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Stanley Boatright signs to play college football at North Greenville alongside his family.

LHS' Boatright transforms from Gator into Crusader

Stanley Boatright has gone through a few transformations during his time with the Lakewood High School football program. When he joined the program as a freshman, Boatright estimates he was about 5-feet-8-inches tall and weighed 195 …

Gators shock No. 2 A.C. Flora behind 27 points from Quentin Hodge

Lakewood High School’s varsity boys basketball team improved to 9-11 overall and 4-3 in Region 4A-IV play, shocking second-ranked A.C. Flora 61-59 on Tuesday night..

Laurence Manning running back Wyatt Rowland (22 )has committed to Presbyterian and is expected to sign with the Blue Hose on Wednesday.

Wednesday to be busy signing day for local athletes

There will be plenty of local high school football players putting ink to paper on Wednesday in Phase 2 of National Signing Day. Sumter High School will have at least six players signing. Crestwood is set to have six, Lakewood four, Lee Central …

Lakewood guard Quentin Hodge scored 25 points in the Gators' 58-33 win over Crestwood on Tuesday.

Lady Knights down Lakewood, Gators win boys game in rivalry matchups

It took the Crestwood High School varsity girls basketball team into the fourth quarter to separate itself from Sumter School District rival Lakewood on Tuesday at The Swamp. It only took the Lakewood boys a half to take control of its game. The …

Wright scores 19, Lady Gators fall to Dreher 64-35

Lakewood’s varsity girls basketball team lost to Dreher 64-35 on Friday, falling to 0-4 in conference play.

Lesane scores 27 points, Lady Stallions defeat Lakewood 71-45

Lee Central’s varsity girls basketball team improved to 7-4 with a 71-45 victory over Lakewood on Tuesday night. The Lady Stallions completed the season sweep of Lakewood after beating the Lady Gators 48-40 on Dec. 14.

A major shake up could be around the corner for Sumter Athletics, as a reclassification proposal for the 2020-22 school years would see the Gamecocks move to Region VI, which includes four other schools that are all in Horry County.

SCHSL realignment proposal affects each local high school

The South Carolina High School League released its reclassification proposal for the 2020-22 school years, and all seven of the high schools in Sumter, Clarendon and Lee counties will be affected in some way. Sumter High will remain in 5A, but it …

Lakewood's Stanley Boatright, right, has been one of the Gators' top wrestlers in the restart of the program after a 15-year hiatus. Boatright owns a 15-7 record in the 285-pound weight class.

Wrestling back at Lakewood after 15-year hiatus

It had been 14 years since Lakewood High School last had a wrestling team when Josh Williams moved from Sumter to Lakewood with an aim of reviving the dormant program. Everything was going smoothly heading into the 2018 school year. Williams had …

Stallions defeat Lakewood 66-54, win fifth straight

Lee Central’s boys basketball team won their fifth straight game, defeating Lakewood 66-54 on Saturday.

Lady Stallions storm back to beat Lakewood 48-40

Lee Central’s girls basketball team improved to 3-2 on Saturday night, storming back from a 13-point halftime deficit to defeat Lakewood 48-40.

Sumter's Jaiven Lowery-Isaac (11) takes the game-winning shot for the Gamecocks in their 38-37 victory over Lakewood on Friday.

Gamecocks outlast Lakewood with last-second bucket

For the second time this season, the Sumter boys basketball team has edged Lakewood by the skin of its' teeth. During their first matchup, the Gamecocks used a last second three-pointer to edge …

Tamerah Brown (10) watches a three point attempt against Lakewood on Saturday. Brown led all scorers with 18 points in the Lady Gamecocks' 76-27 win.

Sumter girls bounce back from loss with blowout of Lakewood

Sumter girls basketball head coach Jeff Schaffer wanted to make sure his team wasn't going to have  a hangover after losing to Crestwood in a rivalry game Friday night. When the Lady Gamecocks …

Lakewood's Treasure Smalls, left, is one of the few experienced players returning for the Lady Gators this season.

Youthful Gators work to win under Adams

It was a busy offseason for the Lakewood High School girls basketball program. First came the graduation of a bulk of the team's offensive production from the 2018-19 season. After the summer, August brought a coaching change, as Stephen Adams came …

Quentin Hodge (3) is Lakewood's top returning player this season. Hodge has been selected as one of the top five seniors in 4A by the South Carolina Basketball Coaches Association.

Lakewood building around Hodge with newcomers, Scott as head coach

If you've watched Lakewood High School boys basketball over the last couple of seasons, you're likely very familiar with Quentin Hodge. Looking at this year's roster though, you might not be as familiar with anyone else. The Gators were very …

Tanaijah Wright's 28 points, 10 rebounds leads Lady Gators to 46-31 victory

Lakewood High School’s varsity girls basketball won their season opener, defeating Gray Collegiate 46-31 on Thursday night behind 28 points and 10 rebounds from sophomore Tanaijah Wright.