Kickin It at BPC

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood Presbyterian Church’s Youth Soccer League, for ages 4 through 4th grade, ended its spring season last weekend. The league, played on the church’s property at 441 Rimer Pond Road, plans to have a season in the Fall.

Blythewood softball season comes to end with 6-3 loss to Clover

MAULDIN – The Blythewood softball team’s postseason was short and swift. After winning the Region 4-5A championship and earning a top seed in the District 2 upper state tournament, the Bengals fell 10-0 to Mauldin Friday, then fell 6-3 to Clover Monday in the elimination game. “It really hurts when you get a leadoff double […]

Bengal baseball survives with win over Nation Ford

BLYLTHEWOOD – A 4-1 loss to J.L. Mann in the first game of the upper state District 1 tournament Friday put the Blythewood baseball team’s backs to the wall. On Monday, with a 5-3 losers bracket victory over Nation Ford, the Bengals stayed alive. Bengals ace Kevin Steelman pitched a complete game in spite of […]

Fairfield track and field to compete in five events at State

SENECA – Fairfield Central Track and Field took to Seneca on Saturday for the Upper State Championships.  Three Griffins and the 4×100 relay team finished in the top four, qualifying them to compete for state titles May 21-22. Sharmelle Holmes was the Griffins’ highest finisher on the day, pulling second place in both the 100m […]

Fairfield ends season with 1-run loss to Blue Ridge

WINNSBORO – Fairfield Central baseball bowed out of the 3A State Playoffs on Monday with a loss to Blue Ridge High School, but they didn’t go down without a fight. Down 2-0 with one out in the bottom of the first, Blake Gambrell singled on a line drive to left, and Jonathan Warren homered to […]

BHS, WHS Track & Field athletes qualify for State

COLUMBIA – Over the weekend, Westwood and Blythewood competed in state qualifying meets. Top athletes from Saturday’s meet will advance to compete for a State title Friday and Saturday at Spring Valley High School. Blythewood girls who advance to State: Briana Green – 100m, long jump, triple jump. 4x100m relay Arianna Williams – 200m, 400m, […]

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 […]