ESPN ranks BHS’s Phillips 32nd nationally

BLYTHEWOOD – Julian Phillips hasn’t played an organized basketball game since February, when the 6-8 power forward’s Blythewood Bengals walked off the court in an 83-52 second-round playoff loss at Dorman. The COVID-19 pandemic nixed his and every other high school athlete’s spring and summer competitive play. Instead of playing Amateur Athletic Union (AAU), Phillips […]

R2 delays sports practice indefinitely

COLUMBIA – The fall prep sports season in Blythewood took a blow Saturday when Richland District 2 delayed the start of athletics practices indefinitely because of the recent spike in COVID-19 cases across the state. “The decision was a difficult one to make because we know how much our students, coaches, band directors and JRTOC instructors […]

Bengal grads commit to colleges

BLYTHEWOOD – Two more recent Bengal baseball graduates have committed to continue their baseball careers at the collegiate level. Utility player Michael Gregory committed to University of South Carolina Sumter on May 6. Jansen Stokes followed later in May with a commitment to North Greenville University. “Michael is a very talented player who had some […]

Setzler to head BHS Soccer

BLYTHEWOOD – The Richland School District Two Board recently approved former Cardinal Newman assistant Robby Setzler to become the new boys soccer coach at Blythewood High School.  Setzler, who replaces Peter Wittig, will become the third coach in the program’s 15-year history. “I want to welcome Robby Setzler to the Blythewood High School Boys Soccer program,” […]

Strobel to play at FMU

SUMTER – Recent Blythewood High School graduate Vance Strobel verbally committed to play soccer at Francis Marion University (FMU) in June. “We are excited to announce our newest men’s soccer player, Vance Strobel,” FMU Mens Soccer tweeted.  Strobel, a four-year starter and two-time team captain for the Bengals, tallied 12 goals in his 40-game career […]

Eagles finish strong at SCYSF Championships

CLINTON – Originally slated as an April tournament, the South Carolina Youth Shooting Foundation (SCYSF) held its 2020 State Championship on June 27 at The Clinton House in Clinton, SC. Richard Winn Academy’s target shooting team represented well out of the 406 youth who participated in the event. The Eagles team of Emma Steed, Mikaela […]

Kivett, Bengals boys tennis eager for 2021

BLYTHEWOOD – First-year coach Jessica Kivett thought that the roster size would be her biggest concern for the Blythewood boys’ 2020 tennis season. “We were really were struggling to get players,” said Kivett, in her first head-coaching role after Brenda Warnow retired. “Two of our seniors were new to the team. We had some new […]

Eagles return to course

GEORGETOWN – After months off from competition due to COVID-19 restrictions, Richard Winn’s clay shooting team spent the weekend at the Junior US Open tournament in Georgetown. Open to youth shooters in five age divisions, Richard Winn had two teams finish atop the podium. Pictured above, the JV Ladies division team of Mikaela Miller, Abby […]

Griffins miss out on senior seasons

Though we are unable to provide a story, The Voice honors Fairfield Central senior softball and soccer athletes. Names and photos were compiled from sources outside of the school district. The Voice reached out to Fairfield Central coaches, administrators and the district office for interviews and photos but received no response.

Blythewood golf already gearing up for 2021

After his girls golf team closed out a 5A state championship last fall, Blythewood head golf coach Jason Minkel had high hopes that the boys would at least make a decent run for the state title in the spring. “Last year we definitely underperformed,” Minkel said about his boys’ team. “We were looking for a […]