McAlister, Sumter soccer nip West Florence 3-2


FLORENCE - Sumter High School's varsity boys soccer team improved to 2-1 in Region VI-5A with a 3-2 victory over West Florence on Friday.

Connor McAlister led the Gamecocks, 5-2 overall with two goals. Chris Reyes scored a goal and had an assist and Dyonna Dingman also had an assist.

SHS plays at Conway on Tuesday.

Calhoun 13

Thomas Sumter 12

ST. MATTHEWS - Calhoun Academy scored a run in the bottom of the eighth inning to defeat Thomas Sumter Academy 13-12 on Friday.

Josh Galloway, Garett Hassler and Dayton Ingram each had two hits to lead TSA.


Sumter finishes seventh

CONWAY - Sumter High School finished seventh out of 24 teams in The Hackler on Saturday at The Hackler Course at Coastal Carolina University.

The Gamecocks had a team score of 317. They were led by Dixon Flowers, who shot a 74 to finish in a tie for seventh individually.

Evans Lewis was next for SHS with an 80. Brandt Toburen shot an 81, Bradley Coulter an 82 and Jenkins Dwight an 85.


Ashley Ridge 4

Sumter 2

Sumter fell to 1-4 with a 4-2 loss to Ashley Ridge on Friday.

The Gamecocks will play two matches at Conway on Tuesday, the first one beginning at 3:45 p.m.


1 -- Witt (S) defeated Rabon 6-3, 6-2.

2 -- Berry (S) defeated Jones 7-5, 0-6, 10-7.

3 -- Seale (AR) defeated Smithhart 6-2, 6-3.

4 -- Price (AR) defeated McDuffie 6-2, 6-1.

5 -- Shmedeke (AR) defeated Gould 6-1, 6-0.


1 - Did not play.

2 -- Johns/Plyler (AR) defeated Black/Tomlin 6-2, 6-0.


Laurence Manning 3

Wilson Hall 0

MANNING - Aaron Carlton and Chase Lee combined to toss a 3-hit shutout as Laurence Manning Academy defeated Wilson Hall 3-0 on Friday.

JT Stanley had two hits to lead the LMA offense. Kyle Horton had a double.

Tanner Epps took the loss for the 1-3 Barons despite allowing just one earned run in four innings. Keaton Price pitched two hitless innings.


West Florence 5

Sumter 0

FLORENCE - Sumter lost to West Florence 5-0 on Friday.

SHS dropped to 2-3.