Bengals Wrestle Their Way into State Tournament

The Blythewood wrestling team qualified for the state playoffs with a strong showing at the region IV-4A duals Saturday. The Bengals defeated Richland Northeast 55-17 and powered through Ridge View 70-12. Irmo edged out a 41-39 victory over the Bengals. Blythewood was led by senior Ben Ruiz (147 lbs) with five victories including three decisions […]

‘Hawks Pin Bengals, BHS Wins 3 at Heathwood Hall

The Blythewood High School wrestling team competed in their first ever match against their cross-town rivals, Westwood High School, on Jan 17. The Bengals dropped the inaugural matchup, 52-30. Mario Celso, Ben Ruiz, Julien Lara, Ronald Parker and Randy Davis all earned wins for Blythewood via pin. The Bengals shook off the loss quickly as […]

BHS Wrestling Team Opens with Bumps and Bruises

The Blythewood Bengals wrestling team opened up their home schedule Nov. 28 with matches against Keenan, Swansea and Lower Richland. Even though the Bengals fell in all three matches, head coach Paul Watson believes his team has plenty of potential. “We’re going to get better every single week,” Watson stated. “Our rookies won’t look like […]

Wrestling: With Foundation Poured in 2011, BHS Crew Hammers Framework

Head wrestling coach Paul Watson is entering his second season at Blythewood High School. Watson spent the previous three years at Orangeburg-Wilkerson. During the 2010-2011 season, Watson led O-W to the state playoffs for the first time since 1996. Before that, Watson spent nine years at his alma mater Dreher. During those nine seasons Dreher […]