Young Ridgeway dragster makes PDRA Pro Junior debut

RIDGEWAY – Drag racer Danika Miles, 13, has graduated from the ranks of the Pro Drag Racing Association (PDRA) Top Jr. Dragster Division into the PDRA Pro Jr. Dragster division. This means she will be racing a full second faster with a top speed of 85mph in 7.90 seconds. This also means the dynamic within […]

Mattox earns first-team All-PBC

 FLORENCE – Francis Marion University senior third baseman Todd Mattox was recently named to the 17-member first-team Peach Belt Conference’s 2021 All-Conference Team.  Mattox, a native of Winnsboro and graduate of Blythewood High School, batted .405 this past season to become only the 10th Patriot to reach the .400 mark.  He shared the team lead […]

Griffin girls finish 2nd in region

COLUMBIA – At the Region 4-3A meet, the Griffin girls team finished in second place behind Mid-Carolina, while the Griffin Boys placed last, but junior Joshua Mosley continued to dominate in the distance events, pulling first place finishes in the 800m run (2:11.12), the 1600m run (5:01.97) and the 3200m run (10:42.20). Other top-five finishes […]

Redhawks close season with win over Fairfield Central; Griffins head to playoffs

BLYTHEWOOD – The Westwood baseball team (3-14) closed out a difficult season on a high note. After topping Richland Northeast 5-2 April 29, the Redhawks followed up with a 6-5 victory over Fairfield Central Thursday. With the score tied at 3 going into the bottom of the fifth inning, Westwood scored two critical runs. John […]

BHS softball takes region, will host Mauldin to start playoffs

BLYTHEWOOD – When last Tuesday’s thunderstorms pushed Blythewood’s game against Spring Valley to Wednesday, it just delayed the Bengals’ Region 2-5A championship celebration. The Bengals put up 13 runs in the first two innings and held off a Vikings rally to close out a 14-10 victory and the region championship. Two days later, Blythewood walloped […]

Dorman bests Bengal boys in round 2

SPARTANBURG – After being outscored 2-0 in the first half of their SCHSL 5A round 2 playoff game at Dorman High School, Blythewood’s KJ Blocker scored with an assist from Justin Ellis. The Bengals could not put in another and were eliminated from the playoffs with a 2-1 final. Senior Jackson Gouvin had five saves. […]

WHS boys track claims region, girls finish 2nd

BLYTHEWOOD – Westwood’s boys and girls track and field teams hosted the Region 4-4A Championships last week. The Redhawk boys took home top honors while the girls finished in second. Finishing in first place for the boys were Robert Johnson in 200m dash (22.17) and 400m dash (50.60). William Tyndall finished first in the 900 […]

Blythewood girls top region, look to state qualifiers

COLUMBIA – Blythewood girls’ track team wrapped up the regular season atop the region. First place finishers are from the region meet at Spring Valley are Arianna Williams (400m, 25.21), Anna Kelly (3200m, 13:02.11), Makeshria Brown (100m hurdles, 15.25), Latavia Bracey-Ransom (400m hurdles, 1:08.67), Briana Green (long jump, 16-8 and triple jump, 36.5), and Janyia […]

Headed to State

Heavy rain and windy conditions didn’t make it easy for Blythewood boys golf to pull off a win at the Region 2-5A golf tournament on Monday, May 3, but they did it. En route to clinching the region title, three golfers posted the lowest scores of the day.  Matthew Hutto was Region Medalist (1st place) […]

Bengal baseball splits with Flora, readies for postseason on Friday

BLYTHEWOOD – Region 4-5A baseball championship in hand, Blythewood closed out the regular season with a doubleheader against perennial 4A power A.C. Flora Monday night at the Blythewood baseball field. The Falcons four-hit the Bengals in a 2-1 victory in the first game, but the Bengals found their offense in a 8-3 win in the […]