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Lakewood's Myles Squirewell hit the game-winning shot against Darlington on Tuesday.

Squirewell lifts Lakewood past Darlington at buzzer, Lady Gators complete sweep

For the second-straight game, a Sumter County team beat Darlington at the buzzer for a region win.On Tuesday, it was Lakewood’s Myles Squirewell providing the heroics. The Gators drew up a play …

Manning basketball gets wins over Georgetown, Estill

The Manning High basketball teams were busy this weekend, matching up with Georgetown on Friday before facing Estill in tournament action on Saturday. Both teams left the weekend with a pair of wins for MHS. The Manning girls pulled out a tight …

Sumter High's Dalton Williams qualified for JV state with a second-place finish at 113 on Saturday.

Four from Sumter High, three from Lakewood advance to MS/JV state wrestling meets

The wrestling programs from Sumter High and Lakewood traveled to AC Flora on Saturday to take part in the Capital Sectional on Saturday. In total, seven Sumter County wrestlers earned trips to the …

Lakewood’s Divon Woods, top, and the Gators earned wins over Sumter High and West Florence on Wednesday.

Lakewood wrestling sweeps tri with Sumter High, West Florence

Lakewood hosted West Florence and Sumter for a tri-match on Wednesday. It was a successful outing for the Gators who were able to beat both teams. Lakewood hosting an event such as this brought a lot …

Lee Central's Shadae Rembert brings the ball up the court against Mullins on Tuesday.

Lee Central girls nearly shut out Mullins, boys falter on free throws

The night of basketball at Lee Central as the Stallions opened region play against Mullins was fascinating, to say the least. The Lady Stallions held Mullins scoreless in the first half and nearly pitched a shutout in a dominant 56-5 victory. The …

Sumter County wrestlers shine at MS/JV qualifiers

A slew of young Sumter County wrestlers traveled to Hartsville during the weekend for the middle school and junior varsity qualifiers, taking the first steps toward their state championships. The top six finishers in each weight class advanced to …

Sumter High's Shamira Andrews looks for room to shoot against Socastee on Friday.

Sumter High sweeps Socastee to open region play

The Sumter High basketball teams opened region play with a sweep of Socastee at home on Friday. The Lady Gamecocks rolled to an easy 53-27 win, while the boys earned a 48-35 victory. SHS took control of the girls game quickly, leading 13-6 at the …

Lee Central's My'Keriyah Holmes (23) shoots against East Clarendon on Tuesday.

Lee Central sweeps East Clarendon in tri-county matchup

East Clarendon hosted Lee Central for the second time this season on Tuesday. Much like their earlier matchup in December, the Stallions earned a sweep. The girls game was the closer of the two, with Lee Central winning 42-34. The Lady …

South Carolina head coach Shane Beamer reacts to a call during the Gator Bowl against Notre Dame on Friday in Jacksonville, Florida.

Fortune's late pick-6 not enough as South Carolina falls to Notre Dame in dramatic Gator Bowl

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Notre Dame's Tyler Buchner accounted for seven of the 11 touchdowns in the highest-scoring Gator Bowl in history. Two of them he'd like to forget. Buchner threw …

The Lakewood wrestling room is more full than ever this season thanks to an influx of young wrestlers joining the program.

Lakewood wrestling growing, hopes to spark more interest in Sumter County

Four years after Josh Williams came to Lakewood to reboot its wrestling program, only two of its inaugural members remain. The program had its share of ups and downs through the restart. COVID-19 nearly wiped out an entire season, but the senior …

Lakewood loses heartbreaker against Marion 60-59 in Pepsi Carolina Classic

The Lakewood boys basketball team closed out play in the Pepsi Carolina Classic with a shootout against Marion. In the end, the Gators were buried by some late threes in a tough 60-59 loss. Lakewood got out to a strong start thanks in part to six …