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Scott's Branch running back Desane Washington (11) and the Eagles will host C.E. Murray on Friday.

Scott's Branch hosts C.E. Murray with playoff seeding on the line

Scott's Branch hosts C.E. Murray tonight in a matchup that will help determine playoff seeding in Region IV-1A. While the Eagles can't play themselves into a home playoff game, they can change the overall seeding. C.E. Murray comes into the …

Crestwood's Ryan Cowell ran for 166 yards in a touchdown against Lake City to win the Hines Furniture Athlete of the Week.

Crestwood's Cowell rumbles through Lake City's defense on way to Hines Furniture Athlete of the Week

Ryan Cowell has been the bell cow of Crestwood's backfield all season long. He continued that on Friday with a dominant performance against Lake City that helped carry the Knights to a 24-6 region victory. His performance was also enough to win …

TIM LEIBLE / THE SUMTER ITEM Sumter's Amarion Smith and the Gamecocks moved up to No. 6 in the South Carolina Prep Football Media Poll on Tuesday.

Sumter continues climb in 5A football poll; up to No. 6

The Sumter football team is continuing to climb up the South Carolina Prep Football Media Poll, which was released on Tuesday. After sitting in seventh last week, the Gamecocks jumped up to sixth this week. Sumter moved up in the rankings after …

Manning's Dajuan Butler (60) opened the door for the Monarchs to run for 310 yards in a 44-22 win over Marlboro County on Friday.

Sumter Touchdown Club Players of the Week: Manning gets first win of the season behind big performances from McFadden, Butler

The Manning football team has been grinding all season in search of their first win of the season. That hard work finally culminated in a victory on Friday, as they took down Marlboro County 44-22 on Friday. The victory was full of great …

Sumter's Chris Ramirez and the Gamecocks travel to St. James on Friday.

Volleyball playoffs and local football highlights 5 Things to Watch This Week

1. SUMTER VS. ST. JAMES TAKE 2Sumter will face St. James for the second time this season, hosting the Sharks for their final regular season home game. The Gamecocks took round one 33-14. Other local …

East Clarendon running back Jyre Singletary (1) and the Wolverines will host Scott's Branch for Homecoming on Friday.

East Clarendon hosts Scott's Branch in a battle of run-heavy offenses

When East Clarendon and Scott's Branch face off in their annual rivalry game on Friday one thing is known for certain. Fans need to be ready to see a whole lot of running as the Wolverines host the Eagles for Homecoming. "It might be the fastest …

Wilson Hall's Sarah Sonntag reaches up to tip the ball during the Lady Barons' match against Thomas Sumter in the Baron Bash on Saturday,

Wilson Hall hosts annual Baron Bash

The gymnasiums in the Nash Student Center were packed all day on Saturday as Wilson Hall played host to its annual Baron Bash volleyball tournament. The matches were played in two waves, as 18 teams filled the gym throughout the day. The morning …

Lee Central's Kenneth Albert rushed for 148 yards and two touchdowns in the Stallions' 42-6 Homecoming win over Kingstree on Friday. That performance earned Albert recognition as the Sumter Touchdown Offensive Player of the Week.

Sumter Touchdown Club Players of the Week: Albert runs all over Kingstree in Lee Central's long-awaited Homecoming

Kenneth Albert and the Lee Central football team waited a long time for Friday night. For the first time since 2019, Albert and the Stallions played on their home field. Fittingly, it was also Homecoming. Albert made the most of the occasion, …

PHOTOS: Wilson Hall, Sumter High, Lee Academy, Thomas Sumter play in Baron Bash

Wilson Hall hosted its annual Baron Bash volleyball tournament with Sumter High, Lee Academy and Thomas Sumter among the 18 teams playing on Saturday. Here's a look at the local action courtesy of …

PHOTOS: Manning falls to Lake City

Manning hosted Lake City for a rare Saturday contest, but couldn't hold on to a halftime lead in a 20-8 loss. Here's a look at the action courtesy of The Item's Tim Leible.

Lakewood's Zayveon Wells has been a jack-of-all-trades for the Gators offensively this season, taking snaps at quarterback, running back and wide receiver. He'll be a key part of the gameplan as the Gators face Crestwood on Friday.

Hoping for home field: Crestwood and Lakewood battle with second place in region on the line

Matchups between Crestwood and Lakewood always come with a lot of drama. The two Sumter School District schools that used to stand together as Hillcrest have played some dramatic matchups over the years. Now the Gators and Knights face off with …

The Lee Central seniors will get to play at Stallion Stadium for the first time since 2019 when LCHS hosts Kingstree on Friday for Homecoming.

Finally coming home: Stallions host Kingstree for long awaited Homecoming

Homecoming happens every year at high schools across the country. A football game is played. A king and queen are crowned. This year at Lee Central, it means a little bit more. For the first time since 2019, LCHS will have a home game in Stallion …

Wilson Hall girls cross country wins Trinity Collegiate meet

The Wilson Hall cross country teams ran in a meet at Trinity Collegiate on Wednesday with the girls team finishing in first place overall and the boys placing fourth. The Lady Barons earned four of the top five finishes on Wednesday en route to …

The Wilson Hall volleyball team will host their annual Baron Bash on Saturday, welcoming a total of 18 teams, including Sumter High, Lee Academy and Thomas Sumter.

Wilson Hall to host annual Baron Bash on Saturday

The Wilson Hall volleyball team will welcome 18 teams from around the state to Nash Student Center on Saturday for the annual Baron Bash. Locally, Wilson Hall will be joined by Sumter High, Lee Academy and Thomas Sumter. As always, the tournament …

Sumter's Malik McKinzie (34) and the Gamecocks maintained their No. 8 ranking in the S.C. Prep Football Media Poll released on Tuesday.

Sumter stays at No. 8 in latest S.C. Media Polls

The Sumter football team maintained its No. 8 ranking in the latest South Carolina Prep Football Media Polls that were released on Tuesday. Sumter kept its position at No. 8 after defeating Socastee 23-10 for Homecoming and Senior Night on …