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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 …

Tim Leible / The Sumter Item  LMA's Wyatt Rowland returns the opening kickoff of the second half against Porter-Gaud on Friday. Rowland set the Swampcats up for the game-winning touchdown with a big return followed by a 34-yard run in their 21-14 victory.

LMA Swampcats hold on for 21-14 win over Porter-Gaud

MANNING - Laurence Manning Academy's varsity football team had its first big test of the season in SCISA 3A on Friday as it hosted Porter-Gaud at Billy Chitwood Field. While the Swampcats had a few bumps in the road, they passed that test with a …

Photos: Laurence Manning v Porter-Gaud

The Laurence Manning football team hosted Porter-Gaud for a SCISA AAA matchup on Friday night. The following gallery is a collection of images from that contest.

Nolan Osteen, left, carries the  ball for Laurence  Manning in its 32-14 win over Florence  Christian last week. The Swampcats will play host to Porter-Gaud on Friday.

Laurence Manning out to stay undefeated as it prepares for Porter-Gaud

The Laurence Manning Academy has gotten off to a great start under first-year head coach Austin Floyd, ripping off three straight wins to open the year. The Swampcats will put that undefeated record on the line as they play host to host …

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 …

Laurence Manning head coach Austin Floyd speaks at Sumter Item Media Day. Floyd, 25, may be young, but he's expecting big things out of his first year of head coaching duties.

Laurence Manning Swampcats transitioning into new era under Floyd

All eyes are on Austin Floyd, the 25-year-old first-time head coach at Laurence Manning Academy as the school transitions to a new era of Swampcats football this season. Despite his youth, Floyd brings a wealth of experience, including a 1A state …

SCISA preseason polls released

The S.C. Prep Media Football Poll will vote on the top five in each of the four South Carolina Independent School Association classifications, beginning with a preseason poll. Each of the defending state champions - Hammond in 3A, Florence …

PHOTOS BY MICAH GREEN / THE SUMTER ITEMScott’s Branch High School head coach Leonard Johnson, right, listens to Eagles player Marquel Coard answer a question during The Sumter Item Media Day Fan Fest on Saturday at USC Sumter’s Arts & Letters Building. Johnson will be starting his second stint at Scott’s Branch.

The Sumter Item newcomer sees boundless enthusiasm as teams prepare for Football 2019

The Sumter Item hosted its second annual Media Day on Saturday. The local high school coaches and players had a chance to talk about the upcoming football season in a day that was packed with great energy and information. As the new guy in town, I …

Hines Athlete of the Year: First round complete, second round voting now open

The first round of the Hines Furniture Athlete of the Year is now complete. Nearly 700 votes were cast from Monday through midnight on Wednesday. Results are listed below.Josh Fugate | Cross Country …

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.