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Thomas Sumter Academy's Carter Hill intercepted two passes in the Generals' win over Carolina Academy on Friday on his way to Hines Furniture of the Week honors.

Thomas Sumter's Hill flashes instincts in secondary with two picks against Carolina Academy

Thomas Sumter freshman Carter Hill is only four games into his varsity career, but he's already making an impact for the Generals. The newly minted safety, who started the season at outside linebacker, intercepted two passes in the Generals' …

Sumter High hosted its final home swim meet of the season at the Sumter City Aquatic Center on Tuesday.

Sumter swim team finds success in final home meet, Barons join

The Sumter swim team's final home meet of the season was their largest. The Gamecocks welcomed 13 schools, including a few sizable late editions, as teams packed into the Sumter City Aquatic Center Tuesday. "We attempted to make accommodations …

The Crestwood volleyball team celebrates its sweep of Manning on Monday.

Crestwood volleyball sweeps former region foe Manning

The Crestwood volleyball team used a dominant service game to roll to a 3-set sweep of Manning on Monday. The Lady Knights won the first set 25-16 before rolling through the final two sets 25-2, 25-8. The service game was dominant for …

The Sumter High defensive line makes a tackle in the backfield  against Summerville on Friday.

High School Football Week 4: The biggest headlines from Friday night

From tight games between ranked foes and massive blowouts, there was a little bit of everything on the menu on Friday night. These are the five most important storylines The Sumter Item's sports staff saw during a Week 4 that provided another busy …

Lee Academy’s Jesse Bowers (6) and Aubrey Boyce (50) celebrate against St. John’s Christian on Friday.

Lee Academy holds off St. John’s Christian to remain unbeaten

Lee Academy remains undefeated after taking care of business against St. John’s Christian Academy, winning 49-36. The game started in unfamiliar territory for the hometown Cavaliers as they …

Sumter High’s John Peeples (22) runs against Summerville on Friday.

Sumter High stays undefeated to lead the Friday Night Scoreboard

SUMTER HIGH 16 SUMMERVILLE 0 Sumter High scored on a halfback pass on their first play of the game and never trailed in a 16-0 win over Summerville on Friday. The Gamecocks host Oceanside …

Laurence Manning's Josiah Burson and the Swampcats host Camden Military tonight.

Laurence Manning looks to right ship against Camden Military

Laurence Manning's football team has played two of its most familiar foes in the last two weeks. Two weeks ago, the Swampcats hosted Wilson Hall, their biggest rival, winning 19-7. Last Friday, LMA made the trip to Columbia to face Hammond, the …

The Lee Academy football team hosts St. John's Christian tonight.

Lee Academy faces St. John's Christian amid dominant start

Lee Academy it out to a dominant start. The Cavaliers are 3-0 with wins over Thomas Sumter Academy, Patrick Henry Academy and Dillion Christian in games that haven't been close. Points haven't been a problem for the Cavaliers, having 35, 40 and …

Wilson Hall's Connor Smith set his second school record on Saturday, claiming the school's top time in the 5K. He also has the Baron's best time in the 1,600m run in track.

The Grind, Presented by Bank of Clarendon: Wilson Hall's Smith repeatedly makes Baron history

Wilson Hall senior Connor Smith stepped onto a muddy field in Columbia on Saturday hoping to set a new personal best. He had his eyes on the 16-minute mark. Connor sloshed through a field that had already been rained on all week and then torn …

The Wilson Hall varsity girls tennis team hosted Thomas Sumter on Monday, while their JV hosted Orangeburg Prep.

Wilson Hall tennis sweeps Thomas Sumter

The Wilson Hall tennis team hosted Thomas Sumter for a match on Monday. The Lady Barons got a clean sweep 6-0 in a singles-only match. Claudia Rhodus got the ball rolling with a 6-2, 6-0 win over Mary Lenoir Hoge at No. 2. Jane McAdams beat Emma …

Sumter High's Zyeir Gamble (19) tackles Crestwood's Javion Martin on Friday.

High School Football Week 3: The 5 biggest local stories on the gridiron

Early rivalry games continued in Week 3 as two sets of schools faced off. Those games found different results and lead the biggest storylines from a tough Friday night for tri-county schools. SUMTER HIGH OUTLASTS CRESTWOOD Sumter High and …

Wilson Hall's Connor Smith set a new school record in the 5K with a time of 15:59.21 on Saturday at the Highlander Invitational.

Wilson Hall’s Smith breaks school record at Highlander Invitational

Wilson Hall senior Connor Smith continued his run through the Baron history books on Saturday, breaking the school record in the 5K at the Highlander Invitational. This is the second school record …

Lee Academy's Bryson Muldrow (44) returned a kickoff for a touchdown and caught another score in the Cavaliers' win over Dillon Christian on Friday.

Lee Academy rolls past Dillon Christian 63-24 behind 5 special teams scores

The Lee Academy football team set the tone early in their matchup with Dillon Christian.Quite literally as early as possible.Deshon Hadden took the opening kickoff 75 yards for a touchdown and the …