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Gamecocks swept by Blythewood

Sumter varsity volleyball was swept by Blythewood 3-0 (25-6, 25-12, 25-17) on Tuesday night.

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 …

MICAH GREEN / THE SUMTER ITEM  Sumter High running back Tony Dinkins-McCall (10) prepares to take a handoff from quarterback Hayden Vasquez in the Gamecocks' 40-0 victory over Northwestern on Friday at Memorial Stadium.

Dominating defense: Sumter High shuts down Northwestern in 40-0 win

No matter what team lines up against it, Sumter High School's defensive unit continues to dominate.After a 40-0 homecoming victory over Northwestern on Friday at Sumter Memorial Stadium in which Gamecock defenders closed the game with five …

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.

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 …

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 …

SHS still No. 7 in prep poll

Sumter High School remains at No. 7 in the 5A portion of the S.C. Prep Media Football Poll released on Tuesday since all of the teams ranked ahead of Sumter last week won again on Friday. Dutch …

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

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MICAH GREEN / THE SUMTER ITEM  Sumter wide receiver Tylee Craft (13) prepares to pull in a 46-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Hayden Vasquez in the first quarter of the Gamecocks' 63-2 victory over Crestwood on Friday at Donald L. Crolley Memorial Stadium in Dalzell.

A marked improvement: Sumter jumps on Crestwood early, rolls to 63-2 victory

By DENNIS BRUNSON dennis@theitem.com DALZELL - The more Sumter High School got the football in the first quarter of its game with Crestwood on Friday, the easier it got. Well, at least for the first three series of the game, but it still …

TIM LEIBLE / THE SUMTER ITEM  Lakewood's Zayvion Wells (2) returns an interception against Lake City on Friday night. The interception helped save a touchdown after a fumbled punt by Wells put Lake City in the red zone.

Lakewood can't overcome early issues in 28-8 loss to Lake City

When Lakewood High School kicked off its first drive in its football game against Lake City on Friday at J. Frank Baker Stadium, the Gators looked like they were in for a solid ball game. They drove the ball into the red zone, but came up a yard shy …

TIM LEIBEL / THE SUMTER ITEM  Lakewood quarterback Cody Windham (12) checks out his receivers while right guard Kyliek Baxter (52) listens to the offensive line signals from center Nathan Suggs in the third quarter of the Gators' 20-19 loss to Colleton County on Friday at J. Frank Baker Stadium. Lakewood plays host to Lake City this Friday.

Lakewood's Cornelius likes Gators' effort in loss to Colleton, looks for improvement

Starting his third season as the football head coach at Lakewood High School on Friday, Larry Cornelius suffered his first loss in a season opener for the Gators. LHS put itself in an early hole and came up just short, falling to Colleton County …

SUMTER ITEM FILE PHOTO  Hayden Vasquez (15) will be starting at quarterback for Sumter High School when it opens its football season today by taking on Rock Hill at District Three Stadium in Rock Hill.

Time to strap it up: Sumter High opens season with road contest against Rock Hill

The time for a test drive, kicking the tires and checking under the hood is over for the Sumter High School football team. Head coach Mark Barnes will take the Gamecocks out on the open road on Friday - to Rock Hill's District Three Stadium to be …

Airlifted Lakewood player released from Prisma Richland

A freshman football player for Lakewood High School who was airlifted to a Columbia hospital on Wednesday as a precautionary measure was released early on Thursday morning. I'm just happy the end result is a lot better than what we first feared," …

Sumter Item file photo  Manning wide receiver Aaron Smith (11) and the Monarchs will play host to Clarendon County rival Scott's Branch today at 7:30 p.m. at Ramsey Stadium in Manning.

Kennedy debuts with Manning, Johnson returns to Scott's Branch

Friday's high school football opener between Scott's Branch and Manning will be a battle of veteran coaches in new places. The Eagles will travel to Ramsey Stadium to take on Manning in their annual battle for Clarendon County bragging …

Lee Central head coach Justin Danner, right, talks at the 2019 Sumter Item Media Day Fan Fest. Danner was joined on stage by a pair of key returners - Naquan Peeples, left, and Emmanuel Cain.

Lee Central football looks to bounce back from rough 2018

After a record-setting 2017 football season, Lee Central High School struggled in 2018. The Stallions won just two games with a young squad, missing out on the 2A state playoffs. Stallions head coach Justin Danner thinks his young team didn't …