Today's Sports

  • National Wild Turkey Federation...

    Annual banquet slated

  • Wildwood Day Camp cancelled

    City officials say the current economic climate is likely the cause of a drop off in registration for its Summer Day Camp program this year.

    Wildwood’s Summer Day Camp is a city-hosted recreation program based at the Wildwood Community Center.

    Despite rates described by city Parks and Recreation Coordinator Jason Hargrove as reasonable, $55 per child for city residents and $100 for participants from other parts of the county, registration numbers were very low.

  • South Sumter goes 3-0 in major...

    Skye Davenport won her third pitching game and the South Sumter 11 and 12 softball team won its third straight game 5-4 to nearly clinch its first major softball district title. They defeated Inverness.

    The Sumter County diamond girls are 3-0 with only a game today at 6:30 p.m. against Shady Hills. They are playing in the Little League District 15 Tournament at Harley Levins Field.

    Davenport struck out seven and allowed seven hits in pitching a complete game.

  • Outta' the Woods


  • Father's Day ideas from FWC

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  • SSMS track team undefeated again

    The South Sumter Middle School boys track team celebrated its second undefeated regular season and finished conference champions for a second consecutive year.

    Coach Robert Piwowar cited his teams’ successes and notes some of the top honors that came to this year’s members.

    First place honors went to Anderson Faulk in the 100 and 200-meter relays; Anderson Faulk, Jesse Wil-liams, Cole Lawson and BeArley Hughley in the 4x100 relay; Brandon Anderson, Xavier Story, Trey Walker and Jesse Williams in the 4x100 relay.

  • Wildcats may find 40-20 loss a...

    The Wildwood High head football coach thinks his team’s loss to Clearwater Central Catholic Thursday night may become a blessing in disguise.

    This was after the Marauders beat Wildwood 40-20 in the Spring Classic with Justin Goodloe scoring three touchdowns.

    The good news is that Wildwood scored 20 points in the second half.

    Wildwood coach Dude Thompson feels this game gives his team something to build on.

  • Everything coming up roses for...

    Wildwood High head football coach Dude Thompson feels like he has his fastest and strongest team already this spring.

    Wildwood was 7-4 last year and Thompson has plenty of reason to feel confident that his team will do better than that this fall.

    Wildwood will host Clearwater Central Catholic Thursday May 27 in a Spring Classic game.

    Thompson said Sean Hensley is settling into the role of quarterback, a position his brother, Scott, played last fall. Scott will play for Jacksonville University this fall.

    Wildwood has 42 players out there these days.

  • Spring football erupts at South...

    Spring is here and once again it’s time to start thinking about football with young players blocking, tackling and sweating off some pounds.

    South Sumter High School’s Spring Football is already underway with practices at the Raiders’ practice facility.

    The heat will be on as players are trying to learn the sport and trying to earn starting assignments.

    There are 60 athletes trying for positions, hoping to impress the coaches.

    They practice 4 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

  • Offensive line shines as South...

    Before the Spring Classic Friday night, South Sumter High head football coach Inman Sherman was concerned about the Raider offensive line.

    After the game, let’s just say he won’t be losing sleep over that unit.

    The offensive line pushed and shoved Leesburg as South Sumter took the classic 40-20 at the Raiders field.

    The Raiders were able to run for 343 yards on 54 carries and Leesburg had just 185 yards.