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Lakewood's Emily Cadena signed to play soccer  with the University of South Carolina-Sumter program.

Lakewood's Cadena signs to play soccer at USC Sumter

Emily Cadena has been a big part of the Lakewood High School girls soccer program, but this spring didn't allow her to finish her Lady Gator career as planned. The coronavirus pandemic ended Lakewood's season after just four games, and it was looked …

Mckenzie Truett

The lost spring seniors: COVID-19's impact on Sumter, Clarendon, Lee high school athletes, Part XV

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The lost spring seniors: COVID-19's impact on Sumter, Clarendon, Lee high school athletes, Part XIII

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Christopher Barfield

The lost spring seniors: COVID-19's impact on Sumter, Clarendon, Lee high school athletes, Part X

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Michael Love

The lost spring seniors: COVID-19's impact on Sumter, Clarendon, Lee high school athletes, Part IX

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Gabrielle Kirkman

The lost spring seniors: COVID-19's impact on Sumter, Clarendon, Lee high school athletes, Part VIII

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Dyson Roberts

The lost spring seniors: COVID-19's impact on Sumter, Clarendon, Lee high school athletes, Part IV

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Matthew Dailey

The lost spring seniors: COVID-19's impact on Sumter, Clarendon, Lee high school athletes, Part II

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Daniel Gamble

The lost spring seniors: COVID-19's impact on Sumter, Clarendon, Lee high school athletes, Part I

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Lakewood defensive back Zayveon Wells and the Gators will move to Region VI-3A this fall.

Lakewood looking forward to everything with new region

Editor's note: The South Carolina High School League recently finalized its realignment for the 2020-21 and the 2021-22 school years. The Sumter Item will talk to the athletic directors at each of the seven local SCHSL schools over the next several …

Lakewood's Quentin Hodge signed to continue his basketball career at USC Upstate on Wednesday.

Lakewood's Hodge commits and signs with USC Upstate

Lakewood High School's Quentin Hodge announced on Wednesday with whom he would be playing college basketball. Oh yeah, he signed as well. Hodge, the Gators' 6-foot-4-inch senior wing, announced via his Twitter account that he would be attending …

Lakewood softball head coach Ashley Cappelmann, background, and the Lady Gators are hoping to get back on the field this spring after the coronavirus put a halt to their season.

Coaching in quarantine: Lakewood's Cappelmann keeps a positive outlook

Adjusting to life during the coronavirus pandemic has been difficult for everyone. The role of a high school coach looks very different now than it ever has and Ashley Cappelmann, who coaches softball at Lakewood, is a prime example. Cappelmann …