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Chestnut Oaks clinches middle school title

The Chestnut Oaks Middle School girls basketball team clinched the Sumter Middle School Conference regular-season title with a 28-25 victory over Bates on Thursday at the BMS gymnasium. The Lady Falcons, who improved to 14-0 on the season, were … more

Gamecocks' Lewis medalist in Magnolia Invitational

Sumter High School's Evan Lewis was the individual medalist as his team finished second and Wilson Hall fifth in the 12-team Magnolia Invitational golf tournament held on Monday and Tuesday at Beech Creek Golf Club. Lewis had a 36-hole score of … more


TODAY Girls 5A White Knoll at Sumter, 7 p.m. 4A Dreher at Crestwood, 7 p.m. Lakewood at Lower Richland, 7 p.m. 2A Lee Central at Saluda, 7 p.m. Boys … more

Manning, East Clarendon boys play today in 2nd round of state tourney

The boys basketball teams from Manning and East Clarendon high schools will play second-round games in their respective state tournaments today. Manning will be on the road against Loris in the second round of the 3A state playoffs beginning at 7 … more

Gamecocks come from behind to knock off Carolina Forest 6-5

In baseball, or in any sport, it's not where a team starts but where it finishes that counts. Sumter High School's varsity baseball team was in an uphill battle all night on Tuesday against Region VI-5A rival Carolina Forest, trailing throughout … more

Fire Ants split doubleheader with Monroe

The University of South Carolina Sumter baseball team split a doubleheader with Monroe College on Tuesday at Riley Park, winning the opener 7-6 before losing the nightcap 8-7. In the victory, Daniel Twitty hit a 2-run home run in the bottom of … more

USC, Clemson open today; USC's Holladay, Tigers' Hawkins could see some action

The college baseball season begins for both the University of South Carolina and Clemson today, and both teams have local players who could end up playing big roles in the upcoming season. Freshman Jordan Holladay, a 4-time all-region performer … more


SCHSL TODAY GIRLS 5A Sumter at Fort Dorchester, 7 p.m. 4A North Myrtle Beach at Crestwood, 7 p.m. BOYS 3A Manning at Loris, 7 p.m. 1A East Clarendon at C.E. Murray, 7 p.m. SATURDAY BOYS 5A Irmo at … more

Jackson's double-double lifts Lady Barons past REL

BISHOPVILLE – Natalie Jackon had a double-double of 14 points and 14 rebounds to lead Wilson Hall to a 54-31 varsity girls basketball victory over Robert E. Lee Academy on Wednesday at the REL … more

Friday's Crestwood-Lakewood games to be televised on WACH

The varsity boys and varsity girls basketball games between Crestwood and Lakewood on Friday at The Swamp will be televised by WACH 57 as part of its Rush's High School Hoops schedule. The girls game is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. followed by … more

Lee Central boys faces C.E. Murray in District 9 championship game today

BISHOPVILLE – Lee Central High School will take on C.E. Murray in the boys championship game of the 21st Annual District 9 Officials Christmas Basketball Tournament today at the LCHS … more

East Clarendon tops Scott's Branch 60-47

East Clarendon's varsity girls basketball team took its final step toward claiming a state title on Friday with a 60-47 victory over Scott's Branch in the 1A lower state championship game at the … more

Stallions' Knox feted after 500th victory

By all accounts, LaVerne Knox is a humble man of few words who normally shies away from the spotlight. There was no hiding from the spotlight for Knox on Tuesday. As the final seconds wound down on his Lee Central varsity boys basketball … more


SCHSLLower StateChampionshipsAt Florence CenterFriday 1A GirlsEast Clarendon 60, Scott's Branch 47 1A BoysHemingway 59, C.E. Murray 48 4A GirlsWilson 42, Myrtle Beach 33 4A BoysWilson 42, … more

LMA boys golf wins 3-team match with Calhoun Academy and Cardinal Newman

MANNING - Laurence Manning Academy's boys golf team won a 3-team match with Calhoun Academy and Cardinal Newman on Thursday at The Players Course at Wyboo. LMA won with a score of 175, led by Grant Kinlaw and Lexi Bennett, who both shot a 43. Van … more

Robert E. Lee's Odom signs with Newberry College

BISHOPVILLE - Kaitlyn Odom did not begin to play volleyball until she was in the sixth grade. And when she did take up the sport, it wasn't necessarily because she had an overwhelming desire to do so. It came about more at the behest of a … more

Alice Drive, Chestnut Oaks advance to boys middle school title game

Top seed Alice Drive Middle School and No. 2 seed Chestnut Oaks advanced to the championship game of the Sumter Middle School Conference boys basketball tournament with semifinal wins on Tuesday.AD … more

Sumter baseball beats Socastee 4-3

When Sebastian Ducom stepped to the plate for the first time leading off the bottom of the sixth inning for the Sumter High School baseball team, he had one simple approach. “I was just … more

One victory away

The Sumter High School varsity boys basketball team's pursuit of a Region VI-5A championship has taken an unexpected turn as head coach Shawn Jones has been bitten by the flu bug, which has been making its way around the SHS campus over the past … more

Josh McDaniels backs out of deal to become Colts coach hours after hiring announced

INDIANAPOLIS - Josh McDaniels has backed out of a deal to become the Indianapolis' Colts new coach, a decision that shocked the franchise hours after it announced his hiring. The Colts confirmed McDaniels' decision in a statement Tuesday night … more
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