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Portraits

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Sisters from the Clarendon Hall softball team, McKenley and Mandy Wells. The Grind, Cal Cary / The Sumter Item

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KJ Franklin, a kickboxer and Muay-Thai fighter has won Championship belts in the states of South Carolina and Florida. Dec. 10, 2022. The Grind, Cal Cary / The Sumter Item

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Lakewood's Jayden Jones is a three-sport athlete for the Gators. This fall, his chinstrap is buckled for the football team, while he wrestles in the winter and throws the javelin for the track program in the spring. The Grind, Cal Cary / The Sumter Item

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Kyler Odom and the East Clarendon baseball team begins their quest for the SCHSL 1A title today. The Grind, Cal Cary / The Sumter Item

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Madison grew up around the track, watching her stepmother Chelsea drive. When she turned 13, she wanted to get in on the fun. Madison and her dad, Brian, spent the next year working on her car and she hit the track for the first time last November. The Grind, Cal Cary / The Sumter Item

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The East Clarendon star made the leap to varsity as a seventh-grader, scoring 1,000 points and winning a state title before she started high school. In the last calendar year, Talaysia was named the South Carolina Girls Basketball Player of the Year, a McDonald's All-American and became a 3,000-point scorer. She now plays for the South Carolina Gamecocks in the upcoming 2022 season. The Grind, Cal Cary / The Sumter Item

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