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Crestwood quarterback Tony Raymond (7) is hit by Sumter's Nyquan Thames while attempting a pass during the Knights' 63-2 loss last week in Dalzell. Crestwood, which is 0-2 and still looking for its first offensive points of the season, is scheduled to travel to Columbia today to face Richland Northeast. RNE fell to River Bluff 55-6 in its season opener last week.

Crestwood football looks to find its footing against winless Richland Northeast

The Crestwood High School football team has gotten off to a terrible start with a pair of blowout losses. For their third game, the Knights will be taking on a squad in pretty much the same situation.CHS will travel to Columbia today for a 7:30 p.m. …

Sumter wide receiver Tylee Craft (13) goes up to make a catch over Crestwood defensive back Quinton Harrison in the Gamecock's 63-2 victory on Friday in Dalzell. Sumter's home game against Conway scheduled for Friday was canceled, but Crestwood is still scheduled to play at Richland Northeast.

Weathering the storm? Sumter, Wilson Hall football games canceled; other games could still possibly be played

For the second straight season, the Sumter High School and Wilson Hall football teams will play just nine regular-season games - at least for now. Both schools canceled their games scheduled for Friday because of the impending threat of Hurricane …

SUMTER ITEM FILE PHOTOSumter High School linebacker Donte' Coleman (31), shown jarring the football loose on a hit last season, was one of the leaders on the Gamecock defense in its 28-21 win over  Rock Hill last week. SHS travels to Donald L. Crolley Memorial Stadium in Dalzell today to face Sumter School District rival Crestwood beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Sumter, Crestwood both looking to improve as they meet today in Dalzell

Mark Barnes referred to it as a coach's best friend."The good thing is you have that game that you won, but you played so poorly you have their (his players) attention," the Sumter High School football head coach said. And he certainly had that …

The Crestwood Knights have their attention focused fully on improving from a 2-9 2018 season. They begin their season on Friday by traveling to Florence and Memorial Stadium to take on West Florence.

Crestwood football looks to rebound from 'disappointing' 2018

The 2018 football season was a frustrating season for Crestwood High School. The Knights lost their first eight games before beating Lakewood and Darlington to earn a spot in the 4A state playoffs where they ultimately fell to Hartsville …

Micah Green / The Sumter Item  Crestwood quarterback Clayton Feagin, center, and the rest of the Knights will travel to Florence on Friday to open their season against West Florence.  at Memorial Stadium.

Crestwood ready for West Florence

If last year's 59-47 shootout is any indication, fans can expect plenty of offensive firepower in Friday's season-opening matchup between Crestwood and West Florence at Memorial Stadium in Florence. Crestwood led West Florence 19-10 at halftime …

Gamecocks move into fifth in 5A rankings

After holding steady at No. 7 in 5A starting with the preseason poll, the Sumter High School finally made a move – up – in the S.C. Prep Media Football Poll. The Gamecocks moved past …

TAMMY VAUGHT / SPECIAL TO THE SUMTER ITEM  East Clarendon defensive lineman Steven Dickey (56) moves in on Mullins running back Russell Dowley (28) in Mullins' 33-19 victory on Friday at Shad Hall Field in Turbeville.

Mullins uses big plays to whip East Clarendon

Special to The Sumter ItemTURBEVILLE - Fresh off a region-opening 34-21 football victory over Andrews High School last Friday, East Clarendon looked to run its Region VII-2A record to 2-0 on Friday with a matchup against Mullins at Shad Hall …

East Clarendon offensive lineman Cameron Beard (72) and the rest of the Wolverines will be looking for their second straight win in Region VII-2A when the play host to Mullins on Friday at Shad Hall Field in Turbeville.

East Clarendon looks to start win streak in region against Mullins

East Clarendon High School's football team opened Region VII-2A play with a trip to Andrews on Friday, and it got off to a picture-perfect start. The Wolverines used a pair of defensive touchdowns and an all-around exceptional performance by Tyjhai …

Sumter defensive back Kameron Pearson (12) reaches out for an interception during the Gamecock’s 40-0 win over Northwestern on Friday at Memorial Stadium. Sumter held on to the No. 7 spot among 5A schools in the S.C.. Prep Media Football Polls this week.

Gamecocks joined by Stallions in S.C. Prep Media Football Polls

Sumter High School has been a part of the 5A poll for the S.C. Prep Media Football Poll from the preseason. The Gamecocks have been alone in that role among local schools in the five SCHSL classifications. Until Tuesday. Sumter maintained the …

Sumter boys swim team wins meet

FLORENCE - Sumter High School's boys swim team finished first and the girls team finished second in the Florence District 1 Invitational on Wednesday at Francis Marion University. In the 8-team boys meet, Sumter won with 58 points. Wilson was …

The Sumter Item Hines Furniture Athlete of the Year semifinals begin Thursday

Voting for the third round of The Sumter Item Hines Furniture Athlete of the Year is now complete. Over 3,500 votes were cast from Monday through midnight on Wednesday to help narrow the list of athletes remaining to just four.

The Sumter Item Hines Athlete of Year: Second round complete, third round voting now open

The second round of the Sumter Item Hines Furniture Athlete of the Year is now complete. Over 1,200 votes were cast from Thursday through midnight on Sunday. Results are listed below.


Sumter, Crestwood, Lakewood happy to get 1st day of fall practice out of way

The South Carolina High School League football teams started practices on Friday as they gear up for the 2019 season. Sumter, Crestwood and Lakewood all hit the ground running with morning practices. Sumter is coming off a 10-win season and is …

Getting ready for Friday night lights in Sumter

The football teams for Crestwood and Sumter high schools had their first day of fall practice on Friday. PHOTOS BY DENNIS BRUNSON / THE SUMTER ITEM

Voting now open in Hines Furniture Athlete of the Year contest

Over the past two weeks The Sumter Item and Hines Furniture have teamed with area coaches to select the 24 Athletes of the Year in 24 different sports.