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Sumter, Lakewood, Crestwood, Thomas Sumter Academy, and East Clarendon participated in the Sumter Optomist Relays on Sat...
03/14/2020

Sumter, Lakewood, Crestwood, Thomas Sumter Academy, and East Clarendon participated in the Sumter Optomist Relays on Saturday. Here’s a look at some of the action.
📷: J. Scott Sewell
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Dustin Kennedy was dominant on the mound and Robert E. Lee beat Marlboro Academy 8-0 on Friday. Here’s a look at some of...
03/14/2020

Dustin Kennedy was dominant on the mound and Robert E. Lee beat Marlboro Academy 8-0 on Friday. Here’s a look at some of the action.
📷: J. Scott Sewell
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McKenzie Watts allowed just two runs in seven innings, but Robert E. Lee Academy’s varsity softball team fell to Marlbor...
03/14/2020

McKenzie Watts allowed just two runs in seven innings, but Robert E. Lee Academy’s varsity softball team fell to Marlboro Academy 2-1 on Friday. Here’s a look at some of the action.
📷: J. Scott Sewell
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Sumter girls soccer falls to Airport in 2 OTs for bump in great start to seasonBy J. Scott Sewell
03/13/2020
Sumter girls soccer falls to Airport in 2 OTs for bump in great start to season

Sumter girls soccer falls to Airport in 2 OTs for bump in great start to season
By J. Scott Sewell

There are heartbreakers, and then there's whatever happened to Sumter High School's varsity girls soccer team on Wednesday. The Lady Gamecocks battled back from an early deficit to take a 2-1 lead over Airport after a goal by freshman Kassandra …

Sumter’s varsity baseball team scored two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to slip past Lakewood 3-2 on Thursday n...
03/13/2020

Sumter’s varsity baseball team scored two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to slip past Lakewood 3-2 on Thursday night. Here’s a look at some of the action.
📷: J. Scott Sewell
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SCISA suspends athletic events from Sunday through April 3By Dennis Brunson
03/13/2020
SCISA suspends athletic events from Sunday through April 3

SCISA suspends athletic events from Sunday through April 3
By Dennis Brunson

The South Carolina Independent School Association has suspended all interscholastic athletic competitions beginning on Sunday and running through April 4 because of the threat posed by the coronavirus. SCISA posted the information on its Facebook …

Fire Ant baseball trending upward heading into series with Cuyahoga By Tim Leible
03/12/2020
Fire Ant baseball trending upward heading into series with Cuyahoga

Fire Ant baseball trending upward heading into series with Cuyahoga
By Tim Leible

The University of South Carolina Sumter baseball team got out to about as poor of a start as it could. After winning their season opener against Southeastern-Whiteville, the Fire Ants lost six straight and were in desperate need of a …

Crestwood baseball hopes to take next step despite slow start By J. Scott Sewell
03/12/2020
Crestwood baseball hopes to take next step despite slow start

Crestwood baseball hopes to take next step despite slow start
By J. Scott Sewell

Crestwood High School's varsity baseball team made the playoffs for the first time in school history last year, reaching the 4A state playoffs. Now head coach Mike Kremer wants to see his team use that momentum to propel it to the next step this …

Root, Root, Root for the Home Team: Volume 61 - Here’s a look at some of the folks that came out to cheer on Sumter’s va...
03/12/2020

Root, Root, Root for the Home Team: Volume 61 - Here’s a look at some of the folks that came out to cheer on Sumter’s varsity girls soccer team as they battled Airport on Wednesday night.
📷: J. Scott Sewell @ Sumter High School

It was all smiles after Sumter’s big victory over Ridge View on Wednesday.📷: J. Scott Sewell
03/12/2020

It was all smiles after Sumter’s big victory over Ridge View on Wednesday.
📷: J. Scott Sewell

After going winless last season, Sumter High School’s boys tennis team picked up their first victory of the season over ...
03/12/2020

After going winless last season, Sumter High School’s boys tennis team picked up their first victory of the season over Ridge View on Wednesday. Here’s a look at some of the action.
📷: J. Scott Sewell
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These and additional photos from the match are available to purchase. Use promo code ITEM50 to get 50% off all downloads and ITEM25 to get 25% off all prints for the next 48 hours. @ Sumter High School
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Young Gamecocks hope to build on season-opening win over Crestwood By J. Scott Sewell
03/11/2020
Young Gamecocks hope to build on season-opening win over Crestwood

Young Gamecocks hope to build on season-opening win over Crestwood
By J. Scott Sewell

There's a reason preseason games don't count. After getting outscored 37-1 in three preseason games last weekend, Sumter High School's varsity baseball team routed crosstown rival Crestwood 10-1 on Monday in both teams' season openers. "We …

Sumter's Arnold to play baseball with Florence-DarlingtonBy Dennis Brunson
03/11/2020
Sumter's Arnold to play baseball with Florence-Darlington

Sumter's Arnold to play baseball with Florence-Darlington
By Dennis Brunson

When Brandon Arnold was a freshman in the Sumter High School baseball program, he was a middle infielder who stood 5-feet-7-inches tall. However, he had an amazing physical transformation heading into his sophomore season. Most people call it a …

Sumter pulled out a 10-1 victory over crosstown rival Crestwood on opening day of the baseball season on Monday. Here’s ...
03/10/2020

Sumter pulled out a 10-1 victory over crosstown rival Crestwood on opening day of the baseball season on Monday. Here’s a look at some of the action.
📷: J. Scott Sewell
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These and additional photos from the game are available to purchase. Use promo code ITEM50 to get 50% off all downloads and ITEM25 to get 25% off all prints for the next 48 hours. @ Sumter High School
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Say what you will, your guy never gave up. @ Sumter High School
03/10/2020

Say what you will, your guy never gave up. @ Sumter High School

Root, Root, Root for the Home Team: Volume 60 - Here’s a look at some of the folks that came out to watch Crestwood batt...
03/10/2020

Root, Root, Root for the Home Team: Volume 60 - Here’s a look at some of the folks that came out to watch Crestwood battle Sumter on opening day. Swipe to the end for a special promposal!
📷: J. Scott Sewell @ Sumter High School

Scott’s Branch came up just short in the 1A state championship game, falling to Great Falls 73-71 after rallying back fr...
03/08/2020

Scott’s Branch came up just short in the 1A state championship game, falling to Great Falls 73-71 after rallying back from a 10-point deficit in the third quarter. Here’s a look at some of the action.
📷: J. Scott Sewell
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Sumter's Coker signs to play with Columbia InternationalBy Dennis Brunson
03/06/2020
Sumter's Coker signs to play with Columbia International

Sumter's Coker signs to play with Columbia International
By Dennis Brunson

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 …

"Be quiet and beat people"Scott's Branch prepares for first title game in 20 yearsBy J. Scott Sewell
03/06/2020
Scott's Branch prepares for first title game in 20 years

"Be quiet and beat people"
Scott's Branch prepares for first title game in 20 years
By J. Scott Sewell

Scott's Branch High School junior forward Xzahbien 'Zay' Gadsden has heard the doubters all year, but that hasn't stopped him and his Eagle teammates from proving them wrong over and over again this season. Now, the Eagles just have to prove those …

Sumter's Coleman signs with Middle Tennessee StateBy Dennis Brunson
03/06/2020
Sumter's Coleman signs with Middle Tennessee State

Sumter's Coleman signs with Middle Tennessee State
By Dennis Brunson

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 …

Gamecocks' Hoshour to continue baseball career at Florence-Darlington By Dennis Brunson
03/06/2020
Gamecocks' Hoshour to continue baseball career at Florence-Darlington

Gamecocks' Hoshour to continue baseball career at Florence-Darlington
By Dennis Brunson

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 …

We stopped by Scott’s Branch High School to check in on the Eagles aka Boogie Branch Boys as they prepare for their stat...
03/05/2020

We stopped by Scott’s Branch High School to check in on the Eagles aka Boogie Branch Boys as they prepare for their state title game in Columbia on Saturday. Be sure to check out the Sumter Today episode going up this afternoon from our Studio Sumter team.
📷: @micahgreen15

The Sumter Middle School All-Conference basketball teams were announced last month. Here's a look at all the local talen...
03/04/2020

The Sumter Middle School All-Conference basketball teams were announced last month. Here's a look at all the local talent.

Boys: First row, left to right: Brandon Cowell and Nytarion Gipson of Furman and Damarii Spann, Antoine Bracey, Ja’Vion Lammie, Caleb Jenkins and Josiah Burson of Bates. Second row: Jamari Wilson, Darius Franklin and Jeffery Ceasar of Manning and Tyler Bennett, Azarian Yates, Khalil Moody and Xavier Johnson of Ebenezer. Third row: Armando Ignacio or R.E. Davis, Marlon Moses and TyKeem Johnson of Chestnut Oaks, Nehemiah Pope and Jaden Stephens of Hillcrest and Jamie Tedder, Kennedy Bennett and Jayden Barno of Alice Drive.

Girls: First row, left to right, Dalashia Brunson, Keziyah Sanders, Ameena Williams, Kharya Reed and Jada Lawson of Bates and Shanell Cooper and Jordan Cuttino of Alice Drive. Second row: Anisha Weldon and Deanika Samuels of Furman, Shanaisha Howard and Liliana Ignacio of R.E. Davis and Laken Wright and Taliya Harris of Ebenezer. Third row: Lanyah Pearson and Jasmine Coleman of Manning, Rickell Brown, Paija McFadden and Serenity Douglas of Chestnut Oaks and London Vaughn, Keanndria Davis and Saniyah Williams of Hillcrest.

Ella Alan scores 4 goals, Lady Gamecocks rout Crestwood 19-0
03/03/2020
Ella Alan scores 4 goals, Lady Gamecocks rout Crestwood 19-0

Ella Alan scores 4 goals, Lady Gamecocks rout Crestwood 19-0

Sumter High School’s varsity girls soccer team began their season in dominating fashion, beating Sumter County rival Crestwood 19-0 on Monday night. The Lady Gamecocks are now 1-0 on the season.

Back-2-BackClarendon Hall put on a show in their 93-66 victory over Andrew Jackson Academy, earning the Saints their sec...
03/01/2020

Back-2-Back
Clarendon Hall put on a show in their 93-66 victory over Andrew Jackson Academy, earning the Saints their second consecutive 1A state title. Here’s a look at some of the action.
📷: Micah Green
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‪Saints roll past Andrew Jackson for second straight state title ‬‪By Tim Leible‬
02/29/2020
Saints roll past Andrew Jackson for second straight state title

‪Saints roll past Andrew Jackson for second straight state title ‬
‪By Tim Leible‬

The Clarendon Hall Saints were out to prove a point when they faced off against Andrew Jackson for the SCISA 1A state championship on Saturday at the Sumter County Civic Center. They proved that …

CeCe Wells had a fantastic season for the Lady Knights, leading them to the Lower State final in her senior season. She ...
02/29/2020

CeCe Wells had a fantastic season for the Lady Knights, leading them to the Lower State final in her senior season. She finished with 18 points in Crestwood’s loss to North Augusta. Here’s a look at the final basket of her high school career.
📷: J. Scott Sewell

‪Roberts scores four goals, Gamecocks down Wilson Hall 8-0
02/29/2020
Roberts scores four goals, Gamecocks down Wilson Hall 8-0

‪Roberts scores four goals, Gamecocks down Wilson Hall 8-0

Sumter High School’s varsity boys soccer team opened their season with a convincing 8-0 victory over Wilson Hall in round one of the Gator Classic on Friday.

Scott's Branch boys top Charleston M&S to reach 1A state championship game By Eddie Litaker
02/29/2020
Scott's Branch boys top Charleston M&S to reach 1A state championship game

Scott's Branch boys top Charleston M&S to reach 1A state championship game
By Eddie Litaker

FLORENCE - A Scott's Branch basketball team will be playing next weekend for the 1A state championship. It's just not the one that everybody expected to be there. After watching the Scott's Branch girls fall short in their bid to return and …

Root, Root, Root for the Home Team: Volume 59 - Here’s a look at some of the Scott’s Branch fans that made the trip to F...
02/29/2020

Root, Root, Root for the Home Team: Volume 59 - Here’s a look at some of the Scott’s Branch fans that made the trip to Florence to watch the varsity girls and boys basketball teams fight for a spot in the 1A state final.
📷: J. Scott Sewell @ Florence Center

The Scott’s Branch boys basketball team is headed to the 1A state title game after their victory over Charleston Math an...
02/29/2020

The Scott’s Branch boys basketball team is headed to the 1A state title game after their victory over Charleston Math and Science today, and they had just one message for us after the game. “Put some respect on us,” they said. I’d say they earned that. Congrats to to the Eagles. One game to go. @ Florence Center
📷: J. Scott Sewell

TSA baseball opens season with 6-5 walk-off victory over Dillon Christian, fall in Game 2
02/28/2020
TSA baseball opens season with 6-5 walk-off victory over Dillon Christian, fall in Game 2

TSA baseball opens season with 6-5 walk-off victory over Dillon Christian, fall in Game 2

Thomas Sumter Academy’s varsity baseball team opened their season in dramatic fashion on Thursday, rallying for four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning for a walk-off, 6-5 victory over Dillon Christian. Dillon Christian won game two of the doubleheader 5-2.

Saints stomp Richard Winn, advance to Saturday's title gameBy J. Scott Sewell
02/28/2020
Saints stomp Richard Winn, advance to Saturday's title game

Saints stomp Richard Winn, advance to Saturday's title game
By J. Scott Sewell

Clarendon Hall’s varsity boys basketball team punched their ticket to Saturday’s SCISA 1A state championship game with a 72-43 victory over Richard Winn Academy on Thursday night at Wilson Hall’s Nash Student Center.

Clarendon Hall beat Richard Winn Academy 72-43 on Thursday night to advance to their second straight SCISA 1A title game...
02/28/2020

Clarendon Hall beat Richard Winn Academy 72-43 on Thursday night to advance to their second straight SCISA 1A title game. The Saints will face Andrew Jackson Academy on Saturday at 12:30 at the Sumter Civic Center. Here’s a look at some of the action.
📷: Micah Green
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These and additional photos from the game are available to purchase. Use promo code ITEM50 to get 50% off all downloads and ITEM25 to get 25% off all prints for the next 48 hours.
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CAPTION THIS, Clarendon Hall fans
02/28/2020

CAPTION THIS, Clarendon Hall fans

Lady Barons shine in equestrian meetBy J. Scott Sewell
02/27/2020
Lady Barons shine in equestrian meet

Lady Barons shine in equestrian meet
By J. Scott Sewell

TIMMONSVILLE -- Wilson Hall's equestrian team took home Reserve Champion at the SCISA Hunt Seat Equestrian Winter Regular Season Qualifying Competition last Saturday. The Lady Barons finished with 29 points, just three behind Trinity-Byrnes for the …

Sumter's Justus Boone commits to FloridaBy Phil Kornblut
02/27/2020
Sumter's Justus Boone commits to Florida

Sumter's Justus Boone commits to Florida
By Phil Kornblut

Sumter High School defensive end Justus Boone announced a commitment to the Florida Gators on Wednesday on Twitter.

Wilson Hall’s varsity girls basketball team fell to Cardinal Newman in the quarterfinals of the SCISA 3A state tournamen...
02/26/2020

Wilson Hall’s varsity girls basketball team fell to Cardinal Newman in the quarterfinals of the SCISA 3A state tournament on Tuesday. The Lady Barons finished the season with a 16-7 record. Here’s a look at some of the action.
📷: Micah Green

Gibson's buzzer-beater sends Scott's Branch boys to Lower State title gameBy Eddie Litaker
02/26/2020
Gibson's buzzer-beater sends Scott's Branch boys to Lower State title game

Gibson's buzzer-beater sends Scott's Branch boys to Lower State title game
By Eddie Litaker

SUMMERTON -- R.J. Gibson scored 10 of his team-high 18 points, including a game-winning layup as time expired, in the fourth quarter as the Scott's Branch varsity boys basketball team punched its ticket to the 1A lower state championship game with a thrilling 55-53 victory over Military Magnet Acade...

Cheraw tops Manning 63-58 after heated fourth quarterBy J. Scott Sewell
02/26/2020
Cheraw tops Manning 63-58 after heated fourth quarter

Cheraw tops Manning 63-58 after heated fourth quarter
By J. Scott Sewell

CHERAW - The final 5:06 of Manning High School’s boys varsity basketball playoff game against Cheraw was played without fans in the stands after the gym was evacuated following a fight at mid-court. Cheraw ultimately won the contest 63-58, and advanced to the Lower State final at the Florence Cent...

The final 5:06 of Manning High School’s varsity boys basketball playoff game against Cheraw was played without any fans ...
02/26/2020

The final 5:06 of Manning High School’s varsity boys basketball playoff game against Cheraw was played without any fans in the stands because a fight broke out in the fourth quarter forcing a total evacuation. Cheraw was awarded seven free throws for 3 technical fouls and a personal foul when play resumed. They made five of the free throws, and won the game 63-58. Full story to come on TheItem.com.
📷: J. Scott Sewell

Lady Eagles roll past Baptist Hill 60-44, advance to Lower State championshipBy Eddie Litaker
02/25/2020
Lady Eagles roll past Baptist Hill 60-44, advance to Lower State championship

Lady Eagles roll past Baptist Hill 60-44, advance to Lower State championship
By Eddie Litaker

SUMMERTON -- The Scott's Branch High School varsity girls basketball team went into halftime of its 1A quarterfinal matchup against Baptist Hill on Monday tied, 18-18, after the Lady Bobcats scored the final eight points of the first half.

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Congratulations to the Sumter High School Girls Varsity Tennis Team for reaching the playoffs. They are traveling to West Ashley High School, in Charleston today. (Weather Permitting)
Sumter high varsity volleyball won against Irmo tonight on Senior night ! Great job ladies !
The Item Sports - Do you have any photos/updates from Tuesday's swim meet hosted by Sumter High Swimteam at the City of Sumter Aquatics Center?
I would love to see the SHS golf team scores!!