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  • Hensley hot, Wildwood nips S....

    It meant everything and nothing all at once.

    Wildwood High quarterback Sean Hensley knelt down for the final three plays Thursday night as his Wildcat football team beat South Sumter High 14-10 in a “football classic” at the Raiders field.

    The game doesn’t count in any record books but it meant that Wildwood beat South Sumter for the first time in years.

    Junior Hensley was a major part of that. In the first quarter, Hensley hit freshman Kendrick Brown for a 23-yard scoring pass. Hensley would also later score on a one-yard quarterback sneak.

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  • World Series: Here they come!...

    “I feel good, we feel great. We won the state title,” said Mike Eastburn of the Bushnell Dixie state championship win last week.

    After a full ball season, tournaments and the state win, the Sumter County team returned home to prepare for their next stop – Gonzalez, La. and the World Series in Dixie Youth Baseball.

    While it was excitement on the way to state, Eastburn said, “You know, we’re really not nervous, because we were nervous about state, but now everybody’s just happy.”

  • Bushnell trying for World in...

    The Bushnell Dixie Youth League boys are deep into their battle for the World Series title this week, vying in Gonzalez, La.

    “They had their first game last Saturday and they lost,” said proud grandparent Jamie Adams, on the road with the kids.

    But that loss was short-lived as they moved into Sunday and took North Carolina.

    “The game went 11 innings. It took them five extra innings to win,” Adams said, noting the final score was 13-7.

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  • South Sumter wins district title

    The South Sumter 11 and 12 Softball team demonstrated poise and took advantage of Shady Hills/Greater Hudson mental and physical errors as the Sumter County girls won 6-4 Thursday night.

    The victory made South Sumter 4-0 and allowed them to take the Little League District 15 title. They will compete in the sectional July 16 through 18 also at Harley Levins Field.

    South Sumter pitcher Skye Davenport managed to win her fourth game. She allowed three hits, walked six and struck out 11.

    Leigh Yeager tripled to score Olivia Collins.

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  • Wildwood champs take it on the...

    The Wildwood Dixie Youth League Majors Division pitched caught and swung their way through a perfect tournament ending up the District 6 undefeated Allstar baseball league champions.

    “We had to beat Bushnell, our rivals, to get to the State Championship tournament and the team stayed focused throughout that challenge,” said Gina Ingram, who will accompany the team to the state level competition.

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  • 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.