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Lee Central opens region title defense against Chesterfield

For the Lee Central High School varsity football team, the week off forced by the arrival of Hurricane Florence complicated matters logistically, but couldn't have come at a better time for a team that spent the non-region portion of its schedule in … more

Unbeaten Cavaliers ready to keep rolling against Oakbrook Prep

Robert E. Lee Academy was supposed to start its SCISA Region I-2A football schedule, but Hurricane Florence took away any hopes of that. However, it looks like the Cavaliers will get things going inside the region on Friday. Undefeated REL will … more

No. 7 Gamecocks hosting Bluffton in final non-region contest

Like most of the schools located from the eastern Midlands, the Pee Dee and up and down the South Carolina coast, Sumter High School did not play a football game last week because of Hurricane Florence. While the circumstance for the off week … more

Generals ready to get back on field after 3-week break

It's been a while since Thomas Sumter Academy has played a real football game. Three weeks to be exact. "I can't wait to get on the field, and the kids feel the same," said Generals head coach Randy Stogner, whose team plays host to Carolina … more

Wilson Hall hosts Baron Bash on Saturday

The Wilson Hall volleyball team will play host to the Baron Bash Invitational on Saturday beginning at 8:15 a.m. at Nash Student Center. There will be 16 other teams participating along with Wilson Hall, including Sumter High School, Thomas … more

Lady Knights fall 3-0 to Dreher in first action back after hurricane

The Crestwood High School varsity volleyball team finally got to play its Region IV-4A opener on Tuesday after having to postpone both of its region matches last week because of Hurricane Florence. It wasn't the best start for the Lady Knights … more

Wofford's Conklin to keynote TD Club meeting

When most sports coaches get their first head job, it is usually taking over a team or a program that is struggling to some degree. Josh Conklin can't relate. Conklin is the first-year football head coach at Wofford College, which is coming off a … more

After two rough weeks and a hurricane cancellation, Wilson Hall looks for first win against Pinewood Prep

After getting hammered through the first two games of a tremendously difficult 3-game gauntlet, the Wilson Hall football team may have caught a break last week when its game was canceled due to Hurricane Florence. The Barons had lost to First … more

Wilson Hall netters beat LMA 3-1

The Wilson Hall varsity volleyball team picked up its first victory of the season on Tuesday with a 3-1 victory over Laurence Manning Academy at Nash Student Center. The Lady Barons won by the scores of 25-10, 19-25, 28-2, 25-16. They improved to … more

Swampcats looking to stay among 3A unbeatens

The Laurence Manning Academy football team will finally make it back on the field on Friday when it plays host to Ben Lippen at Billy Chitwood Field beginning at 7:30 p.m. The goal for the Swampcats is a simple one: remain one of four undefeated … more

Sumter up to No. 7 in 5A poll without playing game

Although it didn't play due to games being postponed because of the threat of Hurricane Florence, the Sumter High School football team moved up a spot to No. 7 in the 5A poll of the S.C. Prep Media Football Poll released on Tuesday. The … more

Local teams taking wait-and-see approach after SCHSL adds week to football schedule

The executive committee of the South Carolina High School League voted on Tuesday in a conference call to extend the high school football season by one week due to the postponement of over 50 games because of Hurricane Florence. What the affect … more

Local high school sports returning to regular routine with few exceptions

After the threat of Hurricane Florence basically shut down sports at the seven local South Carolina High School League schools and the five South Carolina Independent School Association schools last week, things returned to some normalcy on Monday. … more

USC , Clemson Sept. 29 game times slated

The starting times for the Sept. 29 college football games featuring South Carolina playing at Kentucky and Clemson playing host to Syracuse were set on Monday. USC will travel to Lexington, Ky., for a 7:30 p.m. contest that will be televised on … more

U.S. Open champ Osaka latest PPO success story

Now 11 years into its existence, the Palmetto Pro Open should no longer a novelty act to the Sumter community. The USTA Pro Circuit event is a 32-player women's tournament held every summer in Palmetto Tennis Center. The PPO has brought some … more

Lady Knights off to hot start

The Crestwood High School volleyball team is off to a hot start this season, going 7-1 in its first eight matches. "We're having an exceptional season," said head coach April Myers, who is in her second year in charge of the program. "The girls … more

Scott's Branch to receive $10K in new football equipment

Both the Scott's Branch middle and high school football programs received a big surprise last week when they found out they were chosen as one of the winners of Riddell's '18 in 18' Smarter Football program. Scott's Branch was provided with … more

Sumter TD Club meeting, Wilson Hall game cancelled

The Sumter Touchdown Club's weekly breakfast meeting and Wilson Hall's football game against Hammond in Columbia both scheduled for Friday have been cancelled due to the threat of Hurricane Florence. Since the City of Sumter will be closed on … more

Florence causes USC-Marshall cancellation

The unpredictability involving the arrival and the path of Hurricane Florence has caused the University of South Carolina to cancel its home football game against Marshall on Saturday, while Clemson has switched the starting time of its home contest … more

Wilson Hall girls tennis team picks up where it left off as Sorrells takes over for Williams

The Wilson Hall girls tennis program had much success under the guidance of head coach Debby Williams, who stepped down after last season after many years at the helm. It has been a smooth transition to date from Williams to new head coach Julia … more
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