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Lakewood hoping to stay perfect at Manning

The Lakewood Gators have been here before. In Larry Cornelius' first season as head football coach last season, Lakewood got off to a 2-0 start. However, they lost their final eight games. The Gators are 2-0 this year as well, and they don't … more


TODAY Varsity Cross Country East Clarendon, Lake Marion, Williamsburg at Manning, 5 p.m. Junior Varsity Football Conway at Sumter, 7:30 p.m. Sumter at Richland Northeast, 6 p.m. Manning at Lakewood, 6:30 p.m. Laurence Manning at … more

Former Crestwood standout Williams more comfortable as he prepares for second season with South Carolina

COLUMBIA - Even though he played his high school football 30 or so miles from Williams-Brice Stadium and had been to the facility many times while being recruited by the University of South Carolina, former Crestwood High School standout running … more

SHS girls swim team finishes 2nd

The Sumter High School girls swim team finished second in an 8-team meet on Tuesday at City of Sumter Aquatics Center. Sumter finished with 63 points while West Florence won with 98. Sophomore Hayden Kirkhart led the Lady Gamecocks, winning … more

Generals try to bounce back against Trinity-Byrnes

Although the Thomas Sumter Academy football team lost to Spartanburg Christian School 21-7 on the road last week, first-year Generals head coach Randy Stogner did have some positive takeaways from the game. He hopes he can use those to help the team … more

Barons looking to regroup ahead of meeting with defending 2A champion First Baptist

After a disappointing 13-12 loss to Heathwood Hall in overtime last week following a failed 2-point conversion run, the Wilson Hall football team has a big task ahead of it on Friday. The Barons will look to regroup against defending SCISA 2A … more

Gamecocks break into 5A football poll

After a come-from-behind victory over Rock Hill High School in Week Zero and a 49-20 blowout triumph over Crestwood last week, the Sumter High football team has finally cracked the top 10 in the 5A portion of the S.C. Prep Media Football Poll … more

Middle school football jamboree set for today

The Sumter Middle Schools Football Jamboree will be held on Wednesday at Furman Middle School's Craig Field beginning at 5 p.m. There will be four 1-half scrimmages. The first scrimmage will have Chestnut Oaks taking on Alice Drive followed by … more

The Sumter Item honors standouts from Week 1

In all of his years of playing football, Amonte' Brown had never returned an interception for a touchdown. That is until Friday. So when Brown, a senior cornerback for Scott's Branch High School, returned an interception 17 yards for a touchdown … more

Sumter native Ward playing pro golf circuit

Dalton Ward has been competing regularly on the men's professional golf circuit. The Sumter native recently tied for 45th in the Players Cup on the Mackenzie Tour-PGA Tour Canada. He shot 280 (68-67-71-74) to collect $706. The event was the … more

Middle school volleyball jamboree today at Bates

The Sumter Middle School Volleyball Jamboree will be held today at the Bates Middle School gymnasium beginning at 5 p.m. There will be four scrimmages with the game being played to 20 points or the 25-minute time limit. Furman will meet Ebenezer … more

Golfing for God

The Sumter chapter of the Christian Golfers' Association brought God and golf together for its 19th Annual Churches Challenge Golf Tournament on Saturday at Sunset Country Club. And whether veterans or newcomers, the participants have a good time … more


TV, RADIO TODAY Noon - Professional Tennis: U.S. Open Men's and Women's First-Round Matches from New York (ESPN). 3 p.m. - International Soccer: UEFA Champions League Playoff Second Leg Match - Dynamo Kyiv vs. AFC Ajax (TNT). 6:05 p.m. - … more

Lakewood rallies in second half to top Lake City 28-22

LAKE CITY - Things were not looking good for the Lakewood High School Gators midway through their football game with Lake City on Friday at Ward Memorial Stadium. Hoping to follow up on the momentum gained from their 33-19 victory over Colleton … more


MONDAY Varsity Girls Golf Camden at Sumter (at Beech Creek Golf Club), 4:30 p.m. Varsity Girls Tennis Sumter at Camden, 5 p.m. Varsity Girls Volleyball Crestwood at Scott's Branch, 6 p.m. Varsity and JV Volleyball Lakewood at … more

DeChambeau builds 4-shot lead at Northern Trust

SNOQUALMIE, Wash. (AP) - Kevin Sutherland shot a 12-under 60 on Saturday in the Boeing Classic, birdieing the final four holes to finish a stroke off his own PGA Tour Champions record. Middle school volleyball jamboree Tuesday The Sumter … more

REL improves to 2-0 with 32-25 win over Pee Dee Academy; Saints cruise past Beaufort Academy

BEAUFORT - Tyrese Mitchum rushed for 252 yards and five touchdowns on 13 carries to lead Clarendon Hall to a 52-33 victory over Beaufort Academy in a 7-man varsity football game on Friday at the Beaufort field. Mitchum had touchdown runs of 57, … more

Barons come up short in 13-12 OT loss to Heathwood

High school football fans from Wilson Hall and Heathwood Hall were treated to some free football on Friday at Spencer Field. Unfortunately for the home team's faithful, the Barons came up about two yards short on a 2-point conversion run attempt, … more

Eagles pick off 27-13 win over EC

TURBEVILLE - The old football saying is that defense wins championships, and while that is open to debate there is no doubt defense helped the Scott's Branch High School Eagles defeat the East Clarendon Wolverines on Friday at Shad Hall … more

Gamecocks dominate Crestwood in 49-20 victory

The final score may have said Sumter 49, Crestwood 20, on Friday at Sumter Memorial Stadium, but the high school football game between the Sumter School District rivals wasn't that close. Far, far from it. The Gamecocks scored on their first … more
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