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Manning's Justin Daniels (5) is their top returning player, but he's battling a shoulder injury early in the season.

Manning boys basketball team aims for greatness under Britt

The early stages of a season under a new head coach can sometimes be a challenge.It can take a while for players to get acclimated to a new person calling the shots.Luckily for Manning's Lamont …

Sumter High sweeps Marlboro County in home opener

After kicking off their seasons in tournaments last week, the Sumter High boys and girls basketball teams played their first games in front of their home crowd on Tuesday, cruising to wins over …

Sumter High point guard Caleb Jenkins, right, has a key leadership role for the Gamecocks as one of the few returning starters from last year's playoff team.

Sumter boys basketball finding identity amid youth movement

The Sumter boys basketball team had a dominant season a year ago. The Gamecocks went 24-5 last year and won a pair of playoff games. As a result of that success, Sumter enters the 2022-23 season as the No. 9 team in SCHSL 5A, according to the …

Sumter High girls basketball coach Jeff Schaffer poses with point guard Kiara Croskey at the South Carolina Basketball Coaches Media Day. Croskey will miss the beginning of the season as she recovers from an ACL tear suffered this spring.

Sumter girls basketball works to grow as they await Croskey's return

The Sumter girls basketball team was delivered a tough blow this spring when star point guard Kiara Croskey went down with an ACL tear. The Lady Gamecocks spent the offseason trying to learn how to play without one of the South Carolina …

Scott's Branch guard Randy "RJ" Gibson has his eyes set on a SCHSL 1A state title this season, but his motivations run deeper than championships.

The Grind, Presented by Bank of Clarendon: What's driving RJ Gibson? Star guard at Scott's Branch motivated by more than championships

For Randy "RJ" Gibson, basketball is going to be the thing that allows him to make it. He realized that from a young age. Scott's Branch has a bona fide hooper on its roster in RJ. The senior point guard hopes to lead the Eagles to a state title …

Scott's Branch point guard Randy Gibson and the Eagles are ranked No. 3 in the South Carolina Basketball Coaches Association rankings.

Four tri-county schools earn spots in SCBCA’s preseason Top 10

The South Carolina Basketball Coaches Association released its preseason rankings on Monday evening and four local schools earned spots in the polls. Both basketball teams at Sumter High earned …

Manning's Jeffrey Ceasar (12) carries the ball against Gilbert on Saturday.

Manning football ends season with playoff loss to Gilbert

Moving the second-round home playoff game did not spare the football teams from Gilbert and Manning from bad weather on Nov. 12.Minutes after kickoff, a storm swooped over Leonard Price Field. The …

Sumter High running back John Peeples and the Gamecocks host Cane Bay in the second round of the SCHSL 5A playoffs Saturday.

Sumter High hosts Cane Bay in battle of dominant rushing attacks

Mother Nature has reared her head once again. While Friday's weather wasn't nearly as bad as originally feared in Sumter, the Gamecock football team was still forced to wait an extra day to host Cane Bay in the second round of the SCHSL 5A …

Crestwood quarterback Javion Martin (1) and the Knights travel to Beaufort on Friday for the second round of the SCHSL 3A playoffs.

Crestwood travels to Beaufort for 2nd round of 3A playoffs

Crestwood will take a trip to the coast for the next round in the SCHL state playoffs to take on Beaufort tonight. The Knights will be playing a Beaufort team that is clicking on all cylinders, having won 10 straight contests. The Eagles opened …

Sumter High's Kam Fortune and the Gamecocks will now play their second-round playoff game on Saturday at 5 p.m.

Sumter High, Manning move playoff games to Saturday

The Sumter High and Manning High football teams are joining a growing list of teams moving playoff games away from Friday night. The Gamecocks will now host Cane Bay on Saturday at 5 p.m., while …

Crestwood's Khalil Moody caught five passes for 153 yards and three touchdowns in the Knights' playoff win over Aynor, winning Hines Furniture Athlete of the Week honors in the process.

Crestwood's Moody shines in return from injury as Knights advance in 3A playoffs

The Crestwood football team opened the SCHSL 3A playoffs against Aynor with an offensive shootout. Points were flying on either side, and the Knights needed to score on every offensive possession to come away with a 38-30 win. Luckily, they …

Sumter High's Kiara Croskey was named one of the Elite Girls by the South Carolina Basketball Coaches Association on Tuesday.

Hoopers from Sumter, Scott's Branch, Crestwood, Manning all earn preseason recognition

The South Carolina Basketball Coaches Association announced their preseason awards on Tuesday night with four local standouts earning recognition. The organization will announce its preseason rankings on Monday before hosting its annual Media Day at …