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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 …

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 …

Sumter's Layken Cox, right, and the Gamecocks will open the SCHSL 5A state playoffs against Berkeley on Monday.

Playoff basketball highlights this week's 5 Things to Watch

1. SUMTER GIRLS OPEN PLAYOFFS MONDAYThe Sumter High School girls basketball team will begin the 5A state playoffs on Monday with a home game against Berkeley beginning at 6 p.m.2. HIGH SCHOOL SPRING …

Sumter's Devin Boston (23) scored 22 points in the Gamecocks' 81-69 overtime loss to Carolina Forest on Thursday.

Sumter boys season ends with 81-69 OT loss to Carolina Forest

MYRTLE BEACH – The Sumter High School varsity boys basketball team saw its run to the 5A state playoffs come up short with an 81-69 overtime loss to Carolina Forest on Thursday at the CFHS …

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.

Lakewood at Crestwood - Feb. 12, 2021. Senior Night.

PHOTOS: Crestwood hosts Lakewood to cap off regular season

The Lakewood boys basketball team clinched a trip to the playoffs with a win over Crestwood on Friday. Here's a look at Senior Night at The Castle courtesy of The Item's Micah Green.

Lakewood's Jamond Lewis (11) and the Gators will kick off the SCSHL playoffs this week.

SCHSL and SCISA playoffs highlight 5 Things to Watch This Week

1. SCHSL BASKETBALL PLAYOFFS BEGINAfter a season thrown for a loop by the coronavirus pandemic, the South Carolina High School League basketball state playoffs will begin on Saturday. Either …

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 …