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Former Sumter High School and current North Greenville University golfer Evans Lewis has been selected to the NCAA Division II PING All-America second team.

Former Sumter, current North Greenville golfer Lewis named second team DII All-American

Former Sumter High School golfer Evans Lewis may have had his season - along with every other collegiate golfer throughout the country - cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic, but he certainly made the most of it. Lewis, who is a sophomore at …

Geryreon Peay

The lost spring seniors: COVID-19's impact on Sumter, Clarendon, Lee high school athletes, Part V

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Dyson Roberts

The lost spring seniors: COVID-19's impact on Sumter, Clarendon, Lee high school athletes, Part IV

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Teja Madison

The lost spring seniors: COVID-19's impact on Sumter, Clarendon, Lee high school athletes, Part III

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Matthew Dailey

The lost spring seniors: COVID-19's impact on Sumter, Clarendon, Lee high school athletes, Part II

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Sumter High School outside linebacker Miles Capers has started to gain the attention of Power 5 Conference football programs after switching to the defensive side of the ball last season.

Sumter High OLB Capers grows into Power 5 Conference prospect

Miles Capers made a move to the defensive side of the football for his junior season at Sumter High School. That switch turned Capers from a backup running back to a Power 5 Conference prospect for the 2021 recruiting cycle. Capers is a …

New York Yankee pitcher Jordan Montgomery smiles during a spring training workout. Montgomery, the former Sumter High, Sumter P-15's and University of South Carolina standout, had plenty to smile about this spring as he earned a spot in the rotation after recovering from Tommy John surgery. The start of the Major League Baseball season has been delayed because of the coronavirus.

Yankees' Montgomery feeling good while waiting for season to start

Jordan Montgomery literally came out of nowhere in 2017 to earn a spot in the New York Yankees starting pitching rotation. He went to big league camp as a non-roster invitee, earned the No. 5 spot and went on to win nine games. It's been slow …

Former Sumter pitcher Tradd James has the opportunity to return to College of Charleston next year if he so chooses after his senior season was cancelled this spring due to the coronavirus.

Charleston's James considering returning for "senior" season after cancellation

After coming from a junior college baseball program to be an integral part of the pitching staff at College of Charleston last season, Tradd James was ready to finish his final year of college baseball in hopes of helping the Cougars to the NCAA …

Sumter tight end Vincent Davis, center left, is surrounded by family as he signs to play football at Brevard College.

Sumter TE Davis signs to play at Brevard College

After a junior season in which he saw limited playing time as a wide receiver for the Sumter High School football season, Vincent Davis was told by Gamecock head coach Mark Barnes that he wanted to move Davis to tight end. Davis' initial …

Lakewood pitcher Cody Windham delivers a pitch during the Gators' 3-2 loss to Sumter on Thursday. Windham will be Lakewood's ace as the Gators work to get back to the postseason this year.

Sumter tops Lakewood 3-2 in rivalry game; Gators look to make it back to playoffs

Despite an excellent performance from starting pitcher Cody Windham, Lakewood High School's varsity baseball team dropped a tightly-contested rivalry game to Sumter 3-2 on Thursday. Sumter's Brandon Arnold doubled in a pair of runs in the bottom …

Sumter's Jackson Hoshour, center, was joined by family as he signed to continue his baseball career at Florence-Darlington.

Gamecocks' Hoshour to continue baseball career at Florence-Darlington

Sumter High School outfielder Jackson Hoshour will be playing college baseball with Florence-Darlington Technical College next season, having signed with the junior college last week. He is already looking beyond the two years he will be with the …

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 …