B-Team Lady Swampcats defeat Carolina Academy in double-header

Posted on March 14, 2018 10:10 pm by Amy R. Marshall

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The B-Team Lady Swampcats brought out the sticks in their double header against the Carolina Academy Lady Bobcats Wednesday evening at Laurence Manning Academy. Hannah Kate Branham threw 12 strikeouts between the two games to secure the victory in both. Branham led the way on the other side of the ball as well, hitting 5-5 with two in-the-park home runs, one in-the-park grand slam, nine RBI and scoring five times through the two games. Lindsey Barwick was also strong at the plate, hitting 5-5 on the night, with two doubles and chalking up an additional seven RBI and crossing the… Read the rest

JV Saint’s baseball continues to win

Posted on March 12, 2018 7:07 pm by Submitted via Email

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Clarendon Hall’s Junior Varsity baseball team ran it’s record to 4-0 on the season. The Saints defeated Andrew Jackson Academy on Friday March 9 by a score 18-1. Josh Kennard threw a complete game no hitter and struck out 12. Hunter Richbourg led the Saints offensively going 3-3 with 3 RBIs. Brantley Hodge was 3-5 and Kylic Horton was 2-3 with 3 RBI. The Saints play again on Tuesday at home against St. Johns Christian.

Clarendon Hall Varsity Softball team wins invitational tournament

Posted on March 10, 2018 10:10 pm by Submitted via iPhone

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The Clarendon Hall Varsity girls softball team travelled to Palmetto Park in Sumter on Sat. March 10. The Lady Saints were invited to play in the Class A SCISA/SCHSL Invitational Softball Tournament. (S.C. Independent Schools Association/S.C. High School League). At the end of the tournament, the Saints came out victorious as Tournament Champions.

East Clarendon girls earn 1A state title with dominate performance

Posted on March 10, 2018 6:06 pm by Tommy Wampler

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The East Clarendon girls’ basketball team played Timmonsville High school Sat. March 3 at the Colonial Life Arena in Columbia for the 1A Girls Basketball State Championship. This was the first girls’ basketball state championship title appearance in over 40 years. At the opening tip, East Clarendon’s Talaysia Cooper grabbed the ball, passed it to Gracen Watts who sank the bucket and scored the first points of the contest. After a Timmonsville turnover, Watts added 3 from long range and East Clarendon continued to pour on the points. Before the first quarter was over, East Clarendon had scored 21 unanswered… Read the rest

Manning High varsity baseball shuts out Darlington.

Posted on March 9, 2018 9:09 pm by Tommy Wampler

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The Manning High School varsity baseball team earned a 6-0 road win over Darlington High on Thurs. March 8. Chandler Evans went the distance on the mound for the Monarchs, earning the win. The Monarchs are now 2-0 on the season.

Scott’s Branch track team deserves recognition

Posted on March 9, 2018 2:02 pm by Reporter

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On Saturday, May 13, 2017, the Scott’s Branch High School track teams made history. Both teams won the 1A State Track Championship, with many members of both teams taking the podium in individual events. Nearly a year later, the teams have barely been recognized. The Item ran a single article the day following the meet, and the school’s marquee greeted students with a congratulatory message. And that was the end of their recognition. Both the boys and girls teams worked hard to achieve their championship titles. The girls team had a 56 point lead over runner-up team Lewisville and the… Read the rest

LMA’s b team softball earns come from behind victory

Posted on March 9, 2018 9:09 am by Submitted via Email

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The Laurence Manning Lady Swampcats earned the win with a come-from-behind victory against the Lady Falcons of Ben Lippen Thurs. March 8 in Columbia, by a score of 18-14. Lindsey Barwick led the Lady Swampcats at the plate, going three for four with two doubles and a single adding three RBIs. Anna Marie Beard also had a strong night offensively, going two for four with two singles and three RBI’s. Hannah Kate Branham went two for three with two singles and one RBI. Campbell Proctor hit a single and had two RBIs and Macey Jans hit two singles and added… Read the rest

LMA’s b team baseball squad beats East Clarendon

Posted on March 8, 2018 2:02 pm by Submitted via Email

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The Laurence Manning Academy baseball B team defeated East Clarendon 7-3 on Wed. March 7. Jackson Campbell earned the victory on the mound for the Swampcats. He struck out 5 batters. Cam Branham and Jackson Clemmons combined to strike out 5 more batters in relief work on the mound. Lowden Olsen was 2-4 with 2 RBIs. The LMA B team will travel to Pinewood on Fri. March 9. Game time is 4:30 p.m. They will also play at home against Pinewood at 2:00 p.m. Sat. March 10.

Clarendon Hall JV baseball team shuts out Holly Hill

Posted on March 7, 2018 8:08 pm by Submitted via Email

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The Clarendon Hall Junior Varsity baseball team took on Holly Hill Academy at Raider field in Holly Hill. The Saint’s won with a 3-0 shutout. The Saints JV squad are now 3-0 on the season. Blane Kennard got the win on the mound pitching a 1 hit shut out. Kennard went 4 innings with 6 strike outs and only allowing 1 walk. The Saints were led offensively by TJ Curlee going 2-2 with 3 RBIs.. Brantley Hodge was 2-3 and Josh Kennard was 1-3. The Saints will travel to Andrew Jackson on Fri. March 9. Game time will be 4:00

Clarendon Hall JV softball team defeats Holly Hill Academy

Posted on March 7, 2018 3:03 pm by Submitted via Email

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Clarendon Hall JV softball team travelled to Holly Hill on Tues. March 6. The JV Lady Saints defeated Holly Hill by a score of 17 to 1 in 3 innings. Amberly Way picked up the win on the mound, giving up only 1 hit and striking out 8. Way also led the Lady Saints on offense going 3 for 3 with 2 RBIS. Hannah Johndrow was also 3 for 3 and Wells James was 2 for 2. Macie McIntosh was 2 for 3. Olivia Wilson finished with 2 RBIS and Colleen McIntosh had 1 RBI. The JV Lady Saints are

Guzman wins fourth state duck calling title

Posted on March 7, 2018 8:08 am by David Purtell

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History was made Sunday afternoon in downtown Georgetown as Steven Guzman won his fourth state duck calling championship. Guzman, from Alcolu, bested nine other competitors, including last year’s winner, to take home the 2018 South Carolina State Open Duck Calling Championship. Guzman, who won three straight titles from 2004-2006, was allowed to compete this year following a rule change. Previously, three-time state champions weren’t allowed to compete anymore in the South Carolina contest. But Marc Ackerman, one of the event’s organizers, told the crowd at Francis Marion Park that the rule was removed this year, opening the door for Guzman… Read the rest

Manning boxer wins main event at Hollywood’s Birthday Bash

Posted on March 6, 2018 9:09 am by Reporter

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On Sat. March 3, 180 Boxing & Fitness, located at 31 N. Brooks Street in Manning, was invited to participate in Hollywood’s Birthday Bash in Charleston. The event was sponsored by Charleston Boxing Club and was held at the Arthur Christopher Community Center. There were 4 matches and Summerton native Deshawn Sinkler, fought in the main event. This was his first career bout. Coach Gabe Blackwell said, “Sinkler has only been training for six months and is advancing very well. Most people are amazed at how good he is.” He took on John Ford from Excel Boxing in a three… Read the rest

Clarendon Hall JV baseball picks up win over Dorchester

Posted on March 5, 2018 5:05 pm by Submitted via Email

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Clarendon Hall Junior Varsity baseball team ran it’s record to 2-0 on the season Fri. March 2. They defeated conference opponent Dorchester Academy at home by a score of 5-2. Blane Kennard picked up the win on the mound, pitching 4 innings with 6 strike outs and 1 walk. TJ Curlee pitched 2 innings in relief with 1 strikeout. Brantley Hodge led the Saints offensively by going 3-4. Blane Kennard went 2-4 with 2 RBIs and Christian Higbe was 2-3 at the plate.

LMA B team baseball earns win over Providence Athletic Club

Posted on March 4, 2018 8:08 pm by Submitted via Email

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Laurence Manning Academy travelled to Columbia Feb. 26 to play Providence Atheletic Club. The Swampcats earned the win by a score of 12 to 1. On the mount for LMA were Cam Branham, Dalton Brown, TJ Hicks, and Jackson Clemmons. They combined to give up only 1 hit and struck out 7 batters. Jackson Brown went 2 for 2 and Lowden Olsen was 3 for 4.

Clarendon Hall’s JV softball team opens season with win

Posted on March 3, 2018 4:04 pm by Tommy Wampler

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Clarendon Hall JV softball opened it’s season with 16-0 victory over Dorchester Academy. Amberly Way took the mound earning the winm and strikeing out 5. The game was called after 3 innings. Way was 3 for 3 at the plate with 2 RBIs. Hadleigh McIntosh was 3 for 3 with 2 RBIs as well. Macie McIntosh and Wells James were 2 for 2. McKenley Wells was 2 for 3. The Lady Saints will travel to Holly Hill Academy Tues. March 6.

East Clarendon ladies dominate Timmonsville High, win 1A State Championship

Posted on March 3, 2018 12:12 pm by Tommy Wampler


The East Clarendon girls basketball team won the South Carolina High School League 1A state championship crown. EC took on Timmonsville High School at the Colonial Life Arena in Columbia by a score of 55 to 31. This is East Clarendon’s first championship title. It was a total team effort that kept Timmonsville off balance to finish the season as number 1.

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