy, a prep school in Snellville, Georgia.

Crestwood's Raymond, McMillan sign with Georgia Knights Prep

When Crestwood High School's Tony Raymond and Desmond McMillan went to a workout camp in Columbia in January for prospective 2021 college football players, it was with the intention of catching the eye of a 4-year school. When the camp was done, …

Clarendon Hall stays unbeaten in region

ESTILL - Clarendon Hall's varsity softball team remained undefeated in SCISA Region II-1A with an 11-0 victory over Patrick Henry Academy on Thursday at the PHA field. Mandy Wells pitched a 1-hit shutout for the Lady Saints, who improved to 10-1 …

MICAH GREEN / THE SUMTER ITEM  East Clarendon's Maddie Newsome delivers a pitch against Manning on Monday. Newsome threw back-to-back no-hitters to sweep a doubleheader with the Lady Monarchs.

Newsome tosses two no-hitters as East Clarendon softball sweeps Manning

MANNING - Maddie Newsome tossed a pair of no-hitters as East Clarendon High School's varsity softball team swept a doubleheader on Monday from Manning at the MHS field. The Lady Wolverines won the first game 15-0 in five innings before taking the …

Wilson Hall rolls to track victory

Wilson Hall's varsity boys track and field team picked up an easy victory in a 9-team meet on Wednesday at Spencer Field. The Barons won with a total of 233.5 points. Ben Lippen was second with 122 and Williamsburg was third with 112. Lee Academy …

Wilson Hall’s Ellie Stone hit a 2-run walk-off single to lead the Lady Barons to a 5-4 win over Laurence Manning on Tuesday.

Stone's 2-run, walk-off single lifts Wilson Hall past LMA 5-4

Ellie Stone delivered a 2-out, 2-run, walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift Wilson Hall's varsity softball team to 5-4 victory over Laurence Manning Academy on Tuesday at Patriot Park SportPlex. The Lady Swampcats took a 4-3 …

Wilson leads Lakewood soccer past Laurence Manning 4-1

MANNING - Taron Wilson had two goals and two assists to lead Lakewood High School to a 4-1 varsity boys soccer victory over Laurence Manning Academy on Thursday at the LMA field. Carlos Cadena had a goal and an assist for the Gators, who improved …

Former Crestwood safety Donald Rutledge signed a futures contract with the Arizona Cardinals after spending his entire rookie season as a free agent.

Rutledge excited for opportunity in Arizona after rocky rookie year

In the summer of 2020, Donald Rutledge was looking forward to a great rookie season in the National Football League. The former Crestwood High School safety signed with the Indianapolis Colts after the NFL draft and spend the entire offseason …

Crestwood's Corean Nelson (10) and the Knights will host Lakewood to finish off their abbreviated seasons on Friday.

Rivalry games highlight 5 Things to Watch This Week

1. LAKEWOOD FACES OFF AGAINST CRESTWOODThe basketball teams from Lakewood and Crestwood will close out their abbreviated seasons on Friday facing off against one another at The Castle. Both of the …

Manning's Diamond Dundy, center, fights through a pair of Crestwood defenders during the Lady Monarchs' 39-34 win on Wednesday.

Lady Monarchs outlast Crestwood for region win

MANNING -- The Manning High School girls basketball team hosted Crestwood for a Region VI-3A matchup on Wednesday at Thames Arena. The game was Crestwood's first since before Christmas and the Lady Monarchs took advantage of a little rust early. The …

Crestwood's Jaden Broughton (11) handles the ball against Manning's Justin Daniel during the Knights' 88-65 win on Wednesday at Thames Arena.

Crestwood boys resume season with blowout victory over Manning

MANNING -- Crestwood High School boys basketball head coach Aric Samuel wasn't entirely sure what to expect when the Knights made the trip over to Manning for a Region VI-3A matchup on Wednesday. Crestwood hadn't played a game in almost two months …

Crestwood's Gavyn Zimmerman, seated, is joined by family and coaches as he signs to play football at South Carolina State on Wednesday.

Crestwood kicker Zimmerman signs with South Carolina State

Kicking is an often-overlooked position in football, especially at the night school level. Having a good kicker can be the difference between a win and a loss. For the last four years, Crestwood …