Today's Sports

  • South Sumter boys down Crystal...

     The South Sumter High boys basketball team had 12-0 scoring runs to start the second and third periods of their game against Crystal River, Monday, Dec. 20.
    The Raiders (7-3) went on to down the visiting Pirates (0-9) 69-40 at the Raiders gym.
    Shawn Baker led all scorers with 14 points. Braden Curtis added nine points for the Raiders.
    Will Cleveland led Crystal River with nine points.
    The Pirates actually took a first quarter lead 17-13. Cleveland had six points. E.J. Hall led South Sumter with four points.

  • City of Wildwood: Game on!

    Jason Hargrove, Wildwood’s Parks and Recreation coordinator, has rolled out a fun-filled community sports and agenda for 2011 that includes more family-orientated venues than in years past.
    “As parks and recreation coordinator, I will do everything I can to promote programs and activities that all age groups can participate in,” said Hargrove.

  • Sesler hits 20 as Wildwood...

    The Wildwood High girls basketball went on a 13-0 run to start the second half and took a 61-45 victory over Crystal River High School Tuesday night at the Wildcats gym.
    Ja’Quasha Sesler led all scorers with 20 points including eight in the second half. Novella Ivery hit 14 points and Tiffany Zito added 13 for the Wildcats (7-4). Zito also had six rebounds, a blocked shot and a steal.
    Katelyn Hannigan hit 18 points to lead Crystal River (6-5). Bri Bivens hit 13 points despite missing part of the second quarter with an injury.

  • South Sumter hoop girls win, now...

    On most basketball teams, the team would appear to be in trouble if they were missing their top scorer for a game.
    It really wasn’t a problem Friday for the South Sumter High girls basketball team.
    Latasha Kennerson, who averages 18 points per game, and Desiree Mitchell were both missing as they were on a senior class trip to New York City and Washington D.C.
    So junior Kirsti Merritt just started firing away and hitting.

  • Horse Trails

    There are currently 18 state forests and 26 state parks in Florida offering horse trails. Contact the site for regulations. Stay on designated equestrian trails and observe safe riding habits and sportsmanlike conduct. Proof of a negative Coggins test is required of all horses.

    For a list and more on those locations, click here:



  • Tanner hits 28 points as...

    Antonio Tanner had no problem finding the basket Friday night.
    The Wildwood High basketball player scored a game-high 28 points and grabbed six rebounds as the Wildcat basketball team downed South Sumter High 66-60 at the Wildcat’s gym.
    Tanner even scored three of his team’s final points on free throws.
    Tanner had some scoring help from Scott Hensley and Anthony Green, both with 12 points. Hensley also grabbed four rebounds and made a steal.

  • South Sumter girls basketball...

    If a basketball team can win a game in the first quarter, the South Sumter High girls basketball did so Monday, Nov. 15.

    The Raiders took a 15-0 lead by playing aggressive, attacking, full-court defense. They picked off passes, did some excellent passing and made the easy lay-ups.

  • Villages beat Wildwood 42-0 in...

    Some football games become bad memories for the team’s involved.

    The Wildwood High football team had one of those games Friday.

    The Villages High School beat Wildwood High 42-0 at the Buffaloes field. It was the Wildcats’ final game of the season.

    “We just had several things go wrong,” said Wildwood High Interim head football coach Matt LaBranche. “They were a strong team like they always are.

    “Two of our linebackers and two of our defensive linemen were hurt.

  • Jessmer's pick six gives...

    Everybody wants to be a football hero and Devyn Jessmer earned that title Friday night.

    The 5-foot-11, 185-pound sophomore linebacker picked off a pass from the Frostproof High quarterback. Jessmer returned the interception 25 yards for a game-deciding touchdown. South Sumter finished their season with a 14-7 victory in Bushnell.

    The Raiders ended the season 2-8 overall record and 1-3 mark in Class 2A-District 4 play.

    This being the final game, the Raiders found pulled out some of their best efforts.