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Sumter High's Zyeir Gamble (19) tackles Crestwood's Javion Martin on Friday.

High School Football Week 3: The 5 biggest local stories on the gridiron

Early rivalry games continued in Week 3 as two sets of schools faced off. Those games found different results and lead the biggest storylines from a tough Friday night for tri-county schools. SUMTER HIGH OUTLASTS CRESTWOOD Sumter High and …

Wilson Hall's Connor Smith set a new school record in the 5K with a time of 15:59.21 on Saturday at the Highlander Invitational.

Wilson Hall’s Smith breaks school record at Highlander Invitational

Wilson Hall senior Connor Smith continued his run through the Baron history books on Saturday, breaking the school record in the 5K at the Highlander Invitational. This is the second school record …

The Sumter High defense wraps up Crestwood running back Azarian Yates (2) on Friday.

Sumter High and Wilson Hall win rivalry matchups to lead Friday Night Scoreboard

SUMTER 21 CRESTWOOD 14 Sumter High got two crucial touchdowns from Zyeir Gamble, a kickoff return for a score and a rushing TD and held off a Crestwood comeback for a 21-14 win over their …

Lakewood's Brandon Cisse (1) carries the ball against Dreher on Friday.

High School Football Week 2: The 5 biggest stories from Friday on the gridiron

The high school football season is in full swing, as all of our local schools have now played at least two games. As the season continues, the thrills keep COMING, specifically with the Crestwood Knights. Crestwood and the rest of the Sumter School …

Crestwood's Javion Martin passes against Gray Collegiate on Friday.

High School Football Week 1: The 5 biggest headlines from a packed Friday

While it's still early in the season, this past Friday is an early contender for most thrilling night of football this fall. Sumter's game-winning 2-point conversion was just one of the wild comebacks this weekend, as the Sumter School District …

Laurence Manning beat Pinewood Prep in overtime for their first win of the season on Friday.

Laurence Manning outlasts Pinewood Prep in OT for first win under Furse

Four quarters wasn’t enough to decide a winner when Laurence Manning faced off against Pinewood Prep on Friday. Two failed extra points kept the Swampcats from a regulation win, but they …

Crestwood's Javion Martin throws against Gray Collegiate on Friday.

Sumter School District gets wins from Sumter, Crestwood, Lakewood to lead Friday Night Scoreboard

SUMTER 15RIDGE VIEW 14Sumter High hit the road to face Ridge View on Friday. The 5A No. 6 Gamecocks narrowly defeated the 4A No. 10 Blazers 15-14 to improve to 2-0. Sumter scored with less than two …

Sumter High’s Zyeir Gamble (19) flips the ball to an official after returning a punt for a touchdown against Lakewood.

Sumter High rolls past Lakewood to headline Friday Night Scoreboard

SUMTER HIGH 42 LAKEWOOD 9 Sumter High defeated county rival Lakewood 42-9 on Friday to open the season 1-0. The Gamecocks travel to Ridge View next week, while Lakewood hosts Fox …

Laurence Manning's Jaden Sanders is the Hines Furniture Athlete of the Year after finishing as the runner up last summer.

Laurence Manning's Sanders caps off senior year with Hines Furniture Athlete of the Year honors

As the polls for the Hines Furniture Athlete of the Year contest came to a close on Tuesday afternoon, Laurence Manning's Jaden Sanders was hoping his main goal for this summer came to pass. He made it all the way to the championship matchup last …

Sumter High's Nicole Wells is back in the finals for the Hines Furniture Athlete of the Year after winning the contest last summer.

Final 2, Take 2: Wells and Sanders face off for Hines Furniture Athlete of the Year

The Hines Furniture Athlete of the Year is experiencing some Déjà vu as we reach our championship matchup. For the second year in a row, Sumter High track star Nicole Wells and Laurence Manning Academy basketball standout Jaden Sanders will …

The final four of the Hines Furniture Athlete of the Year will feature matchups, from left to right, of Sumter High’s Nicole Gamble, the reigning and inaugural athlete of the year, against Crestwood High’s Ryan Cowell, along with Laurence Manning’s Jaden Sanders against Lakewood High’s Zayveon Wells.

Final four: Hines Furniture Athlete of the Year moves into semifinal round

And then there were four. The semifinals of the Hines Furniture Athlete of the Year bracket contest officially opened this morning at https://www.theitem.com/athlete-of-the-year-2022. We now move one step closer to determining this year's …

Laurence Manning graduate Cantey Gardner, seated center, signs his letter of intent to play golf at USC Sumter on Monday. He was joined by his parents, Bon and Vanessa, as well as LMA golf coach Morgan Watt, standing.

Laurence Manning's Gardner signs to golf at USC Sumter

When Laurence Manning's Cantey Gardner received his high school diploma, he thought he was done with school. The Swampcat golfer was planning to go into a career in welding and be done with textbooks and essays. Then James Morrison came …

Wilson Hall played host to a total of nine basketball teams on Thursday, including five from the tri-county area, for a summer shootout.

Local basketball teams gather at Wilson Hall for summer shootout

At a time when American Legion baseball is king on the local sports calendar, five area boys high school basketball teams took to the hardwood at Wilson Hall's Nash Student Center on Thursday for a summer camp event. New Wilson Hall head …