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Sumter's Keziyah Sanders (2) and the Lady Gamecocks are back on top of the 5A polls in the latest South Carolina Basketball Coaches Association Rankings, which were released on Tuesday.

Sumter girls back atop 5A polls; 6 teams remain ranked

The Sumter girls basketball team started the 2021-22 season as the top-ranked team in 5A, but fell as low as No. 8 amid a difficult early schedule. The South Carolina Basketball Coaches Association released its latest rankings on Tuesday, moving the …

Manning's Justin Daniels (5) dribbles around Scott's Branch guard Tyler Kind during the Monarchs' 59-48 win on Saturday.

Manning wins ranked battle with Scott's Branch, several schools sidelined by COVID-19

Manning and Scott's Branch met on Saturday in a battle of ranked teams in Clarendon County. The Monarchs, who broke into the 3A polls at No. 10, used a hot start to take down 1A's top-ranked Eagles 59-48 to win bragging rights on their home court. …

The Crestwood boys basketball team will play Manning for the second time this season on Friday.

Rematch between Crestwood and Manning highlights 5 Things to Watch This Week

1. CRESTWOOD-MANNING PART 2Crestwood will travel to Manning for a crucial region match on Friday. This will be the second time the boys teams face off, as the Knights beat Manning in the District 9 …

PHOTOS: Manning boys basketball takes down Scott's Branch

In a battle of ranked foes in Clarendon County, Manning was able to take down Scott's Branch 59-48. Here's a look at the matchup between the No. 10 team in 3A and the No. 1 team in 1A courtesy of The …

Sumter's Jashawn Benbow (12) and the Gamecocks moved into the top 10 in the latest South Carolina Basketball Coaches Associated rankings, which were released on Thursday.

Sumter, Manning boys break into SCBCA polls, 6 local teams ranked

The Sumter and Manning boys basketball teams are the latest local squads to break into the South Carolina Basketball Coaches Association rankings, as the latest polls were released on Thursday. The Gamecocks start the new year ranked No. 8 in …

PHOTOS: Manning and Crestwood advance to championship of District 9 Officials Christmas Basketball Tournament

Manning High needed overtime to beat Lee Central on Wednesday, but they pulled out the win to advance to the championship of the District 9 Officials Christmas Basketball Tournament. They'll face …

Manning's Justin Daniels drives to the basket during the Monarch's win over Lee Central on Wednesday.

Manning, Crestwood cash tickets for boys championship of District 9 tournament

The championships for the District 9 Officials Christmas Basketball Tournament were decided on Wednesday. On the girls side, Darlington and Hartsville earned sports in the title game, which will be played at Morris College at 6:00 with the boys game …

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 …

Sumter and Lakewood will meet on the court for the second time this season on Friday.

Sumter County basketball highlights 5 Things to Watch This Week

1. SUMTER COUNTY GAMES AT SHSSumter High will host their final two matchups against their county rivals this week. The Gamecocks host Lakewood on Friday, before a date with Crestwood on Saturday. …

Sumter boys, girls basketball sweep Westwood

The Sumter boys and girls basketball teams completed a sweep of Westwood on Wednesday with the girls coming away with a 44-38 win before the boys used a dominant second half to run away with a 65-43 win. The Lady Gamecocks maintained a 30-21 lead …

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 …

Sumter's Kiara Croskey and the Gamecocks travel to Lakewood on Tuesday.

Local basketball matchups across Sumter, Clarendon, Lee counties highlight 5 Things to Watch This Week

1. SUMTER, LAKEWOOD FACE OFFLakewood plays host to the crosstown rival Gamecocks in the first of four Sumter County matchups to be played in December. The JV games will be played on Monday at 6:15, …

Former Manning High basketball player Kayla Goldsmith is playing on two basketball teams in the United Kingdom this fall, the University of West England-Bristol and a semi-pro club, the Bristol Flyers.

Monarch across the pond: Goldsmith goes from Manning to semi-pro ball in England

Kayla Goldsmith has always had a thing for monarchs. She went to Manning High and represented her school on the basketball court. From there, she went to North Carolina to play for Methodist University, where she remained a Monarch. After a …