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East Clarendon falls to Lewisville 9-7 in series opener

TURBEVILLE -- Abby Reardon and Gracen Watts smashed home runs but it was not enough as East Clarendon fell to Lewisville 9-7 in nine innings on Monday in the opener of the best-of-3 1A softball state … more

Palmetto Pro Open final scuttled

The tennis enthusiasts that gathered around the stadium court at Palmetto Tennis Center on Sunday for the final of the Palmetto Pro Open went away disappointed after the match was decided when No. … more

'Veteran' Junior P-15's ready for state playoffs

When the Sumter Junior P-15's made the Junior American Legion baseball state tournament last season, they did so as a very young team. When the Junior P-15's begin play in the state playoffs on Tuesday to try and find their way back to the state … more


TV, RADIO TODAY 5 a.m. - Professional Tennis: BMW Open Early-Round Matches from Munich (TENNIS). 1 p.m. - Professional Tennis: Istanbul Open Early-Round Matches from Istanbul (TENNIS). 2:30 p.m. - International Soccer: English Premier … more

P-15's fall 10-9, Game 2 rained out

The second game of the American Legion baseball state playoffs second-round series between Sumter and Camden scheduled for Tuesday at Riley Park was postponed due to the heavy thunderstorm that rolled through Sumter. The game has been rescheduled … more

Kennedy pitches Junior P-15's to 3-1 victory over Camden in series opener

Dustin Kennedy has been the ace of the pitching staff for the Sumter Junior P-15's this season. That's why he was called to toe the rubber in the opening game in the second-round series of the American Legion baseball junior state playoffs against … more

Wilson Hall golf finishes 3rd in SCISA 3A state tournament

CONWAY - The Wilson Hall varsity boys golf team finished third in the SCISA 3A golf state tournament while Baron Walker Jones was second in the individual competition on Tuesday at The Hackler Course at Coastal Carolina. The Barons shot a 333 in … more

Picked off

Lakewood High School pitching ace Lathan Todd wasn't his normal sharp self in the Gators' opening game in the District VIII tournament of the 4A baseball state playoffs against A.C. Flora on Tuesday at the LHS field. So Lakewood turned to another … more

Gamecocks jump to 14th place in Collegiate Baseball poll

The University of South Carolina baseball jumped from 25th to 14th in the Collegiate Baseball poll after winning its Southeastern Conference series against Vanderbilt with a 10-9 come-from-behind triumph in Nashville, Tennessee, on Sunday. The … more

Blythewood whips Sumter 11-0 in 5A opener

Prior to the Sumter High School baseball team's 5A District VI playoff opener on Tuesday against Blythewood, head baseball coach Brooks Shumake received a framed No. 20 jersey from SHS athletic director Curtis Johnson in recognition of Shumake … more

Early and often

BISHOPVILLE - Robert E. Lee Academy scored early and often in the opening game of its SCISA 2A baseball playoffs quarterfinal series against St. Andrew's on Monday at the REL field. And Dustin Kennedy gave up just three hits with eight strikeouts … more

Lakewood softball, East Clarendon baseball ready for state playoffs

The Lakewood High School softball team and the East Clarendon baseball team begin play in their respective district tournaments in their respective state playoffs today. The Lady Gators will travel to Chapin for a 6 p.m. contest in the District V … more

Swampcats rally for 6-5 triumph over Hammond

MANNING - Laurence Manning Academy overcame a slow start to beat Hammond 6-5 in the opening game of their SCISA 3A baseball playoff quarterfinal series on Monday at Tucker Belangia Diamond. The Swampcats, the 2-time defending state champion, … more

Sumter 'O'Zone all stars blank Hilton Head 10-0

UNION -- The Sumter 11-12 year-old "O"Zone all-star baseball team defeated Hilton Head 10-0 in five innings in its opening game in the state tournament on Saturday.Clark Kinney and Blake VanPatten … more

TSA's Hunley to run track, play volleyball for Randolph

DALZELL - Taja Hunley has been an extremely busy student-athlete during her time at Thomas Sumter Academy. She competed in volleyball in the fall, basketball in the winter and in track and field in the spring. Now that she is coming to the end of … more

Sumter wrestler Hannah McElroy signs with PC

Hannah McElroy, the lone female wrestler on Sumter High School's varsity wrestling team, signed on with Presbyterian College's nascent women's wrestling team on Friday. McElroy said she became interested in the male-dominated sport because of her … more

Manning, Dalzell Legion to hold organizational baseball meetings

The Manning-Santee American Legion Post 68 baseball program will have an organizational meeting for both its junior and senior teams on Saturday, May 5, beginning at 9:30 a.m. The meeting will take place at the American Legion hut located at 552 … more

One step away

The SCISA baseball state playoffs resume on Monday with Laurence Manning Academy, Wilson Hall and Robert E. Lee Academy playing in their respective semifinal series. LMA, the 2-time defending 3A state champion, will try to keep alive its hopes of … more

Former world No. 35 Govortsova playing in Palmetto Pro Open after having baby

Olga Govortsova is trying to work her way back up the world rankings in women's tennis after taking time off to have a baby. Part of that journey means competing in qualifying tournaments to just get in the main draw for $25,000 USTA Pro Circuit … more

P-15's, Junior P-15's play today at Riley beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Both the Sumter P-15's and the Junior P-15's will be playing host to their counterparts from Camden Post 17 in American Legion baseball second-round state playoff series today at Riley Park. The … more
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