Blythewood captures World Series title

LUMBERTON, NC – Fresh off their 4-8 loss against Alabama in the Championship game, Blythewood’s ‘we ready’ chant echoed around the field from their huddle on the pitcher’s mound. It was an attempt to shift momentum back before they faced the Alabama team in a second championship game.  And it worked. They were ready. The […]

World Series win nearly 50 years in the making

BLYTHEWOOD – For Greg and Lynn Robertson, who were involved in establishing the Blythewood Youth Baseball & Softball League when it began back in the 1970s, last week’s World Series win was like the realization of a dream that was once theirs. “This is a big deal,” says Greg Robertson, who was instrumental in the […]

Griffins drop one to Gray, top Chapin in preseason bouts

CHAPIN – After rain ended the final two matchups at the Aun & McKay Classic in Chapin on Friday, Fairfield Central hit the field Saturday morning for two quarters of play, one against Chapin High School and Gray Collegiate each. After falling to Gray Collegiate 14-6 in the first quarter, the Griffins topped Chapin 12-0 […]

Eagles see preseason action

WINNSBORO – Richard Winn Academy football and volleyball teams got some preseason action in last weekend. The football team faced Providence Athletic Club (PAC) last Saturday at Heathwood Hall’s South Beltline Football Classic. The Eagles topped PAC 14-0 in the jamboree. They will open the season on Aug. 26 in Winnsboro against Laurens Academy. The […]

BHS’s Faulkner heads to Newberry as pitching coach

NEWBERRY – Banks Faulkner revitalized an already noted baseball program at Blythewood. After six years, the Bengals head coach is moving to the college level. Faulkner, who led the Bengals to 112 wins and a 5A state championship appearance in 2019 and has a 182-67 overall record with five region championships at three schools, was […]

Westwood, Blythewood gear up for fall football

BLYTHEWOOD – This fall Blythewood and Westwood football fans will get a fresh look at the work the Bengals and Redhawks put in to make the 2022 season a success. For Blythewood, it means returning 16 starters on both sides of the ball, and finding roles for 133 athletes, whether on the varsity team, the […]

Fairfield Rec extends Fall football, soccer sign-ups

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County Parks and Recreation has extended their deadline to register for fall sports until enrollment is full. According to a post on the Rec’s Facebook page, space is available but limited. Fall sports options for Fairfield County youth are flag football (ages 4 – 6), rookie tackle football (ages 7-8), pee wee […]

Fairfield County nabs league title again

WINNSBORO – Fairfield County’s baseball team took the City of Newberry Junior League title with a 7-3 win in the championship game. When Fairfield County Parks and Recreation Director Lucas Vance presented the 2022 Junior Baseball Summer League Champions to Fairfield County Council on Monday night, the team showed up in League Champs t-shirts with […]

Back on the Diamond

Blythewood High School hosted a three-day youth softball camp on Aug. 1, 3 and 8. Over thirty campers attended.

The best-laid plans… Blackwelder’s DYB World Series not as expected

LUMBERTON, NC – South Carolina’s AAA All-Star team, formerly Blythewood All-Stars, dominated in the Dixie Youth World Series games early this week. But after six months of dedication with a Dixie Youth World Series title in mind, one player’s experience changed drastically in the blink of an eye. Winnsboro resident Walker Blackwelder and the SC […]