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Barons clinch 2nd place in region with 9-4 win over FCS

As the regular season winds down and baseball teams work on playoff positioning, a timely win can make all of the difference in region seeding. Similarly, a complete game effort from a top pitcher can help a coach immensely in getting his … more

Conference Carolinas tennis at PTC

Conference Carolinas will again determine who receives its automatic bids to the NCAA Division II men's and women's tennis championships at Palmetto Tennis Center beginning on Friday. The quarterfinals of the Conference Carolinas men's and … more

District dominance

The Sumter High School boys track and field team dominated the Sumter School District Championship on Tuesday winning 10 of the 17 events and setting four district meet records. The Lady Gamecocks weren't nearly as dominant, but they did what … more


TV, RADIO TODAY 5 a.m. - Professional Tennis: Monte Carlo Masters Round-of-16 Matches (TENNIS). 9:30 a.m. - Professional Golf: European PGA Tour Trophee Hassan II First-Round Match from Rabat, Morocco (GOLF). 1 p.m. - Major League … more

Lady Gamecocks soccer team tops Conway 5-2

Penelope Moore and Sophia Haughton both scored two goals to lead Sumter High School's varsity girls soccer team to a 5-2 victory over Conway on Tuesday at the SHS field. Sara Missildine had the other goal for the Lady Gamecocks, who improved to … more

SHS varsity golf takes 3rd in invitational

EASLEY - Sumter High School's varsity boys golf team finished third in the Hurricane Invitational at Southern Oaks on Monday and Tuesday. The Gamecocks' Evan Lewis finished fifth individually with a 36-hole score of 152. He shot 77 in the first … more


TV, RADIO TODAY 5 a.m. - Professional Tennis: Monte Carlo Masters Early-Round Matches (TENNIS). 1:30 p.m. - Professional Tennis: Monte Carlo Masters First-Round Matches (TENNIS). 2 p.m. - Major League Baseball: St. Louis at Chicago Cubs … more

LMA's Kelly signs with JUCO

MANNING - The 4-year Jerrel Kelly era at Laurence Maning Academy came to a fitting end on Friday as the 6-foot, 8-inch power forward signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Gulf Coast State College in Panama City, Florida, during an event at … more

A split decision

The University of South Carolina Sumter softball team didn't get the sweep it wanted against the University of South Carolina Union on Tuesday at Patriot Park SportPlex. The Fire Ants won the opener 4-2 before losing the second game 11-1 in five … more

Remembering a Crestwood High teammate

Crestwood High School baseball coach Mike Kremer met with his team on Monday morning to discuss the shooting death of Joshua Goodman, a teammate to each of the Knights and a player Kremer had coached for five years, on Sunday. "They took it … more

Sumter School District track meet set for Tuesday

The boys and girls track and field teams from Crestwood, Lakewood and Sumter high schools will gather at Memorial Stadium today for a little Sumter School District competition. The teams will compete in the Sumter District Championship beginning … more

Prep schedule: April 17-21, 2018

TUESDAYVarsity BaseballSumter at South Florence, 6:30 p.m.Lugoff-Elgin at Crestwood, 6:30 p.m.Andrew Jackson at Lee Central, 6 p.m.Legacy Christian at Sumter Christian, 4 p.m.Varsity and JV … more

Crestwood boys soccer falls 2-0 to region-leading Hartsville

The Crestwood High School varsity boys soccer team gave a valiant effort on Friday against region-leading Hartsville, and although the result was quite a bit better than that in their first meeting, a 7-0 debacle in Hartsville, the Knights still … more

Shumake gets 400th win as Gamecocks top region foe Conway 3-2 in 8 innings

It took some more extra-inning magic, but Sumter High School baseball head coach Brooks Shumake notched his 400th career coaching victory on Friday as the Gamecocks rallied with single runs in the sixth, seventh and eighth innings for a 3-2 Region … more

Lee Central softball sweeps C.A. Johnson 30-12, 14-12

BISHOPVILLE - Lee Central High School swept a doubleheader from C.A. Johnson on Wednesday, winning 30-12 and 14-12 at the LC field. The Lady Stallions stole 39 bases in the two games. Brianna Hickmon, Shakila Pollard and Gracie Blackwell each … more

Thomas Sumter soccer beats The King's Academy 1-0

Thomas Sumter Academy's varsity boys soccer team defeated The King's Academy 1-0 on Thursday. Richard Huntley scored the match's only goal. VARSITY TRACK Wilson Hall third CHARLESTON - Wilson Hall finished third in a 9-team meet on … more

Making contact

Ashton Rogers had no grand illusions as she stepped to the plate with a runner on base and her University of South Carolina Sumter softball team trailing Spartanburg Methodist College 8-7 in the bottom of the seventh inning. "I was just trying to … more

Ackerman signs to tumble at Presbyterian

Sumter High School senior Eliza Ackerman signed a letter of intent on Thursday at Miss Libby's School of Dance and Gymnastics, where she trained, to join a newly created acrobatics and tumbling team at Presbyterian College. Ackerman is the first of … more

Middle School track and field championships set for Saturday

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Sumter gymnasts set for regionals

Four local gymnasts are putting the finishing touches on their routines ahead of regional championship competitions after performing well enough at the state championships to qualify. Joining the South Carolina contingent at next weekend's Level … more
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