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PHOTOS: Lakewood baseball beats Georgetown in 3A playoffs

For the second time this week, the Lakewood baseball team won a playoff game on a walk-off. Mason Love delivered the game-winning single that sent Ian Fitzpatrick home for a 2-1 victory over …

The Lakewood baseball team tackles Mason Love, center back, after his walk-off single against Georgetown on Thursday.

Walk-off take 2: Lakewood advances to district championship on Love’s walk-off single

The Lakewood baseball team seems to have a little bit of magic through two games of the SCHSL 3A playoffs.For the second time this week, the Gators managed to scrape together a walk-off victory. On …

Late errors sink Lakewood softball in loss to Oceanside

The Lakewood softball team nearly pulled off an upset over Oceanside Collegiate in the first round of the 3A Lower District 7 Tournament on Wednesday. The Lady Gators held a 6-4 lead in the bottom of the seventh but committed three errors in the …

The Crestwood track team, along with the squads from Lakewood and Manning, took part in the Region VI-3A meet on Wednesday

Crestwood, Lakewood, Manning track teams run in Region VI-3A meet

The Crestwood, Lakewood and Manning track teams all traveled to Camden on Wednesday for the Region VI-3A meet. The Manning boys had the top local finish as a team, placing second with a team score of 126. The Lakewood boys took third with a score …

PHOTOS: Lakewood baseball wins playoff opener against Battery Creek

The Lakewood baseball team beat Battery Creek to open the 3A Lower District 6 Tournament on Tuesday. After a hefty weather delay, the Gators earned a walk-off 5-4 win. Here's a look at the action …

Lakewood's Ian Fitzpatrick celebrates after sliding home for the game-winning run against Battery Creek in the Gators' playoff opener on Tuesday.

Lakewood baseball takes down Battery Creek with walk-off bunt in playoff opener

When Lakewood’s Jonathan Bryant stepped into the batter’s box with runners on the corners in the bottom of the seventh inning of a tied playoff game, he only had one thing on his mind. He …

The Lakewood baseball team will be at home on Tuesday to open the SCHSL 3A playoffs.

Playoff action for baseball, softball, soccer highlights 5 Things to Watch This Week

1. SCHSL BASEBALL PLAYOFFS BEGINThe South Carolina High School League playoffs begin on Tuesday. Lakewood and East Clarendon will both be at home to open the postseason as region champions, while Lee …

Lee Academy beats OP on a walk-off by Thompson in extras

After losing to Orangeburg Prep 8-4 on Monday, the Lee Academy baseball team got their revenge on Wednesday. The Cavs mounted a comeback in the seventh before Cole Thompson delivered a walk-off single in the eighth to win 5-4. The game started …

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PHOTOS: Lakewood baseball wins region title with victory over Marlboro County

For the second straight year, the Lakewood baseball team is the champion of Region VI-3A. Here's a look at the game that clinched the title, a 14-5 win over Marlboro County on Wednesday.

The Lakewood baseball team forms a dogpile on the infield after winning the Region VI-3A title with a 14-5 victory over Marlboro County on Wednesday.

Back-to-back: Lakewood baseball uses 8-run 5th to crush Marlboro County for region title

For the second straight year, the Lakewood baseball team is the Region VI-3A champion.The Gators erupted for eight runs in the fifth inning to cruise to a 14-5 win over Marlboro County on Wednesday, …

Lakewood's Jarae Mitchell drove in eight runs in the Mingo Bay Classic to win the Hines Furniture Athlete of the Week.

Lakewood's Mitchell rides hot bat to Hines Furniture Athlete of the Week

There's something to be said about players getting hot at the right time. It's great to have a nice regular season, but it doesn't make much of a difference if you fizzle out at the end of the year. Lakewood's Jarae Mitchell is proving to be a …

Wilson Hall's Rip Ripley and Laurence Manning's Will Epps teamed up to start an unsigned senior team this spring under Ripley's new Next Level Athletics banner.

Next Level Athletics giving unsigned seniors a late push for college hoops

When the 2021-22 high school basketball season came to a close, a slew of local seniors were left without a scholarship offer in hand. Two local coaches wanted to do their part to help get those players to the next level, so they formed a team with …