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Lakewood senior safety James Wright committed to playing football at East Carolina on Sunday night.

Lakewood's Wright commits to East Carolina

Lakewood High School's James Wright was originally going to wait until Saturday to announce where he plans to play college football, but he just couldn't wait any longer. On Sunday night, Wright took to Twitter to announce that he's heading to …

Frankie Ward, left, is shown working with a player during his time as the baseball head coach at Manning High School in 2006 and 2007. Ward is leaving his post as the athletic director at Lakewood for his second baseball head coaching job, this time at Lugoff-Elgin.

Ward stepping down as Lakewood AD to become baseball coach at Lugoff-Elgin

It has been 13 years since Frankie Ward was last a high school baseball head coach. That is about to come to an end for Ward. Ward, a longtime local coach who has been the athletic director for Lakewood High the past six years, will become the …

Lakewood's Kylie Edwards, above, Sumter's Landon Jones and Crestwood's Na'Kiya Tye were among the 73 seniors that submitted their stories about losing their senior seasons.

Thanks to the 'lost spring seniors'

With the printing and posting of Part XV of "Hearing from the lost spring seniors" in Tuesday's edition of The Sumter Item, the project itself came to an end. There were 73 student-athletes from the spring sports teams from the seven South …

Lakewood's Emily Cadena signed to play soccer  with the University of South Carolina-Sumter program.

Lakewood's Cadena signs to play soccer at USC Sumter

Emily Cadena has been a big part of the Lakewood High School girls soccer program, but this spring didn't allow her to finish her Lady Gator career as planned. The coronavirus pandemic ended Lakewood's season after just four games, and it was looked …

Mckenzie Truett

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

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

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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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Gabrielle Kirkman

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

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Dyson Roberts

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

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Matthew Dailey

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

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Daniel Gamble

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

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