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Sumter High boys golf finishes tied for 11th in 5A state tournament

FLORENCE - The Sumter High School varsity boys golf team finished in a tie for 11th among 16 teams in the 36-hole 5A state tournament played on Monday and Tuesday at Country Club of South Carolina. The Gamecocks had a 2-round score of 637, tying … more

Tournament champions

The 9U Sumter Braves won the USSSA Charleston Wood Bat Classic held on Saturday and Sunday in North Charleston. The Braves beat the Summerville Heat 10-2 and the Palmetto Blue Claws 7-2 on Saturday … more

Manning, Lexington to play twinbill today in Manning

Manning-Santee Post 68 and Lexington Post 7 will play an American Legion baseball doubleheader today beginning at 6 p.m. at Monarch Field in Manning. The teams began playing a game in Lexington on … more

Surging Fire Ants set for district tournament

When the University of South Carolina Sumter baseball team takes the field today at 3:30 p.m. against ASA Brooklyn in the opening game of the Eastern District championship, it will do so as a different team than the one that lost five of its last … more

Yankees’ Montgomery scheduled for Tommy John surgery today; to be out for at least one year

Jordan Montgomery's fledgling, yet successful, Major League Baseball career has come to its first major crossroad. Montgomery, the Sumter native who is in his second season as a left-handed … more

CHS boys soccer gets 3rd place

Crestwood High School's varsity boys soccer team clinched third place in Region VI-4A with a 2-1 victory over Lakewood on Friday at J. Frank Baker Stadium. The Knights, who lost to LHS 6-2 earlier this season, improved to 9-5 overall and finished … more

Barons softball defeats LMA 8-6

MANNING - Wilson Hall's varsity softball team defeated Laurence Manning Academy 8-6 in eight innings on Friday at Julie Skolar Field. The game was tied 5-5 after seven innings. WH scored three runs in the top of the eight. Madison Elmore led … more

Breaking good

By virtue of second-place finishes in their respective regions, the baseball teams from Sumter and Lakewood high schools will open the state playoffs with home games on Tuesday. And because of the uneven number of regions in 5A, SHS is actually … more

Sumter rallies past Camden 7-6, heading back to state tournament

After losing just two games entering the second round of the Junior American Legion baseball playoffs, Sumter entered play on Wednesday looking to avoid a potentially season-ending 2-game losing streak in its best-of-3 series against Camden. For … more

LMA gets walk-off win against Barons

MANNING - Wilson Hall's varsity baseball team was two outs away from ending Laurence Manning Academy's undefeated run through SCISA Region II-3A. Then, just as often is the case in this heated rivalry, a late rally resulted in a walk-off win, … more

Sumter Touchdown Club looking for new members, sponsorships

The Sumter Touchdown Club presented by FTC has made great strides in what it does for local high school football players in the past few years in honoring them for both their on-field and academic successes. As it prepares for its 29th season, … more


TV, RADIO TODAY 5:30 a.m. - Professional/International Tennis: Monte Carlo Masters Doubles and Singles Championship Matches and Fed Cup Semifinals Day 2 - United States vs. France (TENNIS). 8 a.m. - Professional Golf: European PGA Tour … more

Williamson's 3-hit shutout, Todd's walk-off RBI single lifts P-15's past Camden 1-0

As Rylan Williamson came back into the Sumter P-15's dugout with another zero in the visitor's column on the Riley Park scoreboard on Wednesday, he had one constant plea to his … more

Clevinger tosses 2-hit shutout in Indians' 4-0 win over Orioles

BALTIMORE (AP) - Mike Clevinger is proving to be a worthy member of the Cleveland Indians' formidable rotation. Clevinger pitched a two-hitter in his first career complete game, and the Indians hit three solo homers off Chris Tillman in a 4-0 … more

Gamecocks after Florida defensive lineman Sorrells

University of South Carolina football head coach Will Muschamp is zeroing in on one-time Florida defensive lineman commitment Jaquaze Sorrells of Largo, Fla. Sorrells camped at USC last month and plans to return for an official visit, probably … more

Hartsville hands P-15's 1st league loss

Four first-inning errors by the Sumter P-15's led to five unearned runs for Hartsville, giving Post 53 more than enough of an early cushion to hold on for an 8-4 American Legion baseball victory on … more

Scott's Branch set to defend 1A state titles at this weekend's state meet

The boys and girls track and field teams from Scott's Branch High School have put themselves into position to defend their 1A state titles. Now it's just a matter of taking care of business in Columbia on Saturday. The SB teams easily defended … more

East Clarendon softball win away from title series

The East Clarendon High School softball team is just one victory away from playing in the 1A softball state championship series for the fifth time in six years. All it needs is a victory over Hannah-Pamplico in the championship round of the lower … more

Yankees' Montgomery scheduled for Tommy John surgery today; to be out for at least one year

Jordan Montgomery's fledgling, yet successful, Major League Baseball career has come to its first major crossroad. Montgomery, the Sumter native who is in his second season as a left-handed starting pitcher with the New York Yankees, will have … more


TV, RADIO TODAY 6 a.m. - Professional Tennis: Gerry Weber Open Early-Round Matches from Halle, Germany, and Fever-Tree Championships Early-Round Matches from London (TENNIS). 8 a.m. - International Soccer: FIFA World Cup Group H Match from … more
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