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Monarchs play host to Bishop England

The Manning High School football team missed out on a chance to win the Region VIII-3A title last week with a 19-14 loss to Hanahan. The Monarchs will try to move past that though and get back on track when they play host to Bishop England today at … more

Crestwood-Lakewood football game moved to Thursday

The Lakewood High School football team will play host to Crestwood on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at J. Frank Baker Stadium because of the threat of inclement weather on Friday. The game was originally … more

Sumter-Irmo football game moved up to Thursday due to weather forecast

Three football games rescheduled because of expected bad weather

Three local high schools - Manning, Lee Central and East Clarendon -- have moved their football games scheduled for Friday to Thursday because of the threat of inclement weather on Friday. Manning will play host to Bishop England at 7 p.m. Lee … more

Richardson, Simon, Watts named to North-South All-Star team

Three local high school football players have been selected to play in the Touchstone Energy Cooperatives North-South All-Star Game. Sumter defensive end Eric Watts will play for the North squad, while Lakewood quarterback Malik Richardson and … more

Sumter tennis faces Wando in 5A playoffs

The Sumter varsity girls tennis team will travel to Mount Pleasant on Wednesday to take on Wando at 4:30 p.m. in the first round of the Region IV-5A playoffs. The Lady Gamecocks earned the No. 3 seed in the region by finishing 4-4 in region … more

Roach, Dinkins-McCall, Gass, Swaringer earn weekly honors

Scott's Branch High School football player Sean Swaringer admits it was kind of hard to believe what had taken place. "It's amazing," Swaringer said. "It was like a dream." While it may have been like a dream sequence to Swaringer, it was like … more

Sumter football's Zion Nelson selected to Shrine Bowl

Sumter High School left offensive tackle Zion Nelson has been selected to play in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas on Dec. 15 in Spartanburg. The 6-foot-6-inch, 245-pound Nelson will play for the South Carolina squad against the North Carolina … more

Area Roundup: Scott's Branch clinches playoff birth, Laurence Manning wins big

SUMMERTON - Sean Swaringer ran for four touchdowns, passed for two more and returned a fumble for another to lead Scott's Branch High School to a 67-20 victory over Cross on Friday at Earnest Spann Stadium. Swaringer rushed for 254 yards on 21 … more

Crestwood falls 25-21 to Orangeburg-Wilkinson

DALZELL - Crestwood High School knew what was at stake for itself in its varsity football game against Orangeburg-Wilkinson on Friday. The Knights needed a victory to keep their hopes of securing a spot in the 4A state playoffs alive. Instead of … more

Sumter basketball standout Calvin Felder commits to Boston College

Sumter High School standout basketball forward Calvin Felder made a verbal commitment to play college basketball with Atlantic Coast Conference school Boston College on Friday at Sumter High School. "I felt at home," the 6-foot-8-inch Felder said … more

Lady Barons fall 6-0 to Ashley Hall in SCISA 3A semifinals

Wilson Hall's girls tennis team fell to Ashley Hall 6-0 in the semifinals of the SCISA 3A state playoffs on Friday at Palmetto Tennis Center. However, Lady Barons head coach Julia Sorrells was pleased with the performance of her team. "We faced … more

Sumter blanks Spring Valley 38-0

By DENNIS BRUNSON dennis@theitem.com The defensive unit for the Sumter High School football team actually got a little help from Spring Valley to keep the Vikings off the scoreboard in the … more

Manning falls short against Hanahan 19-14

Manning comes up short against Hanahan By Neill Kirkpatrick Special to the Item Hanahan – With 2:29 left and the Monarchs trailing 19-14 to the Hawks of Hanahan, quarterback Jack Owens drove … more

Wilson Hall football cruises past Thomas Sumter 34-7

In a matchup between two 2-5 teams who are looking to solidify playoff position in important games next week, Wilson Hall came away with a 34-7 win over cross-county rival Thomas Sumter Academy … more

Local netters in SCISA tourney this weekend in Myrtle Beach

Three local teams will travel to Myrtle Beach today to take part in the SCISA state volleyball tournaments, which is scheduled to get underway at noon at the Myrtle Beach Sports Center and wrap up sometime late Saturday afternoon. Thomas Sumter … more

Sumter hosts Spring Valley tonight in key region matchup

Sumter High School may not be able to secure the Region IV-5A football title with a victory over Spring Valley on Friday, but it can certainly line itself up on a straight site line to the title. A loss wouldn't kill the Gamecocks' chances of … more

Lady Hawks cap perfect season with win in middle school volleyball tournament

The Alice Drive Middle School volleyball team defeated Bates 2-0 to win the Sumter Middle School Conference tournament at Sumter High School on Wednesday to put a ribbon on a perfect season. "The girls work hard," said Alice Drive head coach Anne … more

Manning, Alice Drive paired in middle school championship

Top seed Manning Junior High School and No. 3 seed Alice Drive Middle School advanced to the Sumter Middle School Conference championship football game with semifinal victories on Tuesday. Manning defeated No. 4 seed Furman 22-14 at Ramsey … more

Region lead on line for streaking Monarchs

The Manning High School varsity football team is on a roll right now as it looks to make it six wins in a row on Friday as it travels to take on Hanahan. However, there will be far more on the line than a winning streak. "We feel like this is the … more
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