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Sumter cruises past Lakewood 49-7

The Sumter High School football team completed a sweep of the Sumter County championship for a fourth straight season with a 49-7 victory over Lakewood on Friday at J Frank Baker Stadium. The … more

2-point conversion lifts Bantams over Hawks

The Bates Middle School football team scored a touchdown and added a 2-point conversion to beat Alice Drive 14-12 in overtime on Wednesday at the Bates field in the season opener for both teams. The game was tied 6-6 at the end of regulation. … more

Winless Knights hope to turn tables against Manning

When the football teams from Crestwood and Manning high schools meet today at 7:30 p.m. at Donald L. Crolley Memorial Stadium, both will be trying to right their ships after disappointing losses. One came in a conventional manner; Crestwood had … more

Henry, 3-0 Gamecocks set to take on 3-0 Lakewood in district rivalry

Despite his team's 3-0 record, Lakewood High School varsity head football coach Larry Cornelius feels like his team took a step backward in last week's bizarre 27-26 victory over Manning in a game that had the Gators staring into the jaws of defeat … more

Wilson Hall netters growing with tough schedule

The 2018 season has been a little tough on the young Wilson Hall volleyball team to date. The team is 3-12 so far, but that's mainly because they've played some tough competition. "Our schedule has been pretty intense," head coach Rip Ripley … more

Struggling Barons face off with Porter-Gaud

The Wilson Hall varsity football will have to regroup this week after a disappointing 70-3 loss to defending SCISA 2A state champion First Baptist at home last Friday. "We have to get healthy and get better," said Barons head coach Adam Jarecki, … more

Charleston Southern's Tucker to keynote TD Club meeting

After losing to now No. 25 Florida 53-6 in its season opener on Saturday, the Charleston Southern football program has a week off to prepare for The Citadel. That will afford Buccaneers head coach Mark Tucker the opportunity to be the first guest … more

SHS girls swim team finishes 2nd, boys 4th

The Sumter High School girls swim team finished second in an 8-team meet and the SHS boys finished fourth out of eight teams on Tuesday at City of Sumter Aquatics Center. West Florence won the girls meet with 95 points followed by Sumter with 72. … more

Young SHS netters holding their own as Lady Gamecock Spike-Off nears

Sumter High School varsity volleyball head coach Christy Kelly makes no bones about it. "We're a young, inexperienced team," Kelly said. "We have 14 players, but only three with varsity experience." Yet the Lady Gamecocks find themselves at an … more

Cavaliers looking to stay perfect against The King's Academy

The Robert E. Lee Academy Cavaliers are perfect so far, and there is no doubt in head coach David Rankin's mind as to why that is. "We returned a lot of people on defense," said Rankin, whose team is 3-0 on the season. "We allowed 68 yards of … more

Sumter up another spot in 5A poll

Sumter High School moved up another spot to No.8 in the 5A poll of the S.C. Prep Media Football poll released on Tuesday. The Gamecocks, who improved to 3-0 on the season with a 34-10 road victory over Conway on Friday, moved into the top 10 for … more

3 Gamecocks, 1 Swampcat turn in Week 2's best games

Jonathan Henry didn't have the best first half for Sumter High School in its football game against Conway last week. Not only did the Tigers do a good job of limiting his yardage, he also lost a fumble in the red zone early in the game, costing the … more

Wilson Hall volleyball winless in Porter-Gaud Invitational

CHARLESTON - Wilson Hall lost six matches and tied another in the Porter-Gaud Invitational held on Friday and Saturday at the P-G gymnasium. The Lady Barons lost to Wando, James Island and Oceanside Collegiate all by the scores of 2-0 and fell to … more

PREP SCHEDULE: Sept. 4, 2018

TUESDAY Varsity Cross Country Wilson Hall at Crestwood, 5 p.m. Varsity Swimming West Florence, South Florence, Wilson, Latta, Hartsville at Sumter, 6 p.m. Varsity Girls Tennis Lower Richland at Sumter, 5 p.m. East Clarendon at … more

Tournament champions

Photo provided The Sumter Braves 10U baseball team won the 12-team Demarini End of Summer Global Qualifier held in Lexington on Aug. 25-26. They went undefeated with a 4-0 record, outscoring their opponents 42-12. It was the Braves' third USSSA … more

TV SCHEDULES, STANDINGS & MORE: Sept. 4, 2018

TV, RADIO TODAY Noon - Professional Tennis: U.S. Open Men's and Women's Quarterfinal Matches from New York (ESPN). 6:05 p.m. - Talk Show: Sports Talk (WDXY-FM 105.9, WDXY-AM 1240). 7 p.m. - Professional Tennis: U.S. Open Men's and … more

Henry runs wild in 34-10 Sumter victory over Conway

CONWAY - Jonathan Henry's third carry of the night was disastrous. The Sumter High School tailback had the ball punched out of his arms -- inside the red zone, no less -- and blew a golden scoring opportunity for he and his Gamecock … more

Barons smothered by 2017 2A state champion First Baptist 70-3

There was a glimmer of hope in the early going for the Wilson Hall football team on Friday in its contest against First Baptist of Charleston at Spencer Field. The Barons' Graham Van Patten intercepted a pass from Hurricane quarterback Myron … more

Knights lose heartbreaker to Richland Northeast, 21-20

DALZELL - Close, but no cigar. The Crestwood High School football team couldn't quite get it done against the Richland Northeast Cavaliers on Friday at Donald L. Crolley Memorial Stadium, falling by a final score of 21-20. "(We had) a lot of … more

Generals suffer 42-7 loss to Trinity-Byrnes

DALZELL - The Thomas Sumter Academy football team looked to defend its home turf against the Titans of Trinity-Byrnes on Friday in head coach Randy Stogner's first game at General Field. The Generals would prove to be heavily outmatched, however, … more
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