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Wilson Hall's Aubrey Payne drives against Thomas Sumter on Friday.

Wilson Hall, Laurence Manning, Thomas Sumter play in Baron Classic

Wilson Hall's Nash Student Center was a basketball hub during the weekend. Locally, Wilson Hall, Laurence Manning and Thomas Sumter all took part in a busy weekend of hoops. The Lady Barons had the most successful weekend of the local bunch, …

Former East Clarendon star and current South Carolina guard Talaysia Cooper defends Liberty guard Dee Brown during the Gamecocks' win in Columbia on Sunday.

Cooper gets extended run as South Carolina routs Liberty

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Zia Cooke scored a season-high 20 points and No. 1 South Carolina, boosted by coach Dawn Staley's early substitutions, beat Liberty 88-39 on Sunday. The Gamecocks (9-0) …

Crestwood's London Vaughn (13) drives against Scott's Branch on Tuesday.

Crestwood sweeps Scott's Branch as Knights win early ranked battle

The Crestwood basketball teams hosted Scott's Branch on Tuesday for a night of basketball that featured a matchup between two Top 3 teams in their classifications. The Knights are currently ranked No. 2 in SCHSL 3A by the South Carolina Basketball …

Sumter High's John Peeples carries against Conway on Friday. Peeples and the Gamecocks open the postseason at home against Chapin this week.

High school football playoffs set, looking back at the journey here

The 2022 high school football regular season is in the books. The last 11 weeks have been a rollercoaster for teams throughout the tri-county area as they battle for playoff seeding. As the regular season comes to a close, all our local teams are …

Scott’s Branch senior Randy Gibson (2) carries the ball against East Clarendon on Friday.

Scott’s Branch takes down rival East Clarendon 24-14 on homecoming

Tyler Kind and Randy Gibson put on a show as Scott’s Branch defended their home field against East Clarendon with a 24-14 homecoming victory on Friday.Kind and Gibson each ran for a touchdown, …

Crestwood’s Kyle Mitchell (84) reels in a catch against Lakewood on Friday.

Crestwood seals home playoff game with win over Lakewood to lead Friday Night Scoreboard

CRESTWOOD 34LAKEWOOD 27The Crestwood football team improved to 7-3, 4-1 Regoin VI-3A and secured a home playoff game with a 34-27 win over Lakewood, who fell to 5-5, 3-2. The Knights will host Loris …

Scott's Branch senior Randy Gibson and the Eagles host East Clarendon for homecoming tonight.

Scott's Branch hosts East Clarendon for rivalry homecoming matchup

Scott's Branch will host East Clarendon for homecoming tonight to cap off the regular season. The Eagles come into the matchup with a 3-6 overall record and a 1-2 record in region play. The Wolverines come into the matchup with a 1-7 overall …

CAL CARY / THE SUMTER ITEM..Talaysia Cooper made an appearance back at her high school, East Clarendon, to chat with fans and sign autographs on Oct. 15. Cooper is a new addition to the South Carolina Gamecocks woman basketball team and holds multiple basketball records with the Wolverines.

Cooper comes home for meet and greet at East Clarendon

Former East Clarendon superstar Talaysia Cooper hasn’t been away from the Wolverines for long, but she still wanted to come back home this weekend to show her community some love. The new South …

Sumter High's John Peeples runs against Carolina Forest.

Sumter School District sweeps, LMA gets homecoming win to highlight Friday Night Scoreboard

SUMTER 42CAROLINA FOREST 21The Sumter High football team improved to 7-1 with a 42-21 win over Carolina Forest on Friday for homecoming. The Gamecocks will travel to St. James next week.LAKEWOOD …

East Clarendon celebrates its first win of the season over Hemingway on Wednesday.

East Clarendon earns first win with victory over Hemingway

On a weird night of football, East Clarendon’s matchup with Hemingway on Wednesday found a way to find a new level of oddity.The Wolverines’ homecoming game, which also served as their …

Sumter High's John Peeples and the Gamecocks host Socastee on Wednesday.

Wednesday Night Football? Storms throw wrench in schedules as games move off Friday

With Hurricane Ian making its way to the South Carolina coast, football teams across the state are moving their games up from Friday night. While some games are still being decided, most if not …