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Scott's Branch guard Keonna Felder (10) scored a total of 48 points in two wins over C.E. Murray last week on her way to winning the Hines Furniture Athlete of the Week.

Hines Furniture Athlete of the Week: Lady Eagle's Felder lifts Scott's Branch to 2-0 start in region

The last few weeks have been a grind for the Scott's Branch basketball program. COVID-19 issues with various schools in Region IV-1A have seen schedules constantly shift. When things settled last week, the Lady Eagles had two games against C.E. …

Sumter's Kiara Croskey directs traffic during the Lady Gamecocks' 65-12 win over St. James on Tuesday.

Sumter basketball dominant in blowout wins over St. James

The Sumter boys and girls basketball teams each crushed St. James on Tuesday, holding their opponents under 20 points on the night. The girls opened with 65-12 thrashing. St. James scored six points in the first quarter before scoring just one …

Manning and Crestwood both had matchups postponed this week due to expected inclement weather.

Friday games across tri-county moved due to weather, COVID-19

With rough winter weather expected to hit South Carolina over the weekend, area schools have moved to shift their schedules. Most of the schools in the tri-county area have already elected to move games away from Friday, but some games are still up …

PHOTOS: Sumter basketball teams dominate St. James

The Sumter boys and girls basketball teams crushed St. James on Tuesday with the Lady Gamecocks cruising to a 65-12 win and the boys following with a 52-18 win. Here's a look at the action courtesy …

Sumter's Nakeem Isaac (25) shoots during the Gamecocks' 70-65 win over Blythewood in the MLK Bash on Monday.

Isaac leads Sumter past Blythewood in MLK Bash

Midway into year three at Sumter High School, boys basketball coach Bryan Brown has the program right where it needs to be. Monday's 70-65 win over Blythewood was the Gamecocks' seventh straight victory. Sumter (16-4, 2-0) also matched its win …

Lee Central's Derrick Bradley is a key leader for the Stallions as one of two players who came into the season with varsity experience after LCHS did not have athletics during the 2020-21 school year.

Lee Central hopes to learn from tough non-region slate

The Lee Central boys basketball team doesn't have the prettiest record entering Region VII-2A play at 5-9, but they've taken a lot of lessons from the season so far. The Stallions came into the season with little experience after missing the …

Crestwood sweeps Marlboro County

The Crestwood basketball teams earned a key region sweep on Tuesday, taking down Marlboro County on the road. The girls earned a tough 52-49 win in their first region game, while the boys won 51-42 to advance to 2-0 in region play. After the Lady …

Lee Central's Michael Holmes (23) averaged a double-double last week to win the Hines Furniture Athlete of the Week.

Hines Furniture Athlete of the Week: Lee Central's Holmes thrives as Stallions split with C.E. Murray

Lee Central's Michael Holmes Jr. was a consistent performer for the Stallions in a pair of meetings with C.E. Murray last week. He averaged a double-double as LCHS split with the War Eagles in their final tuneup before opening region play this week. …

Justin Daniels is trying to lead the Manning basketball team back to the playoffs after a down year last season, which was shortened by COVID-19.

The Grind, Presented by Bank of Clarendon: Manning's Daniels carries the heavy load of leadership as a three-sport athlete

Justin Daniels was born to be a leader. With a mother who is a captain at the Manning Police Department, he learned at an early age the importance of stepping up. "Me being a leader, I get that from her," Justin said of his mom, Sonia …

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 …

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 …

Crestwood quarterback Javion Martin was the selection as The Sumter Item's All-Area quarterback.

Best on the field: Sumter Item names 25 to 2021 All-Area Football Team

The Sumter Item has named 25 players to the 2021 All-Area football team. The team was selected based on nominations from head coaches. Final selections were by The Sumter Item sports staff. Each winner will receive plaques at the Sumter Touchdown …

Crestwood's Justin Rembert led the Knights to four straight wins and the District 9 Officials Christmas Basketball Tournament Championship to win the Hines Furniture Athlete of the Week.

Rembert leads Crestwood to District 9 Tournament title, wins Hines Furniture Athlete of the Week

Crestwood won the District 9 Officials Christmas Basketball Tournament last week with four straight wins. Leading the charge for the Knights with Justin Rembert, who was a key contributor in each of the wins. Rembert's performance also was enough to …

Sumter basketball sweeps Westwood

The Sumter boys and girls basketball teams completed a sweep of Westwood on Tuesday. The girls kicked things off with a 51-43 win, before the boys narrowly came away with a 55-52 victory. The girls played excellent defense to start the night with …

PHOTOS: Sumter High hoops sweeps Westwood

The Sumter High basketball teams completed a sweep of Westwood on Tuesday. Here's a look at the action courtesy of The Item's Micah Green.