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Sumter Touchdown Club looking for members, sponsors

The Sumter Touchdown Club presented by FTC is looking for new members and sponsors for the start of its 29th season, which is set for Friday, Aug. 31. Membership is open to the public. The fee is $100 per year and includes a full buffet breakfast … more

Delayed start of jamboree prompts look at rule governing playing in hot weather

Those arriving at Sumter Memorial Stadium early on Friday expecting a 6:30 p.m. start to the Sumter Sertoma Club's 37th Annual Sumter County Football Jamboree were greeted with an announcement that the proceedings were being held up due to a wet … more

P-15's beat Florence 4-2 to clinch regional berth, end Post 1's run as state champion

COLUMBIA - The Sumter P-15's are going to the American Legion baseball Southeast Region Tournament. Sumter defeated 2-time defending state champion Florence Post 1 4-2 on Thursday at Spirit Communications Park to advance to the championship round … more

Briggs likes Swampcats' play despite loss to Mississippi team

The Laurence Manning Academy varsity football team traveled to Montgomery, Alabama, to open its 2018 football season on Friday. And while the Swampcats suffered a 30-14 loss to 2-time defending 4A Mississippi Independent School state champion Lamar … more

Cavaliers, Swampcats suffer losses; Stallions roll over Lewisville

FLORENCE - The Robert E. Lee Academy football team suffered its first loss of the season on Friday, falling to Florence Christian School 31-19 at the FCS field. The Cavaliers, who trailed 17-0 at halftime, fell to 6-1 on the season and 1-1 in … more

Dixie Darlings team ready for World Series

The Sumter 7-8 year-old coaches pitch Dixie Darlings all-star softball team is on the way to Louisiana and it hopes to come back with a World Series title. Sumter will be playing in the Dixie Softball World Series beginning on Saturday at … more

Junior P-15's beat Aynor 9-5 to be last unbeaten at state

GEORGETOWN - The Sumter Junior P-15's remained undefeated in the Junior American Legion baseball state tournament with a 10-0, 5-inning victory over Georgetown on Sunday at Mike Johnson Park. Sumter, which improved to 21-3-1 with the victory, was … more

Wilson Hall football cruises past Thomas Sumter 34-7

In a matchup between two 2-5 teams who are looking to solidify playoff position in important games next week, Wilson Hall came away with a 34-7 win over cross-county rival Thomas Sumter Academy … more

Wilson Hall volleyball winless in Porter-Gaud Invitational

CHARLESTON - Wilson Hall lost six matches and tied another in the Porter-Gaud Invitational held on Friday and Saturday at the P-G gymnasium. The Lady Barons lost to Wando, James Island and Oceanside Collegiate all by the scores of 2-0 and fell to … more

Manning falls short against Hanahan 19-14

Manning comes up short against Hanahan By Neill Kirkpatrick Special to the Item Hanahan – With 2:29 left and the Monarchs trailing 19-14 to the Hawks of Hanahan, quarterback Jack Owens drove … more

Sumter blanks Spring Valley 38-0

By DENNIS BRUNSON dennis@theitem.com The defensive unit for the Sumter High School football team actually got a little help from Spring Valley to keep the Vikings off the scoreboard in the … more

When second is good

The American Legion baseball state tournament moves to Columbia's Spirit Communications Park on Wednesday and winning the championship will be the main goal. However, it won't be the first … more

Watts, Warren, Montgomery, Scott honored

At first glance, the statistics for Sumter High School outside linebacker Eric Watts look rather pedestrian. Watts had three total tackles, two tackles for loss, one quarterback sack, one pass breakup and four quarterback pressures and hurries in … more

Sumter moves up to No. 6 in 5A poll

Undefeated Sumter High School moved up a spot to No. 6 among 5A schools in the latest S.C. Prep Media Football Poll released on Tuesday. The Gamecocks' 29-17 victory over then No. 10 Blythewood last week, coupled with then No. 6 Dorman's 45-31 … more

Sumter TD Club meeting, Wilson Hall game cancelled

The Sumter Touchdown Club's weekly breakfast meeting and Wilson Hall's football game against Hammond in Columbia both scheduled for Friday have been cancelled due to the threat of Hurricane Florence. Since the City of Sumter will be closed on … more

Area Roundup: Scott's Branch clinches playoff birth, Laurence Manning wins big

SUMMERTON - Sean Swaringer ran for four touchdowns, passed for two more and returned a fumble for another to lead Scott's Branch High School to a 67-20 victory over Cross on Friday at Earnest Spann Stadium. Swaringer rushed for 254 yards on 21 … more

PREP SCHEDULE: Sept. 4, 2018

TUESDAY Varsity Cross Country Wilson Hall at Crestwood, 5 p.m. Varsity Swimming West Florence, South Florence, Wilson, Latta, Hartsville at Sumter, 6 p.m. Varsity Girls Tennis Lower Richland at Sumter, 5 p.m. East Clarendon at … more

Crestwood falls 25-21 to Orangeburg-Wilkinson

DALZELL - Crestwood High School knew what was at stake for itself in its varsity football game against Orangeburg-Wilkinson on Friday. The Knights needed a victory to keep their hopes of securing a spot in the 4A state playoffs alive. Instead of … more

Tournament champions

Photo provided The Sumter Braves 10U baseball team won the 12-team Demarini End of Summer Global Qualifier held in Lexington on Aug. 25-26. They went undefeated with a 4-0 record, outscoring their opponents 42-12. It was the Braves' third USSSA … more

Florence causes USC-Marshall cancellation

The unpredictability involving the arrival and the path of Hurricane Florence has caused the University of South Carolina to cancel its home football game against Marshall on Saturday, while Clemson has switched the starting time of its home contest … more
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