The Grind
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DiVon Woods just wants to be great. The Lakewood senior is a long-time member of the Gators' football team, starring as a linebacker and running back this past season. He's also been a member of the wrestling team since the sport returned to the … more
Crestwood basketball is having one of its best stretches in recent memory. The Knights are building on last season's successes after going 21-3 and currently sit atop of the SCHSL 3A rankings with a 10-4 record. A major part of the Knights' … more
If you've followed basketball in Sumter County in the last half-decade, there's a strong chance you know the name Kiara Croskey. Affectionately known as Ki, the junior point guard for Sumter High has been a mainstay on the court, making the rise … more
From losing his first fight at the age of 19 with just eight months of training to now being a champion kickboxer with a 10-4 record, it has been a long road for Sumter native KJ Franklin. KJ is now well on his way to achieve his aspirations as a … more
Darius Aiken didn't have the easiest childhood. The Clarendon Hall standout athlete needed to be taken from his parents at an early age. He grew up with his grandmother before going to live at Connie Maxwell Children's House in Orangeburg. While … more
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 … more
For Thomas Sumter Academy sports fans, Kimbro has become a household name in the last two years. Gatlin, a senior, is the football team's Swiss Army Knife and Fendley, a seventh-grader, is the setter for the Lady Generals' varsity volleyball … more
Success on the football field requires hard work. Lee Academy's Eli Tomlinson is a perfect example. The senior lineman has only known winning with the Cavaliers. Lee has played for the last two SCISA 1A state championships and they're out to a … more
"I'm the guy you want." This is how Laurence Manning's Brandon King describes himself. There wasn't a cocky tone in Brandon's voice when he offered this statement, however it was definitely backed by confidence. King plays a key role on both … more
Wilson Hall senior Connor Smith stepped onto a muddy field in Columbia on Saturday hoping to set a new personal best. He had his eyes on the 16-minute mark. Connor sloshed through a field that had already been rained on all week and then torn … more
Lakewood's Jayden "Scooby" Jones is an athlete of many talents. He's a running back and linebacker for the Gator football team. He's also a wrestler and throws javelin on the track team. Scooby is also very well rounded outside of athletic … more
The Crestwood football team has a special combination on the offensive side of the football. The father-son duo of Willie and Javion Martin make up the offensive coordinator and quarterback positions for the Knights. They've shared the stage with … more
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