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Laurence Manning cruises past Wilson Hall 72-53

The Laurence Manning Academy varsity boys basketball team showed why it is the team to beat out of SCISA Region 2-3A as the region tournament starts Monday at the Sumter County Civic Center. Both LMA and archrival Wilson Hall got off to quick … more

Sumter wins second-place tiebreaker 60-46 over West Florence

FLORENCE - The Sumter High School varsity girls basketball team clinched second place in Region VI-5A with a 60-46 victory over Conway on Saturday at the West Florence gymnasium in a special game to determine second. Sumter, which improved to … more

Twelve area teams begin play in SCHSL playoffs

Seven local high school girls basketball teams and five boys teams will begin play in the South Carolina High School League state playoffs with 10 of them playing their first games at home. Both teams from Sumter, Manning and East Clarendon will … more

Lady Barons hold off archrival Laurence Manning 66-56

Through three quarters of basketball at Laurence Manning Academy's Bubba Davis Gymnasium, it looked as though the Swampcats might be able to pull off an upset victory over their archrival Wilson … more

Sumter QB Jackson signs with Highland CC

Fans of Sumter High football will hate to see 3-year starting quarterback Zykiem Jackson go, but Highland Community College in Highland, Kansas, will be happy to see him coming. Jackson, the Region VI-5A Offensive Player of the Year, signed a … more

Sumter clinches region with 61-53 win over West Florence

FLORENCE - The West Florence High School boys basketball team was not able to sustain the magic from Tuesday's upset of second-ranked Conway in overtime. Against No. 6 Sumter on Thursday, an early 17-4 Gamecocks run was too much as coach Pete … more

Sumter's Moore named to all-star roster

Sumter High School's Isiah Moore has been selected to play for South Carolina in the Carolinas Classic All-Star Basketball Games. The boys and girls games, which pit the top seniors from the Palmetto State against those from North Carolina, will … more

Turning over the roster

As is always the case in junior college baseball, there is going to be steady turnover on a year-in, year-out basis. However, for the University of South Carolina Sumter, there is going to be a bit more than usual. The Fire Ants will have just … more

Gators defend region VI-4A title; Sumter girls throttle West Florence

DARLINGTON - Lakewood High School's varsity boys basketball team defended its Region VI-4A title on Thursday with a 50-48 victory over Darlington at the DHS gymnasium. The Gators finished 7-1 in region play and are now 16-9 on the season. They … more

Crestwood's Blanding will play football at Limestone

Sometimes having someone tell them that they can't do something is all the motivation that a person needs to exceed beyond their wildest dreams or expectations. That was the case for Crestwood High School North-South linebacker Camron Blanding, … more

Lee Central all-state defensive end Lowery glad mama let him play; signs with S.C. State

BISHOPVILLE - When Deontae Lowery was in the seventh grade at Lee Central Middle School, he was approached by a coach at the school who asked him if he was interested in playing football. Lowery wasn't sure if he did or not. He had to check with … more

Crestwood Shrine Bowl defensive lineman Simon becomes Bulldog

Crestwood High School Shrine Bowl defensive lineman Chris Simon is heading to South Carolina State University next fall to join the Bulldogs' storied football program, and he's taking a few Stallions along with him. Simon will be joined by Lee … more

On their way to Orangeburg

BISHOPVILLE - When Demetrius DuBose was a freshman on the Lee Central High School varsity football team, the Stallions ran a spread offense under then head coach Baron Turner. DuBose played outside at wide receiver. After Justin Danner took over … more

Sumter's Moore heading to College of Charleston

When he was a freshman at Westwood High School in Blythewood, Isaih Moore was a 5-10 point guard on the basketball team. Four years later, and a foot taller, Moore is heading to the College of Charleston to play forward for the Cougars and head … more

Lady Barons knock off Heathwood Hall 55-27; Crestwood clinches Region VI

Wilson Hall's varsity girls basketball team improved to 16-6 on the season with a 55-27 victory over Heathwood Hall on Wednesday at Nash Student Center. Natalie Jackson scored 14 points to lead a balanced Lady Barons scoring attack. Courtney … more

Alice Drive, Chestnut Oaks advance to boys middle school title game

Top seed Alice Drive Middle School and No. 2 seed Chestnut Oaks advanced to the championship game of the Sumter Middle School Conference boys basketball tournament with semifinal wins on Tuesday.AD … more

One victory away

The Sumter High School varsity boys basketball team's pursuit of a Region VI-5A championship has taken an unexpected turn as head coach Shawn Jones has been bitten by the flu bug, which has been making its way around the SHS campus over the past … more

Josh McDaniels backs out of deal to become Colts coach hours after hiring announced

INDIANAPOLIS - Josh McDaniels has backed out of a deal to become the Indianapolis' Colts new coach, a decision that shocked the franchise hours after it announced his hiring. The Colts confirmed McDaniels' decision in a statement Tuesday night … more

Crestwood clinches top seed from Region VI-4A with 47-38 win over Darlington

MYRTLE BEACH - Carolina Forest High School 's varsity girls basketball team hit two free throws in the closing seconds to pick up a 43-42 victory over Sumter High School on Tuesday at the CF gymnasium. With the win, Carolina Forest clinched the … more

Fire Ants' outlook improved as season starts

In the 10 years of the University of South Carolina Sumter softball program, the 2017 campaign was the worst. The Fire Ants went just 2-26 on the season. "By far, it was our worst season," said USC Sumter head coach Adrienne Cataldo, who is about … more
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