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The Sumter Item's Top 125 Sports Figures: No. 2 - Freddie Solomon

Freddie Solomon set NCAA records as a quarterback at the University of Tampa. He would go on to play 11 years in the National Football League as a wide receiver, catching 371 passes and playing on …

Sumter's Cameron Jackson, seated center, was joined by her parents and Sumter head tennis coach Ashley McDuffie as she signed to play the sport at the University of South Carolina Sumter on Wednesday.

Sumter High's Jackson to play tennis at USC Sumter

Cameron Jackson didn't have the typical path to playing tennis in college. The Sumter High School senior had barely stepped foot on a tennis court before the just completed 2019 season, but decided to give the sport a try in her final year of …

Anna Lowder, center, is joined by her family as she signs to play softball at Florence-Darlington Technical College on Wednesday.

Pair from Sumter to play softball at Florence-Darlington Technical College

Sumter High School's seniors Anna Lowder and Braelynn Durham have spent many hours together on the softball field and are excited to play one more season for the Lady Gamecocks in the spring. The duo is even more excited about the fact that it …

Lady Gamecocks defeat North Myrtle Beach 36-25, advance to CresCom Bank Holiday Invitational championship game

Sumter High School’s varsity girls basketball team advanced to the championship game in the Kay Yow Division of the CresCom Bank Holiday Invitational with a 36-25 victory over North Myrtle Beach on Friday.

A major shake up could be around the corner for Sumter Athletics, as a reclassification proposal for the 2020-22 school years would see the Gamecocks move to Region VI, which includes four other schools that are all in Horry County.

SCHSL realignment proposal affects each local high school

The South Carolina High School League released its reclassification proposal for the 2020-22 school years, and all seven of the high schools in Sumter, Clarendon and Lee counties will be affected in some way. Sumter High will remain in 5A, but it …

Sumter High School's Tony Dinkins-McCall, seated in the center, is surrounded by family, friends and coaches after signing to play college football with Georgia Southern on Wednesday in the SHS auditorium.

Dinkins-McCall goes with Georgia Southern

Wednesday was a big day for Sumter High School's Tony Dinkins-McCall. After missing the last few weeks of his senior season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament, Dinkins-McCall was able to officially extend his football career, signing his letter …

Edlow leads Lady Gamecocks to 68-20 win over South Florence

Sumter High School’s varsity girls basketball team blew past South Florence 68-20 on Monday night. The Lady Gamecocks beat South Florence 52-49 just six days ago, but jumped out to a 40-4 lead at halftime on Monday, and never looked back.

Sumter running back Tony Dinkins-McCall (10) will be one of three Gamecocks that will sign during the early signing period on Wednesday.

Sumter's Craft, Dinkins-McCall, Fortune to sign on Wednesday

Sumter High School football players Tylee Craft, O'Donnell Fortune and Tony Dinkins-McCall will all be signing with Football Championship Subdivision schools on Wednesday, the first day of the national early signing period. Dinkins-McCall will be …

Sumter's Jamarri Jefferson has a hold on Lakewood's Arturo Hernandez-Basilio

Sumter’s Jackson wins weight class

IRMO – Sumter High School wrestler Davin Jackson won the 220-pound weight class in the Silver Fox Invitational held on Friday and Saturday at the Dutch Fork High School gymnasium. Sumter …


Sumter boys edge South Florence 41-38

COLUMBIA – Sumter High School improved to 7-3 on the season with a 41-38 varsity boys basketball victory over South Florence on Saturday in the Bojangle’s Classic at the Ridge View High gymnasium.

Sumter boys beat No. 6 South Florence 34-28

Sumter High School’s boys basketball team beat South Florence, the No. 6 ranked team in 5A, 34-28 on Tuesday night to improve to 5-2 on the season.

Sumter's Jakarriez Sanders has a lock on Lakewood's DiVon Woods during their match on Monday. Sanders won the match on a pin.

Sumter wrestling beats Lakewood, B-C

The Sumter High School wrestling team picked up victories over Lakewood and Brookland-Cayce in a tri-match on Monday at the SHS gym. The Gamecocks defeated Lakewood 69-12 and B-C 60-21. Derrick McKnight won both of his matches at 160 pounds to …

Chestnut Oaks, Bates both improve to 3-0

DALZELL - Chestnut Oaks Middle School improved to 3-0 on the season with a 44-38 victory over Hillcrest on Monday at the HMS gymnasium. Rickell Brown led the Lady Falcons with 22 points. Christina Colclough, Serenity Douglas and Paija McFadden …

Photos: Crestwood basketball hosts Sumter

The Crestwood boys and girls basketball teams played host to Sumter on Friday with the Lady Knights earning a win in the girls game and Sumter taking home the victory in the boys game. Take a look at …

Lakewood's Amari Martin and BC's Trace Nelson.

Sumter High wrestling beats Lakewood, B-C

The Sumter High School wrestling team picked up victories over Lakewood and Brookland-Cayce in a tri-match on Monday at the SHS gymnasium.