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Sumter boys basketball gets first region win on late basket by Owens

MYRTLE BEACH - Leslie Owens Jr. hit a basket with 10 seconds left to lift Sumter High School to a 42-41 varsity boys basketball victory over St. James on Wednesday at the SJHS gymnasium. SHS picked up its first Region VI-5A victory in four tries …

Laurence Manning head football coach Austin Floyd, right, speaks as, left to right, Britton Morris, Gabe Harris and Jonathan Griffin sign to play collegiate sports on Wednesday.

Laurence Manning's Harris, Griffith, Morris announce college choices

It was a big day for Laurence Manning Academy athletics on Wednesday, as three of its student-athletes officially determined where they will carry on their careers during a ceremony in front of the school in Bubba Davis Gymnasium. Gabe Harris and …

Crestwood basketball beats Lake City 60-54

LAKE CITY - Crestwood High School improved to 2-1 in Region VI-3A with a 60-54 varsity boys basketball victory over Lake City on Monday at the LCHS gymnasium. The Knights, who improved to 2-4 on the season, led 15-5 after the first quarter. The …

Hawkins double-double powers TSA past Lee

BISHOPVILLE - Matthew Hawkins had a double-double and two of his teammates joined him in scoring in double figures to lead Thomas Sumter Academy to a 47-37 varsity boys basketball win over Lee Academy on Thursday at the Doty Dome. Hawkins had 18 …

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 …

The Sumter School District teams will be back on the court this week after a month and a half off.

A big slate of local hoops highlights 5 things to watch this week

1. LMA VISITS WILSON HALLThe varsity basketball teams from Laurence Manning Academy and Wilson Hall will finally get to play each other in key SCISA Region II-3A games on Monday. The games will be …

Manning rallies to beat Kingstree 37-34

KINGSTREE - The Manning High School varsity girls basketball team rallied from a 9-point halftime deficit to defeat Kingstree 37-34 on Wednesday at the KHS gymnasium. The Lady Monarchs, who improved to 2-3 on the season, trailed 12-9 after one …

Hawkins' double-double leads TSA over Northside Christian

LEXINGTON - Matthew Hawkins scored 34 points and finished with a double-double to lead the Thomas Sumter Academy varsity boys basketball team to a 76-61 win over Northside Christian School on Tuesday at the NCS gymnasium. Hawkins finished with 10 …

Wilson Hall's Zuri Anderson (20) and the Barons had to postpone two games this week after going into quarantine.

Coronavirus limiting high school basketball in Tri-County

The high rate of positive tests for coronavirus has continued to wreak havoc on the basketball schedules for both the South Carolina High School League and South Carolina Independent School Association schools. What was supposed to be a fairly …

Laurence Manning guard Jaden Sanders (5) was named the Hines Furniture Athlete of the Week after sinking two clutch free throws to lift the Swampcats to victory over Carolina Academy on Friday.

LMA's Sanders buries clutch free throws on way to Hines Furniture Athlete of the Week

Being clutch is a crucial characteristic in sports. When the game is on the line, who steps up? Last week that was Jaden Sanders, as the Laurence Manning Academy junior stepped to the free throw line with two seconds left in overtime against …

Thomas Sumter sweeps Williamsburg Academy

KINGSTREE - The Thomas Sumter Academy varsity boys and varsity girls basketball teams both picked up victories over Williamsburg Academy on Wednesday at the WA gymnasium. The TSA boys won by a score of 52-44, while the Lady Generals came away …

Miller’s free throw lifts Wilson Hall over Hammond

COLUMBIA - Wilson Hall's varsity girls basketball team suffered its first loss of the season on Tuesday, falling to Hammond 47-33 at the Hammond gymnasium. Hammond led 11-4 after one quarter and 18-10 at halftime. The Lady Skyhawks expanded the …

Thomas Sumter boys, girls pick up wins

DALZELL - The Thomas Sumter Academy varsity boys basketball team picked up its first win of the season, and the TSA girls won their season opener in games against The King's Academy on onday at Edens Gymnasium. Thomas Sumter won the boys game …

PHOTOS: Laurence Manning boys take down Lee in Baron Classic

Laurence Manning took down Lee Academy in the Baron Classic on Friday. Here's a look at the action through the lens of The Item's Tim Leible.

The Wilson Hall girls basketball team celebrates the game-winning shot by Andi Grae Wingate (center) as the Lady Barons beat Pinewood Prep 46-45.

BARON CLASSIC RECAP: Talley earns 600th win, Lady Barons win at the buzzer and more

Wilson Hall varsity boys basketball head coach Eddie Talley recorded his 600th career victory as the Barons defeated Thomas Sumter Academy 66-24 on Friday in the Baron Classic at Nash Student …