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Manning High School wide receiver Aaron Smith, left, will be one of the returnees new head coach Reggie Kennedy will be counting on in the upcoming season.

New Monarch coach Kennedy uses spring to learn players

The Sumter Item sports writer Danny Kelly conducted a question-and-answer interview with each of the 12 high school football coaches in Sumter, Clarendon and Lee counties, asking each the same five questions about their recently concluded spring …

East Clarendon High School football players go through their drills during one of their spring practices. Wolverine head coach Scott Cook likes where his team stands as it prepares for the 2019 season.

East Clarendon football's Cook optimistic coming out of spring practice

The Sumter Item sports writer Danny Kelly conducted a question-and-answer interview with each of the 12 high school football coaches in Sumter, Clarendon and Lee counties, asking each the same five questions about their recently concluded spring …

Sumter Today: We get to know Sumter High’s star defensive back O’Donnell Fortune

O’Donnell Fortune has made a name for him self in the football recruiting world with offers from Virginia, Kansas, Syracuse and Central Florida, just to name a few. But the 6-2, 170 pound, …

MICAH GREEN / THE SUMTER ITEMA Sumter High School football player runs laps around the track while other players go through spring practice drills.

Sumter sets tone with physical spring

The Sumter Item sports writer Danny Kelly conducted a question-and-answer interview with each of the 12 high school football coaches in Sumter, Clarendon and Lee counties, asking each the same five questions about their recently concluded spring …

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Former Monarch Henry having strong season in Indoor Football League

Phillip Henry has been a valuable player for the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. The Manning High School graduate has played 12 of 14 games for the undefeated Rattlers, who received a bye for the first round of the …

Sumter High School defensive back O’Donnell Fortune made a verbal commitment to University of South Carolina on Friday. He was offered by head coach Will Muschamp after participating in a camp in Columbia and committed on the spot.

SHS DB Fortune verbally commits to USC

O’Donnell Fortune is a Sumter High School Gamecock football player, and a very good one at that. His desire though has been to be a University of South Carolina Gamecock, and he has put himself in position for that to happen.

SUMTER ITEM FILE PHOTOKeith West, the former Manning High School football head coach, has joined the staff of his alma mater, Sumter High, as wide receivers coach. West, who helped lead SHS to the 1987 4A Division I state title as a quarterback, was 21-12 in three seasons at Manning.

Former Manning head coach West joins coaching staff at alma mater Sumter

Former Manning High School football head coach Keith West decided it was time for him to go back to where his football career first took off. West, who resigned after three years at Manning, accepted a job as the wide receivers coach on Gamecock …

TREVOR BAUKNIGHT / THE SUMTER ITEM  Sumter High's Theron Bradford signed to run track for Wofford College next season in a special signing ceremony at SHS last month. Bradford runs the 400-, 800- and 1600-meter races.

SHS's Bradford chooses Wofford College track

Theron Broadford of the Sumter High School track and field team will be staying in the state of South Carolina to continue his track career. The senior has signed to run for Wofford College, and NCAA Division I school in the Southern …

DANNY KELLY / THE SUMTER ITEM  Sumter High golfers Andrew Griffin and Brandon Griffin, from left, have signed to play with the University of South Carolina Sumter. They will be part of the school's first men's golf team.

Sumter High's Griffin twins sign to play golf with USC Sumter

Not only do they look exactly the same, but identical twins Andrew and Brandon Griffin will also be playing college golf at the same university after playing at Sumter High School together. The two signed to play golf at the University of South …

SUMTER ITEM FILE PHOTO Sumter High School pitcher Josh Bryant has signed to play baseball with Florence-Darlington Technical College.

Sumter's Bryant to play baseball for Flo-Dar Tec

Josh Bryant was limited in what he could for Sumter High School in the first half of the just completed baseball season. That, however, did not limit Bryant's opportunity to play the game at the next level. The big left-handed pitcher recently …

Surrounded by family and his coach, Crestwood soccer standout Zeke Workman signs a scholarship to play college soccer at Emory & Henry College in Emory, Virginia.

Crestwood's Workman signs to play soccer with Emory & Henry

Crestwood High School soccer defensive center midfielder Zeke Workman is true to his name. After working hard on the pitch, the senior signed to play soccer with Emory & Henry College in Emory, Virginia, next season in a ceremony at Crestwood …