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Turnovers cost Wilson Hall in 35-13 loss to Cardinals

The Wilson Hall football team was able to move the football pretty well against Cardinal Newman on Friday at Spencer Field. However, four turnovers made it hard for the Barons to get into the end zone. WH only trailed 7-6 at halftime, and a …

Wilson Hall volleyball picks up 20th win of season

Wilson Hall's varsity volleyball team picked up its 20th win of the season on Thursday with a 3-1 victory over Hammond at Nash Student Center. The Barons, who are 20-8, won by the scores of 19-25, 25-6, 25-16, 25-10. Andi Grae Wingate led WH …

Crestwood beats out Dreher 30-23

COLUMBIA - Crestwood High School's varsity football team picked up its first Region IV-4A win of the season on Friday with a 30-23 triumph over Dreher at the DHS field. The Knights improved 1-2 in region play and 3-4 on the …

The King's Academy tops Generals 34-14

DALZELL - The Thomas Sumter Academy football team was looking to rebound from a 44-6 loss to Pee Dee Academy as it played host to The King's Academy for homecoming on Friday. After playing a tough first half of football, being tied at halftime …

Laurence Manning fullback Nolan Osteen and the Swampcats have their toughest matchup of the season on Friday when they travel to Columbia to face off against Hammond.

SCISA 3A showdown: Laurence Manning takes 7-0 record into matchup with power Hammond

They don't get much bigger than this. The second-ranked Laurence Manning Academy Swampcats travel to Columbia on Friday to take on top-ranked Hammond in a matchup that will effectively determines the SCISA 3A regular-season football …

From the Wire

Houston shortstop Carlos Correa (1) and center fielder George Springer celebrate after the Astros' 8-3  win against the New York Yankees in Game 4 of the American League Championship Series on Thursday in New York.

Houston powers past Yankees 8-3 to pull within 1 win of Series

NEW YORK - They have the pitching, and they don't need the pitches. Certainly, the Houston Astros have confidence for good reason on the brink of another World Series. "It's Justin Verlander," reliever Ryan Pressly said. George Springer and …

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS  Clint Bowyer walks from the garage area following practice for a NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City on Friday.

Bowyer to return to Stewart-Haas Racing next year

CHARLOTTE (AP) - Clint Bowyer has reached an agreement with Stewart-Haas Racing to return to the No. 14 Ford next season. Bowyer has been with SHR for three of his 15 seasons in the Cup Series. His extension announced Thursday came as the Kansas …

A demonstrator wearing a Houston Rockets jersey holds up his hand with fellow demonstrators during a rally at the Southorn Playground in Hong Kong on Tuesday. Protesters have thrown basketballs at a photo of LeBron James and chanted their anger about comments the Los Angeles Lakers star made about free speech.

NBA: Chinese wanted Morey's firing; China denies the claim

The rift between the NBA and China appeared to widen again Friday, as the fallout over Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey's tweet in support of anti-government protesters in Hong Kong continued. A day after NBA Commissioner Adam Silver …

Cornerback Jalen Ramsey (20) was traded from the Jacksonville Jaguars to the Los Angeles Rams for a pair of first-round picks and a fourth-rounder.

Ramsey 'overjoyed' by LA move; Rams eager for long-term deal

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. - The Los Angeles Rams fully understand the risks they took in acquiring volatile cornerback Jalen Ramsey. The defending NFC champions believe the potential rewards are well worth it. "You want guys with some swag, some …

Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez celebrates with his team after they completed a sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League Championship Series on Wednesday in Washington.

Bumpy road for Nationals manager leads to 'beautiful place'

WASHINGTON - Nationals manager Dave Martinez is an optimistic sort, a live-in-the-moment guy who loves his mantras and his mottos, whether it's telling players to "go 1-0 today" or to "stay in the fight." Rough as things were when Washington was …

Prep Sports

TSA volleyball falls to Palmetto Christian on Senior Night

Thomas Sumter Academy’s varsity volleyball team fell to Palmetto Christian Academy 3-0 (25-10, 25-23, 25-17) in their regular season finale on Tuesday night.

Sumter Sports Week in Review (9/29/19)

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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.

Robert E. Lee varsity volleyball downs Dillon Christian 3-1

BISHOPVILLE -- Robert E. Lee’s varsity volleyball team improved their record to 3-3 in region play with a 3-1 (23-25, 25-7, 25-15, 26-24) victory over Dillon Christian on Monday night.

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.

CLEMSON

Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney smiles as he walks the field before an NCAA college football game against North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C., Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019.

Clemson to change kickers for Louisville

CLEMSON - Apparently, not everything's perfect with No. 3 Clemson. Tigers coach Dabo Swinney said backup kicker Steven Sawicki would start on Saturday against Louisville after starter B.T. Potter missed a 24-yard field goal try right before …

Clemson's Travis Etienne (9) splits a pair of Florida State defenders during the Tigers' 45-14 victory on Saturday.

Clemson's Elliott says No. 3 Tigers back on right track

CLEMSON - Clemson offensive coordinator Tony Elliott believes the third-ranked Tigers are the right track to get back to playing aggressive, dominant football, -something the team had to be reminded of the past couple of weeks. Elliott said …

Clemson's Travis Etienne (9) and the Tigers will look to keep their winning streak alive as they host Florida State on Saturday.

Florida State, RB Akers seek to end No. 2 Clemson's streak

CLEMSON - Cam Akers doesn't plan to leave any crumbs on his plate this season. Florida State's dynamic tailback is second in Atlantic Coast Conference rushing and leads the league with seven touchdowns on the ground this season. Akers and the …

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Georgia pass catcher Bell lists USC among final schools

Wide receiver/tight end Jaheim Bell of Valdosta, Ga., announced a final three of South Carolina, Florida State and Oklahoma last Friday. On last Thursday night, Bell said he would be announcing a commitment the next day, but that was refuted on …

Second-ranked Clemson has reloaded on D-line

CLEMSON — John Simpson is certain of two things about the new starters on the defensive line for No. 2 Clemson: They are tired of the questions and comparisons to last year's All-American group and …

USC

South Carolina defensive backs Israel Mukuamu (24), J.T. Ibe (29) and R.J. Roderick (10) celebrate after Mukuamu intercepted a pass during USC's 20-17, double overtime win over Georgia on Saturday. USC plays host to No. 9 Florida this Saturday.

South Carolina looks for another upset against 9th-ranked Florida

COLUMBIA - While South Carolina players have enjoyed their big win over Georgia last week, the Gamecocks understand they need to build on success instead of reveling in it. "You go to sleep, you wake up and you realize you've got another game to …

South Carolina defensive back Israel Mukuamu holds up three fingers after intercepting his third pass of the game during the first overtime of the Gamecocks' 20-17 double-overtime win over Georgia on Saturday in Athens, Georgia.

USC's Hilinski expected to start against Gators despite injury

COLUMBIA - South Carolina coach Will Muschamp said freshman quarterback Ryan Hilinski has a sprained left knee, but was expected to play when the Gamecocks face No. 9 Florida on Saturday.Muschamp said Hilinski's injury was "nothing serious" and …

THE ASSOCIATED PRESSSouth Carolina tight end Kyle Markway (84) holds a piece of the Sanford Stadium hedge in his teeth as he celebrates defeating Georgia 20-17 in double overtime of an NCAA college football game on Oct. 12 in Athens, Ga.

Mukuamu's 3 picks help SC shock No. 3 Georgia 20-17 in 2OT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Israel Mukuamu returned the first of his three interceptions 53 yards for a touchdown and South Carolina took advantage of Jake Fromm's four turnovers to beat No. 3 Georgia 17-10 in double overtime on Saturday.

South Carolina quarterback Ryan Hilinski (3) and the Gamecocks will look to upset No. 3 Georgia on the road on Saturday.

Smart, No. 3 Georgia look for 4th straight win over Muschamp

ATHENS, Ga. - Kirby Smart remembers a time he didn't feel like he could call Georgia teammate Will Muschamp a good friend. After all, Smart was just starting his playing career in 1994 and Muschamp was a senior and team captain. "It was not …

South Carolina defensive lineman Kingsley Enagbare (52), linebacker Sherrod Greene (44), cornerback Jaycee Horn (1) and linebacker T.J. Brunson (6) tackle Kentucky running back Asim Rose (10) during the Gamecocks' 24-7 win on Saturday in Columbia.

South Carolina looks to build on 2nd win during week off

COLUMBIA - South Carolina coach Will Muschamp is finally glad the Gamecocks played like the team he expected to see this season. He only hopes the bye week doesn't blunt the positive energy picked up with their second win of the season. Muschamp …

Outdoors

Rattlesnake spotted along Palmetto Trail Oct. 12

On Saturday, Oct. 12, the Ladies of the Palmetto Trail hiked a portion of the Wateree Passage starting at Poinsett State Park, up over Molly's Bluff, then down to Trestle No. 1 for lunch. This was seen on the spur trail leading up to the Foxville …

Ladies of Palmetto Trail hike Wateree Passage

Mary Rawl took this photo on Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Wateree Passage of the Palmetto Trail. The Ladies of the Palmetto Trail hike every second Saturday on a section of the Palmetto Trail.

Deer hunters ride on the back of a truck, heading out to their stands.

A Lowcountry hunt

The rain was coming down in torrents. Lightning flashed in the blackness. My visibility was limited to a few yards ahead. Red taillights streamed by. I needed to get off the road for a while. An exit just ahead would be a good place to take …