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Barons blow out Generals 15-2; Sumter loses 8-5

DALZELL - Wilson Hall's varsity baseball team defeated Thomas Sumter Academy 15-2 on Wednesday at General Field. Trent Elmore was 2-for-3 with a home run and two runs batted in for the Barons. Daniel Reynolds was 2-for-2 with a triple and three … more

'Let's go be legendary'

So what is your selling point as a high school baseball coach when you have a team with eight seniors that has won back-to-back state championships? "Our motto this year is 'Let's go be legendary,' " said Laurence Manning Academy head coach Barry … more


TV, RADIO TODAY 10 a.m. - Women's Professional Tennis: Volvo Car Open Early-Round Matches from Charleston (TENNIS). 1 p.m. - Major League Baseball: Kansas City at Detroit (MLB NETWORK). 2:30 p.m. - International Soccer: UEFA Champions … more

East Clarendon tops in 1A girls poll

As expected, the East Clarendon High School girls basketball team moved to the top of the 1A poll released by the South Carolina Basketball Coaches Association on Tuesday. The Lady Wolverines jumped ahead of Green Sea-Floyds, the defending state … more

Staying the course

When Mike Lowder took over as the varsity girls basketball head coach at East Clarendon High School for the 2016-17 season, there were no expectations. The Lady Wolverines were coming off a 1-17 season. "The only game we won was against Aynor, … more

Sumter's Disher signs soccer letter with Coker

The game of soccer has been a part of Travis Disher's life since, well, almost since there's been life in Travis Disher. "I've been around it since I was very little," said Disher, whose dad, Joe, has been very involved in soccer in the Sumter … more

Healthy again

After going winless in its own Gator Classic XXII and having been outscored 12-0 in its last three matches, things did not look particularly rosy for the Lakewood High School varsity boys soccer team heading into its match against Sumter School … more

A split decision

The University of South Carolina Sumter softball team didn't get the sweep it wanted against the University of South Carolina Union on Tuesday at Patriot Park SportPlex. The Fire Ants won the opener 4-2 before losing the second game 11-1 in five … more

Wilson Hall softball tops LMA 12-2 in 6 innings

Madison Sliwonik scored two runs and batted in two, reaching on a single, an error and blasting a 2-run homer over the left field fence to help Wilson Hall to a 12-2, 6-inning win over archrival Laurence Manning Academy on Tuesday at Patriot Park … more

Sumter rallies to beat Carolina Forest 6-5

In baseball, or in any sport, it's not where a team starts but where it finishes that counts. Sumter High School's varsity baseball team was in an uphill battle all night on Tuesday against Region … more

Sumter runs away to 63-35 win over South Florence

Sumter High School turned a 19-16 halftime lead into a 46-27 advantage after three quarters on the way to a 63-35 varsity girls basketball win over South Florence on Tuesday at the SHS gymnasium. The Lady Gamecocks, who improved to 13-5 on the … more

Sumter beats South Florence 61-52

  FLORENCE – Sumter High School’s varsity boys basketball team had four players score in double figures and two others finish with nine as it defeated South Florence 61-52 on … more

Lady Barons hold off archrival Laurence Manning 66-56

Through three quarters of basketball at Laurence Manning Academy's Bubba Davis Gymnasium, it looked as though the Swampcats might be able to pull off an upset victory over their archrival Wilson … more

Not their night

When Ashanti Washington drilled in a jump shot with 2:42 remaining in the third quarter, she gave her Crestwood varsity girls basketball team a 43-26 lead over Hartsville. A victory that would give the Lady Knights at least a share of the Region … more

Lee Central's Knox gets 500th career victory; Stallions triumph 81-45

BISHOPVILLE - LaVerne Knox picked up his 500th career victory as his Lee Central High School varsity boys basketball team thrashed Central 81-45 on Tuesday at the LC gymnasium. The Stallions made Knox's milestone victory a foregone conclusion … more

Much more than basketball

Getting back on track

Owning a 6-6 overall record and a 0-4 mark in Region VI-5A isn't what the Sumter High School varsity boys soccer team anticipated as it prepared to make the turn in its region schedule today when it plays host to Conway. With many returning starters … more

Lakewood DE Blanding signs to play football at Hutchinson

Lakewood High School defensive end Leroy Blanding, an Honorable Mention selection to the 2017 All-Area football team, signed a letter of intent to play football at Hutchinson Community College in Hutchinson, Kansas, at a National Signing Day event … more

Alice Drive boys, Chestnut Oaks girls win middle school titles

The Sumter Middle School Conference basketball tournament came to a thrilling conclusion Saturday at the Lakewood High School gymnasium as both regular season champions came out victorious. On the girls side, Chestnut Oaks trailed by 10 early in … more

Fire Ants set for region showdown for first place after taking 3 of 4 from Lancaster

The University of South Carolina Sumter baseball team set itself for a showdown for first place in NJCAA Region X by taking three of four games from USC Lancaster on Saturday and Sunday at Riley Park. The Fire Ants, who are 20-9 overall and 7-1 … more
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