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Most high school football games postponed because of hurricane

The only local high school football game that still has the possibility of being played on Friday is Wilson Hall's game against Hammond in Columbia as Hurricane Florence bears down on the Southeast coast. Officials at the schools are waiting a … more

Gass moves to middle of Sumter line to win award along with LMA’s Brunson, Lee and Knights' Lowery

Tayvian Gass has been selected as The Sumter Item Offensive Lineman of the Week for the second straight week. However, he didn't dominate at his normal right tackle spot like he did in the Gamecocks' 34-10 win over Conway the prior week. Instead, … more

No movement in 5A football poll; Sumter still No. 8

Sumter High School remained at No. 8 in the 5A classification in the latest S.C. Prep Media Football Poll released on Tuesday. And not only did the Gamecocks hold their spot in the poll, so did each of the other nine teams as there was no … more

Florence affects local sports

This week's South Carolina High School League athletic schedules for the schools in Sumter, Clarendon and Lee counties came to a screeching halt on Monday when Gov. Henry McMaster ordered the school districts in 26 counties to cancel classes in … more

Swampcats keep rolling with 48-25 victory over Heathwood Hall

COLUMBIA - Brewer Brunson ran for 217 yards and scored three touchdowns on 14 carries to lead Laurence Manning Academy to a 48-25 varsity football win over Heathwood Hall on Friday at the Heathwood field. The Swampcats, who improved to 3-1 on the … more

Wilson Hall still searching after 44-7 loss to Porter-Gaud

Sometimes you’re just simply outmatched, and that was the case for the Wilson Hall football team on Friday at Spencer Field. The Barons fell to the Porter-Gaud Cyclones 44-7. “We just have … more

Crestwood falls 14-7 to Manning

DALZELL -- In a game that saw almost as many punts as points, Manning High School's offense finally broke through with a big play late in the fourth quarter to secure a 14-7 win over Crestwood Friday … more

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
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