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East Clarendon's Talaysia Cooper (10) dribbles around pressure during the Lady Wolverines' 67-58 loss to Military Academy on Tuesday. Cooper fouled out after being called for multiple offensive fouls while trying to dribble around heavy pressure from the Lady Eagles.

Cooper fouls out as East Clarendon’s season ends with loss to Military Magnet

TURBEVILLE -- The East Clarendon High School girls basketball team saw its season come to an end on Tuesday, as Lady Wolverine star Talaysia Cooper, who was named the 1A Player of the Year by the …

Sumter's Kiara Croskey (3) handles the ball during Sumter's 48-27 win over Berkeley in the SCHSL 5A state playoffs on Monday.

Sumter routs Berkeley 48-27 in 5A playoffs behind Croskey, stout defense

The Sumter High School girls basketball team has been a dominant defensive unit for the overwhelming majority of its season. That did not change on Monday with the move from the regular season to the …

Lakewood's Jaqcorey Melton led the Gators with nine points in their 44-31 loss to Orangeburg-Wilkinson in the SCHSL 3A state playoffs on Monday.

Lakewood boys fall to Orangeburg-Wilkinson 44-31 in 3A state playoffs

SANTEE – Lakewood High School’s boys basketball team saw its season come to an end on Monday with a 44-31 loss to Orangeburg-Wilkinson in the first round of the 3A state playoffs at the …

Manning's La'Tavius Wilson led the Lady Monarchs with 13 points in their 45-32 loss to Orangeburg-Wilkinson in the SCHSL 3A state playoffs on Monday.

Manning girls basketball falls to Orangeburg-Wilkinson in 3A playoffs

SANTEE – The Manning High School girls basketball team saw its season come to an end with a 45-32 loss to Orangeburg-Wilkinson on Monday at the Lake Marion High gymnasium in the first round of …

PHOTOS: Scott's Branch takes down Military Magnet in SCHSL 1A playoffs

The Scott's Branch boys basketball team put on a show in the fourth quarter, coming back from a 19-point deficit to beat Military Magnet 56-45 on Saturday. Here's a look at the action courtesy of The …

Brooks Shumake, center, is out as the baseball head coach at Sumter High School after 21 years. The move came after the SHS baseball program was banned from the 5A state playoffs this season due to rules violations.

Shumake out at Sumter as baseball banned from playoffs

Brooks Shumake, who has been the baseball head coach at Sumter High School for over 20 years and led it to three state championships, is out as the head coach. Shumake's tenure came to an end late last month. It came after the baseball program …

Lakewood's Jaqcorey Melton (1) and the Gators will open the SCHSL 3A playoffs on the road against Orangeburg-Wilkinson on Saturday.

Lakewood boys basketball team to open playoffs with press-heavy Orangeburg-Wilkinson

The Lakewood High School boys basketball team had to hit the ground running after resuming its season at the beginning of February. The Gators had to pack an entire Region VI-3A schedule into two weeks and didn't have much practice time. In …

PHOTOS: Sumter girls claim region title, Gamecocks sweep St. James

The Sumter boys and girls basketball teams swept St. James on Wednesday with the Lady Gamecocks claiming a region title in the process. Here's a look at the action courtesy of The Item's Micah Green.

Sumter's Kiara Croskey scored 25 points in a 53-17 win over St. James on Wednesday.

Sumter girls basketball team claims Region VI-5A title with dominant victory over St. James

The St. James High School varsity girls basketball team brought the same roster to face Sumter High on Wednesday that it used to pick up a 40-32 victory in Myrtle Beach just over a week ago. The Lady …

Sumter's Nakeem Isaac recorded a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds in the Gamecocks' 56-32 win over St. James on Wednesday.

Sumter boys basketball rolls past St. James behind double-double from Isaac

After losing their first three Region VI-5A boys basketball game, the Sumter High School Gamecocks knew they couldn’t have another misstep in their final five region games if they hoped to have …

Lakewood's Kameron Rodriguez (3) and the Gators will face Crestwood on Friday with a chance to clinch a playoff spot.

Win or go home: Victor in Crestwood-Lakewood boys game makes playoffs, loser's season comes to end

No matter the sport, there is always a little extra intensity in an athletic event when teams from Crestwood and Lakewood high schools meet. The former Sumter School District 2 schools opened at the same time and have always been region foes. The …

Sumter boys basketball gets first region win on late basket by Owens

MYRTLE BEACH - Leslie Owens Jr. hit a basket with 10 seconds left to lift Sumter High School to a 42-41 varsity boys basketball victory over St. James on Wednesday at the SJHS gymnasium. SHS picked up its first Region VI-5A victory in four tries …

Sumter girls basketball falls to St. James 39-32

MYRTLE BEACH - Sumter High School's varsity girls basketball team suffered its first Region VI-5A loss on Wednesday, falling to St. James 39-32 at the SJHS gymnasium. The Lady Gamecocks, who are ranked second among 5A schools in the most recent …

Lakewood's Jaqcorey Melton (1) fires a 3-point shot during the Gators' 71-58 win against Manning on Monday.

Gators keeps playoff hopes alive with win over Manning; Lady Monarchs clinch playoff berth

Every win matters a little bit more this season, as many teams will play single-digit games before the playoffs begin. Playing in just their third game in 2021, Lakewood head coach Ed Scott knew his team needed a win over Manning on Monday if the …

Sumter's Joseph Durant, center, scored 13 points in the Gamecocks' 50-49 loss to Socastee on Monday.

Sumter boys fall to Socastee in yet another nail-biter

The Sumter High School varsity boys basketball team suffered another excruciating loss on Monday, falling to Socastee 50-49 at the SHS gymnasium. The Gamecocks have lost all three of their Region VI-5A contests by a combined total of nine points …