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Manning Junior High beats Alice Drive to win middle school conference title

The Manning Junior High School football team didn't get off to a hot start in the Sumter Middle School Conference championship game against Alice Drive Middle School on Wednesday at Sumter Memorial Stadium. After a scoreless tie in the first … more

TSA closes out regular season against Dillon Christian

The Thomas Sumter varsity football team looks to bounce back from a tough 34-7 loss at Wilson Hall last week when it takes on Dillon Christian on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at General Field on Senior Night. Thomas Sumter is 2-2 in SCISA Region I-1A play … more

Swampcats host Barons in rivalry game

It's rivalry week across the area this week, and one of the biggest ones renews Friday at 7:30 p.m. when Laurence Manning plays host to Wilson Hall in a SCISA 3A contest that promises a hard-fought battle. And while bragging rights are on the line, … more

Sumter defeats Irmo 27-9, wins Region IV-5A

IRMO — The Sumter High School football team locked up the Region IV-5A title with a 27-9 win over Irmo on Thursday at W.C. Hawkins Stadium. The win kept the Gamecocks undefeated on the season as … more

Crestwood gets first win, beats archrival Lakewood 45-28

Roosevelt Nelson finally got to see on Thursday what he thought was possible for his Crestwood High School football team. "The offensive team you saw tonight is what we envisioned it being after … more

Sumter plays Irmo tonight with Region IV title on line

The Sumter High School football program has three goals each season: to win its games against Sumter School District rivals Lakewood and Crestwood, win the region title; and be relevant in the 5A state playoffs. The Gamecocks are 8-0 on the … more

Possible spot in playoffs on line for Gators, Knights

Things have not gone as planned this football season for either Lakewood or Crestwood, especially in Region IV-4A. Both teams are winless in their four region contests, but that doesn't mean their game on Thursday at J. Frank Baker Stadium will be … more

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
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