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Final Four set for Hines Furniture Athlete of the Year

And then there were four. Voting for the third round of the Hines Furniture Athlete of the Year came to a close on Monday night, sending four candidates into the bracket’s semifinal round. …

Eight advance to Hines Furniture Athlete of the Year third round, voting begins Friday

The second round of the Hines Furniture Athlete of the Year concluded at midnight on Wednesday with eight candidates advancing to the third round of the competition. Voting for the third round will …

Crestwood High School's Caden Dail, seated center, is surrounded by family when he recently signed to play baseball with Atlantic Cape Community College, a junior college in New Jersey.

Crestwood's Dail signs with New Jersey JC Atlantic Cape

Caden Dail was a student-athlete at Crestwood High School for two years, having moved to Sumter with his military parents prior to his junior season. He didn't get on the baseball field very much for the Knights, however. He practically had his …

First round of the Hines Furniture Athlete of the Year ends, round 2 starts Sunday

Voting for the first round of the Hines Furniture Athlete of the Year came to a close at midnight on Friday, sending eight candidates into the second round. Voting for the second round of the …

Crestwood High School's Shania Davis, seated in the center, is surrounded by family and friends as she signed to play college basketball with Spartanburg Methodist College.

Crestwood guard Davis signs with Spartanburg Methodist

With the NCAA allowing all student-athletes to have another year of eligibility due to the coronavirus pandemic, that has made the recruiting of high school seniors in the 2021 class rather dicey in all sports. Shania Davis knows that quite well. …

East Clarendon's Talaysia Cooper was named the Gatorade South Carolina Girls Basketball Player of the Year on Thursday.

East Clarendon's Cooper named Gatorade South Carolina Girls Basketball Player of Year

Talaysia Cooper's name has been well known in basketball circles since she stepped onto the scene as a seventh-grader at East Clarendon High School, but this week she earned her biggest accomplishment yet. The junior was named the Gatorade South …

Sumter High School's Josie Self, center, recently signed to play college softball with Columbia International University.

Sumter's Self signs with Columbia International

Josie Self only had one offer to play softball at the collegiate level, and that suits her just fine. "Columbia International (University) is the only school I was really interested in," said Self, the Sumter High School catcher who recently …

East Clarendon's Kyler Odom won the Hines Furniture Athlete of the Week after a dominant start against Green Sea Floyds and a strong 3-game stretch at the plate.

East Clarendon's Odom wins Hines Furniture Athlete of the Week after standout playoff performance

When the East Clarendon High School baseball team faced Green Sea Floyds last Monday, they did so desperately needing a win. The Wolverines didn't have a deep pitching staff this season, so they needed a win on Monday to save themselves from playing …

Sumter's Jaymar Ludd, seated second from the left, signed a national letter of intent to compete in track and field with Newberry College while surrounded by friends and family in a recent event in the SHS auditorium. Ludd will throw the discus and shot put for the Wolvers.

Sumter's Ludd to throw discus, shot for Newberry

The end of March was closing in and Sumter High School track and field thrower Jaymar Ludd had no offers to continue his track and field career at the collegiate level. That changed on March 27. Ludd was competing in the Bob Jenkins Coaches …

Lakewood senior Cakhi Fowler was named the player of the year in Region VI-3A and earned All-State honors this season.

Five local softball players earn All-State honors

Five local softball players were recognized by the South Carolina Softball Coaches Association for their stellar play this season with All-State honors. Josie Self of Sumter was named to the All-State team in 5A, Lakewood's Cakhi Fowler and …

Manning High School freshman Ja’Lencia Griffin won both the 100- and 200-meter dashes in the 3A girls state track and field meet on Friday at the Lower Richland High track.

Manning’s Griffin win’s 3A state titles in girls 100, 200

HOPKINS – Manning High School freshman Ja’Lencia Griffin won both the 100- and 200-meter dashes in the 3A girls state track and field meet on Friday at the Lower Richland High …

East Clarendon shortstop Cade Cook throws across the diamond against Green Sea Floyds on Friday. The Wolverines lost back to back games to GSF to lose the district championship.

East Clarendon baseball team falls short of District 3 title with two losses to Green Sea Floyds

TURBEVILLE – The East Clarendon High School baseball team needed just one victory in the championship round of the District 3 tournament of the 1A state playoffs to advance to the lower state …

Sumter's Alicia Spann, center, stands on the podium after winning the 5A state championship in the discus on Saturday.

Sumter’s Spann wins 5A discus state title

COLUMBIA – Sumter High School junior Alicia Spann won the state championship in the discus in the 5A girls track and field state championships on Saturday at Spring Valley High’s Harry …

East Clarendon’s Cade Cook and the Wolverines will face Green Sea Floyds in the District 3 championship on Friday.

East Clarendon baseball needs one win over Green Sea Floyds to reach 1A baseball LS title series

The East Clarendon High School baseball team is one victory away from what head coach Will McMillian knew was not going to be an easy task: winning the District 3 tournament of the 1A state …

East Clarendon's Katie Lee bats during the Lady Wolverines' 10-0 win over Branchville in the District 3 tournament in the 1A playoffs on Wednesday. Lee led the team with four RBI in the win.

East Clarendon softball bounces back from playoff loss to smash Branchville 10-0

TURBEVILLE -- The East Clarendon High School softball team found itself in an elimination game in the District 3 tournament of the 1A state playoffs on Wednesday because of a devastating loss earlier …