Bengals go 2-1 before season halt

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood baseball team finds itself 4-1-1 going into a long break imposed because of the state’s precautions taken with the spread of the Coronavirus. After the team’s 2-0-1 effort in the NatureChem Invitational tournament the weekend before, the Bengals topped West Florence 1-0 Wednesday, went to T.L. Hanna and leveled the Yellow […]

BHS Baseball opens season at NaturChem Invitational

LEXINGTON – Coming off its 5A upper state championship season, Blythewood baseball kicked off its 2020 in the 12-team NaturChem Invitational Tournament with the intention of picking up where last season left off. The Bengals opened the tournament held at the Lexington and River Bluff baseball fields last weekend with a 6-2 victory over Dorman […]

Bengals Honored

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood High School inducted its first Athletic Hall of Fame class on October 31 in a banquet at Columbia Country Club. The inaugural class of honorees included Nicole Quinlan Durig (class of 2008 – volleyball and track), Jeff Scott, second from left, (first varsity football coach; first AAA state championship), Richard Mounce (class […]

Bengals ink collegiate commitments

BLYTHEWOOD — Blythewood High School recognized eight members of the Class of 2020 as they announced their plans to continue their careers on the collegiate level during the early signing period. Lauryn Coleman, daughter of Marcus and Angel Coleman, announced her signing with the Bethune- Cookman University to continue her volleyball career on the collegiate […]

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 […]