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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.

  • Outta the Woods - Tony Young

     

     

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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.

  • South Sumter girls press...

    Wildwood High girls basketball coach Paula Lindsey will have her girls do pushups when the Wildcat coach thinks this will help her girls focus on their basketball.
    On Tuesday, Jan. 18, it looked like the Wildwood girls could not get enough pushups.

  • Kiki Neal leads South Sumter to...

    Kiki Neal scored 11 points in the fourth quarter and the South Sumter High boys basketball came back to beat Citrus High 65-56 Thursday at the Citrus gym.
    The victory gave South Sumter head coach Gary Russo his 499th career victory. Russo has coached boys and girls basketball for 38 years. South Sumter is now 10-7 for the season.
    Citrus led South Sumter 35-25 at halftime.
    The Raiders outscored Citrus 17-11 in the third quarter.
    The visitors took the victory by outscoring the hosts 22-10 in the final period.