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Lakewood's Zayveon Wells (2) and the Gators may have a clearer idea when they can return to the field after results come in from a survey sent out by the South Carolina High School League.

Sumter School District will consider proposals from SCHSL return survey

The South Carolina High School League sent out a survey to its member schools on Monday to gain their input on what they think the 2020-21 athletic calendar should look like. The survey, which asks about opinions and concerns revolving around the …

The Sumter High School volleyball team is one of many fall sports teams in Sumter School District still waiting to hear for a start date for summer workouts after the South Carolina High School League allowed schools to return from the coronavirus pandemic at the beginning of last month.

Sumter School District yet to announce start date for sports to begin workouts

The fall sports teams at the three Sumter School District high schools still do not know when - or if - they will be able to start any sort of practice for the upcoming school year after a Board of Trustees meeting held on Monday. While an …

Montrell White is joined by family as he signs with Allen University.

Crestwood's White signs with Allen University for football and track

Montrell White's spring did not go as planned. The Crestwood High School star athlete was aiming for a state title in the long jump when the year began, but was quickly forced to the sidelines with every other athlete in the country when the …

Sumter School District football head coaches Mark Barnes of Sumter, first photo, Roosevelt Nelson of Crestwood, second photo, and Larry Cornelius of Lakewood, third photo, are hoping to have a start date for football workouts soon.

Sumter School District football head coaches hoping to get start date soon

The South Carolina High School League said on the first of June that school districts or high schools could decide when Phase 1 workouts could begin for student-athletes after the spring sports seasons were shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic. …

Crestwood defensive line coach Lance Newman, right, stands with, from left to right, coach Marcus Brisbone, and former Crestwood players Sherrick Ervin and Cam Blanding following a Touchstone Energy Bowl North-South All-Star Game practice. Newman uses his background in the military and as a mental health professional to help improve the lives of students at Crestwood.

Crestwood's Newman uses military and crisis background to help mold Knights

Lance Newman has been coaching at Crestwood for 13 years, currently serving as a defensive line coach. Over his years of coaching, he's learned the important role that coaches can play in the lives of student-athletes on and off the field. Newman …

The South Carolina High School League announced on Wednesday that the start of fall sports practices will be delayed until at Aug. 17. Sumter running back Nathan Harris-Waynick (26) and the rest of the student-athletes in Sumter School District are still waiting to see when they will be allowed to begin summer conditioning and weightlifting.

Sumter School District to meet next week about athletics after SCHSL reveals plan

Sumter School District will be meeting next week to discuss the possibilities of starting up fall sports for the 2020-21 school year after the South Carolina High School announced its intentions on Wednesday following a Zoom meeting of the …

East Clarendon athletic director and football head coach Scott Cook has had some long days at EC as the school returns to athletics.

East Clarendon taking a safe approach to the return of sports

Schools across South Carolina have had to make difficult decisions about how and when to have their student-athletes return to school for summer workouts during the coronavirus pandemic. Some schools haven't returned yet, while others are doing …

East Clarendon's Alicia Wilson, left, and Chris Barringer receive their plaques from the school's sports banquet, which coaches took on the road to each of the students' houses on Thursday night and throughout the day on Friday.

East Clarendon takes athletic banquet on the road

East Clarendon High School athletic director Scott Cook and the Wolverine coaches were disappointed the school located in Turbeville couldn't have a proper athletic banquet this spring to celebrate their student-athletes after the school year was …

Dejuan Felder

The lost spring seniors: COVID-19's impact on Sumter, Clarendon, Lee high school athletes, Part XIV

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East Clarendon running back Marques Webb (26) and the rest of his Wolverine teammates will be playing in Region IV-1A this season after spending the last two years at the 2A level.

East Clarendon happy to be back in 1A

Up until two years ago, East Clarendon High School had always competed in the 1A classification in athletics from the time it was put in place. Then ECHS got bumped up to 2A. That was just for a short stay though. In the recent South Carolina …

Christopher Barfield

The lost spring seniors: COVID-19's impact on Sumter, Clarendon, Lee high school athletes, Part X

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Michael Love

The lost spring seniors: COVID-19's impact on Sumter, Clarendon, Lee high school athletes, Part IX

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Photos: Sumter baseball hosts Crestwood

The Sumter baseball team hosted crosstown rival Crestwood for a matchup on Monday. Take a look at the action through the lens of The Item's J. Scott Sewell.

Photos: Crestwood girls beat Wilson to advance in 4A playoffs

The Crestwood girls basetball team defeated Wilson on Monday to advance to the SCHSL 4A state semifinals.  Take a look at their win through the lens of The Item's J. Scott Sewell.

Photos: Crestwood hoops at Camden

The Crestwood basketball teams made the trip to Camden on Wednesday,  winning both the boys and girls varsity games. Take a look at the action from The Item's J. Scott Sewell.  The photos …