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The SCISA baseball state playoffs resume on Monday with Laurence Manning Academy, Wilson Hall and Robert E. Lee Academy playing in their respective semifinal series. LMA, the 2-time defending 3A state champion, will try to keep alive its hopes of … more

Fire Ants looking to make run in tournament

If the University of South Carolina Sumter baseball team is going to make a run and win the NJCAA Region X tournament, it's going to come down to one thing, according to head coach Tim Medlin: Pitching. "it's pretty simple. We need Lindsey … more

SCISA championships, SCHSL state qualifying meets set for Saturday

It is a big weekend for high school track and field, as the South Carolina Independent School Association will hold its championships on Saturday, while the South Carolina High School League will set the field for its respective state meets with … more

Sumter cheer gym sending 3 teams to nationals

In only its third year of operation, Palmetto Xplosion All-Star Cheer and Sports will send three teams to a pair of nationwide competitions this weekend and next. The school's youngest eligible team, the Mini Level 1 "Sparklers", which includes … more

East Clarendon softball opens in 1A lower state tournament

The East Clarendon High School softball team will open the 1A state playoffs lower state tournament on the road against Lake View today at 5:30 p.m. The Lady Wolverines, the defending state champions, advanced to the lower state tournament with … more

Dalzell-Shaw baseball organizational meeting today

The Dalzell-Shaw Post 175 American Legion baseball program will hold an organizational meeting today at 7 p.m. The meeting will take place at the American Legion post located at 3625 Camden Highway in Dalzell. All boys ages 13-19 at Ebenezer … more

Sumter High wins Region VI-5A golf title

LORIS - The Sumter High School varsity boys golf team won the Region VI-5A championship on Tuesday at Diamondback Golf Course. The Gamecocks won with a score of 325. Evans Lewis led SHS with a 75 followed by Dixon Flowers with a 78, Bradley … more

LMA takes series against Hammond with 4-1 victory

COLUMBIA - Riley Nettles' big hit couldn't have come at a better time for the Laurence Manning Academy baseball team at Hammond's Folsom Field on Tuesday. Nettles' bases-clearing double in the third inning gave the Swampcats a 3-0 lead. LMA then … more

Barons beat Pinewood 10-9 in 8, advance to semifinals

After more than three hours and eight excruciating innings of back-and-forth drama, Tuesday's SCISA 3A baseball state playoff game between Wilson Hall and Pinewood Prep came down to, of all things, a wild pitch that brought home Wise Segars with the … more


TV, RADIO TODAY 5 a.m. - Professional Tennis: BMW Open Early-Round Matches from Munich (TENNIS). 1 p.m. - Professional Tennis: Istanbul Open Early-Round Matches from Istanbul (TENNIS). 2:30 p.m. - International Soccer: English Premier … more

Gamecocks jump to 14th place in Collegiate Baseball poll

The University of South Carolina baseball jumped from 25th to 14th in the Collegiate Baseball poll after winning its Southeastern Conference series against Vanderbilt with a 10-9 come-from-behind triumph in Nashville, Tennessee, on Sunday. The … more

Early and often

BISHOPVILLE - Robert E. Lee Academy scored early and often in the opening game of its SCISA 2A baseball playoffs quarterfinal series against St. Andrew's on Monday at the REL field. And Dustin Kennedy gave up just three hits with eight strikeouts … more

Swampcats rally for 6-5 triumph over Hammond

MANNING - Laurence Manning Academy overcame a slow start to beat Hammond 6-5 in the opening game of their SCISA 3A baseball playoff quarterfinal series on Monday at Tucker Belangia Diamond. The Swampcats, the 2-time defending state champion, … more

Gators knocked out with 10-6 loss to Flora

After taking a 4-run lead into the bottom of the seventh inning only to lose to Cane Bay 7-6 in eight innings on Thursday in the winners bracket game of the District VIII tournament in the 4A … more

Bounce back

Four days after suffering an embarrassing 11-0, 6-inning loss to Blythewood High School in its District VI tournament opener in the 5A state playoffs on Tuesday at Riley Park, Sumter High School's varsity baseball team turned the tables on the … more

Lakewood, Sumter win region track meets, set for state qualifiers

The Lakewood High School boys track and field team and the Sumter boys team won their respective region meets on Thursday. Lakewood's 4x400-meter relay team won the final event of the Region VI-4A meet at the Darlington High track to help the … more

Fire Ants fall in Region X softball tourney

The University of South Carolina Sumter softball team saw its season come to an end with a 7-1 loss to South Carolina Salkehatchie in an elimination game in the NJCAA Region X tournament on Saturday at Patriot Park SportPlex. USC Sumter finishes … more

Panthers upgrade speed to keep up with NFC South

CHARLOTTE (AP) - General manager Marty Hurney felt he needed to upgrade team speed after the Panthers failed to win the NFC South the last two seasons. He believes he's done just that in the NFL draft. The Panthers selected field-stretching … more

Wilson Hall, LMA, REL set for SCISA baseball state playoffs

Laurence Manning Academy, Wilson Hall and Robert E. Lee Academy will begin play in their respective SCISA baseball state playoff series on Monday. LMA, the 2-time defending 3A state champion with a 15-4 record, will play host to Hammond at 6 p.m. … more

Barons sweep boys, girls SCISA Region II-3A meets

The Wilson Hall boys and girls track and field teams both won the SCISA Region II-3A meet on Wednesday at Spencer Field. The Lady Barons won with 129 points followed by Orangeburg Prep with 26 and Laurence Manning Academy with 24. The WH boys … more
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