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Sumter must now win or go home

ASHEBORO, N.C. - Despite losing to Alabama state champion Troy Post 70 7-4 in their opening game in the American Legion baseball Southeast Region Tournament on Monday, the Sumter P-15's are not disheartened. They look to bounce back today in an … more

Lakewood to play Colleton County Saturday at Sumter Memorial Stadium

The Lakewood High School football team got in all of one play in its season-opening game against Colleton County in Walterboro on Friday because of a lightning delay. Now the Gators get a home game … more

Wilson Hall netters growing with tough schedule

The 2018 season has been a little tough on the young Wilson Hall volleyball team to date. The team is 3-12 so far, but that's mainly because they've played some tough competition. "Our schedule has been pretty intense," head coach Rip Ripley … more

Middle school volleyball jamboree today at Bates

The Sumter Middle School Volleyball Jamboree will be held today at the Bates Middle School gymnasium beginning at 5 p.m. There will be four scrimmages with the game being played to 20 points or the 25-minute time limit. Furman will meet Ebenezer … more

Duckfest begins Saturday with fishing tournament

The annual Duckfest in Summerton will begin on Saturday and conclude on the following Saturday, Oct. 13. "We had 2,500 people come out last year," Duckfest committee co-chairwoman Christina Darby said. Darby is in her first year as … more

Golfing for God

The Sumter chapter of the Christian Golfers' Association brought God and golf together for its 19th Annual Churches Challenge Golf Tournament on Saturday at Sunset Country Club. And whether veterans or newcomers, the participants have a good time … more

Sumter loses 7-4 to Troy, Alabama, in Southeast Region tourney opener

ASHEBORO, N.C. - The Sumter P-15's came up short in its opening game in the American Legion baseball Southeast Region Tournament against Alabama state champion Troy Post 70 on Wednesday at McCrary Park, falling by a final score of 7-4. "We didn't … more


TV, RADIO TODAY Noon - Professional Tennis: U.S. Open Men's and Women's First-Round Matches from New York (ESPN). 3 p.m. - International Soccer: UEFA Champions League Playoff Second Leg Match - Dynamo Kyiv vs. AFC Ajax (TNT). 6:05 p.m. - … more

Sumter Middle School football semifinal playoff games set for Tuesday

The semifinal games of the Sumter Middle School Conference football playoffs will be played on Tuesday. No. 1 seed Manning will play host to fourth seed Furman at 5 p.m. at Ramsey Stadium. Second seed Bates will play host to No. 3 seed Alice … more

Gamecocks rally past Rock Hill 33-23

When Sumter High School quarterback Ontra' Harvin fumbled the football with Rock Hill recovering at the Gamecock 6-yard line, it looked as though disaster was about to befall SHS. Sumter was trailing 17-10 and had done little to nothing to slow … more

Most high school football games postponed because of hurricane

The only local high school football game that still has the possibility of being played on Friday is Wilson Hall's game against Hammond in Columbia as Hurricane Florence bears down on the Southeast coast. Officials at the schools are waiting a … more

Manning tops Scott's Branch 28-0 in game called by storm

SUMMERTON - Wet bulb delay? No. Lightning? Oh yes, and plenty! The Manning and Scott's Branch High School varsity football teams started their season opener at Spann Stadium right on time Friday, avoiding any wet bulb delay, and made it … more


SUMTER Game 5: Bluffton Lineman Eric Watts 3 solo tackles - 2 sacks (-17 yards) 3 TFLs (-23 yards); 1 forced fumble Special Teams Shaun Parker 3 tackles on kickoff team; also 5 … more

Gass moves to middle of Sumter line to win award along with LMA’s Brunson, Lee and Knights' Lowery

Tayvian Gass has been selected as The Sumter Item Offensive Lineman of the Week for the second straight week. However, he didn't dominate at his normal right tackle spot like he did in the Gamecocks' 34-10 win over Conway the prior week. Instead, … more

No movement in 5A football poll; Sumter still No. 8

Sumter High School remained at No. 8 in the 5A classification in the latest S.C. Prep Media Football Poll released on Tuesday. And not only did the Gamecocks hold their spot in the poll, so did each of the other nine teams as there was no … more

Without Bradley, Crestwood puts up big numbers, but loses 59-47

DALZELL - The Crestwood High School football team scored 47 points in its season-opening game against West Florence on Friday despite not having starting quarterback Anthony Bradley in the lineup because of his arrest for armed robbery. Still, it … more

Sumter's Kirkhart wins 2 events in region swim meet

COLUMBIA - Hayden Kirkhart won two events and Abby Hoshour won another for the Sumter High School girls swim team in the Region IV-5A meet on Saturday at Harbison Rec Center. Kirkhart won the 50-meter freestyle and the 100 backstroke, while … more


TV, RADIO TODAY 5 a.m. - Professional Tennis: Japan Open Championships Early-Round Matches and China Open Early-Round Matches (TENNIS). 11 a.m. - Women's Professional Golf: Ladies European Tour Mediterranean Ladies Open Third round from … more

Bates finishes 2nd straight undefeated regular season

The Bates Middle School football team finished with its second straight undefeated regular season with a 26-6 victory over R.E. Davis on Tuesday at the R.E. Davis field. Zyeir Gamble threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Carrell Smith to lead the … more

3-1 Gators reset for region play

It's been three weeks since the Lakewood High School varsity football team has taken the field due to a cancellation because of Hurricane Florence and a bye week. However, the Gators, who are 3-1 on the season, are ready to finally get back at it … more
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