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Lee Academy's Jenkins McCullum and the Cavaliers will face Williamsburg in the SCISA 2A state championship series starting on Monday.

Playoff baseball and softball highlights 5 Things to Watch This Week

1. LAKEWOOD BASEBALL, SOFTBALL BEGIN PLAYOFFSThe baseball and softball teams from Lakewood High School will begin play in their respective 3A double-elimination district tournaments on Saturday, May …

Dozier wins 3 events, Mouzan 2 to lead Manning to second place in region meet

CAMDEN - Sebastian Dozier won three distance events and Emmery Mouzan won the two hurdle events to lead Manning High School to a second-place finish in the Region VI-3A track and field meet on Wednesday at the Camden High track. Dozier was …

Morris has homer, triple, 6 RBI in SHS softball triumph

MANNING - Peyton Morris went 3-for-4 with a home run, a triple, six runs batted in and two runs scored in Sumter High School's 14-2, 5-inning win over Manning on Wednesday at the MHS field. The Lady Gamecocks scored six runs in the fourth inning …

Lakewood's Cakhi Fowler threw a no-hitter as the Lady Gators finished region play with a 22-0 win over Crestwood.

Lakewood softball tops Crestwood 22-0

The Lakewood High School varsity softball team beat Crestwood 22-0 in three innings on Friday at the CHS field to clinch second place in Region VI-3A. The Lady Gators improved to 8-2 both overall …

The Lakewood baseball team celebrates an 11-5 win over Crestwood on Friday. The victory clinched the Gators' first region title since 2006.

Lakewood wins first region baseball title since 2006

Lakewood High School won its first baseball region title since 2005 with an 11-0, 5-inning victory over Crestwood on Friday at the CHS field. The Gators improved to 15-8 on the season and finished …

East Clarendon's Kyler Odom was named the 1A Co-Player of the year after hitting .542 without striking out all season, while leading the Wolverines on the mound with an ERA of 1.11.

East Clarendon's Odom named 1A Co-Player of Year, two other Wolverines All-State

East Clarendon High School junior Kyler Odom put up a lot of impressive numbers for the Wolverines in the just completed baseball season. He was the team's ace on the mound and a crucial bat in the middle of the lineup, but if you're wondering why …

East Clarendon's Talaysia Cooper was named the Gatorade South Carolina Girls Basketball Player of the Year on Thursday.

East Clarendon's Cooper named Gatorade South Carolina Girls Basketball Player of Year

Talaysia Cooper's name has been well known in basketball circles since she stepped onto the scene as a seventh-grader at East Clarendon High School, but this week she earned her biggest accomplishment yet. The junior was named the Gatorade South …

East Clarendon's Kyler Odom won the Hines Furniture Athlete of the Week after a dominant start against Green Sea Floyds and a strong 3-game stretch at the plate.

East Clarendon's Odom wins Hines Furniture Athlete of the Week after standout playoff performance

When the East Clarendon High School baseball team faced Green Sea Floyds last Monday, they did so desperately needing a win. The Wolverines didn't have a deep pitching staff this season, so they needed a win on Monday to save themselves from playing …

Lakewood senior Cakhi Fowler was named the player of the year in Region VI-3A and earned All-State honors this season.

Five local softball players earn All-State honors

Five local softball players were recognized by the South Carolina Softball Coaches Association for their stellar play this season with All-State honors. Josie Self of Sumter was named to the All-State team in 5A, Lakewood's Cakhi Fowler and …

East Clarendon shortstop Cade Cook throws across the diamond against Green Sea Floyds on Friday. The Wolverines lost back to back games to GSF to lose the district championship.

East Clarendon baseball team falls short of District 3 title with two losses to Green Sea Floyds

TURBEVILLE – The East Clarendon High School baseball team needed just one victory in the championship round of the District 3 tournament of the 1A state playoffs to advance to the lower state …

Crestwood at Sumter December 6, 2020.

PHOTOS: Sumter sweeps Crestwood in rivalry matchups

The Sumter boys and girls basketball teams each beat Crestwood on Tuesday in their last game before the Sumter School District elected to postpone sports for at least the next month.

PHOTOS: Sumter takes down Crestwood in the battle for Sumter County

Sumter took down Crestwood 28-9 in the battle for Sumter County on Friday. Here's a look at the action through the lens of The Item's Micah Green.

PHOTOS: Crestwood beats Lakewood 27-6 in region battle

Lakewood played host to Crestwood for a region matchup between the Sumter County rivals. Crestwood came out victorious 27-6 to keep their playoff hopes alive. Here's a look at the action through the …

PHOTOS: Crestwood defeats Manning 46-7

The Crestwood football team defeated Manning 46-7 on Friday night in a Region VI-3A contest. Here's a look at the first half of the matchup between inter-county rivals.

PHOTOS: Crestwood kicks off football activities with first workout

The Crestwood football team started football activities on Monday with their first workout of the summer. Here's a look at the first day of workouts in the COVID era through the lens of The Item's …