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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

Sumter golf qualifies for 5A state tourney

The Sumter High School varsity boys golf team qualified for the 5A state tournament with a fifth-place finish in the lower state championship match on Monday at Beech Creek Golf Club. It was a tight battle as 15 shots separated the top seven … more

LMA's Fraser set to play basketball at Erskine

Laurence Manning Academy's Sarah Fraser knew that Erskine College was the school she wanted to attend to receive her college education. "Erskine is where I wanted to go, basketball or no basketball," Fraser said. Playing basketball is going to … more

Cavaliers clinch berth in SCISA 2A title series with 6-2 victory

Robert E. Lee Academy clinched a berth in the SCISA 2A baseball state championship series with a 6-2 victory over Marlboro Academy on Tuesday in Bennettsville at the MA field. The Cavaliers improved to 22-3 on the season in winning the best-of-3 … more

P-15's hope to ride momentum into Palmetto Invitational after sweep of Dalzell-Shaw

The Sumter P-15's struck for 15 hits on Tuesday and overcame some missed scoring opportunities to pull away for a 7-1 American Legion baseball win over Dalzell-Shaw at Riley Park. The win completed a 2-night, 2-game sweep for the P-15's, … more

Former TSA standout DeMonte All-SoCon first team for Furman

Emily DeMonte has been a steady - and sometimes spectacular - pitcher for Furman University's softball program since her arrival for the 2016 season. DeMonte's times at the plate were few and far between her first two seasons, but she got a … more

P-15's mercy-rule Hampton 10-0 in six

The Sumter P-15's American Legion baseball team survived its encounter with Hampton Post 108 on Friday, posting a 10-0 victory in a long 6-inning game at Riley Park. That may not sound too difficult, but three of Sumter's runs were scored by … more

P-15's fall to Camden again, lose 6-5

CAMDEN --- Stephen Carmon was not ready to make space on the mantle for a League III championship trophy.Carmon, the first year Camden American Legion baseball head coach, hardly cracked a smile when … more

Palmetto Pro Open starts today

The Palmetto Pro Open begins today with the first of three rounds of singles qualifying to fill out the 32-player main draw. Also, it will be a chance for the kids to have some fun as well. Sixty-four players will compete in 32 matches today … more

Sumter American opens state against Hartsville National

The Sumter American 7-8 year-old coaches pitch all-star baseball team went undefeated in four games in the District 9 tournament in St. George, outscoring its foes 52-14. "I think we're a well-balanced team," said Sumter American manager Chad … more

Sumter 15-and-under softball team has high hopes entering state tourney in Bluffton

The Sumter 15-and-under Dixie Belles all-star softball team will begin play in the state tournament on Saturday in Bluffton. Sumter will be taking on Moncks Corner on Saturday at 2 p.m. in its first game in the double-elimination tournament. And … more

Fire Ants looking to make run in tournament

If the University of South Carolina Sumter baseball team is going to make a run and win the NJCAA Region X tournament, it's going to come down to one thing, according to head coach Tim Medlin: Pitching. "it's pretty simple. We need Lindsey … more

Smith happy to be head coach, AD at Scotts Branch

Brian Smith has coached in the smallest classification of high school football in the state of South Carolina, and he's coached at highest classification as well. Now he's back at the smallest level, but that doesn't matter to Smith at … more

SCISA championships, SCHSL state qualifying meets set for Saturday

It is a big weekend for high school track and field, as the South Carolina Independent School Association will hold its championships on Saturday, while the South Carolina High School League will set the field for its respective state meets with … more

Pop Warner Sumter Spartans Football & Cheer meeting set for Saturday

The YAS Pop Warner Sumter Spartans Football & Cheer tackle program will be held on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Alice Drive Middle School field. The teams are open to children ages 5-14. The program is also looking for football and cheer … more

Junior P-15's advance to 2nd round with 16-2 win

The Sumter Junior P-15's advanced to the second round of the American Legion junior baseball state playoffs with a ?-? win over Marlboro on Wednesday at the Marlboro High School field. Sumter, which improved to 17-2-1 on the season, won the … more

Hartsville rallies past Dalzell-Shaw 10-6, secures No. 3 seed in League III

BISHOPVILLE -- The final piece of the local Senior American Legion baseball state playoff puzzle fell into place on Thursday as Hartsville overcame Dalzell-Shaw's biggest offensive inning of the … more

Sumter cheer gym sending 3 teams to nationals

In only its third year of operation, Palmetto Xplosion All-Star Cheer and Sports will send three teams to a pair of nationwide competitions this weekend and next. The school's youngest eligible team, the Mini Level 1 "Sparklers", which includes … more

Champs again

COLUMBIA – Cardinal Newman was one strike away from forcing a third game in its SCISA 3A softball state championship series with Wilson Hall on Thursday. Down 3-2 in the bottom of the … more
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