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Clarendon Hall's boys remain undefeated with win over Wardlaw

SUMMERTON - Clarendon Hall's varsity boys basketball team improved to 18-0 on the season with a 72-49 victory over Wardlaw Academy on Saturday at the CH gymnasium. Traveon Davis led Saints with 23 points. Zyan Gilmore added 19 and Kylic Horton …

HARRIS

Former SHS standout Harris continues to impress at Lander

Jessica Harris has been the leader of the Lander University women's basketball team. The junior out of Sumter High School started all 14 games she played. She averaged a team-high 17.1 points, third in the Peach Belt Conference and had at least …

Barons get first region win, 37-33 over Florence Christian

FLORENCE - Wilson Hall's varsity boys basketball team picked up its first victory in SCISA Region II-3A with a 37-33 win over Florence Christian School on Friday at the FCS gymnasium. Chandler Scott led the Barons, 5-8 on the season and 1-2 in …

Sumter’s CeCe Wells (4) watches a shot during the Lady Gamecocks’ 61-45 loss to Spring Valley  in a showdown between the top two teams in Region IV-5A on Friday at the Sumter High gymnasium.

Spring Valley knocks off Sumter girls 61-45

Sumter High School found itself in a good position heading into the fourth quarter of its Top 4 varsity girls basketball showdown against defending 5A state champion Spring Valley on Friday at the SHS gymnasium. The Lady Gamecocks, ranked fourth …

Cooper pours in 37 as Lady Wolverines edge No. 3 Mullins 58-56

MULLINS - Talaysia Cooper had a double-double of 37 points and 14 rebounds to lead No. 2 East Clarendon past No. 3 Mullins 58-56 on Friday at the MHS gymnasium. The Lady Wolverines outscored Mullins 24-10 in the fourth quarter to pick up the …

From the Wire

THE ASSOCIATED PRESSNew England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady celebrates after defeating the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship NFL football game on Sunday.

Brady leads New England to third consecutive AFC title

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Tom Brady and the New England Patriots did what they've done for the better part of two decades. Make plays when the game is on the line. The most accomplished quarterback in NFL history led the Patriots downfield in …

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS  Tennessee guard Jordan Bone (0) and the rest of the Volunteers moved to the top of The Associated Press Top 25 poll on Monday.

Tennessee moves to No. 1 in AP Top 25, Duke drops to No. 2

Top-ranked Duke went down early in the week. No. 2 Michigan and No. 4 Virginia, the last of Division I's unbeaten teams, both fell over the weekend. In all, six top-10 teams lost. Tennessee kept rolling amid chaos across the AP Top 25. The …

Tennessee forward Grant Williams (2) attempts a shot in between Alabama forwards Alex Reese (3) and Galin Smith (30) in the second half of the Volunteers' 71-68 victory on Saturday in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Vols make case for No. 1 with 71-68 victory over Alabama

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - Grant Williams scored 21 points, and No. 3 Tennessee rallied past Alabama 71-68 on Saturday for its 12th straight win and a chance to climb atop the AP Top 25. After No. 1 Duke lost to Syracuse on Monday and No. 2 Michigan fell …

LSU ends Gamecocks' SEC streak with 87-65 victory

BATON ROUGE, La. - Emmitt Williams and Naz Reid each scored 15 points as LSU extended its winning streak to seven games by defeating South Carolina 89-67 in a Southeastern Conference game Saturday night. The Tigers (14-3, 4-0), who led for nearly …

Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Steven Nelson (20), defensive back Orlando Scandrick (22), inside linebacker Anthony Hitchens (53) and defensive end Chris Jones (95) stretch during workouts Friday in Kansas City, Missouri. The Chiefs host the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game today.

Chiefs' bandwagon rolling into Arrowhead for mighty Patriots

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - It seems football fans everywhere are suddenly on the Chiefs' bandwagon, enthralled by Kansas City's record-setting young quarterback and exciting playmakers and hopeful the amiable coach can finally win the big one. Then …

Outdoors

PHOTOS BY DAVID LUCAS / SCDNR  This tortoise was one of a group of tortoises reared at the University of Georgia's Savannah River Ecology Lab from eggs collected at the SCDNR's Aiken Gopher Tortoise Heritage Preserve.

Rare tortoises getting head start at Aiken heritage site

Research being conducted at South Carolina Department of Natural Resources' Aiken Gopher Tortoise Heritage Preserve is a true team effort that will help identify best practices for repopulating this imperiled species - hopefully keeping it from …

South Carolina turkey season proposal

In a recent article, I speculated that the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources would propose to the state Legislature a statewide opening date of April 1 for the wild turkey season. Actually, it's worse than I thought. Prior to 2015, …

Health of critical forage fish the subject of new scrutiny

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - One of the most important species of fish in the ocean's food chain is getting a close look to help determine the health of its population. Two arms of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission are working on an …

Extras

TV SCHEDULE, STANDINGS & MORE - JAN. 20, 2019

TV, RADIO TODAY 8:25 a.m. - international Soccer: English Premier League Match - Manchester City vs. Huddersfield Town (NBC SPORTS NETWORK). 9:30 a.m. - International Soccer: Bundesliga League Match - Hertha Berlin vs. FC Nurnberg (FOX …

TV SCHEDULE, STANDINGS & MORE - JAN. 18

TV, RADIO TODAY Noon - LPGA Golf: Tournament of Champions Second Round from Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (GOLF). 2:30 p.m. - International Soccer: Bundesliga League Match - Bayern Munich vs. TSG 1899 Hoffenheim (FOX SPORTS 1). 3 p.m. - Amateur …

TV SCHEDULE, STANDINGS & MORE - JAN. 17

TV, RADIO TODAY 7 a.m. - Professional Tennis: Australian Open Men's and Women's Second-Round Matches from Melbourne, Australia (TENNIS). Noon - Professional Tennis: Australian Open Men's and Women's Second-Round Matches from Melbourne, …

CLEMSON

Reed leads Clemson to 72-60 victory over Georgia Tech

CLEMSON - Marcquise Reed was frustrated his final year in the Atlantic Coast Conference began with three straight losses. He took it upon himself to make sure Clemson's losing streak didn't get any longer. Reed had 19 of his career-high 30 points …

Reed leads Clemson to 72-60 victory over Georgia Tech

CLEMSON — Marcquise Reed was frustrated his final year in the Atlantic Coast Conference began with three straight losses. He took it upon himself to make sure Clemson's losing streak didn't get …

Trump honors Clemson for championship win

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Clemson football head coach Dabo Swinney, center, speaks as President Donald Trump shakes hands with Clemson President James Clements during a ceremony at the White House in Washington on Monday to honor the Tigers' national championship victory.
WASHINGTON - The scent of burgers, fries and victory wafted through the stately White House on Monday as President Donald Trump saluted college football's Clemson Tigers for winning the national championship. Trump said he even paid for their …
Virginia's DeAndre Hunter drives to the basket while defended by Clemson's Elijah Thomas during the first half of the Cavaliers' 63-43 victory over the Tigers on Saturday in Clemson.

Virginia stays perfect with 63-43 win over Clemson

CLEMSON - Kyle Guy is happy for any win. He savors it just a bit more, though, when it comes on the road. Guy and undefeated No. 4 Virginia have had plenty to celebrate on that front lately. Guy had 13 points, De'Andre Hunter scored 12 and the …
USC

McCowan leads Mississippi State past South Carolina 89-74

McCowan leads Mississippi State past South Carolina 89-74 By DAVID BRANDT, AP Sports Writer STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Coach Vic Schaefer has spent the majority of Teaira McCowan's four-year …

South Carolina rallies from 12 down to beat Vanderbilt 74-71

Vanderbilt forward Aaron Nesmith (24) takes a shot at the buzzer at the end of the game as South Carolina's Felipe Haase (13) and Tre Campbell (4) defend during the Gamecocks 74-71 come-from-behind victory over the Commodores on Wednesday night in Nashville, Tennessee.. Nesmith missed his attempt to tie the game.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Yes, Hassani Gravett heard what Vanderbilt guard Saben Lee said to draw a technical foul with 1:38 left to set up a five-point swing for South Carolina.Gamecocks coach Frank …

South Carolina bolts to top of SEC basketball standings

Mississippi State guard Quinndary Weatherspoon (11) is defended by South Carolina forward Chris Silva during the second half of the Gamecocks' 87-82 overtime victory over the Bulldogs on Jan. 8 in Columbia.
COLUMBIA - South Carolina coach Frank Martin kept saying as the awful losses piled up that his young team needed time to develop. The Gamecocks are playing like that time has arrived. South Carolina (8-7), which lost to mid-majors in Stony …

South Carolina stays on roll with 85-75 win over Missouri

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS  South Carolina head coach Frank Martin, right, has the Gamecocks off to a 3-0 start in the SEC after beating Missouri 85-75 on Sunday at Colonial Life Arena in Columbia.
COLUMBIA - After getting off to a 4-7 start, the University of South Carolina basketball team has turned it around in a big way. The Gamecocks have now won four in a row and started Southeastern Conference play at a perfect 3-0 after defeating …