The season that never happened

Blythewood Council Honors Teams and Senior Athletes Life has changed. It’s different. The impact of the novel coronavirus has been felt across the world, the nation, the state and right here in Blythewood. And while our normal routines have dwindled into the distance, we are confident that our lives will return to what they were. […]

Blythewood Baseball: What Might Have Been

It was no secret among Blythewood players as well as coaches, players and reporters from around the state that 2020 was poised to be the year of the Bengals. Instead, because of the precautions taken because of the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 will go down as the season that might have been.   Coming off a 2019 […]

Westwood Baseball: Finding the Life Lessons

The Westwood baseball team had a lot to prove this season. Like any other program looking down the road at a long building period, the Redhawks were intent on practicing hard, playing hard, and no matter what the score was on the scoreboard, enjoying the time on the field. Five games into the season, the […]

Westwood holds Redhawks Invitational

BLYTHEWOOD – Having just opened the door into what could be a highly successful season, the track teams from Blythewood and Westwood high schools were able to compete one last time before the South Carolina High School League’s spring sports suspension due to COVID-19 entered effect. Meeting on Westwood’s home turf, Blythewood and Westwood faced […]

RW falls to King

BATESBURG – While the COVID-19 virus has wreaked health havoc worldwide, Richard Winn’s softball team got in three games before abrupt end to their season came on March 16. The Eagles traveled to King Academy for a regional re-match on March 13. Freshman Taylee Self led off with a single, and junior shortstop Meredith Pope […]

Richard Winn baseball seals up Laurens, King

WINNSBORO – Richard Winn baseball flexed amid two region games last week before the COVID-19 sports suspension hit. The Eagles faced off with Laurens Academy last Thursday in the first game of their two-day stretch. With senior Hudson Wade on the mound for the Eagles, Laurens scored first through an RBI on a sacrifice fly. […]

BHS girls soccer defeats Dreher

COLUMBIA – Kathy Knight’s soccer team took one more win last week before the COVID-19 sports suspension entered effect. The Bengal girls took down Dreher last Wednesday with a 3-1 final. Amy Caroll scored first off of a free kick taken by Ariana Paex. Caroll struck again from a Megan Compas assist for the Bengals’ […]

Blythewood takes two

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood softball team was off to a 5-2 start before the ongoing precautions taken to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus brought prep athletics across the state to a halt. On Sunday, Gov. Henry McMaster ordered all South Carolina public schools closed through March 31. Then on Monday, South Carolina High School […]

Bengals go 2-1 before season halt

BLYTHEWOOD – The Blythewood baseball team finds itself 4-1-1 going into a long break imposed because of the state’s precautions taken with the spread of the Coronavirus. After the team’s 2-0-1 effort in the NatureChem Invitational tournament the weekend before, the Bengals topped West Florence 1-0 Wednesday, went to T.L. Hanna and leveled the Yellow […]

Griffins compete in Redhawk Invitational

BLYTHEWOOD – Out of six schools participating, Fairfield Central’s track teams both pulled solid third place finishes at Westwood High School’s Redhawk Invitational last Saturday. The Griffin girls’ solo first place finish was at the arm of Alyssa Boyd, who placed first in shot put at 27-6.5 Boyd also finished third in discus at 65-7. […]