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MICAH GREEN  / THE SUMTER ITEMSumter wide receiver Tylee Craft hauls in a 25-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Hayden Vasquez in the second quarter of the Gamecocks' 45-7 win over Woodmont in the first round of the 5A state playoffs on Friday at Memorial Stadium.

Sumter overcomes slow start to beat Woodmont 45-7

Through one play of the second quarter, Woodmont High School had run 19 plays to just four for Sumter in their first-round game in the 5A football state playoffs on Friday. The Wildcats rode that disparity to an early 7-0 lead. It didn't take the …

Micah Green / The Sumter Item  Sumter wide receiver Tylee Craft (13) makes a 1-handed grab in the Gamecocks' 34-14 victory over Irmo last week at Memorial Stadium. The Gamecocks play host to Woodmont on Friday beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Gamecocks go up against Woodmont, Wing-T in opener

The Sumter High School football team will not only be getting a team with which it isn't very familiar in the first round of the 5A state playoffs, it will be going up against an unfamiliar offense as well. The Gamecocks will play host to …

Sumter defensive back Zyeir Gamble (19) is congratulated by teammate Jabari Tiller after one of his two interceptions in the Gamecocks' 34-14 win over Irmo on Friday. Sumter plays host to Woodmont in the first round of the 5A state playoffs on Friday.

Gamecocks will play host to Woodmont in playoff opener

Sumter High School will play host to Woodmont in the first round of the 5A football state playoffs on Friday at Memorial Stadium. The Gamecocks are one of the three local teams who will be hosting home games on Friday, while six others will open …

Sumter running back Nathan Harris-Waynick, center right, celebrates a touchdown with Tylee Craft (13) and Jordan McGee (23) during the Gamecocks' 34-14 win over Irmo on Friday. The win capped off Sumter's second straight undefeated regular season.

Unblemished once more: Sumter completes second straight undefeated regular season with 34-14 win over Yellow Jackets

Perfect again. The Sumter High School football team recorded its second consecutive undefeated regular season on Friday with a 34-14 victory over Irmo on Memorial Stadium's Freddie Solomon Field. The Gamecocks finished the regular season with …

Sumter running back Nathan Harris-Waynick, center, and the Gamecocks will finish off their regular season with a Senior Night matchup with Irmo on Friday.

Sumter hosts Irmo for final warmup before playoffs

For the second straight season, Sumter High School is the champion in Region IV-5A, but they enter the final week of the season in a different spot. Last year, the Gamecocks still needed a win to sew up that title, but this season Sumter enters its …

Sumter running back Tony Dinkins-McCall (10) and Crestwood nose guard Jacson Thorne will be playing in the Touchdown Energy Cooperatives Bowl North-South All-Star football game in December in Myrtle Beach.

Crestwood's Thorne, Sumter's Dinkins-McCall selected for Touchstone Energy Bowl

Crestwood High School nose guard Jacson Thorne and Sumter High School tailback Tony Dinkins-McCall have been selected to play in the Touchdown Energy Cooperatives Bowl North-South All-Star football game, joining 86 players from around the state that …

Sumter wide receiver Tylee Craft (13) and the Gamecocks maintained their fifth-place ranking in 5A in the S.C. Prep Media Football Poll this week.

Clarendon Hall drops to fifth in prep poll after loss

Clarendon Hall dropped from second to fifth in SCISA 8-man football in the S.C. Prep Media Football Poll released on Tuesday after falling to Wardlaw Academy last Friday. The Saints were the only one of the local teams who are ranked to change …

Manning quarterback Justin Daniels, left, hands the ball off to Aaron Smith during their 47-22 win over Waccamaw on Friday. Smith ran for four touchdowns on his way to Offensive Player of the Week honors.

Manning's Smith runs way to Player of Week honor

Aaron Smith had seen nothing but spot duty at running back for the Manning High School football team this season, as he has been a standout wide receiver. However, he was put on the spot, having to play running back in their game against Waccamaw …

Sumter girls tennis meets West Ashley in 5A state playoffs

Sumter High School's varsity girls tennis team travels to Charleston on Tuesday to take on West Ashley in the first round of the SCHSL 5A playoffs. It's the Lady Gamecocks' third straight postseason appearance under head coach Ashley …

Sumter linebacker Kirkland Boone and the Gamecocks remained undefeated with a 28-7 win over Blythewood on Friday.

Gamecocks knock off Blythewood 28-7

BLYTHEWOOD - Blythewood High School may not have put a scare in the Sumter football team on Friday, but the Bengals made the Gamecocks work. Hayden Vasquez and Sumter built a 14-0 lead, sputtered on offense until a score just before the half, but …

The Wilson Hall volleyball team will host a slate of 14 teams, which will include Sumter, Robert E. Lee and Thomas Sumter, for the Baron Bash on Saturday.

SHS, REL, TSA to play in Baron Bash

Wilson Hall's annual Baron Bash Invitational volleyball tournament will take place on Saturday beginning at 8:15 a.m. at Nash Student Center. A total of 14 teams from around the state will participate in the tournament, including Sumter High …

Sumter School District boosts security measures at high school sporting events

Sumter School District is bumping up its security measures at its high school sporting events beginning on Friday at home varsity football games for Sumter and Lakewood. The district is implementing a clear bag policy beginning with Sumter's game …

Robert E. Lee volleyball tops Marlboro Academy 3-1

BISHOPVILLE – The Robert E. Lee Academy volleyball team evened its SCISA Region IV-2A record at 3-3 with a 3-1 victory over Marlboro Academy on Monday at the REL gymnasium. The Lady Cavaliers, …

Gamecocks move into fifth in 5A rankings

After holding steady at No. 7 in 5A starting with the preseason poll, the Sumter High School finally made a move – up – in the S.C. Prep Media Football Poll. The Gamecocks moved past …

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 …