Today's Sports

  • Outta’ theWoods




    Back in November, my girlfriend, Katie Hughes, and I each applied for 2011 spring turkey quota hunt permits.  Katie has never bagged a turkey before, so I really want her to have an opportunity to get one. 

    I was hoping the “guest permit” would increase the odds of us being able to hunt together.  If I got drawn, we would obtain a guest permit in her name, and if she got drawn, she would take me as her guest. 

  • South Sumter Girls Go Travel...

    The South Sumter Girls Senior Go Travel team earned the second place spot in the annual Senior Softball Jamboree last weekend.
    There were four teams from Sumter last weekend, including Designs in Signs, Sumter County Farmer’s Market and Pike’s Electric.
    Each team played three games on Saturday 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.

  • South Sumter Lady Raiders in hunt

    The South Sumter High School girls softball program is in the District hunt after dismantling The Village Charter Buffalo team in The Villages, March 24.
    The Lady Raiders dispatched their cross-county rivals 13-7 coming off a huge week during which they also edged a Tennessee team, the Waverly High School Lady Tigers, 8-7. The Tigers spent their spring break playing several Florida teams.
    The Lady Raiders also got past Crystal River with a 4-3 win March 22.

  • Many Half Moon trails

    Dozens of visitors recently had an opportunity to explore the new and improved hiking, biking and horse trails at the 9,479-acre Half Moon Wildlife Management Area during a trail opening hosted by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Saturday, March 19.
    Residents brought their bikes, horses and hiking boots to Half Moon for a walk on the wild side of Florida’s heartland.

  • 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.