Westwood baseball, softball end benchmark seasons

BLYTHEWOOD – The Westwood baseball and softball teams watched their benchmark seasons come to an end last week. The Westwood baseball team was eliminated in the District 3 upper state tournament with an 11-1 loss in six innings at Westside Thursday. The Westwood softball team went 1-2 in its District 3 tournament, with its final […]

Blythewood softball eliminated from 5A state playoffs

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood softball team rallied back into its elimination game in the District 4 tournament against Nation Ford Monday night, to the point where the Bengals had the tying run at first base with two out. After Josie Smythe singled to right field, Maya Van Zyl came up to the plate. She connected […]

Bengals ‘poised & under control’ in post-season

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood baseball team’s focus continues. The Bengals wrapped up the 5A District 4 tournament in a snap Monday night with an 8-1 victory over Nation Ford. Next comes the upper state tournament. Blythewood, at 28-1, No.1 in the state in the SCBCA rankings, and ranked ninth in the nation in the latest […]

Eagles move to semi-final game

Since publishing this story, Richard Winn defeated Dorchester 4-3 in Wednesdays Upper State game to advance to the SCISA A State Title Series. The series will be a best-of-three, to be played Monday, Tuesday and Saturday, if needed. Opponent and location have yet to be announced. See our May 19 issue for a detailed story […]

Griffins dropped from playoffs

WINNSBORO – Everything seemingly clicked for the Griffins in Thursday’s elimination game against Berea. The Griffins took a 16-1 win in just four innings to advance to a Saturday elimination game against Pendleton. Pendleton took an early lead, putting two runs on the board in each of the first two innings. They added eight in […]

Bengal softball heads to postseason

LEXINGTON – In getting ready for Wednesday’s home matchup against Nation Ford to open the District 4 upper state tournament, Blythewood finished out the regular season with a 6-5 loss at River Bluff in eight innings April 27, and a 2-0 shutout victory over A.C. Flora Monday. Blythewood (16-6) trailed River Bluff 4-3 going into […]

Griffins teams work in playoffs

SOFTBALL – Wren defeated Fairfield Central softball in the first round of the SCHSL 3A State tournament on Tuesday with a  19-1 final. The loss puts Fairfield in the elimination game against the loser of Broom/Berea on Friday; Wren faces the winner of that contest.  SOCCER – Fairfield Central faced Seneca in the round 1 […]

Redhawks blast RNE, prep to open 4A playoffs

BLYTHEWOOD – The Westwood softball team walloped Richland Northeast 17-1 in three innings Thursday to close out the regular season 12-8. Pitchers Annarea Wilson and Makayla Drakeford combined for a no-hit effort on the mound. Azaria Belton led at the plate, going 4-for-4 with a double and three runs batted in. Jada McConnell, Olivia Burroughs, […]

Eagles power through 1st round

WINNSBORO – The defending 1A SCISA state champion, St. John’s Christian Cavaliers, found the Richard Winn Eagles to be a formidable opponent in Tuesday’s baseball playoff game at RWA’s Billy Ladd Field. Head coach Paul Brigman’s Eagles earned the victory in a convincing 10-2 fashion. Richard Winn entered the playoffs as the #1 seed in […]

Blythewood blasts Nation Ford in opening game of 5A state tournament

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood baseball team got right down to business in the opening game of the District 4 upper state tournament Tuesday night. The Bengals (26-1) opened the 6-run second inning with six straight singles, and Kevin Steelman added a 2-run home run in the fourth inning to take out No.4 seed Nation Ford […]