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Former Crestwood star and Memphis point guard Ja Morant was named NBA rookie of the year on Thursday.

Grizzlies' Ja Morant wins NBA rookie of the year

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - The first three baskets of Memphis' season set the tone for Ja Morant's rookie year. All were layups, all by him, the level of difficulty increasing each time. He made them look easy that night. He made plenty look easy …

South Carolina High School League commissioner Jerome Singleton said that schools like Sumter High will have the ability to make their own decision on attendance for football games this fall.

SCHSL's Singleton: Schools must 'take ownership' of attendance plans this fall

There was a lot on the table for discussion during a Zoom meeting hosted by the South Carolina High School League and an ensuing press conference. However, what attendance numbers will look like for football games amidst the coronavirus pandemic was …

Former Crestwood running back Ty'Son Williams (5) signed with the Baltimore Ravens last week and played in the team's scrimmage on Saturday.

Williams signs with Ravens, impresses in team scrimmage

It certainly didn't go the way he had hoped, and it may not last for long, but Ty'Son Williams made it to training camp with the Baltimore Ravens. "The whole process hasn't been conventional, I'm just doing my part to stay ready," said Williams. …

Lakewood volleyball players stretch during workouts on Tuesday. The Lady Gators finally began summer workouts this week after the coronavirus pandemic kept the team from  beginning their offseason program.

Sumter, Lakewood, Crestwood get the ball rolling on volleyball

Fall sports coaches in Sumter School District have been preparing for this week all summer. Those sports finally got to start workouts on Monday after sitting out most of the summer due to the coronavirus pandemic. The volleyball coaches at …

Former Crestwood running back Ty'Son Williams is now a free agent after being released by the Baltimore Ravens. Williams originally agreed to a deal with the Ravens after the NFL draft.

Former Crestwood RB Williams' path to the NFL gets longer as he returns to free agent pool

Former Crestwood High School running back Ty'Son Williams has not had luck on his side over the last calendar year. Williams looked to have a strong senior season in 2019 at Brigham Young, which he went to as a graduate transfer after two years …

East Clarendon running back Marques Webb (26) and the Wolverines have a lot of offensive continuity to help boost their offense after an offseason that was disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic.

East Clarendon bonds over football as season approaches

The coronavirus pandemic has made 2020 difficult for almost everyone and has shut down the world in an unprecedented way. However, many people have been fortunate not to be directly affected by it. The football players at East Clarendon High …

Clarendon County schools move forward with workouts

Each of the three high schools in Clarendon County will have all of their fall sports programs doing workouts for the upcoming season come Monday. Manning, East Clarendon and Scott's Branch had conditioning and weightlifting workouts for football …

Athletes from Sumter School District are working out together as they wait for permission to have organized team workouts. The South Carolina High School League approved start date for football practices, which was originally Aug. 17, has been pushed back to Sept. 8.

SCHSL: Districts won't be penalized for no sports

School districts or schools that choose to cancel games or seasons in the upcoming fall sports season due to the coronavirus pandemic will not be penalized, according to the South Carolina High School League executive committee. In a Zoom meeting …

The South Carolina High School League announced on Wednesday that the start of fall sports practices will be delayed until at Aug. 17. Sumter running back Nathan Harris-Waynick (26) and the rest of the student-athletes in Sumter School District are still waiting to see when they will be allowed to begin summer conditioning and weightlifting.

Sumter School District to meet next week about athletics after SCHSL reveals plan

Sumter School District will be meeting next week to discuss the possibilities of starting up fall sports for the 2020-21 school year after the South Carolina High School announced its intentions on Wednesday following a Zoom meeting of the …

SCHSL votes to keep fall sports in same order, pushes back start dates to mid-August

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Parris Lowery - senior defensive lineman - Crestwood

Crestwood's Lowery commits to The Citadel

Crestwood High School defensive lineman Parris Lowery had a difficult decision to make. Heading into his senior season of football, Lowery still doesn't even know if there is going to be high school football this fall. He didn't want to wait and …

Tyler Dawson

On the COVID recruiting trail Part 3

High school football players across the country are fighting to be seen on the recruiting trail during a pandemic that has taken away their chances to be seen by coaches across the country. The Sumter Item met with football players from Sumter, …

Sumter School District Superintendent Dr. Penelope Martin-Knox

Sumter School District still holds keys to when - if - fall sports will begin

The decision as to when or if Sumter School District will allow a restart of fall sports is still in the hands of Superintendent Dr. Penelope Martin-Knox and not the South Carolina High School League. After a meeting on Monday between district …

PHOTOS: Sumter, Lakewood, Crestwood football players workout together to show #WeWantToPlay

Football players from Sumter, Crestwood and Lakewood gathered at Dillon Park on Thursday to workout together. The purpose of the workout was to show the Sumter School District that they wanted to …

Crestwood's Derrick Prince, Sumter's Marcus Lane and Lakewood's Jayleal Fuller, left to right, organized a workout for football players from all three schools at Dillon Park on Thursday, to show Sumter School District it can have safe workouts in spite of the coronavirus pandemic.

Sumter, Crestwood and Lakewood football players work out to say #WeWantToPlay

The football fields at Dillon Park saw something on Thursday morning that has been missing for a long time: smiles on the faces of football players from Sumter, Crestwood and Lakewood high schools. Those smiles were mostly obscured by masks, but …