Swimmers set school records

Blythewood High School held their final home swim meet of the season on Sept. 28, and they took the opportunity to honor their senior swimmers, pictured above.  Two Bengal relay teams set new school records at the Region Swimming Championships. The 400 free relay girls team of Keira Gust, Whitney Moody, Sarah Axtell and Abby […]

Bengal swimmers snag personal bests

BLYTHEWOOD – On Sunday, Sept. 25the Blythewood High School’s swim teams competed in the Dreher Invitational at the University of South Carolina.  The boys team placed sixth out of 25 teams and the girls team finished in eighth.  Many Bengal swimmers had lifetime best times and several qualified for the state swim meet, to be […]

Bengals swim the Dam

Eleven Bengal swimmers competed in the Lake Murray Dam Swim on Saturday. The swim is a two-mile open water swim. Participating were: Parker Repka, Carter Peterson, Andres Cubero, Gunner Norene, Connor Cattaneo, Christian Newton, Abby Sanders, Emma Sauls, Ashlyn Martin, Claire Whitney and Callan Richardson. Whitney was the fastest female Bengal swimmer at 54 minutes […]

Gust sets new record

As Blythewood swim defeated Clover on Sept. 13, seventh grader Keira Gust broke the Bengal record in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:04.35.  Gust’s time beat the previous school record held by Anna Ross (2014) of 1:07.12. 

Bengal swimmers qualify for State

COLUMBIA – Bengal swimmers competed at the Dreher Blue Devil Invitational on Sept. 26 at the University of South Carolina The meet featured many of the top teams in the state. Blythewood boys placed seventh and the girls finished 10th out of nearly 20 teams competing. Highlighting the meet for Blythewood were Conan Gust and […]

Bengals honor seniors

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood honored swim seniors Ariyana Long, Paul Navis, Abby Kaczynski, Ashleigh Alexander, Brayden Russell, Connor McDonald, pictured with Coach Nichole Smith, right, at Tuesday’s meet against Rock Hill. Both Bengal teams won. The boys defeated Rock Hill 128-29 and the girls won 119-49. Both teams won all three relays. Swimmers who won their […]

The Last Lap

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood High School’s swim team honored their seniors at their home meet last Wednesday when they hosted White Knoll High School. The Bengals were set to race Kershaw on Tuesday and travel to River Bluff on Wednesday, but scores were not availble at press time. Up next, Blythewood looks to the Region Meet […]

Bengals Swim at State

COLUMBIA – Though Blythewood Swim team did not compete at State, the Bengals were represented by five of their top swimmers. Eighth grader Sarah Axtell competed in the 200 IM and finished with a time of 2:24.10, 14 seconds off of the first place spot.  Daniel Brown and Conan Gust sway in the 500 yard […]

Bengals win big in final home meet

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood High School’s swim team hosted Irmo and Keenan high schools on Sept. 11 for a conference meet. The Lady Bengals finished first place, defeating Irmo 120-48 and Keenan 146-7 to take home an overall victory. The Blythewood boys also defeated Irmo 113-57. The Bengals also celebrated seniors Eden Bulleman, Team Captain Alex […]

Blythewood Swim

SUMTER – Blythewood opened their season in a big way on Tuesday in Sumter with a meet against Sumter and Florence area teams. Both boys and girls teams finished in first place. The Bengals compete again Thursday against Spring Valley at 6 p.m.