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Laurence Manning's Bryce Accord (7), Nolan Osteen (5) and the Swampcats will face Hammond for the SCISA 3A title for the second straight season on Friday.

SCISA championship games headline 5 Things to Watch This Week

1. SCISA CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKENDThe South Carolina Independent School Association will be holding its four football state championship games next Friday and Saturday.The 1A, 2A and 3A title games will …

Laurence Manning's Gabe Harris (1) was voted the Hines Furniture Athlete of the Week after tallying over 200 yards of total offense and a touchdown in the Swampcats' 27-14 win over Heathwood Hall on Friday.

Swampcats' Harris wins Athlete of Week behind game-changing performance against Heathwood

Laurence Manning Academy's Gabe Harris always plays a big role for the Swampcats. Defensively, he's a big play waiting to happen in the secondary. Offensively, he's a constant threat to catch a short pass and go 80 yards for a touchdown. Last …

Laurence Manning quarterback Tyler June (11), running back Connor Smith and the rest of the Swampcats will play host to Ben Lippen in a SCISA 3A football playoffs semifinal game on Friday beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Swampcats host Ben Lippen for the chance to play in second straight state title game

Laurence Manning Academy has been here before. Just last year, the Swampcats faced Ben Lippen in the SCISA 3A football state playoffs semifinals, beating the Falcons 48-42 for the right to play Hammond in the championship game. LMA will face off …

Laurence Manning's Elliott Harris, front left, is joined by his family, as well as LMA lacrosse coach Mike Davey, back right, as he signed with Averett University on Tuesday.

LMA's Harris signs to play lacrosse at Averett University

MANNING -- Three years ago, Laurence Manning Academy's Elliott Harris had never picked up a lacrosse stick. When the school decided to start a lacrosse program, Harris said why not give it a shot. It was something to keep him occupied during the …

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Price, Huettmann, Harris, McCray named TD Club Players of Week

Lee Academy football head coach David Rankin took it easy on his quarterback, Keaton Price, down the stretch of the regular season in order to have him in tip-top shape for the SCISA 1A state playoffs. Well, the playoffs started for the Cavaliers …

PHOTOS: Laurence Manning takes down rival Wilson Hall 27-7

Laurence Manning and Wilson Hall faced off in their annual rivalry game on Friday with the Swampcats coming away with a 27-7 win. Here's a look at the action courtesy of The Item's Micah Green.

SCISA playoff brackets set

The brackets for the SCISA football state playoffs have been set, and Laurence Manning Academy and Lee Academy will open with home games, while Clarendon Hall will beg going on the road. LMA is …

Laurence Manning's Jarrett Poole (8) and Gabe Harris (1) leap in celebration next to teammate Nolan Osteen (5) during the Swampcats' 27-7 win over Wilson Hall on Friday.

Laurence Manning takes down rival Wilson Hall 27-7 to cap off regular season

MANNING -- Gabe Harris and Nolan Osteen both crossed the goal line twice on Friday as Laurence Manning Academy came away with a 27-7 football win over archrival Wilson Hall at Billy Chitwood Field. For the Swampcats, the first half was a case of …

Wilson Hall running back Doc Walker (6) and the Barons will try to keep their playoff hopes alive against Laurence Manning on Friday.

Laurence Manning, Wilson Hall wrap up regular season with annual rivalry game

Laurence Manning Academy and Wilson Hall come into their annual rivalry football game heading in different directions. The Swampcats are 6-3 on the season, have won four straight games and have secured a home game in the first round of the SCISA …

Crestwood quarterback Javion Martin (1) and the Knights kept their playoff hopes alive with a 27-6 win over Lakewood on Friday at J. Frank Baker Stadium.

Playoff picture becomes more clear for local football teams

Playoff fates were on the line for practically each of the 11 local high school football teams that played this past Friday. For some, it was a great night; for others, it was a good night. And for a few, it was the end of the line for earning a …

Laurence Manning's Jackson Brunson (3) turns the corner against Wilson Hall. Brunson led all runners with 142 yards and a touchdown in LMA's 20-7 win.

Laurence Manning takes down Wilson Hall to win JV championship

MANNING -- The Swampcats were in their environment on Thursday. Pouring-down rain made for a muddy SCISA junior varsity football state championship game between the Laurence Manning Academy Swampcats and the Wilson Hall Barons, and the poor …

Sumter's Nathan Harris-Waynick (26) tries to shed a tackle during the Gamecocks' 34-27 win over Carolina Forest on Friday.

Sumter, Crestwood, Scott's Branch gain ground with Friday victories

The Sumter High School football team put itself in an enviable position to win the Region VI-5A title and earn the region's No. 1 seed in the SCHSL state playoffs on Friday, while Crestwood and Scott's Branch both kept alive their hopes of earning …

Laurence Manning's Conner Smith (12) rushed for 145 yards in the Swampcats' 48-7 win over Cardinal Newman on Friday.

Laurence Manning pounds the rock on the way to a 48-7 win over Cardinal Newman

After starting the season 0-2, the Laurence Manning football team has been fighting to get back above .500 on the season. The Swampcats finally achieved that goal on Friday night with a dominant 48-7 …

LMA, Wilson Hall to play for SCISA JV football title

Laurence Manning Academy and Wilson Hall will play for the SCISA junior varsity football state championship next week after picking up playoff semifinal victories on Thursday. LMA defeated Ben Lippen 26-6 at Billy Chitwood Field in Manning, while …

LMA's Cary makes all-state with 76 in SCISA state tourney

ORANGEBURG - Laurence Manning Academy's Autumn Cary made the all-state team with her performance in the SCISA girls golf state tournament on Tuesday at Orangeburg Country Club. Cary shot a 76 to earn all-state honors and help the Lady Swampcats …