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Wilson Hall's Molly Moss leads the pack at the beginning of the Wilson Hall Invitational on Wednesday at Patriot Park Sportsplex. Moss finished the race in second place.

Wilson Hall, TSA cross country teams perform well in WH Invitational

The Thomas Sumter Academy and Wilson Hall cross country teams shined in the Wilson Hall Invitational at Patriot Park SportPlex on Wednesday, but it was a runner from Manning High School who stole the show. Sebastian Dozier finished first overall …

Wilson Hall's Doc Walker (6) runs with the football during the Barons' 48-7 loss to Hammond last week. Wilson Hall plays host to Pinewood Prep on Friday at Spencer Field.

Wilson Hall searches for first win against Pinewood Prep

The Wilson Hall football team has had a rough couple of weeks, playing Porter-Gaud and Hammond in back-to-back contests, but the Barons should have a slightly easier matchup as they host Pinewood Prep on Friday. Both teams come into the game …

J. SCOTT SEWELL / The Sumter ItemWilson Hall’s Graham Van Patten (10) runs past a Hammond defender during the Barons’ 48-7 loss on Friday at Spencer Field.

Hammond jumps on Wilson Hall early, triumphs 48-7

Wilson Hall fell to 0-3 on the season after a 48-7 loss to top-ranked Hammond on Friday at Spencer Field. And the game wasn’t as close as the final score indicates. The Skyhawks dominated …

Graham Van Patten and the Barons will face Hammond on Friday.

Wilson Hall faces massive challenge against Hammond

Wilson Hall faced one of the top SCISA 3A football teams last week in Porter-Gaud. The Barons traveled to Charleston and lost to the Cyclones 55-19. This week, Wilson Hall gets to face THE big dog in SCISA 3A in Hammond. The Skyhawks have won the …

Sumter boys swim team wins meet

FLORENCE - Sumter High School's boys swim team finished first and the girls team finished second in the Florence District 1 Invitational on Wednesday at Francis Marion University. In the 8-team boys meet, Sumter won with 58 points. Wilson was …

SUMTER ITEM FILE PHOTOGraham VanPatten (10) will be one of Wilson Hall's leaders on both sides of the football when the Barons open their season on Friday against Heathwood Hall in Columbia.

Wilson Hall goes on road to face Heathwood in opener

Wilson Hall's varsity football team will be looking for revenge when it takes the field in its season opener against Heathwood Hall on Friday in Columbia.The Barons fell to the Highlanders 13-12 last year when they were unable to convert on a …

Wilson Hall's Graham VanPatten (10) answers a question while head coach Adam Jarecki, right, and teammates Emory Moore (11), Jagger Hebert (4) and Campbell deHoll listen during The Sumter Item Media Day Fan Fest. The Barons open their season on Aug. 30 against Heathwood Hall in Columbia.

Wilson Hall football facing challenge of limited numbers again

Head coach Adam Jarecki knew player numbers would again be an issue for his Wilson Hall football team as it has been the past of couple of seasons. "We're basically at the same level we've been at the last couple of years," said Jarecki, who is …

SCISA preseason polls released

The S.C. Prep Media Football Poll will vote on the top five in each of the four South Carolina Independent School Association classifications, beginning with a preseason poll. Each of the defending state champions - Hammond in 3A, Florence …

The Sumter Item Hines Furniture Athlete of the Year semifinals begin Thursday

Voting for the third round of The Sumter Item Hines Furniture Athlete of the Year is now complete. Over 3,500 votes were cast from Monday through midnight on Wednesday to help narrow the list of athletes remaining to just four.

PHOTOS BY MICAH GREEN / THE SUMTER ITEMScott’s Branch High School head coach Leonard Johnson, right, listens to Eagles player Marquel Coard answer a question during The Sumter Item Media Day Fan Fest on Saturday at USC Sumter’s Arts & Letters Building. Johnson will be starting his second stint at Scott’s Branch.

The Sumter Item newcomer sees boundless enthusiasm as teams prepare for Football 2019

The Sumter Item hosted its second annual Media Day on Saturday. The local high school coaches and players had a chance to talk about the upcoming football season in a day that was packed with great energy and information. As the new guy in town, I …

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 …