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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Sesler reaches 1,000 points

    Ja’Quasha Sesler managed to reach a career milestone on an otherwise forgettable night.
    The Wildwood High junior guard scored 13 points and reached 1,000 career points as Wildwood beat Umatilla High 47-19 Tuesday, Feb. 1 in the first round of the Class 3A-District 6 Girls Basketball Tournament at Wildwood High. She is averaging around 20 points per game this season.
    Novella Ivery added 10 points in the contest. Quansanay Erving scored nine points and grabbed five rebounds.

  • Davis and McKinnon sign with...

    Stephen “Yogi” Davis and Jamarco “Marco” McKinnon, both seniors at South Sumter High School, formally signed to play football for respective teams in North Carolina and Florida on Wednesday, Feb. 2.
    “Yogi” signs with Catawba (Cat-U Indians)
    Davis, 18, of Webster, signed with Catawba College of Salisbury, North Carolina and will play for the Cat-U “Indians” under the tutelage of Head Coach Chip Hester.

  • Kennerson, Russo achieve South...

    Latasha Kennerson and Gary Russo both achieved major milestones recently on the South Sumter High School athletic scene.
    Kennerson, a senior, recently passed Audrey Gavin to become the all-time leading girls basketball scorer at the school. Gavin scored 1,568 points.
    Kennerson, who was averaging about 16 points this year, is a four-year starter and captain of this year’s 23-1 team.
    She is also a track standout and scores points in the classroom with a 4.3 grade point average.

  • Wildwood flat but still downs...

    The Wildwood High boys basketball team opened up an 11-0 first quarter lead and went on to beat Crystal River High 48-35 Wednesday at the Wildwood High gym.
    Wildwood head coach Von Moreland said he thought his team was flat but managed to win the game.
    Wildwood is now 8-11 overall and 6-5 in district competition.
    Cameron Graham scored five of his 11 points in the first quarter. Wildwood led 15-3 after the first period.
    Antonio Tanner had 10 points for the game.