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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

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

P-15's season-ending banquet Thursday

Sumter American Legion Post 15 will hold its season-ending baseball banquet on Thursday at the American Legion facilities located on Artillery Drive. The banquet is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. It is open to the public, and the cost for a ticket … more

REL improves to 2-0 with 32-25 win over Pee Dee Academy; Saints cruise past Beaufort Academy

BEAUFORT - Tyrese Mitchum rushed for 252 yards and five touchdowns on 13 carries to lead Clarendon Hall to a 52-33 victory over Beaufort Academy in a 7-man varsity football game on Friday at the Beaufort field. Mitchum had touchdown runs of 57, … more

EC's Cook likes Wolverines' effort in loss to Timmonsville

East Clarendon football head coach Scott Cook liked the effort his Wolverines gave in their season-opening game against Timmonsville that stretched over four days, but the performance has to get better. "We played hard, but we need to work on the … more

Barons come up short in 13-12 OT loss to Heathwood

High school football fans from Wilson Hall and Heathwood Hall were treated to some free football on Friday at Spencer Field. Unfortunately for the home team's faithful, the Barons came up about two yards short on a 2-point conversion run attempt, … more

Local teams absent from first S.C. Prep Media polls

The seven local South Carolina High School League football teams are going to have to earn their respect on the field this season. None of the teams -- Sumter in 5A, Crestwood and Lakewood in 4A, Manning in 3A, Lee Central and East Clarendon in … more

SHS girls swim team finishes 2nd, boys 4th

The Sumter High School girls swim team finished second in an 8-team meet and the SHS boys finished fourth out of eight teams on Tuesday at City of Sumter Aquatics Center. West Florence won the girls meet with 95 points followed by Sumter with 72. … more

U.S. Open champ Osaka latest PPO success story

Now 11 years into its existence, the Palmetto Pro Open should no longer a novelty act to the Sumter community. The USTA Pro Circuit event is a 32-player women's tournament held every summer in Palmetto Tennis Center. The PPO has brought some … more

Wilson Hall swim teams come out strong in opening meet

The Wilson Hall boys and girls swim teams got their season off to a good start on Saturday, winning the Thomas Sumter Invitational at City of Sumter Aquatics Center. Wilson Hall won with a total of 163 points. Trinity-Byrnes was second with 138, … more

Eagles pick off 27-13 win over EC

TURBEVILLE - The old football saying is that defense wins championships, and while that is open to debate there is no doubt defense helped the Scott's Branch High School Eagles defeat the East Clarendon Wolverines on Friday at Shad Hall … more

Young SHS netters holding their own as Lady Gamecock Spike-Off nears

Sumter High School varsity volleyball head coach Christy Kelly makes no bones about it. "We're a young, inexperienced team," Kelly said. "We have 14 players, but only three with varsity experience." Yet the Lady Gamecocks find themselves at an … more

Camden beats Dalzell-Shaw 5-1

CAMDEN --- In 6 1/2 innings at muggy American Legion Park, Dalzell-Shaw played a game which was a microcosm of its League III American Legion baseball season.The visiting Jets allowed one earned run, … more

Gamecocks dominate Crestwood in 49-20 victory

The final score may have said Sumter 49, Crestwood 20, on Friday at Sumter Memorial Stadium, but the high school football game between the Sumter School District rivals wasn't that close. Far, far from it. The Gamecocks scored on their first … more

Cavaliers looking to stay perfect against The King's Academy

The Robert E. Lee Academy Cavaliers are perfect so far, and there is no doubt in head coach David Rankin's mind as to why that is. "We returned a lot of people on defense," said Rankin, whose team is 3-0 on the season. "We allowed 68 yards of … more

Florence affects local sports

This week's South Carolina High School League athletic schedules for the schools in Sumter, Clarendon and Lee counties came to a screeching halt on Monday when Gov. Henry McMaster ordered the school districts in 26 counties to cancel classes in … more
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