BHS to induct first Hall of Fame class

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood High School (BHS) Athletic Hall of Fame announced its inaugural induction class. Created in 2019 to recognize the outstanding contributions to Blythewood High School athletics, the Hall of Fame will honor five inductees at a banquet on Thursday, Oct. 31. The inductees will also be recognized at Blythewood’s final regular season […]

Bengals receive post-season honors

BASEBALL – Post-season honors continue to pour in for Blythewood Baseball. Landon Lucas, Josh Cowan, Zach Bailes, Nate Hinson and Davis Wright were All Region selections for 5A Region IV. John Lanier was named Region IV Player of the Year and head coach Banks Faulkner was named Region IV Coach of the Year. Lanier played […]

Mattox signs with Francis Marion

FLORENCE, SC – Francis Marion University (FMU) baseball coach Art Inabinet has announced the signing of junior college transfer and third baseman Todd Mattox of Winnsboro. Mattox, who recently played at USC Lancaster (USCL), will have two years of eligibility at Francis Marion. He will begin attending FMU this fall. Mattox batted .285 with six […]

Bengals fall to Dutch Fork in title game

COLUMBIA – For the better part of a season, the Blythewood baseball team made a living out of guts and pulling victory from defeat. In the deciding game of the best-of-3 5A state championship series Friday night at the Columbia Fireflies’ Segra Park, the Bengals fell one round of the bases short of clinching a […]

Bengals look to bounce back from Game 2 loss

IRMO – From the first pitch, almost nothing went well for Blythewood Tuesday night at Dutch Fork. Bengals ace left-hander John Lanier hit a batter on the first pitch of the game, and then hit another batter, as the Silver Foxes uncorked a 4-run first inning in Game 2 of the 5A state championship series. […]

Blythewood claims Game 1 of the 5A championship series

BLYTHEWOOD – Zach Bailes’ last hit in his home ballpark was a bouncer up the middle that barely made it to the outfield. For the Bengals, that little hit Bailes cracked with two out in the bottom of the ninth was the shot heard ’round the Midlands. Bailes hit a 1-0 pitch hard back to […]

Bengals punch ticket to State

Blythewood claims Upper State Championship with 3-0 shutout of J.L. Mann BLYTHEWOOD – Two freshman pitchers and two big hits from Michael Gregory and Landon Lucas were just what Blythewood needed Wednesday night. Davis Wright and Kevin Steelman combined for seven innings of shutout ball, Gregory tripled in a run in the third and Lucas […]

Bengals head to Upper State Championship

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood’s baseball team rode into the 5A upper state championship game as gracefully as Zach Bailes ran home on a wild pitch against J.L. Mann Saturday afternoon. With the score even at 5, the bases loaded and Nate Hinson at the plate, Patriots relief pitcher Dylan Howard fired the ball low and away […]

Bengals take District IV title

BLYTHEWOOD – In the last inning of the final game of the District IV Tournament Monday night, Blythewood finally dealt Riverside, which had topped the Bengals 5-3 in the first game, a crushing blow. The Bengals’ four-run seventh inning prevented an early exit from the 5A postseason. Josh Cowan setting the Warriors down on two […]

Bengals dismantle Greenwood

BLYTHEWOOD – With Landon Lucas on the mound and Jansen Stokes at the plate, the Blythewood Baseball team didn’t take much time in dismantling Greenwood Thursday night. Lucas 1-hit the Eagles in six innings, while Stokes slammed two home runs and drove in four runs in a 7-0 shutout in the second round of the […]