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LMA standout Osteen to play baseball at FMU

MANNING - Like many young men, Braydon Osteen grew up wanting to emulate his father. Now Osteen will get the chance to follow in the footsteps of his dad, Layne. Braydon Osteen will get the chance to play college baseball like his father did. The … more

Crestwood's Billings to play volleyball with Piedmont International

Paige Billings started playing volleyball when she was in the sixth grade, and from the time she started she has wanted to move up to the next level that presented itself. After middle school, she made the varsity as a freshman at Crestwood High … more

Sumter National tops Harleyville in 9-10 baseball tournament

The 9-10 year-old AAA District 9 baseball tournament will be running through Friday at Patriot Park SportPlex. The tournament began on Monday with both Sumter teams playing. If both were victorious, Sumter American and Sumter National will play … more

Championship form

Wilson Hall had the bases loaded with one out in the bottom of the second inning of its game against Laurence Manning Academy in the championship round of the lower bracket in the SCISA 3A softball state tournament with leadoff batter Madison Elmore … more

REL set for 2A state series against Pee Dee Academy

The Robert E. Lee Academy baseball team is where head coach David Rankin thought it would be - the SCISA 2A state championship series - playing who he thought it would play - Pee Dee Academy. "I felt like we were the two best teams, and I thought … more

TV SCHEDULE, STANDINGS & MORE: June 5, 2018

TV, RADIO TODAY 8 a.m. - Professional Tennis: French Open Women's and Men's Quarterfinal Matches from Paris (TENNIS). 6 p.m. - Professional Golf: World Long Drive Tour Atlantic City Boardwalk Bash from Atlantic City, N.J. (GOLF). 6 p.m. … more

Fire Ants fall in Region X softball tourney

The University of South Carolina Sumter softball team saw its season come to an end with a 7-1 loss to South Carolina Salkehatchie in an elimination game in the NJCAA Region X tournament on Saturday at Patriot Park SportPlex. USC Sumter finishes … more

Panthers upgrade speed to keep up with NFC South

CHARLOTTE (AP) - General manager Marty Hurney felt he needed to upgrade team speed after the Panthers failed to win the NFC South the last two seasons. He believes he's done just that in the NFL draft. The Panthers selected field-stretching … more

Manning-Santee beats Lake City 9-6

MANNING -- The Manning-Santee Post 68 American Legion baseball senior team improved to 4-5 on the season with a 9-6 victory over Lake City on Thursday at Monarch Field. Morgan Morris had two hits, … more

Fire Ants' Gonzalez receives national honor, signs with Francis Marion

University of South Carolina Sumter baseball head coach Tim Medlin had a pretty good idea of what he was getting when he signed Lenny Gonzalez of Lakewood High School two years ago. "We really thought he would develop into a No. 3 hitter in the … more

Lakewood's Cadena to play soccer with USC Sumter

The sport of soccer has been a part of Phillip Cadena's life for almost as long as he can remember. He started playing in the recreation leagues when he was four years old, played with the Sumter Soccer Club for three years and began playing for the … more

Wilson Hall, LMA, REL set for SCISA baseball state playoffs

Laurence Manning Academy, Wilson Hall and Robert E. Lee Academy will begin play in their respective SCISA baseball state playoff series on Monday. LMA, the 2-time defending 3A state champion with a 15-4 record, will play host to Hammond at 6 p.m. … more

Fire Ants whip ASA Brooklyn 9-1 in tourney opener

Blake Robinson struggled out of the gate for The University of South Carolina Sumter baseball team in its opening game in the Eastern District championship against ASA Brooklyn on Thursday. The Avengers touched up Robinson for a run in the first … more

New faces, new places

The Dalzell-Shaw Post 175 American Legion baseball team has won only four regular-season games over the last three seasons. However, as the Jets' 2018 season begins today with a League III road contest against Lexington at 7 p.m., there is reason … more

Todd's complete game lifts P-15's to 4-1 win over Hartsville

KELLEYTOWN -- Lathan Todd threw a 4-hit complete game to lift the Sumter P-15's to a 4-1 American Legion baseball victory over Hartsville Post 53 on Monday at Jimmy White Park. The right-handed … more

Defending champ Lahey advances to quarterfinals; three seeds fall

In the history of the Palmetto Pro Open, the times have been few and far between when all eight of the seeds in the singles main draw won their first-round matches. That happened on Tuesday at Palmetto Tennis Center. In Wednesday's second round, … more

2A title game between REL, Pee Dee moved to Kingstree on Saturday

Wednesday would have been a beautiful day to play the deciding game of the SCISA 2A baseball state championship series between Robert E. Lee Academy and Pee Dee Academy at Wilson Hall's Baron Field. The rainy weather stayed away from Sumter, but … more

Gators knocked out with 10-6 loss to Flora

After taking a 4-run lead into the bottom of the seventh inning only to lose to Cane Bay 7-6 in eight innings on Thursday in the winners bracket game of the District VIII tournament in the 4A … more

P-15's hit road to play in North/South Tournament

The Sumter P-15's will be traveling to Salisbury, North Carolina, to take part in the North/South Tournament American Legion baseball tournament on Saturday and Sunday. That will be the start of a lot of baseball in a short period of … more

Rising to the occasion

Tim Medlin has been coaching baseball at different levels for close to four decades, but the University of South Carolina Sumter head coach admits what he saw transpire on Tuesday likely topped the list for the greatest moments of which he has been … more
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