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Sumter boys rally from 15-point deficit to stun Blythewood, girls cruise to 64-34 win

It was appropriate that the WACH FOX 57 cameras were rolling at the Sumter High School gymnasium on Friday because the finish of the varsity boys contest between Sumter and Blythewood had to be seen to be believed.

Sumter's Dyson Roberts, center, is joined by his family and Sumter head coach Mark Barnes, back, as he signs his letter of intent to play football at South Carolina State on Wednesday.

Sumter kicker/punter Roberts looking to make splash with Bulldogs

Dyson Roberts was one thing for the Sumter High School football team during his senior season: consistent. The Gamecock placekicker was a perfect 3-for-3 on field goals and made 43 of his 46 extra point attempts. Now he'll look to take that …

Laurence Manning running back Wyatt Rowland (22 )has committed to Presbyterian and is expected to sign with the Blue Hose on Wednesday.

Wednesday to be busy signing day for local athletes

There will be plenty of local high school football players putting ink to paper on Wednesday in Phase 2 of National Signing Day. Sumter High School will have at least six players signing. Crestwood is set to have six, Lakewood four, Lee Central …

Gamecocks pick up big region win over Lugoff-Elgin 57-38

Sumter High School’s varsity boys basketball team improved to 12-10 overall and 2-3 in region play with a 57-38 victory over Lugoff-Elgin on Friday night.

Sumter's Davin Jackson, left, has been a consistent winner for the Gamecocks this season in the 220-pound weight class. Sumter will be wrestling in the Region IV-5A duals on Saturday.

Sumter wrestling looking to earn playoff berth in Region IV-5A duals

The Sumter High School wrestling team has put together a nice season, going 14-4 in dual matches while having strong showings in various invitationals. None of that, however, has anything to do with the pursuit of winning the 5A state title, …

Sumter-Palmetto Rotary Club president Ken Bell, right, speaks to the boys basketball head coaches at the three Sumter School District high schools, left to right, Lakewood's Ed Scott, Crestwood's Aric Samuel and Sumter's Bryan Brown, after recently spoke to the club. Each coach is in his first year at his respective school, but they all knew of each other in some manner before ending up in Sumter together.

Three Sumter School District first-year boys hoops coaches share good relationships

This has been an interesting year for boys high school basketball in Sumter School District. Each of the schools is under the direction of a first-year coach. Well, Lakewood's Ed Scott is a legitimate first-year head coach. Crestwood's Aric …

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Sumter wrestling team rolls to easy wins in 3 matches

The opportunities to wrestle were not as plentiful for members of the Sumter High School wrestling team as they would have liked on Tuesday in a 4-team event at the SHS gymnasium. The teams from C.A. Johnson, Lower Richland and Marion didn't have …

Brown scores 18, Lady Gamecocks improve to 14-3 with 60-32 victory over Blythewood

Sumter High School’s varsity girls basketball team improved to 14-3 overall and 2-0 in region play with a 60-32 road victory over Blythewood on Tuesday.

Sumter High School's Gabby Kirkman, seated in the center of the table, has signed to play softball with the University of South Carolina Union. Seated with Kirkman, left to right, are grandmother Carrie Kirkman, grandmother Ann Wilson, grandfather Conyers Wilson, father Cedric Kirkman, mother Jamelle Kirkman and grandmother Grace Wilson.

Sumter's Kirkman signs to play softball at USC Union

As is the case with practically every child at eight years of age, Gabby Kirkman was still trying to figure out what she wanted to pursue for fun. "I had done ballet, dance, cheer," Kirkman said. "I told my parents I wanted to do something else …

The Sumter Touchdown Club awarded 10 Merit Scholarships to local student-athletes at its season-ending banquet on Thursday. Each scholarship is worth $750.

Sumter Touchdown Club honors student-athletes with banquet

The Sumter Touchdown Club held its third annual season-ending banquet on Thursday at Central Carolina Technical College's Health Science Building on South Main Street. Former Clemson standout running back C.J. Spiller served as the keynote …

Sumter's Tamerah Brown, right, surveys the court against Hartsville on Tuesday. A late three from Brown helped seal a 49-38 win for the Lady Gamecocks.

Sumter hoops teams sweep Hartsville

HARTSVILLE -- Sumter High School's varsity basketball teams enjoyed a successful road trip on Tuesday, each picking up victories over Hartsville High School. The Lady Gamecocks pulled away late behind a pair of clutch 3-point baskets from senior …

Ramirez leads Sumter to three victories, Gamecocks improve to 11-2

Sumter High School improved to 11-2 as it won three matches on Tuesday at the SHS gymnasium.

The Sumter Item's Top 125 Sports Figures: No. 2 - Freddie Solomon

Freddie Solomon set NCAA records as a quarterback at the University of Tampa. He would go on to play 11 years in the National Football League as a wide receiver, catching 371 passes and playing on …

Sumter's Cameron Jackson, seated center, was joined by her parents and Sumter head tennis coach Ashley McDuffie as she signed to play the sport at the University of South Carolina Sumter on Wednesday.

Sumter High's Jackson to play tennis at USC Sumter

Cameron Jackson didn't have the typical path to playing tennis in college. The Sumter High School senior had barely stepped foot on a tennis court before the just completed 2019 season, but decided to give the sport a try in her final year of …

Anna Lowder, center, is joined by her family as she signs to play softball at Florence-Darlington Technical College on Wednesday.

Pair from Sumter to play softball at Florence-Darlington Technical College

Sumter High School's seniors Anna Lowder and Braelynn Durham have spent many hours together on the softball field and are excited to play one more season for the Lady Gamecocks in the spring. The duo is even more excited about the fact that it …