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Sumter's Fred Edwards (4), Kam Fortune (25) and the Gamecocks are ranked No. 6 in the latest South Carolina Prep Football Media Poll.

Sumter stays at No. 6 in latest football polls; Crestwood, Manning still just outside Top 10

The latest South Carolina Prep Football Media Poll was released on Tuesday with Sumter High in a similar spot.As they have been since the beginning of the season, the Gamecocks remain at No. 6 in the …

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 …

Scott's Branch hitter Rosandra Bennett (25) digs a ball against Manning on Thursday.

Scott's Branch, Manning volleyball programs building after early season matchups

The volleyball programs at Manning High and Scott's Branch find themselves in similar places. The Monarchs brought volleyball back in 2019 for the first time in more than a decade. Three years later, they're still establishing themselves as a …

The Manning football team celebrates on their bench during a win over East Clarendon on Friday.

Daniels scores 4 TDs as Manning rolls past East Clarendon

The Manning football team improved to 3-0 on the season with a dominant 43-0 win over East Clarendon on Friday.The Monarchs took a quarter to get going, putting up just one score in the opening …

Sumter High's Alijah Brown (5) celebrates a Gamecock interception during their win over Goose Creek.

Sumter School District sweeps again to highlight Friday Night Scoreboard

SUMTER 31 GOOSE CREEK 14 Sumter High used three first-half interceptions to beat Goose Creek 31-14 on Friday. The Gamecocks travel to Crestwood next week. LAKEWOOD 47DREHER 23Lakewood High …

Manning quarterback Justin Daniels (1) runs against Scott’s Branch on Friday.

Manning downs Scott's Branch in run-heavy matchup 32-14

A “rivalry with respect” is the way to describe meetings between Manning High School and Scott’s Branch High School. That proved to be the case on Friday evening. The game was …

Manning quarterback Justin Daniels (1) and the Monarchs travel to Scott's Branch tonight.

Scott's Branch, Manning play first district matchup after consolidation

Scott's Branch hosts Manning Friday evening at home in a matchup of two unbeaten teams. It will be the first game within the newly consolidated Clarendon School District. Both team's first wins of the season came with different storylines For the …

CAL CARY / THE SUMTER ITEM  Sumter High's John Peeples (22) runs against Lakewood during the Gamecocks' 42-9 win on Friday.

High school football Week 0: 5 biggest games in Sumter, Clarendon, Lee

Football is finally back at the high school level and local schools saw no shortage of excitement in Week 0. The most notable game was also the last, as Manning defeated Kingstree 28-16.

Manning's Jamari Wilson (19) carries against Kingstree on Saturday.

Manning’s first win of 2022 ends on sour note as benches clear

A rivalry was renewed on Saturday when Manning and Kingstree met on the gridiron for the first time in ages. C.E. Murray, which merged with Kingstree this fall, was the last of the two schools to …

Manning High's Michael Brown (88) holes up the ball in celebration against Lee Central during the FTC Jamboree on Friday.

Local football teams get final tuneup in FTC Jamboree

On Friday evening, the inaugural FTC Football Jamboree took place at Manning High School. Five area teams played, including Scott's Branch, East Clarendon, Laurence Manning, Lee Central and Manning. These final preseason tune-ups lasted two quarters …


PHOTOS: Lakewood baseball takes down Manning in extras

The Lakewood and Manning baseball teams faced off to open region play on Tuesday. Seven innings wasn’t enough to decide a winner, but the Gators were able to push three runs across in the …


PHOTOS: Lakewood and Manning basketball split at The Swamp

The Lakewood boys and girls basketball teams hosted Manning on Tuesday in Region VI-3A action. The Lady Monarchs eked out 45-43 win, while the Gators took the boys game 63-57. Here's a look at the …


PHOTOS: Crestwood girls take down Manning at the buzzer

The Crestwood girls outlasted Manning on Tuesday thanks to a game-winning three from Javia Martin. Here's a look at the action from the 65-63 Lady Knight victory from The Item's Cal Cary.


PHOTOS: Crestwood basketball sweeps Manning on the road

Crestwood traveled to Manning on Friday and got a pair of big region wins on the road. Here's a look at the action courtesy of The Item's Cal Cary.

PHOTOS: Manning boys basketball takes down Scott's Branch

In a battle of ranked foes in Clarendon County, Manning was able to take down Scott's Branch 59-48. Here's a look at the matchup between the No. 10 team in 3A and the No. 1 team in 1A courtesy of The …