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Manning's Jehqwauyn Hilton and the Monarch face Marlboro County, the defending 3A champions, to open region play on Friday

The start of region basketball games highlights 5 Things to Watch This Week

1. REGION PLAY BEGINS IN SCHSLThe South Carolina High School League will see most of its teams begin region play this week. Sumter High opens at Socastee on Friday, Lakewood travels to Camden Friday, …

The basketball teams for Manning and Scott's Branch will play in the District 9 Officials Christmas Basketball Tournament next week.

District 9 Officials Christmas Basketball Tournament highlights 5 Things to Watch This Week

1. DISTRICT 9 TOURNEY AT MANNINGManning High and junior high will play host to the tri-county’s biggest holiday tournament next week, as the District 9 Officials Christmas Basketball Tournament …

The Sumter girls basketball team is playing in the Seahawk Invitational this week.

Holiday hoops highlight 5 Things to Watch This Week

1. TOURNAMENTS FOR SUMTER HIGHSumter High will take part in a pair of basketball tournaments before Christmas. The girls will kick off the week with the Seahawk Invitational at Hilton Head Dec. …

Sumter basketball boys, girls, defeat Lakewood

Khalil Bledsoe scored 14 points and Nakeem Isaac added 10 as Sumter High School's varsity boys’ basketball team defeated district rival Lakewood 58-45 Friday at the SHS gymnasium. The win …

Sumter wrestling shines at Dutch Fork

The Sumter wrestling team took park in the Silver Fox Invitational at Dutch Fork on Saturday, earning three top-3 finishes. Sumter also took part in the Greenwood Female Tournament, where two Lady Gamecocks placed in the top three. Sumer was led …

Sumter and Lakewood will meet on the court for the second time this season on Friday.

Sumter County basketball highlights 5 Things to Watch This Week

1. SUMTER COUNTY GAMES AT SHSSumter High will host their final two matchups against their county rivals this week. The Gamecocks host Lakewood on Friday, before a date with Crestwood on Saturday. …

Former Lakewood standout Davonte Pack scored his 1,000th career point at Friends University on Wednesday.

Lakewood grad Pack joins 1,000-point club at Friends

Former Lakewood standout Davonte Pack joined illustrious company on Wednesday, knocking down a three-pointer to score his 1,000th point as a member of the Friends University men's basketball team. Pack became just the ninth player to reach the …

Sumter's Monteque Rhames (6) earned All-State honors after sharing a team lead in sacks and tackles for a loss this fall. He was one of three Gamecocks to earn All-State honors on Monday.

Athletes from Sumter, Crestwood, Lakewood, Lee Central earn All-State football honors

The South Carolina Football Coaches Association released its All-State teams on Friday with local players earning honors in Classes 5A, 3A and 2A. Three Sumter High School players were named All-State, all coming on the defensive side of the ball …

Crestwood will retire the jersey of NBA star Ja Morant on Tuesday during halftime of the Knight's game against Lamar.

Crestwood retiring Morant's jersey highlights 5 Things to Watch This Week

1. CRESTWOOD RETIRES JA’S JERSEYCrestwood will retire former Knight Ja Morant’s jersey at halftime of the their game against Lamar on Tuesday. Morant, currently sidelined by a knee …

Lakewood's Kameron Rodriguez (3) has been the driving force for the Gators after senior point guard Camareyon McMillan tore his Achilles just before the start of the season.

Lakewood looks to build on win over Sumter after losing McMillan

Lakewood head coach Ed Scott was confident about his team coming into the season. The Gators had a wealth of returning talent and were coming off a playoff berth in a COVID-19 shortened season. Right before the start of the season, his confidence …

Lakewood's Sincere Pearson goes up for a shot during the Gators' 53-52 win over Sumter on Tuesday.

Lakewood outlasts Sumter in dramatic county matchup, Lady Gamecocks roll

Lakewood played host to Sumter in the season’s first county matchup on Tuesday. The boys and girls games were polar opposites, with the Lady Gamecocks dominating the first game of the night …

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PHOTOS: Sumter and Lakewood face off on the court, split boys and girls games

Lakewood played host to Sumter for the season's first Sumter County matchup on Tuesday. The Lady Gamecocks ran away with the girls game, while the Gators edged Sumter in the boys game. Here's a look …