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Crestwood's Gavyn Zimmerman, seated, is joined by family and coaches as he signs to play football at South Carolina State on Wednesday.

Crestwood kicker Zimmerman signs with South Carolina State

Kicking is an often-overlooked position in football, especially at the night school level. Having a good kicker can be the difference between a win and a loss. For the last four years, Crestwood …

Sumter's Devin Boston and the Gamecocks returned to practice on Friday after a 1 1/2 month long break.

Sumter School District basketball players happy to get back to work

Practice for any sport can sometimes become monotonous because the desire is to actually perform in competition that matters. However, when you haven't been able to do either for close to two months, practice isn't so bad. The varsity basketball …

The Sumter School District teams will be back on the court this week after a month and a half off.

A big slate of local hoops highlights 5 things to watch this week

1. LMA VISITS WILSON HALLThe varsity basketball teams from Laurence Manning Academy and Wilson Hall will finally get to play each other in key SCISA Region II-3A games on Monday. The games will be …

Crestwood's Jaden Broughton (11) and the Knights will begin region play against Manning on Wednesday.

Crestwood, Lakewood begin region play on Feb. 3

The varsity basketball teams for Crestwood and Lakewood high schools will begin their region schedules on Wednesday, Feb. 3, according to the Region VI-3A schedule released by Manning athletic director Reggie Kennedy on Wednesday. Sumter School …

Sumter point guard Kiara Croskey does a drill during an outdoors practice for Sumter School District basketball players on Sunday at the  courts near Riley Park to let the district know they wanted to resume their seasons. They got they wish on Tuesday, as the district said they begin practice on Friday.

Sumter School District athletics scheduled to resume on Friday

With hybrid learning restarting in Sumter School District on Monday, that too means the winter athletic teams at Sumter, Crestwood and Lakewood high schools will be able to resume practices and games …

East Clarendon's Talaysia Cooper was named the 1A Girls Player of the Year by the South Carolina Basketball Coaches Association on Tuesday.

Cooper 1A Player of the Year; five others named All-State

East Clarendon High School's Talaysia Cooper was named the 1A Girls Player of the Year by the South Carolina Basketball Coaches Association on Tuesday, while five other local players were named to their respective All-State teams. Sumter's Kiara …

PHOTOS: East Clarendon falls to Military Magnet in 1A playoffs

The East Clarendon girls basketball team saw its season come to an end on Tuesday with a 67-58 loss to Military Magnet. Here's a look at the action courtesy of The Item's Tim Leible.

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 …

Wilson Hall girls fall to Florence Christian in regular-season finale

FLORENCE - Wilson Hall's varsity girls basketball team closed out its regular season with a 43-32 loss to Florence Christian School on Monday at the FCS gymnasium. The Lady Barons fell to 5-8 on the season and 1-5 in SCISA Region II-3A. They will …

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 …

East Clarendon's Talaysia Cooper and the Lady Wolverines will face Region IV-1A rival Scott's Branch twice next week.

East Clarendon, Scott's Branch to face off twice next week

Region IV-1A, of which East Clarendon and Scott's Branch high schools are members, released its master basketball schedule this week. The region season will begin on Monday, and it will include a big girls matchup to kick things off. Scott's …

Former Crestwood star and current Memphis guard Ja Morant (12) was the NBA’s rookie of the year for the 2019-20 season.

2020 in review: Reflecting on the top sports moments of the year

The world of sports was affected by the coronavirus pandemic in a way that no other event has, and it didn't matter the level - worldwide, professional, college or high school. Despite all of the delays, shutdowns and startups, plenty still took …

Crestwood wide receiver Desmond McMillan (10) was named the Hines Furniture Athlete of the Week after completing his senior football season with 26 catches for 331 yards and four touchdowns.

Crestwood's McMillan wins Hines Furniture Athlete of the Week after strong football season

Winter high school sports are on hold for the holidays locally, but that doesn't mean the Hines Furniture Athlete of the Week is taking a break. In order to fill in our end-of-the-year bracket for Athlete of the Year, The Item sports staff …

Sumter defensive end Justus Boone (6) has been named to the South Carolina Football Coaches Association 5A All-State team.

Five local players selected to All-State football teams

Five local high school football players have been selected to their respective classifications' All-State teams released by the South Carolina Football Coaches Association on Friday. Sumter High School defensive end Justus Boone and inside …

Crestwood defensive lineman Parris Lowery, center, is joined by his family as he signed to play college football at Elon on Wednesday.

Crestwood's Lowery gets Elon for his birthday

Parris Lowery turned 18 years old on Wednesday. And what was his gift? A free college education. Lowery, the Crestwood High School standout defensive end, signed with Elon University during a ceremony at the Sumter Economic Development …