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Sumter scores 56 in 1st half in 70-21 win over Bluffton

From staff reports BLUFFTON - As outstanding as the Sumter High School football team's offense has been through its first four games, the Gamecocks took it to another level on Friday. SHS scored 35 points in the first half, led 56-14 at …

Sumter wide receiver Marcus Lane (1) goes around the end after catching a shuffle pass during the Gamecocks' 40-0 win over Northwestern last week. Sumter will look to carry that momentum on the road with a trip to Bluffton on Friday.

A long, long road: Sumter looks to stay undefeated on 2:45 bus trip to Bluffton

The Sumter High School football team hopes it will be getting in practice for the 5A state playoffs when it loads the bus on Friday for a long road trip to face Bluffton. "This is a big difference than what we normally do," said Gamecocks head …

Gamecocks swept by Blythewood

Sumter varsity volleyball was swept by Blythewood 3-0 (25-6, 25-12, 25-17) on Tuesday night.

Ayden Allen ran for nearly 300 yards and four touchdowns in Thomas Sumter's 27-26 win over Charleston Collegiate.

Thomas Sumter's Allen runs his way to Offensive Player of the Week honor

The Thomas Sumter Academy football team has things clicking on offense on Friday against Charleston Collegiate. So Ayden Allen ran with it, literally. The General running back ran for 294 yards and scored all four of TSA's touchdowns as it won …

Sumter defensive back Kameron Pearson (12) reaches out for an interception during the Gamecock’s 40-0 win over Northwestern on Friday at Memorial Stadium. Sumter held on to the No. 7 spot among 5A schools in the S.C.. Prep Media Football Polls this week.

Gamecocks joined by Stallions in S.C. Prep Media Football Polls

Sumter High School has been a part of the 5A poll for the S.C. Prep Media Football Poll from the preseason. The Gamecocks have been alone in that role among local schools in the five SCHSL classifications. Until Tuesday. Sumter maintained the …

TIM LEIBLE / THE SUMTER ITEM  Sumter's Tylee Craft (13) turns up the field on a punt return in the Gamecocks' 61-0 victory over Lakewood on Friday at Memorial Stadium's Freddie Solomon Field.

Sumter routs Lakewood 61-0

By DENNIS BRUNSON Lakewood High School hung with Sumter High for practically all of the first quarter of their football game on Friday at Memorial Stadium. Then it got out of hand fast. Very, very fast. The Gamecocks …

Photos: Sumter football vs. Lakewood

The Sumter football team hosted Lakewood on Friday, Sept. 13. The following gallery is a collection of images from that contest.

Lakewood running back Jeffery Lawson (4) looks for  running room against Manning during the Gators' 33-14  win on Saturday. Lawson will look to continue his strong season in the backfield against Sumter on Friday.

Sumter, Lakewood face off after strong showings in previous games

The last time Lakewood High School played a football game it performed really well, defeating Manning 33-14. The same can be said for Sumter as it rolled to an easy 63-2 win over Sumter School District rival Crestwood 63-2. The only difference is …

Sumter running back Nathan Harris-Waynick (26) finds a seam during the Gamecocks' 63-2 win over Crestwood earlier this season. SHS is looking forward to hitting the field after Hurricane Dorian caused the cancellation of its game against Conway last week.

Home opener Part II: Sumter plays host to Lakewood after losing game to hurricane

Sumter High School will get back on the football field on Friday after missing last week's home opener against Conway due to Hurricane Dorian. The Gamecocks will play their home opener this week now against Lakewood in the annual matchup of …

Sumter wide receiver Tylee Craft (13) goes up to make a catch over Crestwood defensive back Quinton Harrison in the Gamecock's 63-2 victory on Friday in Dalzell. Sumter's home game against Conway scheduled for Friday was canceled, but Crestwood is still scheduled to play at Richland Northeast.

Weathering the storm? Sumter, Wilson Hall football games canceled; other games could still possibly be played

For the second straight season, the Sumter High School and Wilson Hall football teams will play just nine regular-season games - at least for now. Both schools canceled their games scheduled for Friday because of the impending threat of Hurricane …

Photos from Sumter and Robert E Lee V/JV volleyball

Sumter hosted Robert E. Lee and Dutch Fork for a tri on Tuesday, Aug. 27. The following gallery is a collection of images from the Sumter and Robert E. Lee varsity and JV teams.


SHS 1-0 despite committing 8 turnovers against Rock Hill

In football, committing eight turnovers is not usually a recipe for success.Yet Sumter did just that on Friday, including turnovers on seven consecutive possessions at one point, and was able to overcome that sizable handicap to claim a 28-21 …

Sumter's Tylee Craft, left, and O'Donnell Fortune suit up together on Friday nights, but they will soon be spending Saturdays at opposing schools, Craft at North Carolina and Fortune at South Carolina.

Sumter's Fortune, Craft have fun with future USC-UNC rivalry

Tylee Craft and O'Donnell Fortune have been friends since elementary school, playing on the same recreation league football team and playing basketball together. In fact, Craft has been told they are "cousins by marriage," even though he has never …

(From left to right) Tylee Craft, Hayden Vazquez, O'Donnell Fortune and Tony Dinkins-McCall pose outside of Sumter High.

Sumter High football to open up offense with Vasquez, talented receivers

As he begins his fifth season as the football head coach at Sumter High School, Mark Barnes believes he might have a secret weapon --- at least for the first few weeks - hidden in plain sight of the Gamecocks' opponents. The forward …

Miami Athletics / Tim Brogdon  Former Sumter High School standout offensive lineman Zion Nelson will start at left tackle for Miami in its season opener against Florida on Saturday.

From last-minute recruit to starter, former Sumter standout Nelson to man left tackle for Miami against Florida Saturday

Former Sumter High School standout offensive lineman Zion Nelson has only been at the University of Miami for a few months, but he's already set to make history when he takes the field in the Hurricanes' season opener on the road against No. 8 …