Local Sports

Saints remain unbeaten with 84-32 win over Patrick Henry; Gators' streak snapped in 50-41 loss to West Florence

SUMMERTON - Clarendon Hall's varsity boys basketball team remained undefeated on the season with an 84-32 victory over Patrick Henry Academy on Friday at the CH gymnasium. The Saints, who are 6-0 overall and 3-0 in SCISA Region II-2A/1A were led …

Manning's Star Logan puts up a second-chance shot during the Lady Monarchs' 65-38 victory over Scott's Branch on Friday at Manning's John F. Thames Arena.

Lady Monarchs still perfect after 65-38 victory over Scott's Branch; Manning boys move to 8-0 with 67-55 win

MANNING -- Manning High School varsity girls head basketball coach Darren Mazyck knew his team was in for a struggle Friday against its cross-county rival and 1A top-ranked Scott's Branch. Mazyck …

Gators' streak snapped in 50-41 loss to West Florence

Lakewood High School’s varsity boys basketball team had its 5-game winning streak snapped with a 50-41 loss to West Florence on Thursday at the WF gymnasium.The Gators, who fell to 5-4 on the …

Lady Stallions roll over Chesterfield 56-29; Lakewood girls handle West Florence

BISHOPVILLE – Lee Central High School’s varsity girls basketball team rolled to a 56-29 victory over Chesterfield on Friday at the LC gymnasium in a matchup of two ranked teams.The Lady …

Sumter’s Tamerah Brown brings the ball down court as Lakewood’s Stevye Sinkler pursues. during the Lady Gamecocks’ victory over  Lakewood earlier this season.

Manning girls go from being unranked to No. 4 in latest 3A poll

Manning High School was nowhere to be found in the 3A girls basketball poll in the South Carolina Basketball Coaches Association preseason polls. In the first regular-season poll, however, the Lady Monarchs find themselves firmly …

From the Wire

THE ASSOCIATED PRESSFurman University's Clay Mounce blocks a shot by North Carolina Wilmington's Jay Estime in Saturday's game in Greenville. The Paladins travel to LSU on Friday night.

Furman hopes to end NCAA tourney drought

GREENVILLE - Furman forward Clay Mounce has a simple question in the team video before the Paladins take the court each home game: "Haven't you heard of us?" Not many college basketball fans have. Though it's a question fewer people are asking …

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Notre Dame's Kelly wins AP Coach of the Year for 2nd time

Notre Dame's Brian Kelly is The Associated Press college football Coach of the Year and the third coach to win the award twice since it was established in 1998. Kelly received 16 of 58 first-place votes from AP college football poll voters and 81 …

THE ASSOCIATED PRESSNew York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia

Sabathia gets $500,000 bonus despite ejection

NEW YORK (AP) — Plunking an opponent paid off for CC Sabathia. The New York Yankees gave Sabathia a $500,000 performance bonus, even though the 38-year-old left-hander was ejected from his final …

Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins catches a touchdown pass from quarterback Deshaun Watson, not pictured, during the first half of the Texans 29-22 come-from-behind victory over the New York Jets on Saturday in East Rutherford, N.J.

Watson leads Texans to 29-22 comeback win over Darnold, Jets

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Deshaun Watson threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to DeAndre Hopkins with 2:15 left, lifting the Houston Texans to a 29-22 comeback victory over Sam Darnold and the New York Jets on Saturday night. After Darnold and the Jets …

Sumter represented in all-star games

The South All-Stars defeated the North All-Stars, 13-10, in the Progress Energy Bowl North-South All-Star Game on Saturday afternoon at Brooks Stadium at Coastal Carolina University. Sumter senior outside linebacker Eric Watts, who has committed …

Outdoors

Joye Davis, left, Sumter County Farm Bureau Women's Committee chairwoman, received a special achievement award on behalf of Sumter County from SCFB State Women's Leadership Committee Chairwoman Frances Price, right, during the organization's 75th-annual meeting held recently in Myrtle Beach.

Sumter County Farm Bureau chairwoman Davis receives Women's Award at recent meeting

SUBMITTED MYRTLE BEACH - Joye Davis, Sumter County Farm Bureau Women's Committee chairwoman, received a special achievement award on behalf of Sumter County from SCFB State Women's Leadership Committee Chairwoman Frances Price during the …

GEDDINGS

Some thoughts on the South Carolina turkey hunting season

"I think we'll probably recommend an April 1 opening date, statewide for turkeys, after the three-year period," he said. I was stunned and disappointed. I couldn't believe that the head biologist was admitting this to me, and I was disheartened that …

An old hat from the Lake Marion Waterfowl Association is seen.

Those were the days

We called him "Bear." A big guy, bearded and imposing - with a heart of gold and a gentle manner. I don't remember when we first met, but I think it was on a local deer drive, nearly 40 years ago. His real name is Phillip Mixon, and he is an old …

Extras

TV SCHEDULE, STANDINGS & MORE - DEC. 16

TV, RADIO TODAY 6:25 a.m. - International Soccer: Italian Serie A Match - Chievo Verna vs. SPAL (ESPN2). 8:25 a.m. - International Soccer: English Premier League Match - Chelsea vs. Brighton (NBC SPORTS NETWORK). 9:30 a.m. - …

TV SCHEDULE, STANDINGS & MORE - DEC. 14

TV, RADIO TODAY 5:30 a.m. - Professional Golf: European PGA Tour Alfred Dunhill Championship Second Round from Malelane, South Africa (GOLF). 12:30 p.m. - International Soccer: FIFA Club World Cup First-Round Match - Wellington vs. Al Ain …

PHIL KORNBLUT

Tigers miss on Webb, try to close strong

This is the final week of the live period for football recruiting until the second week of January of 2019. A dead period begins on Monday snd lasts until Jan. 10. In between those dates there will be the early signing period from Dec. 19-21. The …

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COLLEGE FOOTBALL

O-lineman Moore commits to Carolina

There is plenty of drama ahead for South Carolina and Clemson football fans this week with the arrival of the 3-day early signing period commencing on Wednesday. It started on Monday for USC with the announcement by offensive lineman Jakai Moore …
South Carolina guard A.J. Lawson (00) defends against Michigan guard Jordan Poole (2) in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
USC BASKETBALL

No. 5 Michigan stays unbeaten with 89-78 win over Gamecocks

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - South Carolina coach Frank Martin had a simple explanation for why Michigan's Jordan Poole is so tough to defend. "He makes the easy shots, and he makes the hard shots," Martin said. Poole scored 19 of his 26 points in the …
USC MEN'S BASKETBALL

Wyoming rallies in second half to beat South Carolina

LARAMIE, Wyo. - Wyoming rattled a young South Carolina team with a stingy defense for a much-needed win on its home court. Senior Justin James scored 20 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and dished out five assists as Wyoming came back in the second …
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CLEMSON BASKETBALL

Mitchell's 20 leads Tigers to 74-66 win over Radford

CLEMSON - Sheldon Mitchell scored 20 points and Elijah Thomas had 15 points and nine rebounds to lead Clemson to a 74-66 win over Radford on Saturday. The Highlanders appeared ready to put away another major conference team, opening the second …
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COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Who will challenge Tagovailoa for 2019 Heisman?

Tua Tagovailoa will be the odds-on favorite to win the Heisman Trophy next season after the Alabama quarterback had to settle for second to Oklahoma's Kyler Murray. Murray is heading for professional baseball next year and Ohio State quarterback …
Clemson's Trevor Lawrence (16) looks to pass against Pittsburgh in the first half of the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game in Charlotte.
CLEMSON FOOTBALL

Clemson begins preparations to face Notre Dame in playoffs

CLEMSON - Clemson has begun preparations for its College Football Playoff semifinal against Notre Dame at the Cotton Bowl. The Tigers (13-0, CFP No. 2) had taken a week-and-a-half break - aside from several All-Americans crisscrossing the country …