Westwood golf looks toward future growth

Drayton Queen knows that playing for the Westwood golf team can be a hard sell. Most of those who turn out are recreational players. If there are athletes, they’re coming off of football, baseball, or basketball, and are using the sport to fill in the time in the spring. “We had more players this year […]

Griffin baseball fielded experience

After a two-game elimination from the AAA State Playoffs in 2019, the Griffins returned the bulk of their squad to the diamond in 2020. With a senior-heavy roster, Fairfield Central looked to top their 12-9 finish last season. Fairfield faced region foe Catawba Ridge in their season opener on March 10 and fell in a […]

Bengal girls poised for banner season, may be on hold till 2021

The Blythewood girls track and field team had kicked the 2020 season off in fine form—for one week. “My season expectations for them are always high,” head coach Aleshia Hawkins said. “We knew we could win our region, so our goal was to be in the top five in the state. I think we were […]

Young BHS team keeping up and in shape in spite of season loss

Jason Warren’s first season as head track and field coach for the Blythewood boys team proved to be all of one week in the field. Even so, Warren, who coached several sports in North Carolina before moving down to Blythewood to be on the football coaching staff as well as serve as the wrestling coach […]

Griffins’ season of promise cut short

Fairfield Central Track and Field hit the ground running at the opening of their 2020 season – literally. In a week’s time, the Griffins competed in three meets, and the prospects looked good. They opened the season at the Diamond Hornets Invitational on March 7 and then competed at Keenan on March 11 and Westwood […]

Eagles potential for growth cut short

Just as the Richard Winn softball team was showing some bright signs of progress in their early season competition, COVID-19 raged its ugly head and halted all spring sports, closed schools, and changed life as everyone once knew it. With their fifth staffing change in four years, the young Eagle team looked to improve as […]

Redhawks miss out on 2020 season

Westwood boys disappointed with 2020, will reload in 2021 The Westwood boys track team had just two events under its belt by the time Gov. Henry McMaster ordered schools to be closed as a precaution to the COVID-19 Pandemic. That was all Rod Lorick and the Redhawks to know that this could well be the […]

Bengal Girls Hoped for Season of Learning

This spring, the Blythewood girls lacrosse team was going to have a new look. The coronavirus pandemic put the Bengals’ plans aside, just for the time being. First-year head coach Margaret Roberson, who was the JV head coach and a varsity assistant for the last four years, wanted to get the team off to a […]

Facing Challenges the Blythewood Way

After a one-win season in 2019, Blythewood High School boys lacrosse head coach Jason Cuzzupe’s team finally turned the corner. When Cuzzupe took over the program three years ago, he knew he wanted to change the program’s culture – to really cultivate positivity among the players. The coaching staff bought in to the idea of […]

WHS names new head baseball coach

BLYTHEWOOD – Westwood High has selected Michael McDermott as its new head baseball coach and head strength coach. McDermott served this abbreviated season as the interim head coach, taking over for Vince Connor. McDermott has been part of the staff for 4 years in an assistant role. “Mike does a great job working with our […]