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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

Sumter's Nelson and Gass, Lakewood's Richardson announce college choices

Their senior seasons have yet to begin, but three Sumter area high school football players have made decisions on where they want to play the game in college. Zion Nelson and Tayvian Gass, both offensive linemen from Sumter High School, and Malik … more

Sumter-native Sears anxious to return to mound for Charleston Riverdogs

After spending much of April and all of July nursing a sore shoulder, Sumter native John Patrick Sears is ready to get back on the mound for the Charleston Riverdogs. The former Wilson Hall and Sumter P-15's left-hander is the third hometown hero … more

P-15's have faced four of the teams making up Southeast Region field

The field for the American Legion baseball Southeast Region Tournament should look very familiar to the fans of the Sumter P-15's. Four of the seven other teams appeared on Sumter's schedule this year. Along with South Carolina state champion … more

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

Earning a championship

The Sumter Junior P-15's baseball team won the Junior American Legion baseball state tournament on Thursday, defeating Spartanburg 5-0 at Mike Johnson Park in Georgetown. the road to the championship was far from an easy one though. In fact, Sumter … more

Periera back in dugout days after breaking jaw

COLUMBIA - He might not have been in uniform, but Joey Pereira was back where he wanted to be on Thursday. After being struck in the face by a baseball during Sumter's 2-1, 8-inning win at Florence on Monday to open play in the South Carolina … more

P-15's fall 4-2 to Chapin/Newberry in state championship, will play in Southeast Regional

COLUMBIA -- The Sumter P-15's fell short in their bid to win the program's first American Legion baseball state title since 2010, falling to Chapin/Newberry Posts 193/24 4-2 in the championship game … 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

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

Kennedy pitches Junior P-15's to state title

GEORGETOWN — The Sumter Junior P-15's rode the complete-game, shutout pitching of Dustin Kennedy to a 5-0 victory over Spartanburg to win the Junior American Legion baseball state tournament on … more

Junior P-15's game postponed due to rain

The Sumter Junior P-15's did not get to play in the championship round of the Junior American Legion baseball state tournament on Wednesday at Mike Johnson Park in Georgetown. Their game was … more

P-15's trail 4-0 in game with Chapin/Newberry suspended in 5th after rain storm

COLUMBIA -- As South Carolina American Legion baseball state tournament play moved to Spirit Communications Park on Wednesday, Sumter's Senior American Legion baseball team was poised to stamp its … more

Sumter's Kinney concludes Citadel baseball career with outstanding senior campaign

William Kinney was a major part of the The Citadel baseball program from the time he stepped on the Charleston military school campus as a freshman to the final game he played on May 22. He started 49 games as a freshman, played every inning as a … more

SCISA schools begin football practice today; SCHSL Friday

With the start of the high school football season coming on fast, practice begins today. The five schools in the South Carolina Independent School Association begin play today with six of the seven South Carolina High School League schools … more

Palmetto Tennis Center hosting 12's Zonal Tournament

The City of Sumter will play host to the United States Tennis Association 12's Zonal Tournament for the sixth time at Palmetto Tennis Center. The tournament begins today and will run through Monday. "It's a team event, which is rare for these … more

Touchdown Club seeks new 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

P-15's face Chapin/Newberry in state winners bracket game with spot in Southeast Region tourney on line

The Sumter P-15's faced Chapin/Newberry in the American Legion baseball Palmetto Invitational at Riley Park in late June. The game was 2-1 Chapin going into the top of the seventh inning when C/N posted seven runs for a 9-1 triumph. "That was … more

Junior P-15's forfeit, will still play for title today

GEORGETOWN - The Sumter Junior P-15's will be playing in a winner-take-all game for the state title in the Junior American Legion baseball state tournament today at Mike Johnson Park. Sumter made the decision to forfeit its game against Horry … 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
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