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Tickets are still available for Sumter's 5A quarterfinal against River Bluff on Friday.

Sumter High playoff tickets still available

Tickets are still available for Sumter High School's home football game against River Bluff on Friday in the quarterfinals of the South Carolina High School League 5A state playoffs. Tickets will not be sold at the gate. The only way to purchase …

The Sumter defense will have its hands full as it face River Bluff's triple-option offense on Friday in a 5A state playoff quarterfinal game.

Sumter prepares to take on River Bluff's triple option

Fundamentally sound. Gap responsibilities. When you hear those four words in relation to football, you know someone is getting ready to face a triple-option offense. Sumter High School head coach Mark Barnes uttered those very words on Tuesday …

Sumter running back Nathan Harris-Waynick (26) and the Gamecocks will get to play a second home game in the 5A playoffs after beating Berkeley 34-13 on Friday.

Sumter gets another home game; Laurence Manning, Lee advance to SCISA title games

Sumter High School picked up a surprise home playoff footblal game on Friday, while Laurence Manning Academy and Lee Academy will both be traveling to North Charleston for their next playoff game. Since both games are for state championships, …

PHOTOS: Sumter beats Berkeley 34-13 in playoff opener

The Sumter football team took down Berkeley 34-13 in the first round of the SCHSL 5A playoffs on Friday. Here's a look at the action through the lens of The Item's Tim Leible.

Sumter's Nathan Harris-Waynick (26) and Marcus Lane leap in celebration after Harris-Waynick scored on a two-point conversion during the Gamecocks' 34-13 win over Berkeley on Friday.

Sumter takes down Berkeley 34-13 to advance in 5A playoffs

Sumter High School advanced to the quarterfinals of the 5A football state playoffs with a 34-13 victory over Berkeley on Friday on Sumter Memorial Stadium's Freddie Solomon Field. The Gamecocks, who improved to 7-0 on the season, will be at home …

Sumter will open the SCHSL playoffs against Berkeley on Friday.

Sumter hosts Berkeley to open the playoffs to highlight the 5 Things to Watch This Week

1. SUMTER HOSTS BERKELEY IN FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS Sumter High School will play host to Berkeley in the first round of the 5A football state playoffs on Friday at Sumter Memorial Stadium. The …

Sumter quarterback Hayden Vasquez (15) passes around the outstretch arm of Crestwood's Parris Lowery (55) during the Gamecocks' 28-9 win on Friday.

Sumter caps off undefeated regular season with 28-9 win over Crestwood

Sumter High School completed its third straight undefeated football regular season with a 28-9 victory over Sumter School District rival Crestwood on Friday on Sumter Memorial Stadium's Freddie Solomon Field. The Gamecocks improved to 6-0 in this …

Sumter running back Nathan Harris-Waynick (26) and the Gamecocks will play host to Sumter School District rival Crestwood on Friday at Sumter Memorial Stadium.

Sumter, Crestwood ready for rivalry showdown

Neither team really has a bone to fight over in this football game. There are no region ramifications. One has a state playoff berth locked up, while the other won't make the playoffs. You know what though? It's Sumter versus Crestwood, so it …

Sumter volleyball coach Heath Griffin stands in front of the Gamecocks' socially distanced bench amidst the coronavirus pandemic. Volleyball provided a blueprint for what basketball will probably look like this winter.

Sumter AD reflects on the challenges of this fall and looks ahead to winter sports

To say this fall has been complicated and confusing in the world of sports would be an understatement. No one knows that more than the people behind the scenes trying to figure out how to play sports safely. Sumter High School athletic director …

Sumter quarterback Hayden Vasquez and the Gamecocks host Crestwood on Friday.

Sumter hosts Crestwood to highlight 5 Things to Watch this week

1. SUMTER, CRESTWOOD MEET IN FOOTBALLSumter School District rivals Sumter High School and Crestwood are set to close out their regular seasons by meeting on Friday on Sumter Memorial Stadium’s …

Davin Jackson

Jackson, Harrison, Alston-Daniels, Grant selected as Touchdown Club Players of Week

Davin Jackson played on 35 defensive snaps for the Sumter High School football team in its 50-7 victory over St. James last Friday. The 6-foot-3-inch, 260-pound defensive end finished with nine total tackles, meaning he was in on a quarter of the …

District says Sumter JV players were contacted despite parents' claims

Sumter School District said calls were made by Sumter High School football coaches to each of the members of the school's junior varsity football team about them needing to quarantine because of an opposing team's positive tests prior to it being …

Lakewoods running back Javontae Lewis, center, and the Gators earned their first win of the season by taking down Manning 30-13 on Friday.

Sumter secures region's No. 1 seed; LMA sets up big game against Trinity

Sumter High School wrapped up a share of the Region VI-5A football title and most importantly the region's No. 1 seed in the state playoffs with a 50-7 victory over St. James on Friday. Laurence Manning Academy and Lee Academy came up with key …

Sumter High JV football team under quarantine for two weeks

The entire Sumter High School junior varsity football team is under quarantine for two weeks after playing against a St. James team on Thursday that had two players who had tested positive for …

Sumter running back Nathan Harris-Waynick runs for his fourth touchdown in the Gamecocks' 50-7 win over St. James on Friday.

Sumter runs over St. James 50-7 to remain undefeated

MURRELLS INLET - Nathan Harris-Waynick scored three touchdowns in the first half and added a fourth in the second for good measure as the Sumter High School football team rolled over the St. James Sharks 50-7 on Friday. "This was the best game …