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Sumter outfielder Tray Yates gets down a bunt during a game last season. Yates will be back for the P-15's this season as they begin their season on Tuesday at Riley Park against Dalzell-Shaw.

Sumter standout Yates set to play at Flo-Dar

Tray Yates has always loved playing the game of baseball, and now he's going to get a chance to play the game bit longer. The Sumter High School outfielder recently signed to play at the junior college level with Florence-Darlington Technical …

Sumter's Heyward takes 2nd in long jump at 5A state meet

COLUMBIA - Sumter High School's Ja'Kheem Heyward finished second in the long jump in the 5A track and field state championships at Spring Valley High's Harry Parone Stadium. The long jump event was held on Friday. Heyward took second with a jump …

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Sumter RHP Holladay stays home to pitch for Fire Ants

Some students want to spread their wings when it comes time to embark upon college, and some like to stay close to home. Jacob Holladay is one of those who wasn't ready to venture too far from home at this point, and fortunately for him the …

Sumter claims 14 spots in 5A boys qualifier, 12 in girls

COLUMBIA - Sumter High School will fill 14 spots in the boys portion of the 5A state qualifier track and field meet and 12 in the girls following the Region IV-5A qualifier at Spring Valley High's Harry Parone Stadium on Thursday. The Sumter boys …

Sumter baseball out of playoffs with 10-0 loss to River Bluff

LEXINGTON - Sumter High School's varsity baseball team saw its season come to an end with a 10-0, 5-inning loss to River Bluff in the championship round of the District VII tournament of the 5A state playoffs on Monday at RBHS field. The …

Sumter running back Jonathan Henry is surrounded by family and coaches as he signs a letter of intent to play college football at Saint Andrew's Presbyterian College during an event Thursday at the school.

Sumter running back Henry on his way to St. Andrews

Sumter High School football head coach Mark Barnes never thought Jonathan Henry would ever be a running back for the school. It was a mistake Barnes is happy he made. Henry, who was The Sumter Item Area Player of the Year this past season as a …

DANNY KELLY / THE SUMTER ITEM  Sumter High School tight end Cameron Gaymon, center, signed to play football with Newberry College next season in a special signing ceremony on Thursday at SHS.

SHS tight end signs with Newberry College

Changing positions ended up working out pretty well for Sumter High School tight end Cameron Gaymon. The former offensive lineman, who lost about 30 pounds between his junior and senior years to play tight end, signed to play football with …

Sumter's Braelyn Durham (9) connects for a hit during the fourth inning of the Lady Gamecocks' 7-6 victory over Irmo on Friday at the SHS softball field.

Lady Gamecocks beat Irmo 7-6

Shortstop Anna Lowder delivered a walk-off single to right in the bottom of the ninth inning as Sumter High School's varsity softball team overcame a 6-run second inning by Region IV-5A foe Irmo to rally for a 7-6 win on Friday at the SHS …

Sumter's XXX (16) swings at a pitch during the Lady Gamecocks' 10-7 victory over Irmo on Wednesday at the Irmo softball field.

Durham, Kirkman HRs lift Lady Gamecocks to win over Irmo

IRMO - Braelynn Durham and Gabby Kirkman both hit home runs to lift the Sumter High School softball team to a 10-7 victory over Irmo on Wednesday at the HIS field. Durham was 4-for-5 with five runs batted in and a run scored. Kirkman was 3-for-5 …

TSA softball tops REL 15-5; Lady Gamecocks whip Crestwood 11-1

DALZELL - Thomas Sumter Academy's varsity softball team improved to 4-2 on the season with a 15-5 win over Robert E. Lee Academy on Wednesday at the TSA field. Sydney Daniel led the Lady Generals, going 4-for-4 with a double, four runs scored and …

5 Sumter athletes named all-state at strength meet

LEXINGTON - Five Sumter High School student-athletes were named to the all-state team during the South Carolina High School Strength Coaches Association State Championships on Saturday at White Knoll High School. Three Iron Gamecocks were named …