The second round of the Sumter Item Hines Furniture Athlete of the Year is now complete. Over 1,200 votes were cast from Thursday through midnight on Sunday. Results are listed below.
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Josh Fugate | Cross Country | Thomas Sumter Academy - 661 votes (53.7%)
Seth Stamps | Bowling | Laurence Manning Academy - 570 votes (46.3%)
Zach Davis | Archery | Thomas Sumter Academy - 970 votes (78.8%)
Juwan Perdue | Basketball | Lakewood - 261 votes (21.2%)
Hayden Kirkhart | Swimming | Sumter High School - 651 votes (52.9%)
Cassidy Brunson | Archery | Thomas Sumter Academy - 580 votes (47.1%)
Santana Christmas | Bowling | Robert E. Lee Academy - 791 votes (64.3%)
Margaret McMahon | Volleyball | Sumter High School - 440 votes (35.7%)
Miller Jones | Golf | Wilson Hall - 793 votes (64.4%)
Ja’Kheem Heyward | Track and Field | Sumter High School - 438 votes (35.6%)
Christian Acevedo | Soccer | Crestwood High School - 773 votes (62.8%)
Austin Windham | Baseball | Robert E. Lee Academy - 458 votes (37.2%)
Jasiah Pack | Soccer | Sumter High School - 858 votes (69.7%)
Elizabeth Hussey | Softball | Laurence Manning Academy - 373 votes (30.3%)
Ann Weathers Blankenship | Shooting | Wilson Hall - 790 votes (64.2%)
Denae Brunson | Golf | Sumter High School - 441 votes (35.8%)
Voting is now open for round three, and fans can visit TheItem.com/AOTY to cast their votes in all four third-round matchups. A total of eight athletes are eligible for third-round voting. The initial seeding for the bracket was selected at random.
The third round will run from Aug. 5-7 , the semifinal round from Aug. 8-11 and the championship round from Aug. 12-15.
The champion will be announced in the Aug. 17 edition of The Sumter Item as well as online.
To see the complete bracket and voting form, go to TheItem.com/AOTY.
Following are the third-round matchups:
Ann Weathers Blankenship, Girls Shooting/Wilson Hall vs. Jasiah Pack, Girls Soccer/Sumter High School
Hayden Kirkhart, Girls Swimming/Sumter High School vs. Santana Christmas, Girls Bowling/Robert E. Lee Academy
Miller Jones, Boys Golf/Wilson Hall vs. Christian Acevedo, Boys Soccer/Crestwood High School
Josh Fugate, Boys Cross Country/Thomas Sumter Academy vs. Zach Davis, Boys Archery/Thomas Sumter Academy
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