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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 …

Tim Leible / The Sumter ItemSumter quarterback Hayden Vazquez (15) rolls out for a pass in the Gamecocks' 61-0 victory over Lakewood on Friday at Memorial Stadium. The Gamecocks remained in seventh among 5A schools in this week's S.C. Prep Medial Poll.

Sumter still seventh in 5A; Cavaliers No. 1 in SCISA 2A

Sumter High School remains seventh among 5A SCHSL schools in the latest edition of the S.C. Prep Media Football Poll released on Tuesday. Among local SCISA schools, Robert E. Lee Academy remains atop the 2A poll, while Clarendon Hall fell out of …

Wilson Hall JV volleyball outlasts Ben Lippen 2-1

Wilson Hall's JV volleyball team pulled out a 2-1 victory over Ben Lippen on Thursday night to improve to 5-2 overall.

Laurence Manning tops Heathwood Hall 32-14

From staff reports MANNING - There's just something about Homecoming Night and thunderstorms. Laurence Manning Academy friends and alumni dodged the storms at Billy Chitwood Field on Friday to take in the school's Homecoming game and …

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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Barons come up short, fall to Heathwood 10-7

FROM STAFF REPORTS COLUMBIA - For the second consecutive year, Wilson Hall's varsity football team failed to solve the conundrum of Heathwood Hall. The Barons opened their fifth football season under the leadership of head coach Adam Jarecki …

Wolverines shut out Scott's Branch 39-0

FROM STAFF REPORTS SUMMERTON – The East Clarendon High School varsity football team improved to 2-0 on the season with a 39-0 victory over Scott’s Branch on Friday at Spann Stadium. The …

SUMTER ITEM FILE PHOTOGraham VanPatten (10) will be one of Wilson Hall's leaders on both sides of the football when the Barons open their season on Friday against Heathwood Hall in Columbia.

Wilson Hall goes on road to face Heathwood in opener

Wilson Hall's varsity football team will be looking for revenge when it takes the field in its season opener against Heathwood Hall on Friday in Columbia.The Barons fell to the Highlanders 13-12 last year when they were unable to convert on a …

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 …

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 …

Sumter Item file photo  Sumter running back Justice Wells (3) and the Gamecocks will open their season on the road on Friday against Rock Hill.

Sumter, Clarendon and Lee high school football opens Friday with 9 teams in action

It all becomes real on Friday. After a summer of camps and 7-on-7 competitions and a couple of weeks of scrimmages and jamborees this month, the 2019 high school football season opens up this week. All seven of the local South Carolina High …

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 …