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Volleyball season in full swing

PHOTOS BY J. SCOTT SEWELL / THE SUMTER ITEM Volleyball season is in full swing and teams throughout Sumter, Lee, and Clarendon counties began moving into region play over the past week. East Clarendon improved to 7-0 with a win over Laurence …

J. SCOTT SEWELL / The Sumter ItemWilson Hall’s Graham Van Patten (10) runs past a Hammond defender during the Barons’ 48-7 loss on Friday at Spencer Field.

Hammond jumps on Wilson Hall early, triumphs 48-7

Wilson Hall fell to 0-3 on the season after a 48-7 loss to top-ranked Hammond on Friday at Spencer Field. And the game wasn’t as close as the final score indicates. The Skyhawks dominated …

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 …

East Clarendon’s Rhamey Floyd celebrates after the Lady Wolverines scored a point in their 3-0 victory over Laurence Manning Academy on Wednesday at Bubba Davis Gymnasium.

East Clarendon improves to 7-0, sweeps Laurence Manning Academy

MANNING - East Clarendon’s varsity volleyball team improved to 7-0 on the season with a 3-0 (25-8, 25-21, 25-12) sweep of Laurence Manning Academy on Wednesday night.


Clarendon Hall's Horton earns steak dinner, Player of Week honor

As he worked his way down the field after intercepting a Patrick Henry Academy pass at his 5-yard line last Friday, Clarendon Hall defensive back Kylic Horton wasn't thinking about taking it all the way back for a touchdown. Well, at least not …

Wilson Hall pummeled 55-19 by Porter-Gaud

A week after their contest against First Baptist was wiped out due to Hurricane Dorian, the Wilson Hall Barons football team was decimated by a different kind of natural disaster -- the Porter-Gaud Cyclones. Porter-Gaud pummeled the Barons 55-19 …

PHOTO BY MARK MORGAN / SPECIAL TO THE SUMTER ITEM Laurence Manning's Wyatt Rowland, right, runs down the sideline during the Swampcats' 41-20 victory over Florence Christian on Friday in Manning. Rowland was selected as The Sumter Item Special Teams Player of the Week.

Crestwood's Feagin shines in victory, earns Offensive Player of Week honor

After struggling in Crestwood High School's 23-0 loss to West Florence to open the football season, quarterback Clayton Feagin found himself on the bench in the Knights' second game against Sumter. CHS didn't fare any better, falling to the …

Robert E. Lee moves to top of SCISA 2A poll

Robert E. Lee Academy has moved to the top of the 2A SCISA poll in the latest edition of the S.C. Prep Media Football Poll released on Tuesday. The Cavaliers, who improved to 3-0 on the season with a 44-20 victory over Dillon Christian School on …

TSA JV and varsity volleyball teams fall to The King's Academy

Dalzell -- Thomas Sumter Academy’s JV and varsity volleyball teams fell to The King’s Academy on Monday night on B..J. Reed Court in Edens Memorial Gym.

Sumter Sports Week in Review (9/1/19)

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SUMTER ITEM FILE PHOTOPreston Houser (59) and the rest of his Thomas Sumter Academy teammates will open the 2019 football season today as they travel to Kingstree to meet Williamsburg Academy at 7:30 p.m.

Stogner optimistic as TSA's Generals open season with Williamsburg

The Thomas Sumter Academy Generals will see regular season action on Friday, as they make the trip to Kingstree to take on Williamsburg Academy. While the weather has made things complicated as in preparation for their first game, Generals head …

Wilson Hall's Graham VanPatten (10) answers a question while head coach Adam Jarecki, right, and teammates Emory Moore (11), Jagger Hebert (4) and Campbell deHoll listen during The Sumter Item Media Day Fan Fest. The Barons open their season on Aug. 30 against Heathwood Hall in Columbia.

Wilson Hall football facing challenge of limited numbers again

Head coach Adam Jarecki knew player numbers would again be an issue for his Wilson Hall football team as it has been the past of couple of seasons. "We're basically at the same level we've been at the last couple of years," said Jarecki, who is …

Randy Stogner, standing, talks at the 2019 Sumter Item Media Day. Stogner is entering his second year as the head football coach at Thomas Sumter.

Thomas Sumter football gears up for year two under Stogner

The Thomas Sumter Academy football team is preparing for its second year under head coach Randy Stogner and hoping to take a big step forward in Year 2. The Generals won just two games last year, but Stogner was able to learn from last year to …

Robert E. Lee coach David Rankin, right, and Cavalier quarterback Jet Smith share a laugh at the 2019 Sumter Item Media Day.

Robert E. Lee using playoff loss for motivation in 2019

If you walk into the weight room at Robert E. Lee Academy, you'll see a photograph hanging on the wall of the scoreboard from the football team's 49-6 loss to John Paul Catholic School II in the SCISA 2A state playoffs last season. The photo serves …

Zyan Gillmore, left, and Wells Robinson of Clarendon Hall talk during the 2019 Sumter Item Media Day.

Clarendon Hall working to get through postseason speed bump

Clarendon Hall has had one of the top 8-man football programs in SCISA the past two seasons. In 2018, the Saints lost just one game in the regular season, rarely needing four quarters out of their starters. Clarendon Hall saw its season come to …