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Robert McKnight

The lost spring seniors: COVID-19's impact on Sumter, Clarendon, Lee high school athletes, Part XI

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Sumter linebacker Deshawn McKnight (30) committed to play at Appalachian State on Thursday.

Sumter LB McKnight commits to Appalachian State

Sumter High School linebacker Deshawn McKnight still has his senior year of football in front of him, but he didn't want to delay on making his decision on life after high school. On Thursday, McKnight committed to play at Appalachian State, …

Gabrielle Kirkman

The lost spring seniors: COVID-19's impact on Sumter, Clarendon, Lee high school athletes, Part VIII

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Payton Davis

The lost spring seniors: COVID-19's impact on Sumter, Clarendon, Lee high school athletes, Part VII

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McKenzie Casselman

The lost spring seniors: COVID-19's impact on Sumter, Clarendon, Lee high school athletes, Part VI

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Daniel Gamble

The lost spring seniors: COVID-19's impact on Sumter, Clarendon, Lee high school athletes, Part I

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Sumter baseball coach Brooks Shumake, left, has stressed the importance of social distancing with his athletes while sports are on hiatus during the coronavirus pandemic.

Coaching during quarantine: Sumter’s Shumake stresses importance of social distancing

Sumter High School baseball head coach Brooks Shumake isn't taking the coronavirus pandemic lightly, and he's making sure his athletes aren't either. He wants his kids to be active and ready for a potential return to the diamond, but he doesn't want …

Sumter athletic director Curtis Johnson, left, and principal Nicholas Pearson hang some of the banners for the 48 senior spring sports student-athletes.

Sumter High School provides roadside recognition for spring senior athletes

While the coronavirus pandemic has severely limited the ability of Americans to gather together, it hasn't limited the creative juices to find ways to celebrate milestones in peoples' lives. Drive-thru parades to celebrate birthdays have become …

Sumter quarterback Hayden Vasquez (15) and the Gamecocks will have a new look to their region this year, as Sumter will be with Myrtle Beach schools in Region VI-5A.

Sumter has no problem being on island in Myrtle Beach region

Editor's note: The South Carolina High School League recently finalized its realignment for the 2020-21 and the 2021-22 school years. The Sumter Item will talk to the athletic directors at each of the seven local SCHSL schools over the next several …