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Sumter's Wylie Coker, center, was joined by family as he signed to play baseball at Columbia International.

Sumter's Coker signs to play with Columbia International

Playing the game of baseball has always been something that Wylie Coker has wanted to do beyond high school, and he's going to get the opportunity to do that. However, it wasn't just all about the baseball fit for him. He had some other things he …

Sumter's Jackson Hoshour, center, was joined by family as he signed to continue his baseball career at Florence-Darlington.

Gamecocks' Hoshour to continue baseball career at Florence-Darlington

Sumter High School outfielder Jackson Hoshour will be playing college baseball with Florence-Darlington Technical College next season, having signed with the junior college last week. He is already looking beyond the two years he will be with the …

Sumter linebacker Donte' Coleman (31) signed to play college football at Middle Tennessee State University last week.

Sumter's Coleman signs with Middle Tennessee State

Sumter High School linebacker Donte' Coleman signed to play college football with Middle Tennessee State University last week. And Gamecock head coach Mark Barnes has a guarantee for the Blue Raiders coaching staff. "He's going to play for …

The Item's Wednesday Watch 3.4.20

The Item’s Wednesday Watch is a weekly look at the buzz around tri-county sports. The Item sports staff will pick its most noteworthy stories, stats and quotes for the week. 1. Clarendon …

Carson Shannon

REL alum Shannon shines with Francis Marion softball

Carson Shannon has had an impressive start to her college softball career. The Robert E. Lee Academy graduate started the first 21 games for Francis Marion University and hit .333 with 20 runs batted in, which ranked second on the team. During …

New York Yankee pitcher Jordan Montgomery just lost competition for a job in the Yankees' starting rotation as teammate Luis Severino is out for the season as he will undergo Tommy John surgery on Thursday.

Door opens wider for Montgomery with Severino's Tommy John surgery

DUNEDIN, Fla. - Luis Severino will miss the season with an elbow injury that requires Tommy John surgery, and the New York Yankees' rotation no longer looks all that imposing. New York announced Tuesday that the 26-year-old right-hander has a …

PHIL KORNBLUT

South Carolina offers junior college LB Strong

The University of South Carolina was the first Southeastern Conference program to offer linebacker Navonteque Strong (6-foot-1-inch, 230 pounds) of Forest, Miss., and Mississippi Gulf Coast Junior College. Strong will be going into his second …

The Item's Wednesday Watch 2.26

1. Scott's Branch teams to each play in state semisLast week’s ranking: Unranked The Scott’s Branch girls basketball team played its way into the 1A Lower State championship game for …

Sumter wrestlers Davin Jackson, right, and Jacob McDonald earned spots in the 5A individual state tournament on Friday and Saturday.

Sumter's Jackson, McDonald earn spots in 5A individual wrestling state tourney

LAURENS - Sumter High School wrestlers Davin Jackson and Jacob McDonald qualified for the 5A individual state tournament with their performances in the Upper State championships on Friday and Saturday at the Laurens High School gymnasium. Jackson …

Gamecocks fall to Goose Creek 51-46

GOOSE CREEK -- Trailing by two points with less than 10 seconds to go and with Goose Creek High School at the free throw line with a chance to ice the game, Sumter got what it needed in the second-round game of the 5A state playoffs.

Sumter's Leslie Owens and the Gamecocks open the 5A playoffs with a rematch against Ashley Ridge on Wednesday.

Gamecocks carry stifling defense into playoff opening-rematch with Ashley Ridge

The Sumter High School varsity boys basketball team was a bit of an unknown commodity entering into this season. The Gamecocks had a new head coach and a young team. They used the first few weeks of the season to find their identity and they found …

Sumter forward Layken Cox (22) puts up a shot under the basket during the Gamecocks' 50-40 win over J.L. Mann in the opening round of the 5A state playoffs on Tuesday. Cox scored 17 points for Sumter in the win.

Sumter tops J.L. Mann 50-40 to advance in 5A playoffs

It looked like easy pickings for the Sumter High School girls basketball team less than 3 ½ minutes into its 5A state playoff opener against J.L. Mann on Tuesday at the SHS gymnasium. It …

Sumter's Kiara Crosky (3) and the Lady Gamecocks will host J. L. Mann in the first round of the 5A playoffs on Tuesday.

Busy week of playoff hoops ahead for local schools

If the Sumter High School varsity girls basketball team is to make a return trip to the 5A upper state championship game this season, it will be taking pretty much the same route it did a year ago. The Lady Gamecocks, who lost to Irmo 50-47 on …

Sumter's Tamerah Brown, right, and the Lady Gamecocks head into the 5A state playoffs as the No. 2 seed from Region IV after their 50-47 loss to Irmo on Friday.

Sumter loses to Irmo; will be 2-seed in playoffs

The Sumter High School varsity girls basketball team will be the No. 2 seed from Region IV-5A in the state playoffs after a 50-47 loss to Irmo on Friday at the IHS gymnasium. The Lady Gamecocks, who are ranked sixth in the latest South Carolina …

Kirkland Boone

Boone leads swarm of Gamecocks to Mesabi Range

Sumter High School linebacker Kirkland Boone was one of several Gamecock football players that had to wait a little bit longer than they hoped to get an offer to continue their careers at the college level. The undersized linebacker, as well as …