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Barons beat Pinewood 10-9 in 8, advance to semifinals

After more than three hours and eight excruciating innings of back-and-forth drama, Tuesday's SCISA 3A baseball state playoff game between Wilson Hall and Pinewood Prep came down to, of all things, a wild pitch that brought home Wise Segars with the … more

Top-seeded Townsend tested in opening match in Palmetto Pro Open

Before playing in her first-round match in the main singles draw of the Palmetto Pro Open on Wednesday at Palmetto Tennis Center, No. 1 seed Taylor Townsend's most recent match was in a far grander venue: Roland Garros in Paris where the French Open … more


SUMTER P-15's May 29 Manning, 7 p.m. June 1 Orangeburg, 7 p.m. June 2 Goose Creek, 7 p.m. June 4 at Hartsville, 7 p.m. June 5 Hartsville, 7 p.m. June 6 at Manning, 7 p.m. June 8 Hampton, 7 p.m. June 9 Beaufort, 4 p.m. June … more

"O"Zone's opening game postponed due to wet fields

The Sumter 11-12 year-old "O"Zone all-star baseball team had the opening game in the best-of-3 state championship series in Moncks Corner against Hartsville National scheduled for today postponed due … more

'Cats are still going strong

Laurence Manning Academy scored 62 points less in the SCISA 3A state strength and speed meet on Saturday at Nash Student Center. Still, the Swampcats did more than enough to win the state title for a third … more

The right choice

When she was younger, Anita Cookey-Gam had to make the decision on which sport she wanted to focus her attention in high school. "My mom (Ivy) told me I needed to choose which sport I wanted to … more

P-15's fall to Camden 2-1

The Sumter P-15's had a chance to take control of first place in League III in its American Legion baseball game against Camden Post 17 on Wednesday at Riley Park. Now Sumter has to find a way to get … more

Gator catcher Blackley signs to play with FMU Patriots

In November of 2017, Lakewood High School senior Cory Blackley lost his mother, Deb, to cancer at the age of 52. And while it doesn't come close in comparison to the lost of his mother, Blackley has had something good happen at the end of his … more

Teams begin state playoffs today

The baseball teams from Sumter, Lakewood and Manning all begin play in their respective South Carolina High School League state playoffs today. Sumter plays host to Blythewood at 7 p.m. in its first-round game of the District VI tournament of the … more

USC Fire Ants baseball heads to tournament

SPARTANBURG - The University of South Carolina Sumter baseball team will go limping into the NJCAA Region X tournament after being swept by Spartanburg Methodist College in a pair of doubleheaders on Saturday and Sunday. The Fire Ants, who … more

Lady Cavaliers' fall in elimination game

Robert E. Lee lost to Williamsburg Academy 12-1 in an elimination game in the SCISA 2A softball state tournament on Saturday at Patriot Park SportPlex. Rebecca Dinkins scored the only run on an RBI double by Carson Shannon. Dinkins also finished … more

P-15's open with 9-4 victory over Manning-Santee

The Sumter P-15’s opened the 2018 American Legion baseball season with a 9-4 victory over Manning-Santee Post 68 on Tuesday at Riley Park. And in an unexpected twist, it ended up being a league … more

Lady Wolverines to face Lewisville for 1A crown

The East Clarendon High School softball team is in a position with which it is very familiar: occupying the lower state's spot in the 1A state championship series. The Lady Wolverines clinched a spot in the best-of-3 series for the fifth time in … more

Churches Challenge still taking rally registrations

Registration is being taken for the 19th annual Churches Challenge Golf Tournament and Praise Rally on Aug. 24-25. The praise rally will be held at Alice Drive Baptist Church, while the tournament will be held at Sunset Country Club. On … more

Sumter National 9-10 team hopes glove work will help in state

The Sumter National 9-10 year-old AAA all-star baseball team certainly had its moments of offensive prowess in winning the District 9 tournament at Patriot Park SportPlex last month. Offense, however, is not what manager Knowl Davis considers to be … more

Bounce back

Four days after suffering an embarrassing 11-0, 6-inning loss to Blythewood High School in its District VI tournament opener in the 5A state playoffs on Tuesday at Riley Park, Sumter High School's varsity baseball team turned the tables on the … more

Lakewood, Sumter win region track meets, set for state qualifiers

The Lakewood High School boys track and field team and the Sumter boys team won their respective region meets on Thursday. Lakewood's 4x400-meter relay team won the final event of the Region VI-4A meet at the Darlington High track to help the … more

The law of averages

Curtis Johnson sees it as just the law of averages catching up for the Sumter P-15's American Legion baseball team, but in a very, very good way. After scuffling for most of the season and even into the Palmetto Invitational tournament at Riley … more

P-15's rally to beat Hartsville 12-5, take 2-0 lead in series

KELLEYTOWN -- The Sumter P-15's found themselves in a 5-0 hole going into the fifth inning of Game 2 of their American Legion baseball first-round state playoff series against Hartsville Post 53 on … more

Kennedy pitches Junior P-15's past Marlboro 8-1

Dustin Kennedy tossed a 4-hitter with nine strikeouts and reached base in three of four plate appearances, accounting for two runs, as Sumter's Junior American Legion baseball team opened the 2018 … more
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