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Clarendon Hall's Macie McIntosh scored 22 points in the Lady Saints' 62-21 rout of Holly Hill on Tuesday. Head coach Johnny Horton thinks McIntosh is capable of being a consistent scorer for the Lady Saints.

Setting a foundation: Clarendon Hall girls taking steps to catch up with the boys

The Clarendon Hall girls basketball program is used to sitting in the shadows of the illustrious boys program. While the boys spent most of the last five seasons competing for and winning state titles, the Lady Saints have struggled to keep their …

Laurence Manning softball players Malorie Spiegel, left, and Madison Rainwater sign to play softball at Florence-Darlington on Wednesday.

Laurence Manning's Rainwater, Spiegel sign to play softball at Florence-Darlington

Laurence Manning Academy softball players Madison Rainwater and Malorie Spiegel were able to share a great moment on Wednesday, as they signed to extend their softball careers. Just like their signing ceremony, the pair will continue their careers …

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 …

Thomas Sumter's Porter Laney is a key leader for the Lady Generals as one of five seniors.

Thomas Sumter girls look to grow as region play continues

The Thomas Sumter girls basketball team is 0-2 to open region play, but the season is still young for the Lady Generals. Thomas Sumter played just three games before taking a break for the holidays, so they're still finding their footing under …

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 …

Clarendon Hall's Kylic Horton, center, signs his letter of intent to play football at South Carolina on Wednesday. He was joined by his mom, Monica, left, and Saints head coach Anthony Reitenour.

Close to home: Clarendon Hall's Horton signs with South Carolina

Wednesday was the day Clarendon Hall star Kylic Horton has been waiting for. The Saints' wide receiver has been committed to play football at South Carolina since late June but made his dream of playing NCAA Division I football an official …

Lee Academy's Savanna Price scored a total of 39 points last week in a pair of Lady Cavalier victories to earn the Hines Furniture Athlete of the Week.

Hines Furniture Athlete of the Week: Lee Academy's Price sparks the Lady Cavalier offense

Lee Academy's Savanna Price has been a big part of the Lady Cavaliers' early success this year. She's been among the team's leading scorers in every game as the Lady Cavs have gotten out to a 4-1 start to the season. Last week, she continued her …

Sumter wrestling shines at Dutch Fork

The Sumter wrestling team took park in the Silver Fox Invitational at Dutch Fork on Saturday, earning three top-3 finishes. Sumter also took part in the Greenwood Female Tournament, where two Lady Gamecocks placed in the top three. Sumer was led …

Woody Lathan is stepping down as the head coach at Lee Academy due to heath issues.

Lathan stepping down at Lee after health scare, Bochette to take over boys hoops

The Lee Academy boys basketball team will be under new leadership for the remainder of the season, as head coach Woody Lathan is stepping down due to health issues. Head of School Brad Bochette, a longtime South Carolina basketball coach, will take …

Laurence Manning's Jaden Sanders (5) swats the shot of Thomas Sumter's Austin Anderson, center, during the Swampcats' win on Saturday.

Wilson Hall, Laurence Manning, Thomas Sumter all find success in Baron Classic

Wilson Hall hosted its annual Baron Classic on Friday and Saturday, which provided ample opportunities for local matchups. Locally, Wilson Hall was joined by Thomas Sumter and Laurence Manning, as well as teams from Pinewood Prep, Orangeburg Prep, …