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Fire Ants' Gonzalez receives national honor, signs with Francis Marion

University of South Carolina Sumter baseball head coach Tim Medlin had a pretty good idea of what he was getting when he signed Lenny Gonzalez of Lakewood High School two years ago. "We really thought he would develop into a No. 3 hitter in the … more

P-15's hope to ride momentum into Palmetto Invitational after sweep of Dalzell-Shaw

The Sumter P-15's struck for 15 hits on Tuesday and overcame some missed scoring opportunities to pull away for a 7-1 American Legion baseball win over Dalzell-Shaw at Riley Park. The win completed a 2-night, 2-game sweep for the P-15's, … more

19th Annual Churches Challenge set for Aug. 24-25 at Sunset Country Club

The Sumter chapter of the Christian Golfers Association will be sponsoring the 19th annual Churches Challenge Golf Tournament and Praise Rally on Aug. 24-25. The praise rally will be held at Alice Drive Baptist Church, while the tournament will … more

Sumter finishes sweep of Jets with 7-1 win

Sumter's Senior American Legion baseball team struck for 15 hits on Tuesday and overcame some missed scoring opportunities to pull away for a 7-1 win over Dalzell-Shaw at Riley Park. The win … more

P-15's rally to beat Dalzell 7-3

With two outs in the top of the fifth inning of his team's American Legion baseball game against Dalzell-Shaw Post 175, Sumter P-15's head coach Curtis Johnson strode to the mound at Riley Park with … more

TV SCHEDULE, STANDINGS & MORE: June 18, 2018

TV, RADIO TODAY 6 a.m. - Professional Tennis: Gerry Weber Open Early-Round Matches from Halle, Germany, and Fever-Tree Championships Early-Round Matches from London (TENNIS). 8 a.m. - International Soccer: FIFA World Cup Group H Match from … more

P-15's go 1-2 in North/South AL tournament

The Sumter P-15's went 1-2 in the North/South American Legion baseball tournament played in Salisbury, N.C., over the weekend at Newman Field. Sumter lost to Garner, North Carolina, 7-4 and to Rowan County, North Carolina, 7-0 on Saturday. The … more

Palmetto Pro Open final scuttled

The tennis enthusiasts that gathered around the stadium court at Palmetto Tennis Center on Sunday for the final of the Palmetto Pro Open went away disappointed after the match was decided when No. … more

P-15's lose third straight, 7-4 to Garner, N.C.

SALISBURY, N.C. - The Sumter P-15's lost their third straight game on Saturday, falling to Garner, North Carolina, 7-4 in the North/South American Legion baseball tournament at Newman Park. Sumter, which played Rowan County, North Carolina, in a … more

Top seed Townsend to face second seed Lim; Sharma, Stefani win PPO doubles championship

The Palmetto Pro Open had a rarity in the first round of the singles main draw when each of the eight seeds advanced to the second round. On Saturday, it had another rarity occur. The Nos. 1 and 2 seeds won their semifinal matches and will play … more

Singles semis, doubles final set in Palmetto Pro Open

Top seed Taylor Townsend, No. 2 seed Alize Lim, defending champion Ashley Lahey and qualifier Gail Brodsky advanced to the semifinals of the Palmetto Pro Open singles main draw with quarterfinal … more

P-15's fall to Camden again, lose 6-5

CAMDEN --- Stephen Carmon was not ready to make space on the mantle for a League III championship trophy.Carmon, the first year Camden American Legion baseball head coach, hardly cracked a smile when … more

Defending champ Lahey advances to quarterfinals; three seeds fall

In the history of the Palmetto Pro Open, the times have been few and far between when all eight of the seeds in the singles main draw won their first-round matches. That happened on Tuesday at Palmetto Tennis Center. In Wednesday's second round, … more

P-15's hit road to play in North/South Tournament

The Sumter P-15's will be traveling to Salisbury, North Carolina, to take part in the North/South Tournament American Legion baseball tournament on Saturday and Sunday. That will be the start of a lot of baseball in a short period of … more

LMA's Fraser set to play basketball at Erskine

Laurence Manning Academy's Sarah Fraser knew that Erskine College was the school she wanted to attend to receive her college education. "Erskine is where I wanted to go, basketball or no basketball," Fraser said. Playing basketball is going to … more

Scott's Branch multi-sport standout signs with S.C. State

SUMMERTON - Because he is very good at several different things, Joshua Pringle of Scott's Branch High School is going to be able to compete in athletics at the collegiate level. Pringle recently signed with South Carolina State University in … more

USC Sumter soccer coach Fox to host World Cup seminar today

University of South Carolina Sumter men's soccer head coach Skottowe Fox will host a seminar to discuss the sport as well as the World Cup today beginning at 1 p.m. The meeting will take place in Room 127 of the Schwartz Building and will last 30 … more

Top-seeded Townsend tested in opening match in Palmetto Pro Open

Before playing in her first-round match in the main singles draw of the Palmetto Pro Open on Wednesday at Palmetto Tennis Center, No. 1 seed Taylor Townsend's most recent match was in a far grander venue: Roland Garros in Paris where the French Open … more

P-15's fall to Camden 2-1

The Sumter P-15's had a chance to take control of first place in League III in its American Legion baseball game against Camden Post 17 on Wednesday at Riley Park. Now Sumter has to find a way to get … more

Eight qualifiers earn way into first round of today's singles draw in Palmetto Pro Open

Maria Jose Portillo Ramirez and Hailey Baptiste found themselves on different ends of the spectrum in the singles qualifying draw of the Palmetto Pro Open beginning on Sunday. Each needed three victories just to get to the main draw, but Portillo … more
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