Gamecocks win 6-team track and field meet

Posted 4/12/18

The Sumter High School varsity boys track and field team won a 6-team meet on Tuesday at Memorial Stadium.

The Gamecocks won with 137 points. Scott's Branch was second with 98 followed by Lakewood and South Florence with 93 apiece, West Florence …

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Gamecocks win 6-team track and field meet


The Sumter High School varsity boys track and field team won a 6-team meet on Tuesday at Memorial Stadium.

The Gamecocks won with 137 points. Scott's Branch was second with 98 followed by Lakewood and South Florence with 93 apiece, West Florence with 79 and Calhoun County with 16.

Anthony Dinkins-McCall won two events to lead the Gamecocks, the 100-meter dash and the long jump.

Theron Bradford won the 800 run, Brandon Post the 3,200 run, Kendell Crank the pole vault and Benjamin Ibe the triple jump. The 4x100 relay team of Ja'Kheem Heyward, Dinkins-McCall, Robert McKnight and Lodaine Redwood won as did the 4x800 team of Poston, Robert Lewis, Theron Bradford and Noah Bradford.

Joshua Pringle and Amonte Brown both won two events for Scott's Branch. Pringle won the discus and shot put, while Brown claimed the 110 hurdles and the high jump.

Other winners for the Eagles were Keondre Tappin in the 400 and Robert Matterson in the 400 hurdles.

Lakewood's Dajon Howard won the 200.


First Place: Anthony Dinkins-McCall 100 (11.34 seconds), long jump (22 feet, 1 inch); Theron Bradford 800 (2 minutes, 04.11 seconds); Brandon Poston 3,200 (9:54.50); Kendell Crank pole vault (11-00); Benjamin Ibe triple jump (42-10); 4x100 Relay (Ja'Kheem Heyward, Dinkins-McCall, Robert McKnight, Lodaine Redwood) (43.26); 4x800 relay (Poston, Robert Lewis, Theron Bradford, Noah Bradford) (9:26.58).

Second Place: Matthew McCutcheon 110 hurdles; Deonte Flowers high jump; Philip Newman pole vault; Heyward long jump.

Third Place: Brandon Poston 1,600.


First Place: Dajon Howard 200 (22.96).

Second Place: Malik Richardson 100; 4x100 Relay; Keith Anderson triple jump; Avery Williams shot put; Jamal Anderson discus.

Third Place: Tre'Von Cowell 100; Dontez Moses discus.


First Place: Keondre Tappin 400 (53.85); Amonte Brown 110 hurdles (16.33), high jump (5-10) ; Robert Matterson 400 hurdles (1:02.14); Joshua Pringle shot put (45-00), discus (149-08).

Second Place: Treyshawn Moore 400; 4x400 Relay (Matterson, Tappin, Daquan Brock, Moore); 4x800 Relay (Tappin, Brock, Tariq Coard, Moore).

Third Place: Levontae Fleming high jump;


Laurence Manning 10

Florence Christian 1

MANNING - Laurence Manning Academy clinched at least a share of the SCISA Region II-3A title with a 10-1 victory over Florence Christian School on Tuesday at Tucker Belangia Diamond.

Andrew Boyd pitched four innings to get the win for LMA, which improved to 10-3 overall and 4-0 in region play. Boyd had seven strikeouts.

Ryan Nettles led the offense, going 2-for-2 with three runs batted in. Morgan Morris had a hit and two RBI.

Wilson Hall 2

Orangeburg Prep 1

Wilson Hall evened its SCISA Region II-3A record at 2-2 with a 2-1 victory over Orangeburg Prep on Tuesday at Baron Field.

Daulton Dabbs scored both of the runs for the Barons, 7-6 overall. Charlton Commander and Trent Elmore each had an RBI.

Daniel Reynolds got the win in relief, allowing just one hit while striking out two in two innings.

On Monday in Camden, WHl beat Camden High School 3-2. Tanner Epps allowed just two hits and one run while striking out five. Reynolds was 2-for-3 with an RBI double.

ROBERT E. LEE goes 4-1

Robert E. Lee Academy went 4-1 in the Mingo Bay Classic held last week in Horry County.

On April 3 at Carolina Forest High in Myrtle Beach, REL beat Young Americans, Ga., 5-1. Jenkins McCullum had two hits, two RBI and a run, while Austin Windham had two hits, a walk and a run.

On April 4 at Myrtle Beach High, the Cavaliers beat Charleston Catholic, W.Va., 15-12. Bryce Barrett was 3-for-5 with two home runs, five RBI and three runs. Billy Jackson had two this and two RBI, while Evan Jackson and McCullum both had two hits and two runs. Gavin Melton had a double and three RBI and Nick Laney had two hits and a run.

On April 12 at Conway High, Robert E. Lee lost to Atlantic Shores Christian, Va., 11-6. Hunter McGee had two hits, an RBI and a run, while Windham had two hits and an RBI. Barrett had a hit, was hit by a pitch twice and scored two runs.

On Friday at Loris High, Windham tossed a 2-hit shutout in a 3-0 victory over Musselman, W.Va. He struck out 12 and didn't walk a batter. Windham and Melton both had two hits and scored a run, while Dustin Kennedy had a 2-run double in the bottom of the sixth.

On Saturday at North Myrtle Beach High, REL beat South Range, Ohio, 12-7. Melton had two hits and five RBI, while Barrett was 3-for-5 with two doubles and two runs. Dylan Dubose was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI, while Evan Jackson had a hit, two RBI and a run, and Laney had a double and a run.


Lakewood 5

Darlington 1

Lakewood improved to 3-2 in Region VI-4A with a 5-1 victory over Darlington on Tuesday J. Frank Baker Stadium.

The win secured a berth in the state playoffs for the Gators, 7-5 overall. It marks the program's 18th straight appearance.

LHS was led by Charles Olden with two goals and one assist and Tyler Carraher with one goal and two assists. Tony Brown and Kenneth Jones each scored a goal and Jack Turcios had two assists.

Carraher scored his goal off an assist from Olden, while Olden scored his goal off an assist from Turcios for a 2-0 halftime lead.

Brown scored his goal off a Carraher corner kick. After Darlington scored to make it 3-1, Olden scored off a Carraher assist and Jones scored on a Turcios assist.

Thomas Sumter 11

Calhoun 1

DALZELL - David Crotts scored three goals to lead Thomas Sumter Academy to an 11-1 victory over Calhoun Academy on Tuesday at General Field.

John Bracewell had two goals and one assist for TSA while Richard Huntley had two goals. Zach Fugate and Ethan each had a goal and an assist Jackson Gaulke had a goal.

Wilson Hall 5

Laurence Manning 3

Wilson Hall defeated Laurence Manning 5-3 on Tuesday at Patriot Park SportPlex.

Brandon Carraway scored three goals for the Barons. Mills Herlong had the other two goals and also had three assists.


Carolina Forest 4

Sumter 2

Sumter lost to Carolina Forest 4-2 on Tuesday at the SHS courts.


1 - Briggs Berry (S) defeated Kainen Leer 6-3, 6-4.

2 - Zachary Kelly (S) defeated Liam Conley 6-3, 6-4.

3 - Josh Mallon (CF) defeated Tyler Smithhart 6-2, 1-6, 10-4.

4 - Sonny Chen (CF) defeated Alex Burger 6-2, 6-3.

5 - Caleb Godfree (CF) defeated Kaleb Bartrug 6-1, 6-2.


1 - Did not play.

2 - Alex Witt/Jonathan Mallon (CF) defeated Nick Perales/Paul Gotshall 6-1, 6-2.


Wilson Hall 4

Hammond 2

COLUMBIA - Wilson Hall defeated Hammond 4-2 on Tuesday at the Hammond field.

Clark Kinney pitched four innings, allowing one hit and one run. He also had a double and scored two runs.

Boykin Wilder had a hit and two RBI.

From staff reports