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 […]

Eagles advance to region semi-finals

NEWBERRY – Richard Winn’s girls solidified their spot in the region semi-finals on Tuesday night with a blowout win over King Academy. Seeded third in the region tournament, Richard Winn dominated the six-seeded Knights from tip-off. Buckets from Mikaela Miller, Meredyth Melton and Taylor Spires, along with a handful of free throws by Meredith Pope […]

Griffins gear up for season finale

CHESTER – Coming off of their first region win last week against Camden, the Griffins looked to start a streak. Chester, however, had different plans when the two teams clashed on Tuesday. Fairfield fell behind early as the Cyclones held a 17-12 lead after one quarter of play. The Griffins churned out 20 points and […]

Redhawks top Lancaster, fall to South Pointe

ROCK HILL – Tuesday night was tough for both the Westwood girls and boys basketball teams. After the girls’ grueling, 48-45 double overtime loss to the South Pointe girls, the Westwood boys fell 56-45 to the Stallions. “We never could get going offensively,” Westwood boys coach John Combs said. “We did not react very well […]

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 […]

Eagles close out regular season at home

WINNSBORO – Both Eagle teams closed out their regular seasons at home on Tuesday night with region foe Newberry Academy. Looking to put the cherry on top of their second place region finish, the Eagle boys found their Newberry opponent to be a resilient one. Richard Winn put up 19 points in the first quarter, […]

Griffin boys pick up region win over Camden

WINNSBORO – After a long season of winless region games, the Fairfield Central boys put a notch in the win column Tuesday when they hosted Camden High School. In the first meeting of the season, Camden bested Fairfield Central 72-50. This time, the Griffins put the Bulldogs to bed with a 52-47 final. Though they […]

Westwood sweeps Richland Northeast

BLYTHEWOOD – The Westwood boys basketball team had run up and down the floor in pursuit of Richland Northeast’s lead through three quarters Friday night. The Redhawks never trailed by more than nine, and when head coach John Combs had a good feeling about Jaylen Faber, the junior guard came on the floor and changed […]

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, […]

WHS wrestling finishes third, qualifies for playoffs

ROCK HILL – Westwood Wrestling may be young, but their future looks bright. Despite a heavy concentration of freshman and sophomores, the Redhawks improved from a fifth-place 2018-2019 region finish to third place this season.  Ten Westwood wrestlers finished in the top-three at last week’s region meet. Elijan Villa took first place at 145 pounds. […]