Randy Kelly brings home 1st for Bengals

COLUMBIA – Blythewood High School standout Randy Kelly took home first place in boys High Jump at the 2022 SCHSL 5A State Championships, his second claim of the title in as many years. Kelly’s 6-10.00 jump easily beat out second place Canii Tucker of Fort Dorchester’s 6-04.00 in the 2022 state meet. Kelly also took […]

Bengals finish 2nd in state

COLUMBIA – Blythewood’s girls track and field teams made the most of their time at Spring Valley’s Harry Parone Stadium Friday night. On Friday in the 5A state meet, Blythewood battled with J.L. Mann for the top spot on the podium. Only when three field events came in did the Patriots edge the Bengals and […]

BHS girls shatter school records

COLUMBIA – The night may have been cold, but the Blythewood girls were hot on Friday at the Blazer Invitational. The girls sprint medley team, which now ranks fifth nationally in the event, broke the school record with a time of 1:44.24, previously 1:45.19.  The squad, Briana Green, Hailey Duncan, Arianna Williams and Peyton Hightower, […]

Back On [The] Track

HOPKINS – Westwood, Blythewood and Fairfield Central’s track and field teams hit the ground running in Lower Richland’s annual Diamond Hornet Invitational last Saturday. The Bengal girls’ team finished first place of 31 teams. The Blythewood boys’ team finished in fifth and Westwood boys finished sixth out of 35 teams. Westwood will host the Redhawk […]

BHS, WHS Track & Field athletes qualify for State

COLUMBIA – Over the weekend, Westwood and Blythewood competed in state qualifying meets. Top athletes from Saturday’s meet will advance to compete for a State title Friday and Saturday at Spring Valley High School. Blythewood girls who advance to State: Briana Green – 100m, long jump, triple jump. 4x100m relay Arianna Williams – 200m, 400m, […]

Blythewood girls top region, look to state qualifiers

COLUMBIA – Blythewood girls’ track team wrapped up the regular season atop the region. First place finishers are from the region meet at Spring Valley are Arianna Williams (400m, 25.21), Anna Kelly (3200m, 13:02.11), Makeshria Brown (100m hurdles, 15.25), Latavia Bracey-Ransom (400m hurdles, 1:08.67), Briana Green (long jump, 16-8 and triple jump, 36.5), and Janyia […]

Bengal girl take 1st, boys 2nd at Richland Co. Championships

HOPKINS – Blythewood girls track and field blazed through last week’s’ Richland County Championship, taking first place of eight teams with a score of 261. Spring Valley finished in second at 114. Briana Green was named Richland County Girls MVP with 28 individual points. Green pulled first place finishes in long jump (17-3) and triple […]

Bengal girls at top of their game

HOPKINS – After a string of first place finishes in March (Camden’s Bulldog Invitational, against Airport and against Northwestern), Blythewood girls track and field wrapped up the month atop the Bob Jenkins Coaches Classic last Saturday. Makeshria Brown broke the Blythewood High School record for 100 meter hurdles with a time of 15.10, and Arianna […]

Bengals, Redhawks open 2021 at Diamond Invitational meet

COLUMBIA – Returning to action after an extended 2019 COVID break, Blythewood and Westwood track and field teams took to Lower Richland High School on March 6 for the Diamond Hornets Invitational. The Blythewood girls were a highlight of the day, finishing second place in team scores out of 22 teams. Blythewood boys finished fourth […]

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 […]