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'Candy Man' | Basketball great Ray Allen talks Hillcrest state title, career, hall of fame inductions

COLUMBIA - While going through interview sessions for his induction into the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame on Monday, Ray Allen was asked how often he was called "Jesus. "Every day," Allen said in response to Jesus Shuttlesworth, the … more

Junior P-15's open playoffs today

The Sumter Junior P-15's will begin their trek to what they hope is a second straight trip to the Junior American Legion baseball state tournament today at Riley Park. Sumter will begin its best-of-3 first-round series against Marlboro at 7 p.m. … more

Manning falls to Hartsville; Junior P-15's move to 3-0

KELLEYTOWN - The Manning-Santee Post 68 American Legion baseball team lost to Hartsville 8-7 in 12 innings on Friday at Kelleytown Stadium. Sandy Johnson took the loss for Manning. He pitched five innings, striking out eight, walking two and … more

Junior P-15's on roll entering 2nd round

The Sumter Junior P-15's will take on Camden Post 17 in a second-round series in the American Legion baseball junior playoffs beginning on Monday at Riley Park at 7 p.m. Sumter, which is trying to reach the state tournament for the second … more

An offensive response: After blowing big lead, P-15's rally to top

After having one of its best offensive innings of the season, the Sumter P-15's American Legion baseball team saw Pitt County, North Carolina, Post 39 match it in its following at-bat. So what was a 6-1 Sumter lead after three innings in their game … more

Stogner named new head football coach at Thomas Sumter

After three decades as an assistant football coach on the varsity level or as a head coach at a lower level, Randy Stogner is now a varsity head coach. Stogner is just a little over a month away from his first season as the head coach at Thomas … more

Taylor Townsend ranked No. 71 in world, top seed in 12th PPO

Sloane Stephens gave the Palmetto Pro Open its first ever alumni to win a Grand Slam event when she claimed the 2017 U.S. Open. Stephens, who played in the event in '08, will be playing for her slam title on Saturday in the French Open. Now the … more

Kim shatters LPGA record by finishing 31 under par

ONEIDA, Wis. - Sei Young Kim watched her 12-foot birdie putt break toward the hole and disappear into the cup, putting her in territory no one had ever been on the LPGA Tour. She reached 30-under par in the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic. And … more

AMERICAN LEGION STATE TOURNAMENT

First Round Best-of-5 Series Midlands Region Sumter vs. Hartsville Monday Sumter 10, Hartsville 0 Tuesday Sumter 12, Hartsville 5 Wednesday Sumter 8, Hartsville 3, Sumter wins series 3-0 Camden vs. … more

Osteen tosses shutout to lift Manning-Santee past Hartsville 2-0

MANNING - Braydon Osteen tossed a complete game shutout to lead Manning-Santee Post 68 to a 2-0 victory over Hartsville Post 53 on Friday in an American Legion baseball game at Monarch Field. The right-handed Osteen gave up seven hits and walked … more

Manning-Santee holds on to top Dalzell-Shaw 4-3

MANNING - Manning-Santee's American Legion baseball team closed out its regular-season home schedule on Monday with a 4-3 win over Dalzell-Shaw at Monarch Field. It would prove to be Post 68's final home game of the season as Hartsville clinched … more

Todd's 1-hit shutout lifts P-15's past Hartsville 10-0 in playoff opener

The Sumter P-15's had Lathan Todd on the mound and on his game against Hartsville Post 53 in the opening game of their American Legion baseball first-round state playoffs series on Monday at Riley … more

Manning Post 68 loses doubleheader to Lexington

The Sumter Junior P-15's American Legion baseball team scored the winning run in the bottom of the fifth to defeat Kingstree 3-2 on Thursday at Riley Park.Sumter took a 2-0 lead in the first only to … more

Grabbing some attention

It's hard not to notice Malik Richardson on the football field. He is 6-feet-4-inches tall, weighs 200 pounds, can run like the wind with the football in his hand and can sling it around the field with his right arm as well. And college programs … more

Barons sweep boys, girls SCISA Region II-3A meets

The Wilson Hall boys and girls track and field teams both won the SCISA Region II-3A meet on Wednesday at Spencer Field. The Lady Barons won with 129 points followed by Orangeburg Prep with 26 and Laurence Manning Academy with 24. The WH boys … more

P-15's suffer first loss, fall to Charleston 3-2

The Sumter P-15's playerd their first non-league American Legion baseball game of the 2018 season on Saturday against a team playing its first game period. Sumter now owns a loss as Charleston … more

Stephen Curry back in full practice mode for Warriors

OAKLAND, Calif. - Stephen Curry has resumed full practice with contact and could play for the defending champion Golden State Warriors as soon as Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals Saturday night against New Orleans. Curry practiced … more

National beats American 9-6 in 9-10 Dixie Youth district tournament

The Sumter National 9-10 year-old all-star baseball team defeated Sumter American 9-6 on Thursday in a winners bracket game AAA District 9 Dixie Youth tournament at Patriot Park SportPlex. Sumter National moves into the last-two-undefeated game … more

Keeping it in town

When the topic of Chandler Hunter playing baseball comes up, most people likely think of Hunter, the left-handed pitcher for Lakewood High School. However, he has established himself as a staple in centerfield and at the plate for the Gators this … more

Sumter High's Reyes set to play soccer for Fire Ants

The opportunity to play soccer beyond high school didn't look like it might be coming Chris Reyes' way. Reyes, who played striker for four seasons at Sumter High School had no offers to play soccer at the collegiate level. That is until new … more
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