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Scott's Branch to receive $10K in new football equipment

Both the Scott's Branch middle and high school football programs received a big surprise last week when they found out they were chosen as one of the winners of Riddell's '18 in 18' Smarter Football program. Scott's Branch was provided with … more

Wilson Hall netters beat LMA 3-1

The Wilson Hall varsity volleyball team picked up its first victory of the season on Tuesday with a 3-1 victory over Laurence Manning Academy at Nash Student Center. The Lady Barons won by the scores of 25-10, 19-25, 28-2, 25-16. They improved to … more

Wilson Hall volleyball team goes 3-1-1 in Baron Bash tourney

The Wilson Hall varsity volleyball team went 3-1-1 in the Baron Bash Invitational on Saturday at Nash Student Center. The Lady Barons, who improved to 8-15-2 on the season, picked up victories over Thomas Sumter Academy, Heathwood Hall and … more

Sumter boys basketball falls 79-70 to Hartsville

The Sumter High School varsity boys basketball team came up a little short at home on Tuesday against Hartsville, falling 79-70 due in large part to Red Fox senior point guard Trae Hannibal. The … more


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Sumter High School's Kirkhart scores 23 points in 5A swim meet

COLUMBIA - Sumter High School sophomore Hayden Kirkhart swam a personal best while finishing ninth in the 50-meter freestyle in the 5A state swim meet on Saturday at the University of South Carolina Natatorium. Kirkhart finished in a time of … more

Knights remain winless after falling 28-20 to Dreher

DALZELL - It was another case of close, but no cigar for the Crestwood High School football team on Saturday. The Knights found themselves in the game once again, but find themselves still searching for their first win of the season after falling … more

Former Sumter High standout Parker finding success at FMU

When former Sumter High School standout basketball player Brandon Parker came to Francis Marion University in the fall of 2015, Patriots head coach Gary Edwards admits he never thought Parker would have the accolades he has now. "His first year, … more

Sumter football's Zion Nelson selected to Shrine Bowl

Sumter High School left offensive tackle Zion Nelson has been selected to play in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas on Dec. 15 in Spartanburg. The 6-foot-6-inch, 245-pound Nelson will play for the South Carolina squad against the North Carolina … more

Former Thomas Sumter standout Hunley proves self for Randolph

Taja Hunley has been the most productive freshman for the Randolph College volleyball team in Lynchburg, Virginia. The middle blocker out of Thomas Sumter Academy led the freshmen with appearances in the first 11 matches, including seven starts. … more

In-house High School Football Players of Week

IN-HOUSE HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYERS OF WEEK Editor's Note: While The Sumter Item picks four local high school football players for Players of the Week each week for recognition by the Sumter Touchdown Club, most of the local schools pick their … 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

Barons putting together pieces for run

Wilson Hall boys basketball head coach Eddie Talley is working to bring his 2018-19 team together, but it hasn't changed his approach to the season. "We want to compete for the region," said Talley, whose team is in SCISA Region III-3A. "It's a … more

Crestwood loses another heartbreaker, 17-16 to Flora

DALZELL - The hard luck for the Crestwood High School varsity football team continued Friday as the Knights dropped a 17-16 decision to A.C. Flora in their Region V-4A opener at Donald L. Crolley … more

Lady Barons hope experience, depth leads to big year

The Wilson Hall girls basketball team has a lot of experience returning from a team that had a strong season a year ago. "We have 11 of 13 players returning," said Lady Barons head coach Glen Rector. "We need all of them to step up. They have a … more

Wilson Hall suffers 40-28 homecoming loss to Ben Lippen

From staff reports COLUMBIA -- After limiting Pinewood Prep to just 14 points last week to pick up its first win of the season, the Wilson Hall football team was hoping that momentum would carry … more

Sumter trio Lewis, Coleman, Lundy, Scott's Branch's Swaringer honored

The second go-around against Spring Valley on Friday was a much more difficult chore for the Sumter High School football team than in their first meeting. The Gamecocks knocked off Spring Valley 38-0 during the regular season. However, in the … more

Sumter cruises past Lugoff-Elgin 45-0 in Region IV-5A opener

LUGOFF -- The Sumter High varsity football team did to Lugoff-Elgin on Friday what it had done to its first five opponents of the season: win in dominating fashion. The Gamecocks obliterated L-E … more

Laurence Manning falls 26-7 to First Baptist

By EDDIE LITAKER Special to The Sumter Item MANNING -- In what Laurence Manning Academy head football coach Robbie Briggs viewed as a measuring stick game for his team, missed opportunities … more
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