Griffins look to bounce back from Round 1 loss

ANDERSON – A Pendleton leadoff-single and subsequent homerun in the bottom of the first inning foretold the Griffins’ fate in their first game of the South Carolina High School League’s 3A playoffs. Fairfield Central would never recover from the 2-0 deficit, falling 11-1 to Pendleton and sending them into the elimination bracket. Despite putting runners […]

Mattox named Athlete of Year

FLORENCE – Former Blythewood High School standout and Winnsboro resident Todd Mattox was named Male Athlete of the Year at Francis Marion University’s 52nd Annual Athletic Gala. Mattox, who is currently batting .396, has racked up conference accolades during his time at Francis Marion, most recently he was named Conference Carolinas Player of the Week […]

Bengals perfect in region, prep for playoffs

BLYTHEWOOD – The Bengal girls breezed their way through the first round of the 5A soccer state playoffs on Tuesday. Blythewood shut out Boiling Springs for the 7-0 win at home on Tuesday. After dropping a 2-0 non-region game to Lexington last Thursday, ending their 8-game win streak. They rebounded on Friday to close out […]

Griffins beat Keenan and Westwood, drop games to Chester, York Prep

WINNSBORO – Fairfield Central packed in five games in a six-day stretch over the past week. They took down Keenan in a double-header on Wednesday, dropped a tight game to Chester on Thursday, squeaked past Westwood on Saturday and lost a three-run game to York Prep on Monday. Adam Gonzalez shut down Keenan in game […]

RW unblemished in region, claim league title

WINNSBORO – The Richard Winn Eagles polished off the 2022 baseball season with their undefeated record intact (14-0-1). The Eagles recently competed in four games over a week’s stretch. Head Coach Paul Brigman’s varsity squad played back-to-back-to-back away games, traveling to King (Batesburg), Newberry, and Laurens to clinch the 1A Region Championship title, outscoring these […]

Back on the Diamond

WINNSBORO – Those crisp new jerseys, cleats and gloves have officially been broken in as Fairfield County Recreation’s spring baseball and softball season began this week. Drawdy Park was packed on Monday’s opening night as the Rec featured t-ball games spread through the park’s three fields. The league’s older teams opened their seasons on Tuesday, […]

RW golfers compete at state

MYRTLE BEACH – Richard Winn Academy golfers Kitt Nicholson, left, and Connor Little competed as individuals in the SCISA A State Tournament. Little shot 89 and 88 in the two-day tournament for a combined 177. Nicholson shot a 91 on Monday’s round and 90 on Tuesday’s for 181. Cambridge Academy’s golf team won the Class […]

Region AD of the Year

BLYTHEWOOD – Mayor Bryan Franklin presented a proclamation from the Town to Blythewood High School Athletic Director Barry Mizzell to honor Mizzell, who was recently named Region 4-5A Athletic Director of the Year.  Mizzell moved into the role of Athletic Director in 2016 after serving as the school’s baseball coach since it opened in 2005.

WHS 4×400 girls relay sets new school record

SUMMERVILLE – Westwood girls’ 4×400 relay team of Brianna Rodriguez, Kennedy Rivers, Ticora Gaskin and Thanna Davis broke the Westwood relay record on Saturday at the Coaches Classic Elite Finals in Summerville.  The team finished with a time of 3:56.97, posting the fastest time in 4A this season. The Redhawks will host and compete in […]

BHS girls soccer claims region title

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood girls soccer clenched the top spot in region 4-5A with a 3-0 win over Ridge View last week. With no score at halftime, Blythewood tallied three in the second half to beat the Blazers 3-0. Freshman Avery Pegram and juniors E Christensen and Scarlett Pegram had a goal each. Madison Powell, Sarah […]