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Hines Furniture Athletes of the Year: Sumter High's Margaret McMahon and Jonathan Henry

MARGARET MCMAHON Sumter High School Volleyball The junior middle hitter won the team’s Best Offense Award, made the All-Region IV-5A team and was nominated for All-State. She had 201 kills …

Hines Players of the Year: Wilson Hall's Kayla Porter, Sumter High's Ja'Kheem Heyward

JA’KHEEM HEYWARDSumter High SchoolBoys Track and FieldThe senior finished second in the 5A state meet in the long lump with a jump of 24 feet, 2.25 inches and won the event in the Bojangles …

MICAH GREEN / THE SUMTER ITEMA Sumter High School football player runs laps around the track while other players go through spring practice drills.

Sumter sets tone with physical spring

The Sumter Item sports writer Danny Kelly conducted a question-and-answer interview with each of the 12 high school football coaches in Sumter, Clarendon and Lee counties, asking each the same five questions about their recently concluded spring …

USC Sports Information Department / Special to the Sumter Item  Jordan Holladay has transferred from the University of South Carolina to play for NCAA Division II powerhouse North Greenville University in Tigerville.

Former SHS, USC Gamecock Holladay transferring to North Greenville

Former Sumter High School first baseman Jordan Holladay entered the NCAA transfer portal last week, and it didn't take him long to make a decision. He decided to transfer to NCAA Division II powerhouse North Greenville by the end of the week to …

SUMTER ITEM FILE PHOTO  Former Sumter High School basketball standout Isaih Moore has left College of Charleston after one season. He is transferring to Tallahassee Community College in Tallahassee, Florida, and hopes to sign with an NCAA Division I school after a season there.

Former SHS standout Isaih Moore leaves CofC for Florida JUCO

Former Sumter High School basketball standout Isaih Moore has left College of Charleston after one season and is transferring to Tallahassee Community College in Tallahassee, Florida. The 6-foot-10-inch, 180 pound Moore played sparingly for the …

SUMTER ITEM FILE PHOTO Sumter High School pitcher Josh Bryant has signed to play baseball with Florence-Darlington Technical College.

Sumter's Bryant to play baseball for Flo-Dar Tec

Josh Bryant was limited in what he could for Sumter High School in the first half of the just completed baseball season. That, however, did not limit Bryant's opportunity to play the game at the next level. The big left-handed pitcher recently …

Barbara Boxleitner / Special to The Sumter Item  Former Sumter High School and Clemson standout pitcher Charlie Barnes has been promoted to Minnesota's Double-A affiliate in Pensacola, Florida.

Former Sumter, Clemson standout LHP Barnes promoted to Minnesota's Double-A affiliate

Charlie Barnes has made it another step closer to the Major Leagues. The former Sumter High School and Clemson standout pitcher was recently promoted to Pensacola, the Double-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins. The left-hander was called up …

Surrounded by family, Sumter High's Drake Thames signs to play college baseball at Florence-Darlington Technical College during a May 15 signing ceremony at Sumter High.

Sumter High 2nd baseman Drake Thames Flo-Dar bound

Sumter High School baseball second baseman Drake Thames is following suit of three of his teammates from this past season. The senior signed to play baseball with Florence-Darlington Technical College next season alongside senior catcher …

Surrounded by family, Sumter High School's Sebastian DuCom signs a letter of intent to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Technical College during a May 15 signing ceremony at Sumter High.

Sumter catcher DuCom signs with Flo-Dar

Sumter High School baseball senior catcher Sebastian "SB" DuCom will be playing baseball next season about 45 miles up the road. DuCom has signed to play for Florence-Darlington Technical College. He signed alongside teammate Drake Thames, who …

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 …