Today's Sports

  • Merritt, Breen lead as South...

    The South Sumter High softball team erupted for 10 runs in the fifth inning downing Wildwood High 19-4 Thursday, March 3, in a battle of local rivals at the Wildwood High field.
    South Sumter is now 4-2 overall and Wildwood has a 0-6 mark.
    The Raiders had eight hits but took advantage of five Wildwood errors.
    Michelle Breen tripled for the Raiders. Tori Thompson scored four runs and drove in an RBI. Cassie Arnold walked four times and scored four runs.

  • Henderson signs with Thomas...

    South Sumter High School (SSHS) softball stand out Shelayne “Shey” Henderson signed with The Thomas University Night Hawks Tuesday with her mother Sharon Henderson and Thomas Head Coach Bill Wilson looking on. Thomas University is in Thomasville Georgia.
    Henderson, five-feet six inches, wore jersey #13 for the Raiders girls varsity softball team and the pitcher will get a chance to prove herself as a hurler for the Night Hawks.

  • Kennerson: All-around hoop ace

    Latasha Kennerson doesn’t look like the sort of basketball player who would hold the all-time scoring record for anyone.
    She rarely attempts a three-pointer. She makes most of her points on lay-ups and high percentage shots. She said she works hard for her points.
    The 5-foot-6 South Sumter High senior guard also pulls down lots of rebounds and makes plenty of steals for the South Sumter High girls basketball team.
    She happened to lead the Raiders to a 27-2 record. They lost to Port Orange Atlantic 58-50 in the Class 3A Regional Final.

  • Youth turkey hunts added, hog-...

    FWC adds youth turkey hunts, modifies hog-dog hunts on public lands The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) passed new rules that affect hunting on many of the state’s wildlife management areas. Most of these new rules apply to specific WMAs; however, two of them affect public hunting on a more statewide scale.

  • Sports Events - Feb. 24, 2011

    Golf tournament
    Lake Panasoffkee, VFW Post 10084 will be hosting a golf tournament on Saturday, March 26, 2011 at Shady Brook Golf and RV Resort. Shot gun start at 8:30 a.m. Golf registration is $50 per golfer. Golf registration includes greens fee, cart, prizes and a steak dinner to follow at the Lake Panasoffkee VFW post on hwy 470.
    Stop by the Post to pick up a registration form.
    Hole and prize sponsors are also needed. Show your support to your local Veterans Organization. For more information stop by the post or call 793-2054.

  • Kennerson hits 31 to set South...

    Latasha Kennerson’s eyes opened wide with delight and she started hugging friends and jumping around.
    The South Sumter High senior girls basketball team had plenty to celebrate.
    Kennerson’s team beat Newberry High 60-46 in a Class 3A Region Five semifinal last Tuesday night at the Raiders gym. The Raiders earned at least one more game as they are part of the state’s Elite Eight.

  • Lady Raiders circled by Sharks




    Saturday night, the South Sumter High School (SSHS) girls varsity basketball squad ended a stellar season, including perfect home and league records, when the Atlantic Sharks bit the Raiders during a regional finals game in Port Orange County, Florida.

    The lady Raiders had not been swamped by a loss since the 2010 Harriman Christmas Classic in Tennessee.

  • Golfweek's Golfest returns...


  • South Sumter girls rolling, beat...

    The South Sumter High girls basketball team is rolling on a journey that the Raiders hope will end at the Class 3A state championship game.
    South Sumter beat Suwannee 62-51 in the Class 3A Region 2 quarterfinal last Thursday.
    South Sumter is 26-1 currently. The Florida Athletic Basketball Coaches is ranked 30th out of all classifications.
    The Raiders have not lost in Florida yet. The Raiders have only one loss. They lost in a holiday tournament in Tennessee.

  • FWC reviewing status of...

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is developing management plans for 60 species considered either threatened or of special concern.
    The agency is also asking for public input about the social and economic effects that management of these species can have. The list includes mammals such as the Homosassa shrew, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, coral, mollusks and crustaceans.