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  • Everglades downs South Sumter

    The toughest part of Friday night may have been that one of South Sumter High’s best players suffered an injury.

    Senior defensive back Jamarco McKinnon suffered a neck injury in the Raider’s (0-2) 49-14 loss to Everglades in Bushnell.

    McKinnon had five tackles and three assists for the Raiders before the injury.

    Fortunately, McKinnon shouldn’t miss many games.

    “He is already home,” said Inman Sherman. “I doubt he will play this week. He is one of our captains. He suffered whiplash. His neck is sore.”

  • Weather ends Wildwood game

    It doesn’t happen very often that a football game is cancelled because of both lightning and a tornado.

    However, that’s just what happened Friday in the game between Wildwood High and Tavares High at the Tavares field.

    For the safety of everyone there, officials called the game with nine minutes and 30 seconds left in the second quarter.

    Wildwood was leading 9-7 at the time.

    Sean Hensley ran for a touchdown and kicked a field goal for the Wildcats.

    The final outcome of the game is in doubt right now.

  • Wildwood topples Citrus 21-11

    As far as the gameplan went, Citrus appeared to have a winning formula. The Hurricanes were physical up front and appeared to move the ball at will on the ground against a smaller Wildwood team.

    Unfortunately, the execution still left something to be desired and mistakes conspired to deliver Citrus a 21-11 loss at the hands of the Wildcats in Wildwood on the opening game of the high school football regular season for both teams.

  • East Ridge nips South Sumter 21-...

    The South Sumter High football team came up just a little bit short Friday night as they lost to Clermont East Ridge High 21-16 in Bushnell.

    Wide receiver Javonte Everett grabbed a touchdown pass from quarterback Ian Papenheim. Papenheim also ran for a touchdown.

    Raider placekicker Jared Bates booted a 25-yard field goal.

    Running back Davarreus Gibson carried the ball 14 times for 116 yards. The Raiders had 43 carries for 228 yards.

  • Hensley hot, Wildwood nips S....

    It meant everything and nothing all at once.

    Wildwood High quarterback Sean Hensley knelt down for the final three plays Thursday night as his Wildcat football team beat South Sumter High 14-10 in a “football classic” at the Raiders field.

    The game doesn’t count in any record books but it meant that Wildwood beat South Sumter for the first time in years.

    Junior Hensley was a major part of that. In the first quarter, Hensley hit freshman Kendrick Brown for a 23-yard scoring pass. Hensley would also later score on a one-yard quarterback sneak.

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  • World Series: Here they come!...

    “I feel good, we feel great. We won the state title,” said Mike Eastburn of the Bushnell Dixie state championship win last week.

    After a full ball season, tournaments and the state win, the Sumter County team returned home to prepare for their next stop – Gonzalez, La. and the World Series in Dixie Youth Baseball.

    While it was excitement on the way to state, Eastburn said, “You know, we’re really not nervous, because we were nervous about state, but now everybody’s just happy.”

  • Bushnell trying for World in...

    The Bushnell Dixie Youth League boys are deep into their battle for the World Series title this week, vying in Gonzalez, La.

    “They had their first game last Saturday and they lost,” said proud grandparent Jamie Adams, on the road with the kids.

    But that loss was short-lived as they moved into Sunday and took North Carolina.

    “The game went 11 innings. It took them five extra innings to win,” Adams said, noting the final score was 13-7.

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  • South Sumter wins district title

    The South Sumter 11 and 12 Softball team demonstrated poise and took advantage of Shady Hills/Greater Hudson mental and physical errors as the Sumter County girls won 6-4 Thursday night.

    The victory made South Sumter 4-0 and allowed them to take the Little League District 15 title. They will compete in the sectional July 16 through 18 also at Harley Levins Field.

    South Sumter pitcher Skye Davenport managed to win her fourth game. She allowed three hits, walked six and struck out 11.

    Leigh Yeager tripled to score Olivia Collins.