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SUMTER Game 5: Bluffton Lineman Eric Watts 3 solo tackles - 2 sacks (-17 yards) 3 TFLs (-23 yards); 1 forced fumble Special Teams Shaun Parker 3 tackles on kickoff team; also 5 … more

Sumter's Kirkhart wins 2 events in region swim meet

COLUMBIA - Hayden Kirkhart won two events and Abby Hoshour won another for the Sumter High School girls swim team in the Region IV-5A meet on Saturday at Harbison Rec Center. Kirkhart won the 50-meter freestyle and the 100 backstroke, while … more


TV, RADIO TODAY 5 a.m. - Professional Tennis: Japan Open Championships Early-Round Matches and China Open Early-Round Matches (TENNIS). 11 a.m. - Women's Professional Golf: Ladies European Tour Mediterranean Ladies Open Third round from … more

Cavaliers keep rolling with 48-26 win over Thomas Sumter

BISHOPVILLE - The Robert E. Lee Academy football team remained undefeated on the season with a 48-26 victory over Thomas Sumter Academy on Friday at McCutchen Field. Hunter McGee scored three touchdowns for the Cavaliers, who improved to 6-0 on … more

Manning beats Academic Magnet 61-0 at homecoming

MANNING - Manning High School football head coach Keith West was a happy man late on Friday evening. “We’re happy we won, we’re happy everyone got to play, and we’re happy that we are 1-0 … more

Laurence Manning falls 26-7 to First Baptist

By EDDIE LITAKER Special to The Sumter Item MANNING -- In what Laurence Manning Academy head football coach Robbie Briggs viewed as a measuring stick game for his team, missed opportunities … more

Sumter cruises past Lugoff-Elgin 45-0 in Region IV-5A opener

LUGOFF -- The Sumter High varsity football team did to Lugoff-Elgin on Friday what it had done to its first five opponents of the season: win in dominating fashion. The Gamecocks obliterated L-E … more

Wilson Hall suffers 40-28 homecoming loss to Ben Lippen

From staff reports COLUMBIA -- After limiting Pinewood Prep to just 14 points last week to pick up its first win of the season, the Wilson Hall football team was hoping that momentum would carry … more

Crestwood loses another heartbreaker, 17-16 to Flora

DALZELL - The hard luck for the Crestwood High School varsity football team continued Friday as the Knights dropped a 17-16 decision to A.C. Flora in their Region V-4A opener at Donald L. Crolley … more

LMA faces tough test in First Baptist

For the unbeaten Laurence Manning Academy varsity football team, the opponents keep getting tougher and the stakes higher as the season rolls on. The Swampcats, now 4-0 after last week's victory over Ben Lippen, host Charleston's First Baptist … more

Monarchs host Academic Magnet for homecoming

A game that could have had a devastating affect on the football season for Manning High School has become something of a bitter memory. That's because the Monarchs have responded with two straight victories and now get a chance to make a push for … more

Unbeaten Gamecocks host winless Lugoff-Elgin in Region IV-5A debut

The Sumter High School football team is 5-0 on the season, ranked No. 7 among 5A teams in the latest S.C. Prep Media Football Poll and has outscored its foes 221-67. The Gamecocks will be trying to remain undefeated when they take to the road … more

SHS swim team prepares for Saturday's Region IV-5A meet

The Sumter High School swim team was at the City of Sumter Aquatic Center on Thursday watching the skies as it tried to get in a practice session ahead of Saturday's Region IV-5A meet at the Harbison Rec Center in Columbia. Wednesday's practice had … more

3-1 Gators reset for region play

It's been three weeks since the Lakewood High School varsity football team has taken the field due to a cancellation because of Hurricane Florence and a bye week. However, the Gators, who are 3-1 on the season, are ready to finally get back at it … more

SHS girls tennis, volleyball teams pick up 1st region victories

The Sumter High School varsity girls tennis team won both of the double matches to beat Irmo 4-3 on Tuesday at the SHS courts. It was the Lady Gamecocks' first Region IV-5A victory and third of the season. SINIGLES 1 -- Whitney Crawford (S) … more

Boxing returns to the Midlands

COLUMBIA - Professional boxing returned to the Midlands on Saturday with "Put Up or Shut Up," an event presented by Andrew Stokes Promotions. Roughly 800 fight fans filled Jamil Shrine Temple for the seven fights, all but one of which ended by … more

0-4 Knights return to action against IV-4A foe A.C. Flora

Despite a 0-4 start to the 2018 season, there is good news for the Crestwood High School football team. The Knights can turn things around with a good performance in Region IV-4A. That part of the season begins on Friday with a home matchup … more


SOUTH CAROLINA (2-1) Sept. 1 Coastal Carolina, 49-15 W Sept. 8 Georgia, 41-17 L Sept. 15 Marshall, canceled Sept. 22 at Vanderbilt, 37-14 W Sept. 29 at Kentucky, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6 Missouri, noon Oct. 13 Texas A&M TBA Oct. 27 … more

Herlong, Smith, Nelson, Warren earn weekly honors

Mills Herlong has been an integral part of the Wilson Hall football team since his freshman season as a kicker. Last week against Pinewood Prep, Herlong put himself in the spotlight with his play as a cornerback. Herlong, now a senior who is … more

Middle schools will make up postponed football games

The Sumter Middle School Conference will make up the football games postponed because of Hurricane Florence on Saturday. Bates will play at Ebenezer beginning at 9 a.m. The other three games - R.E. Davis at Alice Drive, Manning at Hillcrest and … more
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