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LMA faces tough test in First Baptist

For the unbeaten Laurence Manning Academy varsity football team, the opponents keep getting tougher and the stakes higher as the season rolls on. The Swampcats, now 4-0 after last week's victory over Ben Lippen, host Charleston's First Baptist … more

Generals try to bounce back against Trinity-Byrnes

Although the Thomas Sumter Academy football team lost to Spartanburg Christian School 21-7 on the road last week, first-year Generals head coach Randy Stogner did have some positive takeaways from the game. He hopes he can use those to help the team … more

Monarchs host Academic Magnet for homecoming

A game that could have had a devastating affect on the football season for Manning High School has become something of a bitter memory. That's because the Monarchs have responded with two straight victories and now get a chance to make a push for … more

Unbeaten Gamecocks host winless Lugoff-Elgin in Region IV-5A debut

The Sumter High School football team is 5-0 on the season, ranked No. 7 among 5A teams in the latest S.C. Prep Media Football Poll and has outscored its foes 221-67. The Gamecocks will be trying to remain undefeated when they take to the road … more

Sumter football gets past Blythewood 29-17, moves to 7-0

The Sumter High School varsity football team found itself in a position it had not been in all season on Friday against Blythewood: trailing by double digits. In a game that would put the winner … more

Barons looking to regroup ahead of meeting with defending 2A champion First Baptist

After a disappointing 13-12 loss to Heathwood Hall in overtime last week following a failed 2-point conversion run, the Wilson Hall football team has a big task ahead of it on Friday. The Barons will look to regroup against defending SCISA 2A … more

SHS swim team prepares for Saturday's Region IV-5A meet

The Sumter High School swim team was at the City of Sumter Aquatic Center on Thursday watching the skies as it tried to get in a practice session ahead of Saturday's Region IV-5A meet at the Harbison Rec Center in Columbia. Wednesday's practice had … more

Clarendon Hall football remains unbeaten, blank Wardlaw 36-0

SUMMERTON -- The frustration was palpable at halftime of Friday SCISA 8-Man Region II football game between Clarendon Hall and Wardlaw Academy at Lonnie Robinson Field. The homestanding Saints, … more

Crestwood-Dreher game postponed; play today at noon

DALZELL -- The Region IV-4A football game between Dreher and Crestwood scheduled for Friday was postponed due to lighting issues at Donald L. Crolley Memorial Stadium. The game was rescheduled for … more

Touchdown Club seeks new members, sponsors

The Sumter Touchdown Club presented by FTC is looking for new members and sponsors for the start of its 29th season, which is set for Friday, Aug. 31. Membership is open to the public. The fee is $100 per year and includes a full buffet breakfast … more

Hammond whips Laurence Manning 41-23

MANNING -- In a rematch of the 2017 SCISA 3A state championship football game, Hammond again dominated Laurence Manning Academy. The Skyhawks led 41-0 at halftime at Billy Chitwood Field, leading … more

Late TD lifts Lower Richland past Lakewood 22-14

Lower Richland scored the game-winning touchdown with nine seconds left in the game to beat Lakewood 22-14 on homecoming at J. Frank Baker Stadium on Friday. Lakewood suffered its fourth straight … more

P-15's face Chapin/Newberry in state winners bracket game with spot in Southeast Region tourney on line

The Sumter P-15's faced Chapin/Newberry in the American Legion baseball Palmetto Invitational at Riley Park in late June. The game was 2-1 Chapin going into the top of the seventh inning when C/N posted seven runs for a 9-1 triumph. "That was … more

Wilson Hall football falls to Cardinal Newman 38-28

Wilson Hall falls to Cardinal Newman 38-28 COLUMBIA -- Wilson Hall took a 28-24 lead into the fourth quarter, but Cardinal Newman scored two touchdowns for a 38-28 varsity football win on Friday … more

Lady Knights fall 3-0 to Dreher in first action back after hurricane

The Crestwood High School varsity volleyball team finally got to play its Region IV-4A opener on Tuesday after having to postpone both of its region matches last week because of Hurricane Florence. It wasn't the best start for the Lady Knights … more

Junior P-15's forfeit, will still play for title today

GEORGETOWN - The Sumter Junior P-15's will be playing in a winner-take-all game for the state title in the Junior American Legion baseball state tournament today at Mike Johnson Park. Sumter made the decision to forfeit its game against Horry … more

Sumter up another spot in 5A poll

Sumter High School moved up another spot to No.8 in the 5A poll of the S.C. Prep Media Football poll released on Tuesday. The Gamecocks, who improved to 3-0 on the season with a 34-10 road victory over Conway on Friday, moved into the top 10 for … more

Wofford's Conklin to keynote TD Club meeting

When most sports coaches get their first head job, it is usually taking over a team or a program that is struggling to some degree. Josh Conklin can't relate. Conklin is the first-year football head coach at Wofford College, which is coming off a … more

3 Gamecocks, 1 Swampcat turn in Week 2's best games

Jonathan Henry didn't have the best first half for Sumter High School in its football game against Conway last week. Not only did the Tigers do a good job of limiting his yardage, he also lost a fumble in the red zone early in the game, costing the … more

Lady Knights off to hot start

The Crestwood High School volleyball team is off to a hot start this season, going 7-1 in its first eight matches. "We're having an exceptional season," said head coach April Myers, who is in her second year in charge of the program. "The girls … more
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