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Scott's Branch clinches tie for region title with 59-53 win over Carvers Bay

SUMMERTON - The Scott's Branch High School varsity boys basketball team clinched a tie for the Region IV-1A title with a 59-53 victory over Carvers Bay on Monday at Joseph Jones gymnasium. The Eagles improved to 9-2 overall and 7-1 in region …

Barrett's double-double lifts Lee to 49-33 win over Northside Christian

BISHOPVILLE - Caleigh Barrett had a double-double to lead Lee Academy to a 49-33 varsity girls basketball victory over Northside Christian School on Friday at the Doty Dome. Barrett had 23 points and 15 rebounds to go with six steals for the Lady …

Hawkins' double-double leads TSA over Northside Christian

LEXINGTON - Matthew Hawkins scored 34 points and finished with a double-double to lead the Thomas Sumter Academy varsity boys basketball team to a 76-61 win over Northside Christian School on Tuesday at the NCS gymnasium. Hawkins finished with 10 …

Wilson Hall B team boys still unbeaten

Wilson Hall’s B boys basketball team remained undefeated on the season with a 36-25 victory over Trinity Collegiate on Thursday at Nash Student Center. Zac Hoffman led the Barons, who …

Wilson Hall's Zuri Anderson (20) and the Barons had to postpone two games this week after going into quarantine.

Coronavirus limiting high school basketball in Tri-County

The high rate of positive tests for coronavirus has continued to wreak havoc on the basketball schedules for both the South Carolina High School League and South Carolina Independent School Association schools. What was supposed to be a fairly …

Thomas Sumter's Laney Porter is part of a trio that have led the Lady Generals so far this season.

Thomas Sumter girls hope to put COVID behind them and make region run

This has been a difficult winter season for basketball teams across the country, and that's been no different for Thomas Sumter Academy. The Lady Generals caught a bad break when they were forced to quarantine before playing their first game. …

Thomas Sumter's Matthew Hawkins has opened up the offense for the Generals since joining the squad this year.

Thomas Sumter boys trending in the right direction

Last season the Thomas Sumter Academy varsity boys basketball team finished with just two wins. The Generals were struggling to find a go-to player to build around and needed a spark. Fast forward a year and you'll find an entirely different …

Thomas Sumter's Matthew Hawkins was named the Hines Furniture Athlete of the Week after scoring 73 points in the span of three games last week.

TSA's Hawkins wins Athlete of Week after 3 stellar games

The Thomas Sumter Academy boys basketball team has already matched last seasons' win total with a 2-4 record, and a major reason for that is the addition of Matthew Hawkins. The junior has been a forced to be reckoned with and that continued last …

Lee girls remain undefeated

BISHOPVILLE - Lee Academy's varsity girls basketball team remained undefeated on the season with a 49-26 triumph over Carolina Academy on Thursday at the Doty Dome. Caleigh Barrett led the Lady Cavaliers, who are now 5-0, with 18 points, nine …

Thomas Sumter sweeps Williamsburg Academy

KINGSTREE - The Thomas Sumter Academy varsity boys and varsity girls basketball teams both picked up victories over Williamsburg Academy on Wednesday at the WA gymnasium. The TSA boys won by a score of 52-44, while the Lady Generals came away …

Wilson Hall's Andi Grae Wingate (32) and the Lady Barons will host the Baron Classic this weekend.

Baron Classic on Friday, Saturday at Wilson Hall

The Baron Classic will take place at Wilson Hall's Nash Student Center on Friday and Saturday. However, as has been the case in the sports world this year, the basketball showcase isn't taking place as originally planned. Wilson Hall athletic …

PHOTOS: Thomas Sumter falls to Carolina Academy

The Thomas Sumter football team fell to Carolina Academy 42-6 on Friday. Here's a look at the action through the lens of The Item's Tim Leible.

PHOTOS: Thomas Sumter gears up for first game

The Thomas Sumter was forced inside due to weather on Monday, as they prepare to open their season against King's Academy on Friday. Take a look at the Generals working on the final details through …

Photos: Sumter hosts track meet featuring Crestwood, Lakewood, East Clarendon and Thomas Sumter

In what will be one of the last sporting events for the forseeable future, Sumter hosted their first track meet of the season on Saturday. Other local schools included Lakewood, Crestwood, East …