Today's Sports

  • South Sumter returns to football

     Ah, Tis Spring.
    The birds are singing, the flowers are blooming and naturally, a young man’s fancy turns to – football.
    The young men of South Sumter High School are out getting ready for the fall sport with contact drills and conditioning. The coaches are teaching the fundamentals and everyone lives with the Florida heat.
    South Sumter High coach Inman Sherman said he has 62 players on his roster. There are around 20 players from the freshmen, sophomore and junior classes.
    They began practicing May 2.

  • Sumter Go Travel takes second at...

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

  • Neal's grades also a draw

    While Terrence Neal signs on to run track for Duke University in North Carolina, he’s certain that his classroom achievements make him as much of a draw as his sports abilities.
    His grades are top notch with a 4.0 and he’s always been very focused according to his parents, Terry and Faye Neal.
    For the past three years he’s been in the medical academy program at South Sumter High School and has been seriously affected by what he’s learned there.

  • Neal gains Duke full scholarship

    There were all kinds of people flashing major wattage smiles Tuesday morning in the South Sumter High teacher’s lounge.
    Terrence Neal was the center of attention and deservedly so. He became hero, pride and joy and everyone’s favorite human being all at once in that setting.
    Neal was there to sign a full athletic-scholastic scholarship with Duke University. Duke is rated one of the top universities in the country so Neal was a regular hero.

  • Outta the Woods

    Time to apply for fall’s special-opportunity hunts

  • FishBusters
  • Apply for Alligator Hunt Permits



    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will begin accepting applications on May 4 for a chance to obtain highly coveted permits to participate in the statewide alligator harvest.

    Applications submitted in Phase I will be entered in a random drawing to assign permits. Applications will be accepted from 10 a.m. (EDT) May 4 through 11:59 p.m. (EDT) May 17. More than 6,000 alligator harvest permits will be available.

  • Season over for Lady Raiders

    In a game delayed by strong winds and intermittent rain, the South Sumter High School Lady Raiders softball team saw the door to state playoffs slam shut.
    In the Wednesday, April 20, District playoff matchup against Trinity Catholic the Lady Raiders lost 2-1. The Class 3A, District 6 semifinal loss was the end of what was the most successful fast pitch softball season in recent history for South Sumter.
    The Raiders (16-5), the third-seeded team in the district tournament, lost to second-seeded, and tournament host, Ocala Trinity Catholic (20-6).

  • Wildwood diamond boys end with 5...

    Wildwood High baseball coach Adam Cardona found good reason to smile Monday night.
    Unfortunately, it had nothing to do with his baseball team.
    Cardona and his wife, Mary Jo, recently became the proud parents of Cale, a six pound, 15-ounce, 19 and one half-inch boy with big hands.
    The proud papa only has to wait about 12 years before Cale can start for the Wildcats.
    “We’re going to start him early,” said the proud father. “The first thing we are going to do is teach him to go backside.”

  • SCARC golf tourney

    The SCARC golf tournament will be at Shady Brook Golf and RV Resort at U.S. 301 in Sumterville on Friday, May 6.
    Registration is $50 per person, tax deductable. Make checks payable to SCARC, Inc., 213 West McCollum Ave., Bushnell.
    There will be a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start. Those wishing to register or sponsor the event should call 793-5156.