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Crestwood's Saniya Williams scored 32 points against Lake City on Monday.

AREA ROUNDUP: Crestwood completes season sweep of Lake City

To help balance out a busy week on the hard court, the Crestwood basketball teams took their trip to Lake City a day earlier than originally scheduled on Monday. The Knights needed to add a …

Crestwood's Teon Tindal (13) shoots against Lakewood on Friday.

Crestwood pulls out narrow victories over rival Gators

Sumter County rivalry games always bring a little extra spice, and Friday’s matchup between Crestwood and Lakewood was no different. The Castle was contentious as the Gators came in for the …

Lakewood's Lauryn Nesmith, center, shoots a floater against Lake City last Wednesday.

Lakewood's Nesmith wins Hines Furniture Athlete of the Week after leading Lady Gators to victory over Lake City

It can be hard for an eighth-grader to adjust to playing varsity basketball. Sometimes it takes a few games, sometimes a few weeks, and maybe they never get a handle on playing much older competition. For Lakewood's Lauryn Nesmith, her …

Ragin Prep's Jamie Richardson shoots against Community Christian on Tuesday.

AREA ROUNDUP: Ragin Prep thrashes Community Christian

The Ragin Prep basketball team hosted Community Christian on Tuesday, running away with a 64-22 win. The Rams were in control from the opening tip and spread the ball around in the victory. Jamie …

Lakewood's Cedric Cisse, right, drives against Lake CIty on Wednesday.

Lakewood sweeps Lake City for 1st region wins

Sometimes, it’s just good to be back at home. That was the case for the Lakewood basketball teams on Wednesday, as they hosted Lake City seeking their first region victories. Both Gator squads …

Lee Central's Khiaisha Phillips scored 10 points against Columbia on Friday.

SCHSL ROUNDUP: Lady Stallions crush Columbia, Lee Central boys suffer controversial loss

The gym at Lee Central was full of excitement on Friday night but not for all the right reasons. The Lady Stallions opened the night with a blowout 62-15 victory. The boys, however, had a bit of a …

Athletic events across the tri-county moved from Tuesday due to impending weather

Most of the gyms in the tri-county are going to be empty on Tuesday due to expected severe weather. The Sumter School District will not have any sporting events as they transition to an eLearning day …

Former Lakewood and South Carolina defensive lineman Tyreek Johnson (10) declared for the NFL draft.

Former Lakewood star Johnson ready to pursue NFL dream

Former Lakewood standout Tyreek Johnson's journey through college football hasn't been a walk in the park. Before he even got to South Carolina, Johnson suffered a torn labrum before graduating from Lakewood. He then tore his ACL before starting …

Sumter High's Kiara Croskey scored 23 points in the Lady Gamecocks' win over Bishop Kenny on Saturday.

Sumter High girls outlast Bishop Kenny for Seahawk Invitational title

Sumter High head girls basketball coach Jeff Schaffer wants his team to be tested, especially this time of year. Schaffer knows the No. 2 Lady Gamecocks are talented but doesn't find much joy in blowout wins over lackluster opponents. On …

Crestwood quarterback Javion Martin is the All-Area quarterback after throwing for 2,554 yards and 21 touchdowns and rushing for 13 more scores.

Cream of the crop: Sumter Item names 25 to All-Area Football Team

The Sumter Item has selected 25 players to its All-Area Football Team. The team was selected based on nominations from local South Carolina High School League school coaches. The final selections were chosen by The Item sports department. This …