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Sumter linebacker Donte' Coleman (31) signed to play college football at Middle Tennessee State University last week.

Sumter's Coleman signs with Middle Tennessee State

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 …

The Item's Wednesday Watch 3.4.20

The Item’s Wednesday Watch is a weekly look at the buzz around tri-county sports. The Item sports staff will pick its most noteworthy stories, stats and quotes for the week. 1. Clarendon …

Carson Shannon

REL alum Shannon shines with Francis Marion softball

Carson Shannon has had an impressive start to her college softball career. The Robert E. Lee Academy graduate started the first 21 games for Francis Marion University and hit .333 with 20 runs batted in, which ranked second on the team. During …

Sumter soccer beats Lakewood to win Gator Classic

The Sumter High School varsity boys soccer team defeated Lakewood 2-0 on Saturday at J. Frank Baker Stadium to win the 24th Annual Gator Classic. The Gamecocks went 3-0 in the tournament, beating Camden 3-0 and Wilson Hall 8-0. Jordy …

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.

The Item's Wednesday Watch 2.26

1. Scott's Branch teams to each play in state semisLast week’s ranking: Unranked The Scott’s Branch girls basketball team played its way into the 1A Lower State championship game for …

Sumter wrestlers Davin Jackson, right, and Jacob McDonald earned spots in the 5A individual state tournament on Friday and Saturday.

Sumter's Jackson, McDonald earn spots in 5A individual wrestling state tourney

LAURENS - Sumter High School wrestlers Davin Jackson and Jacob McDonald qualified for the 5A individual state tournament with their performances in the Upper State championships on Friday and Saturday at the Laurens High School gymnasium. Jackson …

Gamecocks fall to Goose Creek 51-46

GOOSE CREEK -- Trailing by two points with less than 10 seconds to go and with Goose Creek High School at the free throw line with a chance to ice the game, Sumter got what it needed in the second-round game of the 5A state playoffs.

Tamerah Brown led Sumter with 18 points in their loss to Byrnes on Friday.

Lady Gamecocks drop nail biter with Byrnes, 55-54

DUNCAN - Byrnes High School's varsity girls basketball team led for a total of three seconds in the second half of Friday's second-round 5A state playoffs game against Sumter at the BHS gymnasium. It also happened to be the most frantic and …

Former Sumter High School, Sumter P-15's and Clemson standout left-handed pitcher Charlie Barnes is a non-roster invitee to the Minnesota Twins big league spring training camp in Fort Myers, Florida.

Former Sumter pitcher Barnes gets non-roster invite to Twins' camp

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Charlie Barnes is one of 10 pitchers who are non-roster invitees to the Minnesota Twins Major League spring training camp. The Sumter High School graduate is the second youngest among those players, some of whom have …

Sumter's Kiara Crosky (3) and the Lady Gamecocks will host J. L. Mann in the first round of the 5A playoffs on Tuesday.

Busy week of playoff hoops ahead for local schools

If the Sumter High School varsity girls basketball team is to make a return trip to the 5A upper state championship game this season, it will be taking pretty much the same route it did a year ago. The Lady Gamecocks, who lost to Irmo 50-47 on …

Sumter's Tamerah Brown, right, and the Lady Gamecocks head into the 5A state playoffs as the No. 2 seed from Region IV after their 50-47 loss to Irmo on Friday.

Sumter loses to Irmo; will be 2-seed in playoffs

The Sumter High School varsity girls basketball team will be the No. 2 seed from Region IV-5A in the state playoffs after a 50-47 loss to Irmo on Friday at the IHS gymnasium. The Lady Gamecocks, who are ranked sixth in the latest South Carolina …

Kirkland Boone

Boone leads swarm of Gamecocks to Mesabi Range

Sumter High School linebacker Kirkland Boone was one of several Gamecock football players that had to wait a little bit longer than they hoped to get an offer to continue their careers at the college level. The undersized linebacker, as well as …

Sumter offensive lineman Sterling Porcher (74)  has signed to play football at Iowa Western.

Sumter OL Porcher looks to take game to new heights with top JC

Sumter High School offensive lineman Sterling Porcher only stepped into the starting lineup his senior year, but the massive offensive tackle made an instant impact for the Gamecocks. That year of experience as a starter and raw talent was enough …

The Item's Wednesday Watch 2.12.20

The Item’s Wednesday Watch is a weekly look at the buzz around tri-county sports. The Item sports staff will pick its most noteworthy stories, stats and quotes for the week. 1. USC women …