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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

Henry runs wild in 34-10 Sumter victory over Conway

CONWAY - Jonathan Henry's third carry of the night was disastrous. The Sumter High School tailback had the ball punched out of his arms -- inside the red zone, no less -- and blew a golden scoring opportunity for he and his Gamecock … more

Barons smothered by 2017 2A state champion First Baptist 70-3

There was a glimmer of hope in the early going for the Wilson Hall football team on Friday in its contest against First Baptist of Charleston at Spencer Field. The Barons' Graham Van Patten intercepted a pass from Hurricane quarterback Myron … more

SHS girls tennis, volleyball teams pick up 1st region victories

The Sumter High School varsity girls tennis team won both of the double matches to beat Irmo 4-3 on Tuesday at the SHS courts. It was the Lady Gamecocks' first Region IV-5A victory and third of the season. SINIGLES 1 -- Whitney Crawford (S) … more

Boxing returns to the Midlands

COLUMBIA - Professional boxing returned to the Midlands on Saturday with "Put Up or Shut Up," an event presented by Andrew Stokes Promotions. Roughly 800 fight fans filled Jamil Shrine Temple for the seven fights, all but one of which ended by … more

First Sumter Item Media Day opens door to thoughts of coaches, players

The first The Sumter Item Media Day was held on Wednesday, and it was a smashing success. Both the coaches and the players from the 12 schools in Sumter, Clarendon and Lee counties that play high school football were engaging. They tried their best … more

Knights lose heartbreaker to Richland Northeast, 21-20

DALZELL - Close, but no cigar. The Crestwood High School football team couldn't quite get it done against the Richland Northeast Cavaliers on Friday at Donald L. Crolley Memorial Stadium, falling by a final score of 21-20. "(We had) a lot of … more

Generals suffer 42-7 loss to Trinity-Byrnes

DALZELL - The Thomas Sumter Academy football team looked to defend its home turf against the Titans of Trinity-Byrnes on Friday in head coach Randy Stogner's first game at General Field. The Generals would prove to be heavily outmatched, however, … more

Local prep football games still on for now

With all of the local school districts and each of the five South Carolina Independent School Association schools cancelling classes for Thursday because of the remnants of Hurricane Michael expected to come through the area, there will be no … more

Manning looking for 3-0 start in region play

The Manning High School football team looks to make it five wins in a row - but more importantly three wins in a row in Region VIII-3A - when it travels to Pawleys Island on Friday to take on Waccamaw beginning at 7:30 p.m. The Monarchs are 2-0 … more

Big 2nd half propels Cavaliers past Heathwood Hall 21-7

BISHOPVILLE - The Robert E. Lee Academy Cavaliers defeated Heathwood Hall 21-7 in their high school football season opener on Thursday at McCutchen Stadium. The Cavaliers came out of the gate with a slow start but played well in the second … more

Lakewood beats Manning 27-26 on last-play safety

MANNING -- The varsity football teams from Lakewood and Manning high schools proved on Friday that baseball legend Yogi Berra's old adage "It ain't over till it's over" still stands true today. With what both Lakewood head coach Larry Cornelius … more

Swampcats whip Florence Christian

FLORENCE - Laurence Manning Academy's varsity football team improved to 2-1 on the season with a 48-6 triumph over Florence Christian School on Saturday at the FCS field. Wyatt Rowland rushed for 71 yards and two touchdowns and caught a touchdown … more

0-4 Knights return to action against IV-4A foe A.C. Flora

Despite a 0-4 start to the 2018 season, there is good news for the Crestwood High School football team. The Knights can turn things around with a good performance in Region IV-4A. That part of the season begins on Friday with a home matchup … more

Lakewood tops Colleton County 35-19 in 'home' victory

Bringing everything together for a "home" football game in less than 24 hours is not an easy thing to do, but the Lakewood Gators made it worth on Saturday at Sumter Memorial Stadium.Lakewood … more

East Clarendon-Timmonsville game suspended to Monday

TIMMONSVILLE -- The high school football game between East Clarendon and Timmonsville which was suspended on Friday will resume on Monday at 7 p.m. at the Whirlwinds' field.The contest was suspended … more

Manning earns 4th-straight win, 37-7 over Georgetown

MANNING -- Manning High School's football team clicked in all three phases of the game Friday at Ramsey Field as the Monarchs spoiled Georgetown High School's long-awaited return to the football … more

Local high school sports returning to regular routine with few exceptions

After the threat of Hurricane Florence basically shut down sports at the seven local South Carolina High School League schools and the five South Carolina Independent School Association schools last week, things returned to some normalcy on Monday. … more

Knights fall again, 44-14 to Lower Richland

HOPKINS -- The Crestwood High School varsity football team is still searching for its first win after falling to Lower Richland by a score of 44-14 on Friday at the LR field. “We didn’t show … more
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