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 […]

Redhawks end Spring Break with W

HANAHAN – Westwood ended Spring Break with a big 18-6, five-inning win over Woodland at the Hanahan Invitational Tournament last Wednesday. Redhawk bats rolled in the first, amassing 12 runs in the frame.  Josh Wise led off with a single to right, and Joseph Bennett followed with a walk. Eddie Olmeda doubled to center, scoring […]

Redhawks split wins at Hanahan Invitational

HANAHAN – After falling to Ridge View 6-3 last Thursday, Redhawk baseball faced off with White Plains in a Monday game at the Hanahan Invitational Tournament. White Plains took the lead through the first three innings and managed two back-to-back, five-run innings in the fourth and fifth to seal up a 14-3 win in just […]

Lancaster takes down Westwood

BLYTHEWOOD – Lancaster’s four-run sixth inning put them ahead for the 3-5 victory over Westwood last Friday. Gaines Salvant went 2-3 at the plate with two singles. Josh Wise and Joseph Bennett singled for an RBI apiece. Joey Gonzales added the third RBI with a fielder’s choice. Coby Buck, Jalen Jackson, and Dylan Bailey also […]

Redhawks struggle on the diamond

COLUMBIA – The Westwood Redhawks were tied 4-4 midway through Friday night’s contest against with Richland Northeast, but a late RNE explosion cost Westwood. The game was all knotted up in the bottom of the sixth when the Cavaliers plated four runs on three hits, an error, a walk and a hit batter. Westwood could […]

Ridge View bests Redhawks

BLYTHEWOOD – Westwood fell 4-6 to Ridge View on Tuesday night. The Blazers went up 4-2 after the first inning and tacked on two more in the fourth to secure the win. BJ Williams picked up the loss, facing 21 batters in 3.1 innings on the mound, allowing four earned runs on one hit, walking […]

Redhawk baseball falls to Lancaster

BLYTHEWOOD – After splitting games in last week’s with Richland Northeast (loss 9-11) and York (win 2-1), Westwood hosted conference opponent Lancaster Tuesday night. Tied at three after seven innings, Lancaster scored on an error in the top of the eighth for the 4-3 win. Westwood took an early 2-0 lead in the bottom of […]

Nine Redhawks announce collegiate plans

BLYTHEWOOD – As graduation nears in the coming weeks, nine seniors from Westwood High School took their next steps as they signed their collegiate letters of intent last week. Matthew Oxendine (baseball), Kayla Racine (track), Keionna Ray (track), Jasmine Brown (track), Trini Feggett (track), Torran Goings (track), Jennifer Angeles (soccer), Mya Belton (basketball) and Oliver […]

Redhawks eliminated in Greer

GREER – Westwood began the 2018 4A State Baseball Playoffs with a 3-0 loss to Airport High, and that set the Redhawks up for an elimination road game Friday against the Greer Yellow Jackets. The two teams stuck close to each other throughout the game, but Greer plated one in the bottom of seventh to […]

Airport bests Redhawks in Round 1

WEST COLUMBIA – Westwood stayed close to Region IV-4A champion Airport Tuesday, probably too close for the Eagles comfort. Pitcher Matthew Oxendine kept Airport batters guessing through five innings, but the Redhawks couldn’t get a run across and the Eagles slipped away with a 3-0 victory in the District IV Tournament. Thursday, top-seeded Airport (22-3) […]