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Manning-Santee juniors advance to 2nd round of AAA playoffs

The Manning-Santee junior legion baseball team faced Horry in a do-or-die Game 3 in the first round of the playoffs on Thursday, pulling out a 5-3 win to keep their season alive. After three …

AMERICAN LEGION BASEBALL: Manning-Santee juniors force Game 3 against Horry on AAA playoffs

The Manning-Santee junior team lives to fight another day. After suffering a 5-4 loss to Horry on Tuesday, Manning-Santee needed a victory on Wednesday to keep their season alive. Post 68 was ready …

Sumter's McKayla Mouradjian catches a ball at first against The Quad on Wednesday.

Lady Patriots run out of gas in 11-8 playoff loss to The Quad

After two strong matchups in the regular season, Sumter Lady Patriots head coach Phil Parnell knew his team was going to have its hands full when they traveled to Lamar to face The Quad on Wednesday. …

Junior P-15 advance in legion playoffs after rout of Marion

The Sumter Junior P-15’s are headed to the second round of the American Legion playoffs after cruising to a pair of victories over Marion. The bats were hot for the Sumter juniors this week. …

From the Wire

South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley speaks after receiving the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance during the ESPY awards on Thursday, July 11, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

Serena Williams hosts an ESPY awards show celebrating landmark year for women's sports; Dawn Staley honored

LOS ANGELES - Led by host Serena Williams, The ESPYS celebrated a landmark year for women's sports, with Simone Biles, A'ja Wilson, Caitlin Clark, Dawn Staley and JuJu Watkins among the honorees on Thursday night. Staley, coach of the national …

United States center Brittney Griner (15) takes a selfie with teammates after winning the gold medal at the 2020 Summer Olympics on Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021, in Saitama, Japan. The U.S. women's basketball team is competing to win its eighth-consecutive gold medal this year in Paris.

U.S. women's basketball seeking 8th-straight gold in Paris

The U.S. women's basketball team is on a historic run, winning seven straight Olympic gold medals. While no one has come close to ending that streak, the rest of the world is getting better. The Americans, who haven't lost an Olympic contest …

AP FILE PHOTO  UConn head coach Dan Hurley agreed to a six-year extension with the school after turning down an offer to coach the Los Angeles Lakers

UConn, Hurley agree to 6-year, $50 million deal

STORRS, Conn. (AP) - UConn and men's basketball coach Dan Hurley have agreed to a six-year, $50 million contract through the 2029-30 season that makes him one of the nation's highest paid college coaches nearly a month after he turned down a …

Keegan Bradley was selected as the U.S. Ryder Cup captain on Tuesday, July 9.

Bradley appointed U.S. Ryder Cup captain after Tiger turns down job

Keegan Bradley is assured of making another Ryder Cup team, this time as the U.S. captain. The PGA of America announced his selection on Monday after months of talking with Tiger Woods about taking the job. The PGA of America released the news on …

Alex Bowman is sprayed by teammates after winning a NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday, July 7, in Chicago.

Bowman wraps up spot in NASCAR Cup Series playoffs with win on rainy Chicago street course

CHICAGO - At long last, Alex Bowman got a win. And a spot in the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. So yeah, he was ready to party. "We're going to drink so much damn bourbon tonight, it's going to be a bad deal," a jubilant Bowman said. "I'm …

Prep Sports

The Lakewood track and field team will host its first youth camp on July 12.

Lakewood to host 1st youth track camp July 12

Lakewood track and field coach Youshi Kirkland has passionately been committed to expanding the sport at The Swamp since taking over the program. He started Friendship Elite Track Club to give his athletes an outlet for track and field outside of …

Sumter High hosted their B All In youth basketball camp Monday through Thursday.

Sumter High hosts annual B All In camp

During a hot week in June, the Sumter High basketball team offered an oasis for basketball lovers, hosting its annual B All In basketball camp Monday through Thursday. The bi-annual camp, which also teaches basketball skills for a week during …

Thomas Sumter's William Wright, center, is flanked by his mother and Thomas Sumter head coach Rob Coursey, left, after signing to run track at Anderson on Tuesday.

Thomas Sumter's Wright signs to run at Anderson

Recent Thomas Sumter graduate William Wright signed to continue his athletic and academic career on Tuesday. He'll join the track team at Anderson, while also pursuing an engineering degree. "It feels great. I'm really excited to see what I can …

Sumter High's Caleb Jenkins, seated center right, is surrounded by family, coaches and administrators after signing to continue his basketball career at Patrick and Henry on Thursday.

Sumter High's Jenkins signs to hoop at Patrick and Henry

Recent Sumter High graduate Caleb Jenkins had to wait a little longer than he's planned, but the all-state point guard found a home for his college basketball career. Jenkins committed to play basketball at Patrick and Henry back on June 10 but …

Crestwood's Summer Golston sits on a pile of debris at the construction site for her rebuilt home. Golston's house burned down on Dec. 12, but she still fought through to return to school and her cheer squad at CHS.

The Grind, presented by the Bank of Clarendon: Crestwood's Golston lost house to fire, but not spirit; wins Thompson Award for Courage at The Bobbys

Crestwood's Summer Golston went into the 2023-24 school year filled with excitement. She was gearing up for her senior year, roaming the sidelines as a cheerleader for CHS. She supported the football team through an incredible fall and was in the …

CLEMSON

Michael Robertson's 2-run double in 13th inning lifts Florida over Clemson, into CWS

CLEMSON (AP) - Michael Robertson's two-run double in the bottom of the 13th inning on Sunday night sent Florida to an 11-10 victory over Clemson, and with it, the Gators earned a berth in the College World Series. After Clemson took a 10-9 lead …

Evansville's Mark Shallenberger and the Purple Aces will face top-seeded Tennessee in a super regional on Friday.

Coming up Aces: Evansville wins regional, advances with N.C, UConn, Florida, Oregon St.

Those pesky Purple Aces of Evansville earned their first NCAA regional title Monday, and their reward is a weekend trip to No. 1 national seed Tennessee for the next round. They weren't concerned about what's next. They were too busy celebrating …

Clemson outfielder Cam Cannarella and the Tigers are headed to a super regional for the first time since 2010 after a 12-5 win over Coastal Carolina on Sunday.

Clemson advances to 1st super regional since 2010

CLEMSON (AP) - Alden Mathes and Jacob Hinderleider had three RBIs apiece from the top two spots in the batting order to help Clemson beat Costal Carolina 12-5 Sunday to win the Clemson Regional and advance to the super regionals of the NCAA …

Clemson's Cam Cannarella and the Tigers will host a regional as the NCAA tournament begins on Friday, May 31.

Clemson set to host regional, Vols earn national No. 1 seed

OMAHA, Neb. - Tennessee, the Southeastern Conference regular-season and conference tournament champion and the consensus No. 1 team in the country for a month, on Monday was awarded the top national seed for the NCAA Tournament. The 64-team …

USC

South Carolina head coach Lamont Paris, seen at the Southeastern Conference Media Days on Oct. 18, 2023, in Birmingham, Alabama, is optimistic his program will build on its NCAA appearance from last season.

Paris looking to mold South Carolina into another SEC contender

COLUMBIA - The best part of South Carolina men's basketball coach Lamont Paris' rise from forgotten in the SEC to the school's first NCAA berth in seven years was the tight bond built among players with little or no connections. Paris hopes to …

Former Clarendon Hall star Kylic Horton, seen coaching the Lady Saints basketball team during the SCISA state semifinals, is transferring from South Carolina to South Carolina State after two years with the Gamecock football team.

Former Clarendon Hall standout Horton headed to S.C. State

After months of deliberation, Kylic Horton has a new football home. The former Clarendon Hall standout spent his first two years of college at South Carolina. After redshirting as a freshman, he saw …

Former Charlotte head coach Ashley Chastain is returning to her alma mater to become the head softball coach at South Carolina.

South Carolina names former Gamecock Ashley Chastain new softball coach

Ashley Chastain, a former Gamecock student-athlete and graduate assistant, has been named the University of South Carolina's 11th head softball coach, Athletics Director Ray Tanner announced on Tuesday, June 11. Chastain returns to South Carolina …

South Carolina hired former LSU head coach Paul Mainieri to take over its baseball program on Tuesday.

South Carolina names Mainieri head baseball coach

COLUMBIA - Paul Mainieri has been named the head baseball coach at the University of South Carolina, Athletics Director Ray Tanner announced on Tuesday, June 11. He becomes the 31st head coach in the history of Gamecock baseball. Mainieri also …

Former Lakewood and South Carolina standout Tyreek Johnson (10) will take part in rookie minicamp with the New York Jets this weekend.

Former Lakewood standout Johnson looks to make most of his opportunity in New York

When former Lakewood star Tyreek Johnson sits and reflects on his football career, it's still pretty astounding that he's reached this point. The defensive lineman tore his labrum during his senior year with the Gators, so when he joined the …

Outdoors

Grab your fishing gear and a trash bag and join SCWF's Plishing Challenge

Grab your rod and reel, cane pole or fly rod and a bag to pick up litter, and let's go Plishing! The South Carolina Wildlife Federation invites you to join our Plishing Challenge again this summer. Plishing is a combination of the Swedish phrase …

S.C. public alligator lottery applications close July 15

If you haven't applied yet, time is running out to apply for the public alligator lottery.A $10 nonrefundable application fee is required to apply. A randomized computer drawing based on a preference point system will determine the selection of …

This May 16 image provided by Jessica Damiano shows perennial onion chives growing in a Long Island, New York, garden.

Luckily for cooks and gardeners, some herbs come back year after year

If you like to cook, odds are you're painfully aware of the price of herbs at the supermarket. But for the cost of a 1- or 2-ounce plastic clamshell packet, you can buy a plant that will produce aromatic herbs for your kitchen all summer long - and …