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Laurence Manning's Jaden Sanders, center, drives to the basket during the Swampcats' win over Clarendon Hall on Tuesday.

Big wins across the board in second day of District 9 Officials Christmas Basketball Tournament

Tuesday was the second day of District 9 Officials Christmas Basketball Tournament at Manning High and Junior High. Several local teams saw early action, as Clarendon Hall joined the fold after a late cancelation from Scott's Branch altered the …

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PHOTOS: Day 2 of the District 9 Officials Christmas Basketball Tournament featuring Scott's Branch, Laurence Manning, Manning, Lee Central, Clarendon Hall and Crestwood

Manning High and Junior High hosted the second day of the District 9 Officials Christmas Basketball Tournament on Tuesday. Here's a look at some of the local action with Laurence Manning, Scott's …

PHOTOS BY CAL CARY / THE SUMTER ITEM  Manning High's Justin Daniels drives to the basket during the Monarchs' 54-46 win over Laurence Manning on Monday in the District 9 Officials Christmas Basketball Tournament.

District 9 Officials Christmas Tournament kicks off

The District 9 Officials Christmas Basketball Tournament is underway at Manning High with a slew of local matchups on Monday. Not all games were completed at press time, but here's a look at the first day of action. Lee Central girls take down …

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PHOTOS: Day 1 of the District 9 Officials Christmas Tournament with Manning vs. Laurence Manning, Crestwood vs. Kingstree

Day one of the District 9 Officials Christmas Tournament was played at Manning High and Junior High on Monday. Here's a look at some of the day's earlier matchups between Manning and Laurence …

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 …

Laurence Manning's Aaron Medley is one of four key returners who have allowed the Swampcats to get out to a 5-1 start to their season.

Laurence Manning boys basketball out to hot start behind strong returning core

The Laurence Manning basketball team is rolling out of the gate. After going 2-1 in the Lake City Tip-Off to open their season, the Swampcats went 3-0 last week to keep their hot streak rolling. LMA ran into a hitch this week, as Tuesday's …

Laurence Manning's Audrey Bennett led the Lady Swampcats to a 2-1 record last week on her way to being named the Hines Furniture Athlete of the Week.

Hines Furniture Athlete of the Week: Laurence Manning's Bennett provides offensive spark

Laurence Manning Academy girls basketball got off to a fast start last week thanks to Audrey Bennett. Bennett led the Lady Swampcat offense as LMA started the season 2-1 with the one loss coming in overtime. Her standout performance also earned …

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 …

Wilson Hall boys, girls beat Ben Lippen, fall to Heathwood Hall

The Wilson Hall boys and girls basketball teams each split their two games this week. Both teams beat Ben Lippen on Tuesday before falling to Heathwood Hall The Barons started the week with a 52-39 win over Ben Lippen thanks to Matthew Miller's …

Laurence Manning's Bryce Acord led the Swampcats in scoring three times last week on his way to earning the Hines Furniture Athlete of the Week.

Laurence Manning's Acord provides a jolt of offense en route to Hines Furniture Athlete of the Week

Laurence Manning's Bryce Acord is a busy guy. He plays three sports for the Swampcats, which can sometimes make the transition from one sport to the next a little difficult. Not so much this year. Acord led LMA in scoring in each of their three …

The Thomas Sumter girls cross country team, led by head coach Rob Coursey, left, finished in second place at the SCISA 2A state meet on Saturday at Heathwood Hall.

Thomas Sumter girls finish second at state, Wilson Hall’s Smith places fourth

The SCISA Cross Country State Championships were run at Heathwood Hall on Saturday. Thomas Sumter, Wilson Hall and Laurence Manning all ran, with TSA taking part in the 2A meets, while Wilson Hall …

Head coach, Adam Jarecki, talking to his team at half-time. Wilson Hall hosts Laurence Manning for the final game of the season on Oct. 29, 2021.

PHOTOS: Laurence Manning football outlasts Wilson Hall

Laurence Manning survived a late comeback attempt to beat Wilson Hall 28-21 on Friday, winning bragging rights in their annual rivalry matchup in the final game of the regular season for each team.

Laurence Manning's Nolan Osteen (5) carries during the Swampcats' 28-21 win over Wilson Hall on Friday.

Laurence Manning survives late push from Wilson Hall for 28-21 win

Laurence Manning Academy journeyed to Spencer Field on Friday to renew acquaintances with their football counterparts from Wilson Hall. With the teams playing in separate regions this season, all that was on the line was pride and bragging …

Laurence Manning quarterback Tyler June rolls out to pass during the Swampcats' 28-21 win over Wilson Hall on Friday.

Laurence Manning holds off Wilson Hall to highlight Friday Night Scoreboard

LAURENCE MANNING 28WILSON HALL 21 Laurence Manning and Wilson Hall wrapped up regular season play with their annual rivalry matchup. LMA held off a late Wilson Hall comeback for a 28-21 …

Sumter's Zyeir Gamble and the Gamecocks open the playoffs at home next week.

Playoff football highlights 5 Things to Watch This Week

1. SCHSL PLAYOFF FOOTBALL BEGINSPlayoff football begins for public schools. Sumter, Crestwood and Lee Central will all be at home in the first round, while Lakewood, East Clarendon and Scott’s …