Blythewood reclaims the Axe

BLYTHEWOOD – In the Battle for the Axe at Blythewood’s District 2 Stadium Friday, the only drama came after the final gun, when Blythewood head coach Jason Seidel and his team raised the crosstown rivalry trophy in victory. “We’ve got a great coaching staff and great kids. They’ve been waiting for this for six years […]

Blythewood defeats Westwood in four sets

BLYTHEWOOD – Last week’s battle for the axe wasn’t the only rivalry game that Blythewood won. Bengal volleyball picked up the first win of rivalry week over Westwood on Wednesday at home. Blythewood took the first set 25-18, but Westwood tied the game at 1 with a 25-22 second set win. Blythewood finished the match […]

Blythewood routs RNE 43-7

BLYTHEWOOD – Kinson Holland rushed for 138 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries as the Bengals picked up their first win of the season, a 43-7 victory over Richland Northeast. The Cavaliers, who beat Crestwood 29-27 on a last-minute field goal last week, had no such good fortune as the Bengals defense limited quarterback […]

Bengals run in Pelican’s Invitational

LEXINGTON – Blythewood Cross Country’s season is officially underway. The teams competed in the Pelican’s Invitational on Tuesday at Lexington High School. Out of 18 teams competing, Blythewood’s boys team placed sixth overall. Freshman Jacob Powell finished first for the Bengals and in 16th place overall at 17:54.50. He was followed by Spencer Shealy (21st) […]

Ridge View bests Bengals in opener

COLUMBIA – Blythewood’s and Ridge View’s season-opening football game Friday night evolved into a battle between which team could overcome first-game mistakes. Amid turnovers, turnovers that negated turnovers, incompletions, and penalties, the Blazers capitalized enough to come away with a 21-victory over the Bengals at Blazer Stadium. “It seemed like every time we had the […]

BHS announces baseball interim head coach

BLYTHEWOOD – Last week, Blythewood High School announced that former assistant baseball coach Dolan Crolley had been named the team’s interim head coach for the 2022-2023 season. The announcement followed head coach Banks Faulkner’s resignation on August 4. Faulkner, who served as head coach of the Bengals for six years, accepted a position at Newberry […]

Blythewood announces new Hall of Fame class

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood Athletic Hall of Fame announce its third annual class of inductees last week.  The Hall of Fame Class of 2022 will include former Bengal football player Marquan Jones, softball player Lindsey Trombley and golfer Hunter Watkins.  An induction ceremony will take place on Thursday, Oct. 13 at Blythewood High School. The […]

Summer Work

HOPKINS – Westwood and Blythewood competed in Lower Richland’s second annual Diamond Hornet 7-on-7 Shootout on Thursday, June 30. Westwood is set to open their 2022 football season at Spring Valley on August 19. Blythewood will play at Ridge View on Aug. 19.

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 […]

BHS, WHS students graduated with millions in college scholarship offers

BLYTHEWOOD – Blythewood and Westwood High School seniors graduated on Wednesday. Macy Collins was named Blythewood High School Valedictorian and Caroline Nutter was named Salutatorian. Christina Stokes was named Valedictorian for Westwood High School and Thamia Davis and Jordan Love were named Co-Salutatorians. The top 10 BHS academic graduates at Blythewood are: Collins and Nutters, […]