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Ackerman signs to tumble at Presbyterian

Sumter High School senior Eliza Ackerman signed a letter of intent on Thursday at Miss Libby's School of Dance and Gymnastics, where she trained, to join a newly created acrobatics and tumbling team at Presbyterian College. Ackerman is the first of … more

Scott's Branch tops C.E. Murray 61-45

Laurence Manning Academy’s junior varsity girls basketball team handed Wilson Hall its first loss of the season with a 25-24 victory on Friday at Nash Student Center.Breanna Boykin led LMA, … more

Lee Central finishes undefeated season with win over Scott's Branch

BISHOPVILLE - The Lee Central Middle School boys basketball team completed an undefeated season on Saturday with a 46-42 victory over Scott's Branch in the Upper Pee Dee Conference championship game at the LC gymnasium. Rylik Slater led the … more

15 Sumter athletes expected to pick schools on National Signing Day

The edition of the early signing day for college football in December this year has taken the edge off of the historical National Signing Day of the first Wednesday in February for Power Five … more

Scott's Branch girls beat C.E. Murray 61-45

SUMMERTON - Scott's Branch High School's varsity girls basketball team defeated C.E. Murray 61-45 on Friday at the SBHS gymnasium. Mary Wimberly led the Lady Eagles with 19 points. Chaniya Monroe added 14, while Tonia Lawson had nine and Cambria … more

Sumter wins second-place tiebreaker 60-46 over West Florence

FLORENCE - The Sumter High School varsity girls basketball team clinched second place in Region VI-5A with a 60-46 victory over Conway on Saturday at the West Florence gymnasium in a special game to determine second. Sumter, which improved to … more

Showing his upside

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Charlie Barnes has shown his upside to the Minnesota Twins. The Sumter High School graduate, who pitched for Clemson University, is among the minor-league pitchers invited early to spring training. The 22-year-old has been … more


MONDAY Varsity Basketball Sumter Christian at Carolina Christian (Boys Only), 4:30 p.m. Varsity and JV Basketball Northwood at Wilson Hall, 4 p.m. Pinewood Prep at Laurence Manning, 4 p.m. Junior Varsity Basketball Lugoff-Elgin … more

Sumter whips CF 63-26

MYRTLE BEACH - Sumter High School's varsity boys basketball team improved to 3-1 in Region VI-5A with a 63-26 victory over Carolina Forest on Friday at the CFHS gymnasium. The Gamecocks, who are now 11-7 on the season, were led in scoring by … more

Sumter girls fall 52-49 to Carolina Forest

With the Region VI-5A lead on the line Friday night, Sumter High School varsity girls interim head coach Jeff Schaffer said his young team played its best game of the season on its home floor against Carolina Forest. Unfortunately for the Lady … more

Former NBA standout Allen to be inducted in S.C. Athletic Hall of Fame

Ray Allen will find out in April if he will be a member of the 2018 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame class. Allen, who led Hillcrest High School to the 1992-93 4A boys basketball state title before going on to gain fame at the University … more

Lakewood boys, Crestwood girls win rivalry games

The Crestwood High School varsity boys basketball team scored the same number of points in both halves of its game with Lakewood on Friday at The Castle. However, the two halves couldn't have been more different. The Knights trailed just 25-21 at … more

Split decision

The Wilson Hall varsity girls basketball team improved its record to 12-5 on the season and 2-1 in SCISA Region II-3A with a 71-42 dismantling of Laurence Manning Academy at Nash Student Center on Friday. The Lady Swampcats fell to 6-8 overall … more

Laurence Manning cruises past Wilson Hall 72-53

The Laurence Manning Academy varsity boys basketball team showed why it is the team to beat out of SCISA Region 2-3A as the region tournament starts Monday at the Sumter County Civic Center. Both LMA and archrival Wilson Hall got off to quick … more

REL lineman Jackson signs with Newberry

In its ultra-successful run of the last three years, the Robert E. Lee Academy varsity football team has had an explosive offense. It was led by quarterback Bryce Barrett, who has had a plethora of talent around him at the skill positions as … more

Wilson Hall softball cruises past TSA 18-4 with 5 homers

DALZELL - Wilson Hall's varsity softball team hit five home runs and rolled to an 18-4, 5-inning victory over Thomas Sumter Academy on Monday at the TSA field. Ellie Hunter hit a 3-run home runs and drove in four runs while scoring two. Sydney … more

Twelve area teams begin play in SCHSL playoffs

Seven local high school girls basketball teams and five boys teams will begin play in the South Carolina High School League state playoffs with 10 of them playing their first games at home. Both teams from Sumter, Manning and East Clarendon will … more

Lakewood faces Flora today with spot in 4A lower state title game on line

The Lakewood High School boys basketball team accomplished something the program never had on Saturday. The Gators won a second-round game for the first time ever, beating Colleton County 64-47 at The Swamp in the 4A state playoffs. LHS will try … more

Lady Knights fall to Wilson 52-44 in third round of playoffs

In the four years that Crestwood High School senior stalwarts Jah'Che Whitfield and Destinee Jamison have been in high school, the Lady Knights basketball team has been really good. They helped … more

Taking it on the road

The two teams that account for the past four SCISA 3A baseball state championships renewed acquaintances on Friday at Baron Field. As is usually the case when Laurence Manning Academy and Wilson … more
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