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Sumter High’s John Peeples (22) runs against Summerville on Friday.

Sumter High stays undefeated to lead the Friday Night Scoreboard

SUMTER HIGH 16 SUMMERVILLE 0 Sumter High scored on a halfback pass on their first play of the game and never trailed in a 16-0 win over Summerville on Friday. The Gamecocks host Oceanside …

Thomas Sumter XC sweeps North Central Meet

The Thomas Sumter cross country put on a show at the North Central Meet on Tuesday, earning team wins for both the boys and girls races. The girls won on the back of three Top-5 finishes. Ava Brenneman led that charge with a second-place finish …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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.

Scott's Branch athlete Randy Gibson did a little bit of everything against Hunter-Kinard-Tyler on Friday. He caught three passes for 90 yards and a score, intercepted a pass, forced a fumble and led the team in tackles with six.

Scott’s Branch opens 1-0 under State with win over Hunter-Kinard-Tyler

The State era at Scott’s Branch is off to a good start.The Eagles have gone through coaching change after coaching change over the last half decade. There has been a different coach there each …

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 …

Scott's Branch quarterback Tyler Kind scrambles against Kingstree.

Scott's Branch: Another year, another coach

Randall State is the new head coach for Scott’s Branch, and the Eagles have now had a different head coach for each of the last four years.He and the football program are both looking for the …

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: Scott's Branch dispatches Military Magnet in 1A playoff opener

The Scott's Branch boys basketball team won its SCHSL 1A playoff opener against Military Magnet on Thursday. Here's a look at the action courtesy of The Item's Cal Cary.


PHOTOS: Scott's Branch splits with Carvers Bay in crucial region games

The Scott's Branch boys and girls basketball teams each faced Carvers Bay in critical region games on Monday. The Lady Eagles kept their hopes alive for a second place finish in the region with a …


PHOTOS: East Clarendon, Scott's Branch split rivalry matchup

The East Clarendon basketball teams hosted Scott's Branch for their rivalry matchup on Monday. The Lady Wolverines rolled in the girls game, while the Eagles ran away with the boys matchup. Here's …

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 …


PHOTOS: Day 2 of the District 9 Officials Christmas Basketball Tournament featuring Scott's Branch, Laurence Manning, Manning, Lee Central, Clarendon Hall and Crestwood

Manning High and Junior High hosted the second day of the District 9 Officials Christmas Basketball Tournament on Tuesday. Here's a look at some of the local action with Laurence Manning, Scott's …