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Today's Sports

  • Sports calendar

    Basketball camp
    City of Bushnell Summer Basketball Camp with Coach A.J. Bryant will take place June 6 through June 10 from 8 a.m. to noon at the South Sumter High School gym. The camp is for children ages 9 through 18 and the cost is $30 per camper.
    Participants will receive a pizza party, T-shirt and basketball on the last day of camp.
     Youth Soccer
    Organization 1408
    Sumter County Youth Soccer Club — everyone plays, balanced teams, open registration, positive coaching, goal sportsmanship, player development!

  • Wildwood wins spring football...

    The running backs were scooping up yardage and the defense was making major sacks Thursday, May 26 as Wildwood High’s football team downed Hawthorne High 28-14 in a spring football game.
    The spring game was the first under now permanent head coach Matt LaBranche and marked the first time the Wildcats have won a spring contest in a few years.
    Wildcat running back Anfernee Martin ran for a first quarter score and Richard Dyal booted the extra point as Wildwood took a 7-0 lead.

  • As I See It

    Hatchling sea turtles take enlightened path to survive

     

  • Citrus flat in 37-9 Spring FB...

    South Sumter High’s football team had too much speed Friday night as South Sumter beat Citrus 37-9 at the Citrus Bowl.
    Both teams had difficult seasons last year. Citrus was 2-8. South Sumter was 3-7.
    South Sumter, long a powerhouse, looks like it will improve tremendously on last season’s record.
    South Sumter scored first on a seven-yard run by Davarreus Gibson.
    They later added a safety as Citrus running back Paris Washington was tackled in the end zone. The Raiders would later score on a blocked punt.

  • Basketball camp

    City of Bushnell Summer Basketball Camp with Coach A.J. Bryant will take place June 6 through June 10 from 8 a.m. to noon at the South Sumter High School gym. The camp is for children ages 9 through 18 and the cost is $30 per camper.
    Participants will receive a pizza party, T-shirt and basketball on the last day of camp.
     

  • LaBranche experiences spring FB

    Wildwood High coach Matt LaBranche is experiencing his first spring as permanent head football coach at Wildwood High School.
    LaBranche became an interim coach late last summer when Matthew Thompson moved on to another job.
    LaBranche was named permanent football coach around Thanksgiving, 2010.
    So, the coach gets to actually teach his players his football schemes for the first time.
    Wildwood has 50 varsity and junior varsity players this spring.
    The spring scrimmage will be May 26 at 7 p.m. at Hawthorne High School.

  • South Sumter returns to football

     Ah, Tis Spring.
    The birds are singing, the flowers are blooming and naturally, a young man’s fancy turns to – football.
    The young men of South Sumter High School are out getting ready for the fall sport with contact drills and conditioning. The coaches are teaching the fundamentals and everyone lives with the Florida heat.
    South Sumter High coach Inman Sherman said he has 62 players on his roster. There are around 20 players from the freshmen, sophomore and junior classes.
    They began practicing May 2.

  • Sumter Go Travel takes second at...

    The South Sumter Girls Senior Go Travel team earned the second place spot in the annual Senior Softball Jamboree this year.
    There were four teams from Sumter, including Designs in Signs, Sumter County Farmer’s Market and Pike’s Electric.
    Each team played three games in a “Pool Play” tournament - Go Travel was the only team to win all three games by defeating Inverness Wildcats 3-2, Inverness Synergy 2-1, and Crystal River X-factor 7-1.

  • Neal's grades also a draw

    While Terrence Neal signs on to run track for Duke University in North Carolina, he’s certain that his classroom achievements make him as much of a draw as his sports abilities.
    His grades are top notch with a 4.0 and he’s always been very focused according to his parents, Terry and Faye Neal.
    For the past three years he’s been in the medical academy program at South Sumter High School and has been seriously affected by what he’s learned there.

  • Neal gains Duke full scholarship

    There were all kinds of people flashing major wattage smiles Tuesday morning in the South Sumter High teacher’s lounge.
    Terrence Neal was the center of attention and deservedly so. He became hero, pride and joy and everyone’s favorite human being all at once in that setting.
    Neal was there to sign a full athletic-scholastic scholarship with Duke University. Duke is rated one of the top universities in the country so Neal was a regular hero.