BHS, WHS athletes turn toward college careers

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood and Westwood High Schools had their share of college signees and one preferred walk-on last Wednesday, mostly in football but also in swimming, baseball, and lacrosse. Blythewood’s Brandon Edwards will walk on to the USC football team, while teammates Chase Atkinson signed with Syracuse, Josh Strickland with Limestone and Bryan Cosby with […]

Blythewood sweeps Lugoff-Elgin

BLYTHEWOOD – At least for the past few weeks, if the Blythewood boys needed a basket, they needed to get the ball to Julian Phillips. At no time was that fact more visible than Tuesday night against Lugoff-Elgin. In a game that should have been a clear-cut win were it not for the Demons’ second-half […]

Irmo clinches region with win over BHS

BLYTHEWOOD – The last time Blythewood faced Irmo, the Yellow Jackets pushed them out from under the nets in a defensive victory. Tuesday night on their home court, the Bengals played much more physically and had an answer for every Irmo play. The end result was the same. The Yellow Jackets reclaimed a lead in […]

Blythewood wrestling qualifies for playoffs

BLYTHEWOOD – After finishing 3-1 in the Region IV Duals, Blythewood Wrestling (17-5) qualified for the SCHSL 5-A State Playoffs as a two-seed. The Bengals fell to Region Champion Lugoff-Elgin, but took down Sumter 45-32, Irmo 54-27 and Spring Valley 39-38 in the Region Dual meet. In the final match of the day at 106lbs, […]

Bengals battle with Demons, Vikings

BLYTHEWOOD – After a first half where Spring Valley dominated the boards 25-9, Blythewood head coach Zeke Washington had only one answer as to what the halftime talk was. “We got together and we prayed,” he said. “They did a good job of out-physicaling us, if that is a word. They pushed us around, I […]

Bengals fall to Irmo, Lakewood, defeat Sumter

IRMO – Blythewood’s Region 4-5A opener at Irmo was less than stellar Friday night. The Bengals played with the Yellow Jackets for most of the game, but the final six minutes was all Irmo in a 52-39 defeat. A Julian Phillips basket at the 7:20 mark of the fourth got Blythewood (12-8, 1-1) to within […]

Blythewood splits wins with Lower Richland

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood boys basketball team may be young, but the Bengals have been on a stretch of good decision-making on the court. With only one senior coming off the bench and a starting lineup of four sophomores and a junior, Blythewood kept its cool against Lower Richland and rallied past the Diamond Hornets […]

BHS student, teacher study WWII in Netherlands

BLYTHEWOOD – McLean Brown, a senior at Blythewood High School, and his teacher Scott Auspelmyer were selected to spend four days in the Netherlands for the purpose of studying the European Theatre of World War II – specifically the Operation Market Garden and the Liberation of the Netherlands. The trip was sponsored by the National […]

Bengals, Redhawks battle in Blythewood

BLYTHEWOOD – Two defensive, physical basketball teams clashed twice along Wilson Boulevard over a four-day span. In both games, Blythewood came up a winner over its crosstown rival. While the Westwood girls took care of business against the Bengals in both games, the Redhawk boys fell 46-45 at Blythewood Friday, then came up short in […]

Blythewood falls to Mauldin in title game

GREENVILLE – Blythewood’s boys basketball team managed a 2-1 finish in the Poinsettia Classic at Greenville High School Dec. 27 – 29. The Bengals faced Palmetto High School in the first day of play and came away with a tight win. Blythewood took an early 22-16 lead in the first and managed to hold onto […]