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East Clarendon's Cade Cook took the loss as the Wolverines fell to Johnsonville on Monday in the lower state tournament.

Bad 4th inning sinks East Clarendon against Johnsonville; Wolverines face Branchville in elimination game tonight

Sometimes the game of baseball comes down to one bad inning.While one bad inning wasn’t the only thing that went wrong for East Clarendon in their matchup with Johnsonville in the 1A lower …

Sumter High's Shushan Hairston won the high jump at the 5A lower state meet to advance to the state championships on Friday.

State track meets set after local success at lower state

The South Carolina High School League held its upper and lower state track and field championships this weekend, sending a ton of local talent to the state championships this week. Sumter High was at the 5A lower state meet at Wando and will now …

Crestwood Athletic Director Dwayne Edwards is seen with his former star Ja Morant during Morant's jersey retirement in December. Edwards is retiring after 34 years in the Sumter School District.

Sumter School District in search for ADs: Edwards retires from Crestwood, Johnson steps down from Sumter

Sumter School District now has more athletic director vacancies than it has athletic directors.Crestwood AD Dwayne Edwards announced his retirement and Sumter High’s Curtis Johnson has stepped …

The East Clarendon golf team poses with its trophy after winning the SCHSL 1A state championship. The Wolverines were represented by (front row, left to right, Harper Epperson, Dalton Watts, Nate Coker, Ryan Sullivan, (back row, left to right) head coach Patrick Kelly, Jimmy Anderson and Cayleigh Goff.

East Clarendon golf wins 1A state title, Epperson 2nd as individual

A year after finishing second, the East Clarendon golf team was crowned 1A state champions on Monday. "We returned everyone from last year, so we knew we had a very good chance," head coach Patrick Kelly said. "I told them if we played decent …

The Laurence Manning baseball team will play for the SCISA 3A state championship this week.

SCISA baseball, softball state championship series highlight 5 Things to Watch This Week

1. LMA PLAYS FOR 3A BASEBALL TITLEThe Laurence Manning baseball team earned a spot in the SCISA 3A state championship series. They will face Ben Lippen in a best-of-3 series for the state title. The …

PHOTOS: East Clarendon beats Lake View for district championship

East Clarendon defeated Lake View to win its third district title in the last four seasons on Monday. Here's a look at the action courtesy of Item contributor Nich Pitts.

The East Clarendon baseball team celebrates its district championship win over Lake View on Monday.

East Clarendon holds off Lake View to win district title, advance to face Green Sea Floyds

While the last couple of innings on Monday's district title game added some extra stress, the East Clarendon baseball team is headed to the lower state tournament. The Wolverines grabbed an 8-0 lead …

PHOTOS: Lakewood softball beats Brookland-Cayce on walk-off from Pack

The Lakewood softball team kept its season alive with a walk-off single from Hannah Pack on Saturday. Here's a look at the action courtesy of The Item's Tim Leible.

The Lakewood softball team celebrates its walk-off win over Brookland-Cayce in the 3A District 7 tournament on Saturday.

Lakewood softball keeps season alive with Pack’s walk-off hit against Brookland-Cayce

The baseball and softball fields at Lakewood have been the home of drama all week long. That continued on Saturday, as the Lady Gator softball team faced Brookland-Cayce on Saturday with their season …

Lee Central's Nakia Johnson, seated center right, signs his letter of intent to play basketball at Allen University on Thursday. He was joined by (front left to right) his aunts, Melissa and Stacey Hall, and his mom, Pamela Hall. Lee Central was represented by (back row left to right) athletic director Justin Danner, assistant principal Noel Hazzard and head boys basketball coach Xavier Harry.

Lee Central's Johnson signs to play basketball at Allen

Lee Central forward Nakia Johnson has found a new basketball home. The Stallion is staying close by, signing to continue his career at Allen University. "Today is very special because I proved a bunch of people wrong today," Johnson said. "I'm …

PHOTOS: East Clarendon softball crushes Charleston Math and Science

The softball team cruised to an easy three-inning win over Charleston Math and Science on Thursday, winning 16-0.Maddie Newsome didn’t allow a hit in three innings. She struck out eight and …

East Clarendon's Kyler Odom bats during the Wolverines' 19-1 rout of Military Magnet on Wednesday.

East Clarendon baseball smashes Military Magnet to open 3A playoffs, face Lake City tonight

In possibly the longest three inning game of all time, the East Clarendon baseball team cruised to a 19-1 win over Military Magnet in the first round of the 1A Lower District 5 Tournament. The game …

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 Sumter golf team gathers after placing second in the Region VI-5A Tournament on Monday at Beech Creek. The Gamecocks were represented by, from left to right, Ethan Budden, Rowe Newman, head coach Jeff Schaffer, Walker Cribb, Hayden Ardis, Chandler Moore and assistant coach Thomas Nock.

Sumter golf earns trip to lower state with 2nd place finish in region

The Sumter golf team is headed to lower state after an excellent showing in the Region VI-5A Tournament on Monday. The Gamecocks took advantage of some home cooking, playing at their home course at Beech Creek. Sumter shot a 332 to finish in …